Month: February 2015

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 […]

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SharePoint hidden forms folder

We had an issue recently with a SharePoint hidden forms folder. Users usually upload documents to that library using explorer view. One user saw a folder called ‘forms’ and deleted it, expecting it was uploaded by mistake. Hidden forms folder: SharePoint library has a hidden folder called ‘forms’ where the templates and system forms(.ASPX files) […]

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Upgrade Classic mode SharePoint 2010 web application to Claims mode SharePoint 2013 web application

In this post i will explain the steps we need to follow to upgrade classic mode SharePoint 2010 web application to claims mode 2013 web application. This is not the only available approach. There are many ways to do achieve that, but this is the one which worked without any hassles for me. Step 1: […]

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Result Sources instead of Search Scopes in SharePoint Search 2013

SharePoint 2013 has a much improved and powerful search platform. FAST search is integrated with SharePoint in 2013. SharePoint 2013 search gives us the ability to customize how search results are queried and displayed and also the ability to select external sources. In 2010, we often use Search Scopes to define the subset of data. […]

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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 […]

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How to set ‘Log on as batch job access’

If you are trying to run a PowerShell Script through Windows Task scheduler in a Windows server using a service account like me, at the end of task scheduler a warning message was shown that the service account need ‘Log on as batch job access’ to run the job. Here is a blog which explains how […]

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Schedule Powershell Script to run on a windows server using Task Scheduler

Here are the steps to Schedule Powershell Script to run on a schedule in any windows Server. 1. Open Windows Task scheduler from Administrative tools. 2. Right click on Task Scheduler Library and Select Create a task. 3. Under General tab, Enter the name of the task and update Security options. 4. Click on Change User […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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