Azure VM Remote Desktop error- CredSSP encryption oracle remediation

I ran into an issue where I could not Remote Desktop to my Azure VM and was getting this error: Remote Desktop Connection An authentication error has occurred. The function requested is not supported Remote computer: 13.64.xx.xxx This could be due to CredSSP encryption oracle remediation. For more information, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=866660 The issue was a … Continue reading Azure VM Remote Desktop error- CredSSP encryption oracle remediation

Deleting a large list from SharePoint using PowerShell

I recently ran into an issue trying to delete a list over 5,000 items from SharePoint. I tried using Metalogix Content Matrix to delete the list/site, but they all were bound by the threshold. I realized I had to use PowerShell, but research lead to even this having issues deleting the list. The solution was … Continue reading Deleting a large list from SharePoint using PowerShell

Create a SPFx web part to display SharePoint list data based on locale and Graph API data

This is an example of how I used the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) to create a modern page/modern experience web part that shows SharePoint list data based on a user's Language/Locale/Country and some other user profile information from Azure Active Directory using the Graph API. We onboard guest users using Azure AD B2B to our SharePoint … Continue reading Create a SPFx web part to display SharePoint list data based on locale and Graph API data

SharePoint Online Communication site – How to share with external users

I had an issue where when I tried to share my SharePoint Online Communication Site with an external user, I received an error: Your organization's policies don't allow you to share with these users. Go to External Sharing in the Office 365 admin center to enable it. But when I went to my O365 tenant, … Continue reading SharePoint Online Communication site – How to share with external users

SharePoint Online blog site- How to edit the homepage

Problem After about a week of troubleshooting the classic SharePoint Online blog subsite template (BLOG#0), I was FINALLY able to figure out why I could not edit the homepage. Solution: There is a site feature called "Site Pages" that needs to be activated. Once activated, you can edit the blog homepage (assuming you have permissions). … Continue reading SharePoint Online blog site- How to edit the homepage

SharePoint Online- Enable New Modern experience on root site collection

UPDATE 9/27/2019- Microsoft this month is releasing a way to "Swap" sites. So create a new modern site collection, then swap it with the root. Invoke-SPOSiteSwap https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/sharepoint-online/invoke-spositeswap?view=sharepoint-ps#description If the target is the root site at https://tenant-name.sharepoint.com, then the following preparation activities should be performed prior to performing the swap: Any Featured links defined in SharePoint Start … Continue reading SharePoint Online- Enable New Modern experience on root site collection

SharePoint Server Trail period reinstall fix

Today, I was hit with a SharePoint error on a developers VM when I tried to create a new Site Collection in Central Admin: Sorry, something went wrong The trial period for this product has expired. When I tried to view a teamsite homepage, I received this error: Sorry, something went wrong The "SiteFeedWebPart" Web … Continue reading SharePoint Server Trail period reinstall fix

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 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 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

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”

SharePoint Designer – CSS Caching issues with Visual Studio Web Part packages

I have recently ran into an issue with SharePoint Designer and modifying a CSS file. The CSS file would not update my changes. I waited a 1/2 a day, checked different browsers, cleared my temp/etc, tried virtual machines that havent seen the website in months. Nothing was reflecting my SharePoint Designer CSS changes. I was … Continue reading SharePoint Designer – CSS Caching issues with Visual Studio Web Part packages