Duplicate of the authentication provider in Sign In page SharePoint 2013

I faced the issue where I get duplicate authentication provider in sign in page I found that solution to this problem is simply workaround. We need to open CA and add FBA to this same Web App and name it as for example TEST then when we open the web site at Sign in page… Continue reading Duplicate of the authentication provider in Sign In page SharePoint 2013

March 2017 CU for SharePoint 2013 product family is available for download

The product group released the March 2017 Cumulative Update for the SharePoint 2013 product family. For March 2017 CU we have full server packages (also known as Uber packages). No other CU is required to fully patch SharePoint. As this is a common question: Yes, March 2017 CU includes all fixes from March 2017 PU.… Continue reading March 2017 CU for SharePoint 2013 product family is available for download

PowerShell script to configure SQL Server Reporting Services in SharePoint mode

Originally posted on Vignesh's SharePoint Thoughts:
The below mentioned script will take care of the steps listed below : Installs Reporting Services service and service proxy, and starts the service.2 Creates a service proxy named “Reporting Services”. Creates a Reporting Services service application named “Reporting Services Application”. Enables the Power View feature for a…

Manage user properties up in SharePoint with PowerShell

We encountered an issue when we created a custom property in the User Profile Service Application and we wanted to move this property to ‘Contact Information’. We could click on the up arrow but the property remained on the same spot after the refresh. We have discussed this issue with Microsoft and they have provided… Continue reading Manage user properties up in SharePoint with PowerShell

Solving ULS Log Files Being Created But Empty (0 Kb)

Interestingly enough; this happened to several customers at just about the same time the other week on new servers that we added into the farm.  In servers in the farm, we had set a Diagnostic Logs location to a customized location (e.g. D:\Logs); and we even gave the WSS_WPG and WSS_Admin_WPG accounts full control permissions… Continue reading Solving ULS Log Files Being Created But Empty (0 Kb)

Patching a SharePoint 2013 farm: Step-by-Step Installation guide.

Originally posted on Vignesh's SharePoint Thoughts:
I often to stumble around in my early days as a SharePoint administrator while patching a SharePoint farm with the latest Cumulative updates and after putting together some years of experience in SharePoint administration I finally reached a point where I could confidently patch a farm without encountering…

Site collection backup/restore vs. site export/import with focus on running workflows, version history and auditing

Originally posted on Naim's Blog:
Custom SharePoint solutions usually contain custom lists with custom event receivers, custom workflows, maintain version history, use auditing etc. For a site with lists that have those customization it’s important to make sure that the backup/restore process will not lose any of the running workflows, workflow tasks and their…