Windows Server 2012 Online – Restart Pending : Shutdown

One of the recent issues in managing Windows Server 2012 is the way Automatic Updates works by default. If automatic updates are installed on a server, it may or may not automatically reboot the server or PC. At the log in screen, you may see this message. Upon logging in, you may be faced with… Continue reading Windows Server 2012 Online – Restart Pending : Shutdown

AutoSPInstaller for SharePoint 2010 + 2013

Package consisting of AutoSPInstaller (v3.x) files. The SharePoint / CodePlex community as always deserves big thanks for support, input and contributions! This release is stable for both SP2010 and SP2013 and supports the latest service packs available for each (currently SP2 for 2010 and SP1 for 2013). Also, SharePoint 2010 w/SP2 is now supported on… Continue reading AutoSPInstaller for SharePoint 2010 + 2013

Installing the Active Directory Module on Windows Server 2012 with PowerShell

Add–WindowsFeature RSAT–AD–PowerShell There is no need to import the ServerManager module first, as on Windows Server 2008 R2. You also don’t have to import the Active Directory module after the installation. If you want to verify the module was installed successfully, you can just run the Get-ADUser cmdlet. In my next post i will give an… Continue reading Installing the Active Directory Module on Windows Server 2012 with PowerShell

SharePoint Server 2013 : Drag and drop contents to Library

To have the drag and drop feature to SharePoint Server 2013, here are the scenario or requirements of Web browsers. Internet Explorer 10 Internet Explorer 9 with Office 2013 Installed Internet Explorer 8 with Office 2013 Installed FireFox latest version Chrome latest version Hence, for IE 8 and IE 9, it must have Office 2013 installed on the… Continue reading SharePoint Server 2013 : Drag and drop contents to Library

Sign in as Different User and SharePoint 2013

It’s been noted that the “Sign in as a Different User” menu command is missing in SharePoint 2013 (e.g., see http://dirkvandenberghe.com/2012/07/18/sharepoint-2013-login-as-a-different-user.html). One suggestion for a fix can be found here: http://www.little.org/blog/2012/07/17/launch-your-web-browser-as-another-user/. This “Sign in as Different User” menu item is very useful when testing applications, but it can lead to problems especially when opening documents, say in… Continue reading Sign in as Different User and SharePoint 2013

Custom SharePoint User Profile mappings with Active Directory

Business Purpose Followig my previous post about Synchronize User Profiles with Active Directory in SharePoint Foundation. I thought it would be useful to continue with a post about synchronization with custom SharePoint User Profile fields mappings with Active Directory. Technical Information Active Directory has Mobile Number and Telephone Number fields ( and many other which they… Continue reading Custom SharePoint User Profile mappings with Active Directory

Synchronize User Profiles with Active Directory in SharePoint Foundation 2010 / 2013

Business Purpose This is a SharePoint plugin used with SharePoint Foundation is designed to force updates from Active Directory to SharePoint Foundation. This plugin ensures that user information within SharePoint sites is updated daily. Without this plugin, names, job titles, and email addresses may become out-of-date on each individual SharePoint site. Technical Information A SharePoint… Continue reading Synchronize User Profiles with Active Directory in SharePoint Foundation 2010 / 2013