An error occurred while getting information about the user <Farm-Admin> at server <Domain-Name>: The RPC server is unavailable

Problem: After installing SharePoint 2016 to setup a new farm, tried running SharePoint 2016 products configuration wizard, and the wizard failed at step 3 saying: Failed to create the configuration database. An Exception of type System.InvalidOperationException was thrown. An error occurred while getting information about the user <Farm-Admin> at server <Domain-Name>: The…

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How to Test Outgoing Emails in SharePoint using PowerShell?

On troubleshooting SharePoint Email issues, as a first step, we have to check outgoing Email settings applied on the SharePoint Central Administration site are valid. So, how to test SharePoint outgoing email quickly? Here are my PowerShell scripts to test outgoing email in SharePoint 2013 or in SharePoint 2016. Method 1: Send…

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How to Hide the Timeline in the Task List of SharePoint 2016?

Requirement: Hide timeline from SharePoint 2016 task list Solution: Here is how you can hide the timeline in SharePoint 2013/2016 task lists. Go to the Task List, Click on List Tab and then click on “Modify View” button from the ribbon. In the Edit view page, scroll down and expand the ‘Style’…

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Check if SharePoint web application uses Claims Based Authentication or Classic mode?

Check SharePoint Web Application Authentication Mode How to check if the SharePoint web application is using Claims or Classic mode authentication? Well, To determine if the particular web application is using Claims or Classic Authentication, from SharePoint 2013 Central Administration follow these steps: Go to SharePoint Central Administration site  Click on Application…

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Configure Continuous Crawl in SharePoint 2016

SharePoint 2013 introduced a new Search crawl type called “Continuous Crawls” to keep the search results as fresh as possible. If enabled, Continuous crawl automatically starts at predefined intervals – By default the interval for continuous crawls is every 15 minutes. How does continuous crawl work in SharePoint? Continuous crawl crawls modified…

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Create SharePoint 2013 Secure Store Service Application using PowerShell

PowerShell Script to Create SharePoint 2013/2016 Secure store Service application: Secure Store Service was introduced as a replacement to the SSO feature since SharePoint 2010. Secure Store Service is a shared service that provides storage and mapping of credentials such as account names and passwords. It solves the problem of having to…

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