Sharepoint 2016 : The CU upgrade fails during PSconfig execution

Symptom: The SharePoint configuration wizard fails with the following message after the installation of CU / Language pack / security patch etc Failed to upgrade SharePoint Products. This is a critical task. You have to fix the failures before you can continue. Follow this link for more information about how to troubleshoot upgrade failures: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=259653…

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Sharepoint 2013 / 2016 : Migrating User Comments

You might have heard about the OOB webpart ‘NoteBoard’. The Note Board is a pretty useful web part you can add to any page that can take web parts. It allows you to store comments in the social database against that page using it’s URL – just like the Tags and Notes button in the…

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Sharepoint 2016 : Enforcing Retention policy on OneDrive Documents.

You may be familiar with the Information Management Policies that can be used to configure the retention policy on documents, eg: Introduction to information management policies and Create and apply information management policies . However have you ever wondered who the document retention policies can be applied for the documents within the users’s Mysites ? Sharepoint 2016…

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Sharepoint 2013 : Information Management policy not working

Here is one of the interesting scenarios that we worked recently , where Information Management policy not working on all the record template based document libraries within a specific site collection / content database. The documents that are meeting the policy ,were not getting removed automatically from a specific site collection while the same policy works on other…

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SharePoint 2013 – How to crawl IIS Virtual Directories created under SharePoint Web application

We have recently come across a scenario where one of our customers is unable to crawl the contents of a virtual directory that’s created under the Sharepoint web application . This blog post will talk about how to configure Sharepoint Search to crawl files of a virtual directory. Lets consider the below as example: SharePoint Web…

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High Trust provider Apps (On-Premise environment) won’t publish when Azure App Proxy enabled in web application service application proxy Association

Symptom: High Trust provider Apps (On-Premise environment) won’t publish when Azure App Proxy enabled in web application service application proxy Association A high trust app (aka S2S, for Server-To-Server) is for on-premise environment and not intended for cloud-hosted environment. Apps that use S2S would typically be installed behind the firewall in instances that is specific…

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Sharepoint 2016 : REST API Calls fail with error Column doesnot exists

Symptom : Rest API call fails when first character of column starts with underscore “_” http://sp2016/_api/web/lists/getbytitle(‘Documents’)/items/?$select=_Enddate Using Internet explorer , we can see the response as 400 Bad request                         You may see a different error message when the same URL is accessed using a…

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Sharepoint 2016 : Changes to default DaysToKeepUsageFile value

The Requestusage folder at C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\16\LOGS\ keeps the Page request data and are processed by the Timer job “Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Usage Data Processing ” . The files will be cleared from the above mentioned location once its processed so that the disk space will not be consumed much. However with…

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SharePoint 2013 : Certain sites have lost unique perms and Sharepoint won’t allow inheritance to be broken

We have recently come across the following symptom with Sharepoint 2013. In a SharePoint 2013 farm, some of the sub sites within multiple site collections have lost their unique permissions. When attempting to break inheritance the UI shows that it succeeds, but going back to the user.aspx page, inheritance is not broken. At the same…

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Sharepoint 2016 – MysiteCleanup Job functionality changes

Here is a Quick look at what’s new  with the  Mysite Cleanup job in Sharepoint On-Prem  2016 &  how it impacts the  functionality of  profile deletion & cleanup . How this worked in Sharepoint 2010 / Sharepoint 2013 ? The user profile in the profile store can be marked for deletion (bdeleted=1) when the actual user is…

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