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Category: Configuration

SPShellAdmin – Permission to run farm level powershell cmdlets in SharePoint

In order to run PowerShell cmdlets in SharePoint 2010/2013, user should have necessary privileges to SharePoint object model and to SharePoint databases. Even if a user is added as farm admin, he necessarily do not have access to run powershell cmdlets unless user is having SPShellAdmin access. Adding users to this access level, provides the…

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web Application service stuck on Starting/Stopping

There are situations where you like to start ‘Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web Application service‘ on one or more of you application servers. Reason can be anything. Any server running ‘Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web Application service’ is considered as a web server by most of the 3rd party vendor. For some products licensing is based on…

Clear configuration cache in SharePoint farm 2010 , 2013

There are many occasions where you need to clear configuration cache in SharePoint farm. Here the steps you need to perform on all the servers in farm 1. Stop the SharePoint Timer service in all the servers.Start with the server running Central Administration website. Start -> Services.msc -> SharePoint Timer Service 2. Browse %SystemDrive%\ProgramData\Microsoft\SharePoint\Config\GUID (Works…

Windows updates to include SharePoint Patches!

SharePoint February Cumulative updates are included in Windows update.Starting from now SharePoint updates will be pushed along with other windows updates. Scary days ahead for SharePoint admins. Following is the list of SharePoint updates pulled by WSUS in Feb 2015.   If your SharePoint server have windows update to automatically update your SharePoint servers, all…

PSConfig error at step 3 of 4. Cannot upgrade SharePoint database

PSConfig is failing at step 3 of 4, Cannot upgrade SharePoint database. It is failing to upgrade SharePointSearchAdmin database, throwing an Exception: User does not have permission to perform this action Here is the complete error description found in logs at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection.OnError(SqlException exception, Boolean breakConnection, Action`1 wrapCloseInAction)     at System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.ThrowExceptionAndWarning(TdsParserStateObject stateObj, Boolean callerHasConnectionLock, Boolean asyncClose)…