How to Create a Service Application Pool in SharePoint using PowerShell?

Service Application pools run service application proxy web services inside IIS. Typically, all the service applications can be run with the same application pool. You can create a new service application pool while creating new service applications in SharePoint 2013. Ever wanted to create an new service application pool in SharePoint using…

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SharePoint 2016 IT Preview Released

SharePoint 2016 IT preview has been released! Cloud-first infrastructure, Large file support (10GB!), Durable links, Zero downtime on patching, App launcher, Cloud hybrid search are some new exciting features!! You can download the SharePoint 2016 IT Preview at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=51493 As per Microsoft, SharePoint Server 2016 will become available in Q2 2016, with…

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Find All Web Parts in Use in a SharePoint Site using PowerShell

Requirement: Generate a report to get the Inventory of all web parts in use in a SharePoint site collection. PowerShell script to generate web parts in use in a site collection: This script gets all web parts in site collection and generates a report in CSV format. How to find a specific…

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How to Create a Self-Signed SSL Certificate in IIS for SharePoint?

Self-Signed certificates provides encryption between the two ends. Technically, self-signed certificate are signed with its own private key. Often they are used in ADFS configuration. We may also have to use self-signed certificates in DEV-Test environments and for evaluations purposes. Lets see how to create a self-signed certificate using IIS. Never use…

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How to Use ULS Log Viewer to Analyze SharePoint Errors?

ULS logs are unavoidable in SharePoint administration and support. This post describes the basic usage of ULS log viewer to reveal actual error message in SharePoint 2013 environment. Scenario: You got an E-mail from end-user saying: They received a typical “An unexpected error has occurred.” page with some GUID, time stamp, etc….

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Display List from Top Level Site to SubSite in SharePoint

Requirement: We have a announcement list in Top level site of a SharePoint 2013 site collection and wanted it to appear on each subsite! Solution: Requirements to show Lists/Libraries from Root site to Sub-site or Sub-site to Root site is quite common. In short, the solution idea is: Export the List view…

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Clear Maintenance Mode to Unlock a Site Collection in SharePoint

Problem: Another fine morning, SharePoint 2013 sites started displaying a message: “We apologize for any inconvenience, but we’ve made the site read only while we’re making some improvements.”. Same time, noticed a backup failure E-mail from the backup software! Root Cause:Since the Backup failure occurred, SharePoint placed the site in read-only mode….

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How to Delete a Document Library in SharePoint using PowerShell?

Task: Delete document library in SharePoint with PowerShell How to Delete a Document Library in SharePoint? Document Libraries are used to store and manage Microsoft Office documents, PDF files, and other types of files within SharePoint. To delete a document library in SharePoint, follow these steps: Browse to your SharePoint Site Click…

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How to Delete a Permission Level in SharePoint using PowerShell?

Requirement: PowerShell to remove a permission level in SharePoint How to remove a permission level in SharePoint? To delete a permission level in SharePoint, follow these steps: Login to your SharePoint site as Farm/Site collection administrator.  Navigate to Site Settings >> Site Permissions  Click on the “Permission Level” button from the ribbon. …

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