Step by step video on how to fix the SharePoint Workflow issue caused by .NET patch

This post is a continuation of this previous post. It is also an extension of KB4465015. The video assumes you read the previous post and/or KB. The page to the scripts mentioned in the video can be found here:    


After installing .NET security patches to address CVE-2018-8421, SharePoint workflows stop working (KB 4457916/4457035 and others)

*** FINAL UPDATE VI *** SharePoint CUs are out The Nov 2018 SharePoint CUs The SharePoint with fixes are available. Some environments using third-party solution may still need to follow the steps on this post: Description of the security update for SharePoint Enterprise Server 2016: November 13, 2018 (KB4461501) Description of the security update for…


SharePoint 2013/2016 Usage Reports fail to show the correct number of clicks from anonymous access

Symptom When using a Search Center with anonymous access, click statistics do not compute correctly for anonymous access but registers other user’s accesses properly. ULS logs will show entries like this: w3wp.exe SharePoint Foundation CSOM ajwqj Medium Request does not have SPBasePermissions.UseRemoteAPIs permission. Need to check it when each API is accessed Repro Steps Set…


Leveraging the new WinDbgX and Time-Travel-Trace –Script to list all access to files

  WinDbg Preview a.k.a. WinDbgX aesthetically looks like a marriage between Visual Studio (VS) and WinDbg, however VS and WinDbg have not many things in common. For me, this is the good news. The bad news is that the support for managed code is as limited as WinDbg’s. You can download the preview here:…


After updating SharePoint 2013 to November 2017 CU or later you may not be able to open documents with Office

*** UPDATED TO INCLUDE Stefan Gossner and Adam Soreson’s INPUT *** Symptom After updating SharePoint 2013 to November 2017 CU from a previous version you will not be able to open Office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) but other types of documents like .txt and .pdf files can be opened. There is no indication of the…


SharePoint 2013 and 2016 does not respect the user zone when sending alerts but the Cross Firewall Access Zone (an unusual scenario)

  Symptoms Consider you have a one Web Application with at least two zones. The extranet zone (http://sp2016 in this example) and an intranet zone (http:sp2016:100 in this example). The cross firewall zone is the intranet zone (http:sp2016:100 in this example). Notice that this is an unusual scenario as extranet is the natural candidate to…


PowerShell CmdLet to check OneDrive for Business or OneDrive Personal Status

  My good friend Neil Hodgkinson gave me a challenge: some partners and companies were asking him how to verify the status of OneDrive. He gave me the idea to check the icon of the OneDrive folder and depending on the icon, tell the status. I created a proof-of-concept and then helped some folks at…


SharePoint 2013/2016 RSS Viewer not working with external sites when through a proxy

  Recently I worked on a case for a Fortune 500 company that was having problems to render the RSS Viewer Web Part in their SharePoint 2013 farm. They still have a SharePoint 2010 farm in the same network environment and this farm was not having problems rendering the RSS Viewer. The constraint was this:…