How to change your own expired password when you can’t login to RDP

I must admit that it was a bit embarrassing to see my Administrator password expired when I tried to log in as Domain Admin to Domain Controller. I got this little message saying This user account’s password has expired. The password must change in order to logon. Please update the password or contact your system administrator or… Continue reading How to change your own expired password when you can’t login to RDP

Unexpected error occurred in method ‘GetObject’ , usage ‘SPViewStateCache’

Sometimes working on a DEV server runs into some unexpected features.  Like bad performance.  Sometimes the bad performance leads to bonus features in the error logs. This one started popping up in the ULS viewer: Unexpected error occurred in method ‘GetObject’ , usage ‘SPViewStateCache’ – Exception ‘Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.DataCacheException: ErrorCode<ERRCA0018>:SubStatus<ES0001>:The request timed out.. However, it’s a simple… Continue reading Unexpected error occurred in method ‘GetObject’ , usage ‘SPViewStateCache’

Create VPN Point to Site Azure

Create a Virtual Network Named – VNET-01 Address Space – 10.10.0.0/16 Subnet – 10.10.10.0/24 Create a GatewaySubnet within the Virtual Network GatewaySubnet – 10.10.1.0/24 Create a Virtual Network Gateway Associate to Virtual Network VNET-01 This takes Azure 45 minutes to complete Create a VM within the Virtual Network VNET-01 Create the Root VPN Certificate 1)… Continue reading Create VPN Point to Site Azure

Configure AD FS 3.0 with SharePoint 2013

First you need to install ADFS server 3.0, if don’t know how, follow this tutorial http://blogit.create.pt/miguelmoreno/2014/11/14/installing-adfs-on-windows-server-2012-r2/ Configure relay party on ADFS Start server manager, click on tools, AD FS Management. On the right pane select Add Relying Party Trust. Have the welcome to the wizard, click start button. Select the option “Enter data about the relying party… Continue reading Configure AD FS 3.0 with SharePoint 2013

Exam 346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements

Happy Days ! Passing Exam 346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements  validates the skills and knowledge required to provision Office 365, implement networking and security in Office 365, monitor and troubleshoot Office 365 availability and usage, manage cloud identities using Azure AD Connect, and manage federated identities for SSO. Here comes my new badge… Continue reading Exam 346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements

Fix the AppFabric Caching after renaming the server or after migration to the new domain

Today I made a mistake and renamed a server without removing it from the AppFabric cache cluster. This caused some trouble getting the cache service back to a running and healthy state as well as some ugly error messages in the ULS, such as: Unexpected Exception in SPDistributedCachePointerWrapper::InitializeDataCacheFactory for usage ‘DistributedLogonTokenCache’ – Exception ‘Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.DataCacheException: ErrorCode:SubStatus:There… Continue reading Fix the AppFabric Caching after renaming the server or after migration to the new domain