SharePoint 2013 : Cannot open backup device ‘[filename and path]’. Operating system error 3(The system cannot find the path specified.). BACKUP DATABASE is terminating abnormally.

Problem Your SharePoint Server 2010 or 2013 system employs a SQL Server 2008 or 2012 farm database server. SharePoint 2010 SP1 may or may not have been installed. Both SharePoint 2010 and SQL Server are hosted on Windows Server 2008 platforms.  The MSSQLSERVER service is run under the NETWORK or other domain account. You attempt… Continue reading SharePoint 2013 : Cannot open backup device ‘[filename and path]’. Operating system error 3(The system cannot find the path specified.). BACKUP DATABASE is terminating abnormally.

Sync SharePoint User Information List

SharePoint contains a User Information List in the Root Web of every Site Collection which contains a number of properties about the users. The properties include: Display Name Email SIP Address (Used by OCS/Lync Presence) Department Job Title First Name Last Name Work Phone Office User Name This List is used in a number of… Continue reading Sync SharePoint User Information List

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

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