HTTP to HTTPS redirects on IIS 6.x and higher (HTTPS Force)

This is the most common requirement on most of the Exchange servers hosted on IIS. The server admins configure an http to https redirect. Today I will be discussing few ways of doing this. I will keep updating this document as I find more ways to do so. I am considering OWA as a sub… Continue reading HTTP to HTTPS redirects on IIS 6.x and higher (HTTPS Force)

HTTP Error 503 accessing Company Web or CA

If your SharePoint service account passwords ever become out-of-sync, you will have issues trying to access http://companyweb. The most common error you will see is “HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable.” While this is the most common symptom, there are also several others depending on where you look and what account is out-of-sync, we… Continue reading HTTP Error 503 accessing Company Web or CA

Server 2012 R2 and SharePoint 2013: The tool was unable to install Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role

WTF. I spent two days trying to figure out this issue and finally I went digging into %WINDIR% to find my answer. I was trying to run the Prerequisite Installer for SharePoint 2013 on Server 2012 R2 but I kept getting the error in the title line The tool was unable to install Application Server… Continue reading Server 2012 R2 and SharePoint 2013: The tool was unable to install Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role

IIS WebApplication list by powershell

Short powershell script to list all IIS Web Applications with the .net version, the state of the Web Application and the assigned user/identity. try{ Import-Module WebAdministration Get-WebApplication $webapps = Get-WebApplication $list = @() foreach ($webapp in get-childitem IIS:\AppPools\) { $name = “IIS:\AppPools\” + $webapp.name $item = @{} $item.WebAppName = $webapp.name $item.Version = (Get-ItemProperty $name managedRuntimeVersion).Value… Continue reading IIS WebApplication list by powershell

How to start and stop SharePoint Server

If for any reason (Patch, Upgrade or error fixing) you have to stop your SharePoint Server, here are the steps to do it correctly with the TechNet reference. Stop SharePoint 2007 In the Services snap-in (services.msc), stop the following services: Microsoft Single Sign-On service Office Document Conversions Launcher service Office Document Conversions Load Balancer service… Continue reading How to start and stop SharePoint Server