SharePoint People Picker is Not Resolving Users in One-Way Trust

Scenario: You have your SharePoint farm in a domain, e.g. ahmedamin.local, and you have one-way trust with another domain, e.g. contoso.local. Hereafter, you followed this article and configured your People Picker to retrieve the users from the trusted domain contoso.local. However, while searching for any user from the trusted domain contoso.local, you get no results.  …

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Is my SharePoint version fully supported by Microsoft?

In Microsoft while getting a SharePoint support case, the first thing that we have to check is the SharePoint farm version, and if it’s fully supported or not. If you have a SharePoint farm, and you would like us to help/support you in any interactive issue that you have in your farm, you will need first…

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SharePoint Service Application is Stuck on Starting

Honestly, I’ve never experienced this issue in any preceding SharePoint versions, but only on the current version (SharePoint 2016). While creating one of the SharePoint service applications using the Central Administration site (Application Management >> Manage Service Applications), it eventually fails with timeout error. Thus, checking the Service Applications page on the Central Administration site…

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Change SharePoint Servers Domain Name

One of the situations that you may end up at is changing your SharePoint servers domains. For instance, your SharePoint servers joined the domain “contoso.com”, you built your SharePoint farm and it’s operational now. Later, due to a business need, you would like to disjoin the servers from this domain and let them join another…

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High CPU Utilization by Security Token Service on SharePoint Server 2013

Issue You have a high CPU utilization, in my case it was almost 100% for several hours, and mostly consumed by the Security Token Service (STS). The issue will show up after installing June 2016 CU for SharePoint 2013, or any subsequent CU until March 2017 CU. Restarting IIS will resolve the issue temporarily, but it…

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The Topology Service Is Not Available in The Farm

While playing around with my SharePoint 2016 farm, I was creating the managed metadata service application which failed with the error “The topology service is not available in the farm”! Honestly, I’ve never experienced this error on any preceding SharePoint version, but the error message is very descriptive…   Hence, I had a look on…

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SharePoint Custom Claims Provider for People Picker Loads on All Web Applications

If you have decided to use the SAML token-based authentication (Trusted Identity Provider) for your SharePoint web application, then you noticed, or should know that SPTrustedClaimProvider class does not provide search functionality to the People Picker control. Hence, any text entered in the People Picker control will automatically be displayed as if it resolves, regardless…

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Shrink SharePoint Database

Today I ran out of free space on my lab, and surprisingly my configuration database was consuming about 1 GB; whilst, the real consumed space is about 200 MB. Digging deeper, I found that the SQL MDF file (data file) has a lot of free space, which I was in a bad need for. Whereas,…

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Bulk Delete SharePoint Items in a Large List Using PowerShell

While dealing with SharePoint lists/libraries which have huge number of items (more than 5,000 items), you have to be very cautious. Whereas, any bad coded script may cause a performance issue for your SharePoint sites. Briefly, to minimize database contention, SQL Server uses row-level locking as a strategy to ensure accurate updates without adversely affecting…

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Set SharePoint Log Category Level using PowerShell

Recently, when I was working with one of our customers, I wanted to ask him to enable Verbose logging for certain SharePoint log categories. Normally, this is easy using the UI (Central Administration >> Monitoring >> Configure Diagnostic Logging), but how to accomplish this using PowerShell?   Simply, setting the SharePoint ULS (Trace) log level can…

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