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July, 2016

  • 26 July

    Change or rename the subsite URL

    I can’t rename a URL of a site (using the Site Settings>Title,Description and Icon) I received an error “The attempted operation is prohibited because it exceeds the list view threshold enforced by the administrator” None of the lists in the subsite exceeds the list view threshold item limits.  But when the same operation is attempted with farm admin account is succeeded as ...

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May, 2016

  • 9 May

    Find All InfoPath Form Libraries and lists in SharePoint

    As part of the cleanup activity one of the SharePoint analyst requested a report listing all the forms libraries and lists as well with document count and last modified date. Finding lists with forms enabled was different used SharePoint manager to search and query for the property which separates lists with and without forms but no luck. Then I found the following property from ...

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April, 2016

March, 2016

  • 2 March

    PowerShell Script – list all SharePoint group members

    A quick script to query  site collections in a web application for SharePoint group and list all the members of that group and export into an CSV file. In the below example I am looking for “Power Users” group and list all the members of that group [crayon-5a2f5ce41a826003103533/] If you are interested in querying all the groups in the site collections and ...

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September, 2015

  • 21 September

    Docave 5 Agent does not start

    Issue: I am receiving the following error when attempting to start the DocAve 5 service on the server. This issue is specifically for servers which has CRL check issues( no intenet connection or certificate servers not configured) The DocAve Communication service failed to start due to the following error: The service did not respond to the start or control request ...

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August, 2015

June, 2015

  • 4 June

    Route SharePoint Email from non-prod farms to mail enabled group or SP list.

    Why do we need to route emails coming from SharePoint DEV & TEST farms to mail enabled group or SP list. This includes both Nintex and SharePoint alert mails.  Where this can be useful: When carrying out testing for SharePoint alerts or Nintex workflows to confirm delivery of emails to users – this email routing will help validate this. When ...

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  • 2 June

    “Alert Me” Missing in the SharePoint Ribbon

    These is a strange issue that “Alert Me” button Missing in the SharePoint Ribbon but only for a few site collections and for one complete web application. Check the following paths in central administration. Central Admin –> Systems settings –>E-Mail and Text messages –> Configure outgoing email settings Also make sure the web application outgoing email settings are filled as ...

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May, 2015

  • 29 May

    Sharepoint – WorkFlow Timer Job Paused

    On a random daily check on CA we found workflow timer job in “Paused” state in Central Admin. Multiple of these pointing to each server in farm in paused state. Many blog posts pointing to restarting the timer service on each server and also clearing the timer cache (configuration cache) would resolve the issue. After the cache is cleared ...

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  • 29 May

    Automate monitoring SharePoint and Windows Services

    As a SharePoint admin, the most important role calls for monitoring servers and maintain the SLA’s. I guess there will be no second thoughts on this. For an admin as the environment grows to multiple farms and servers at different location it calls for automation – mostly on routine tasks to save time for their personal life and here in I am attempting ...

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  • 25 May

    Disable windows update in Windows 10

    I was looking how to disable windows update in Windows 10. I want to control downloading new builds on one of my machine as I need it to be more stable with my Virtual Machines running. Open MMC (type MMC in search windows) Click file -> add/remove snapin –> choose “Group Policy Object Editor” Navigate to “Computer Configuration” -> “Windows Settings” -> “Administrative ...

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  • 13 May

    SharePoint Server 2016 Overview

    Here are my notes from Ignite 2015. These notes are from this session: What’s New for IT Professionals in SharePoint Server 2016 Launch dates Beta 1 – Q4/2015 RTM – Q2/2016 Patching Zero downtime patching for build-to-build updates (like Cumulative Updates) Patch size significantly decreases. Responsive interface and new mobile experiences based on what’s available in O365 Hardware Requirements About the ...

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  • 13 May

    Nintex Workflow Migration – Data and Configuration Migration

    Migration process for Nintex Workflow data from one SharePoint farm to another where the two farms are mutually exclusive and running with their own accounts and instances, like when you want to bring in PROD data to non-prod for performing content refresh for testing CU’s or other major enhancements in non-prod. Or when we have to consolidate two SP farms ...

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