The password supplied with the username Domain\Username was not correct. Verify that it was entered correctly and try again.

Problem:While trying to create a new web application from SharePoint 2013 central administration site, It gave this error message: Sorry, something went wrongThe password supplied with the username Domain\Username was not correct. Verify that it was entered correctly and try again. Root Cause:This issue arises  when the SharePoint 2013 farm account’s password…

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Get All Site Collections Size (Storage Used, Allocated), Owners, Database Details with STSADM

Do you know the STSADM command line tool can do this still in SharePoint 2013? Yes! it can get you the quick peek view of all site collections in the given web application. It gets you details such as: Storage space allocated – Storage used, warning and maximum levels Site collection GUIDs…

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Site Collection Locks in SharePoint

Some time back, I ran into an issue where a particular site collection was in read-only mode to everyone including site collection admin, certain options such as the site action menu was in the disabled state!. Then I realized the site collection backup process was interrupted due to the disk-space issue, and…

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Managing Features in SharePoint using PowerShell & STSADM

SharePoint Features are part of deployment unit that typically consists of set of functionality such as customization, application pages, list schema, etc. that can be activated and de-activated at various levels in SharePoint. Features consists of “Feature.xml” file and any other supporting element files. Generally Features to be activated or deactivated from…

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SharePoint WSP Solutions and Features Deployment using STSADM, PowerShell

In this article I’m documenting the Deployment of WSP files using STSADM and with the PowerShell. Before we begin, Its a good idea to add STSADM’s path (“C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN\”) to the environment variable “Path”. It saves the typing 🙂 and of course, its a good idea to have…

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The Farm is unavailable Error – while running stsadm

Another day, when I was trying to activate a feature by running STSADM, it resulted with an Error message to me saying: “The Farm is unavailable” The cause of this issue is: I was running STSADM under an account which doesnt has the access to SQL Server! Once I ran the command…

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Run STSADM from anywhere by changing “Path” Environment Variable

Getting “‘stsadm’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.” when trying to run stsadm command line tool? This is because stsadm tool is located at: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN folder and when you try to access it from other folders (typically, command line…

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