SharePoint Server- Renewing SSL certificates quickly

A week ago, my wildcard SSL certificate expired on GoDaddy. It was automatically purchased, but I still had to validate my domain and download a new IIS CER certificate request file. My old post from a few years ago has some good info on certs, the file types, etc. https://eschrader.com/2014/09/23/sharepoint-2013-iis7-nlb-ssl-certificates-and-godaddy/ This is a quick guide. … Continue reading SharePoint Server- Renewing SSL certificates quickly

SharePoint Online global navigation across site collections, with highlighting and security trimming

One common request when working with SharePoint sites is having a consistent navigation across multiple site collections. If you are using a Publishing Portal site template, you can use the Managed Navigation for your Global Navigation (or top navigation). This also supports drop downs. I did a quick test and it appears to support highlighting … Continue reading SharePoint Online global navigation across site collections, with highlighting and security trimming

SharePoint 2010 Content Deployment Job failed. The remote upload web request failed. The remote server returned an error: (404) Not Found.

Summary My farm content deployment jobs had been working, but all of a sudden stopped one day. The end fix was to edit a Central Admin web.config file upload size on the target WFE servers. Issue I was seeing the following errors in my ULS logs after 23 minutes of packing up just under 1gb … Continue reading SharePoint 2010 Content Deployment Job failed. The remote upload web request failed. The remote server returned an error: (404) Not Found.

Search Result preview images in SharePoint Online

SharePoint search results OOTB do not display image previews until you hover. We wanted to have a baseball card type approach to display certain items. Here is an unfinished example of the results displayed as cards with image previews and the OOTB hover panel: Make sure the site is a publishing portal and publishing features … Continue reading Search Result preview images in SharePoint Online

Automating Azure IaaS SharePoint VM Provisioning via PowerShell Remoting

I have been searching for a way to rapidly create standalone Developer SharePoint 2013 standalone VM's joined to a central domain for our in-house developers. Our team has created 60+ SharePoint VMs on Azure and continue to create about 10 per month. We are beginning to treat our VMs needing hours of repair like cattle, … Continue reading Automating Azure IaaS SharePoint VM Provisioning via PowerShell Remoting

SharePoint DevOps Part 1 – Setup CentOS with Ansible

This is the first post in a series for creating a Linux host with Ansible to control Windows machines and install SharePoint. Let me preface this with I have no clue how far I will get. I expect this to take a few weeks if it's possible. Ansible seems to be growing, and this all … Continue reading SharePoint DevOps Part 1 – Setup CentOS with Ansible

SharePoint 2013 Newsfeed – We’re still collecting the latest news error

If you are a SharePoint admin or use, you have probably seen this error message on your SharePoint 2013 MySite Newsfeed: "We're still collecting the latest news. You may see more if you try again a little later." Hopefully this article will help explain a few common scenarios I have ran into, and how to … Continue reading SharePoint 2013 Newsfeed – We’re still collecting the latest news error

SharePoint PowerShell to audit list columns

Recently, I had to list find where all of the SharePoint site columns are used in lists across many site collections. I wrote some quick PowerShell to get all SharePoint list columns and write the site collection, list, and column. Columns: I listed all site columns/list column display names I was seeing if they are … Continue reading SharePoint PowerShell to audit list columns

Visio file error in SharePoint – Sorry, we can’t perform this action

I recently had an issue with a new Windows 8.1 laptop not able to open Visio files from our SharePoint 2013 intranet. The error is similar to the 32bit/64bit mixed environment errors. My co-worker Rod and I found a workaround that might not be best practices, but resolved the issue. Please post any comments if … Continue reading Visio file error in SharePoint – Sorry, we can’t perform this action

SharePoint 2013, IIS7, NLB, SSL certificates and GoDaddy Renewal Steps

Overview: SSL certificates with SharePoint 2013 web applications expire, and when that does, you have to generate a new SSL Certificate. In this post, I will go over how to renew you SharePoint 2013 SSL HTTPS website with GoDaddy, even including multi-server Web Front End (WFE's) topologies. If you use wildcard certificates on you SharePoint websites, there are a … Continue reading SharePoint 2013, IIS7, NLB, SSL certificates and GoDaddy Renewal Steps

Running MS Office Demo VMs in Azure

UPDATE: If you are a MS employee, Visit https://demomonkey.cloudapp.net/. There is a complete Azure VM deployment script for this in your Azure subscription. I had limited success getting this to work on my own. If you have used the Microsoft Office Demos website Office 365 environment, you know it's quite handy for client demos. It … Continue reading Running MS Office Demo VMs in Azure

Feature with ID ‘87294c72-f260-42f3-a41b-981a2ffce37a’ is not installed in this farm, and cannot be added to this scope. Error creating SharePoint site collection, Powershell

I had an error today when I created my farm via PowerShell. I forgot to run the SharePoint Products and Configuration Wizard (PSConfig) after creating the farm. The result was an error when creating site collections via the UI, as well as subsites via the UI. I could only create the sites via PowerShell and … Continue reading Feature with ID ‘87294c72-f260-42f3-a41b-981a2ffce37a’ is not installed in this farm, and cannot be added to this scope. Error creating SharePoint site collection, Powershell

SharePoint 2013 On-Premise App Store Configuration

The SharePoint 2013 March Public Update requires additional configuration steps to complete a SharePoint App Store deployment. In this article, "Enable apps in AAM or host-header environments for SharePoint 2013", http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn144963.aspx The additonal steps are indicated. New-SPWebApplicationAppDomain $contentService = [Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebService]::ContentService $contentService.SupportMultipleAppDomains = $true $contentService.Update() Iisreset

Managed Metadata field error on SharePoint 2013 “The given guid does not exist in the term store”

We recently migrated our SharePoint 2010 content database to SharePoint 2013. In SharePoint 2013, users tried to use a MMD field/column on a new item form and received this error: "The given guid does not exist in the term store" After researching the issue, it appears that the error is due to a disconnect between … Continue reading Managed Metadata field error on SharePoint 2013 “The given guid does not exist in the term store”