Convert host-named site collection to Web application

You’ve identified a host-named site collection in your environment where application pool isolation has become important. To achieve this level of isolation, you will need to create a new Web application with its own Application pool. I’ve created a PowerShell script to illustrate one way of doing this. This script can be downloaded from the…

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The Visible property cannot be set on Web Part

I recently had a customer experiencing an issue with editing Web parts on a SharePoint 2013 page. The typical dropdown menu used to edit and delete the Web part was missing and replaced by a double arrow used for minimizing (collapsing) the Web part. It felt like a user permission issue, so we went through…

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A behind-the-scenes look at MissingWebPart errors from the "Missing server side dependencies" health analyzer rule

Recently I was helping a customer with a review of their SharePoint Server 2010 environment when I noticed a ton of “Missing server side dependencies”. Most notably were missing Web parts and even more notable was that they were OOTB Web parts. The entries were listed like this: [MissingWebPart] WebPart class [1ce3ddc9-1d7f-3ecb-b9d3-ee015154456b] is referenced [3]…

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