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The upgrade command is invalid or a failure has been encountered – PSConfig error

Running PSConfig after installing updates is a stressful experience(atleast for me). Every time is comes up with a different challenge. But unlike some unfriendly errors, psconfig gives us much more details about the failures in the upgrade logs. Okay then, I was updating SharePoint 2010 with May 2015 CU. Everything goes well until – The…

SharePoint Search Index Location

While configuring SharePoint 2013 Search service, we have the option to change the SharePoint search index location. If we don’t change it during configuration, it is configured to use default location, which is C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\15.0\Data If you have already changed your index location during or after configuration and need to find that, you…

Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPIisWebSite type object needs upgrade

Today, we noticed that one of our Web servers in SharePoint 2013 Enterprise farm started showing up ‘Upgrade Required’ status. Closer look at it says that Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPIisWebSite type object needs upgrade. We are sure that, no updates are applied to SharePoint servers which needs psconfig to be run.All the servers received same updates, but just…

ADFS as Identity provider for SharePoint 2010 Claims site – Part II

This blog post is continuation of Part I which explains how to configure ADFS as Identity provider for SharePoint. In this blog I will explain the remaining 2 steps: Step 2: Configure a Claims based Web Application The configuration of a claims-based SharePoint web application can be achieved using Windows PowerShell. The steps to be…

Due to heavy load, the latest workflow operation has been queued. It will attempt to resume at a later time

You might be greeted by this error message ‘Due to heavy load, the latest workflow operation has been queued. It will attempt to resume at a later time‘ sometimes when you check the status of a workflow. If there are many workflows trying to run at same time, SharePoint timer service has to push back…

Lock Site Collection or make a it read-only in SharePoint

If you are planning to migrate a site collection in SharePoint to a newer version or simply lock site collection for some maintenance, you can do it through Central Administration. Remember this is possible only at site collection level. Go to Central Admin -> Select Application Management -> Under Site Collections select Configure quotas and…