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…

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)

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…

Enabling NTLM Authentication (Single Sign-On) in Firefox

How many of you have noticed that when you are using Internet Explorer and you browse to your companies intranet page that it will automatically authenticate you but when you use Firefox you will be prompted with a login box? I recently, in searching for solutions to allow NTLM authentication with Apache, stumbled across how… Continue reading Enabling NTLM Authentication (Single Sign-On) in Firefox

Entity Framework cannot update database – SaveChanges() related to SetClrFeatureSwitchMap error

I had the issue with saving data to DB using Entity Framework and SaveChanges() method, and fixed it by adding the following lines to the web.config of my application: <runtime> <assemblyBinding xmlns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1″> <dependentAssembly> <assemblyIdentity name=”Microsoft.SqlServer.Types” publicKeyToken=”89845dcd8080cc91″ /> <bindingRedirect oldVersion=”1.0.0.0-11.0.0.0″ newVersion=”10.0.0.0″ /> </dependentAssembly> </assemblyBinding> </runtime> This forces the EntityFramework to use the version 10 of the… Continue reading Entity Framework cannot update database – SaveChanges() related to SetClrFeatureSwitchMap error