Web Part Page Title Bar property not displaying

The title in a SharePoint 2013 web part page should display the value of the Title property in the Web Part Page Title Bar but as we’ll see below it doesn’t. Issue Create a new Web Part page in whatever document library you want then edit the page and Title Bar Properties.   2.  As…


InfoPath – State Service Application is required

When using InfoPath in your SharePoint 2013 environment, if you don’t have the State Service configured in the farm you’ll see the error below, “The form cannot be rendered.  This may be due to a misconfiguration of the Microsoft SharePoint Server State Service”.     Resolution:  See if the state service has been configured by…


List all the timer jobs using PowerShell

Here is a useful script that will retrieve all the SharePoint timer jobs filtering by the schedule they run. Begin  {        Write-Host “Fetching SharePoint 2013 Farm Timer Jobs..”  }  Process  {        Get-SPWebApplication  | %{$_.JobDefinitions | Select -Unique -Property Name, ID, Status , Schedule} | Where-Object Schedule -Like “*minute*” | Sort-Object -Property Name | ft }  End  {        Write-Host “Execution Completed!!!” }


SharePoint 2013 install error if the .NET 4.6.X framework is installed

When installing the pre-requisites for SharePoint 2013 you may receive an error during the configuration of the IIS role indicating a later version of the .NET framework is already installed. This could mean a couple things: There is a known issue when the .NET 4.6.X version of the .NET framework is installed on Server 2012….


Error Creating a new Web Application

When you’re creating a new web application, you may encounter the following error: New-SPWebApplication : http://contoso.com  is already routed to the Default zone of another application. Remove that mapping or use a different URL Usually this occurs when you have deleted a web application and immediately trying to create another web application with the same…


Update a users name in SharePoint

When a user has a name change in Active Directory, the User Profile Service does not update the information in SharePoint as seen on the userdisp.aspx page.  You can also see this when viewing list/library entries by the user.  The Created By field will still display their old name.  The following PowerShell command will force…


Check to see if a managed path exists using PowerShell

Here is a handy PowerShell function that will check to see if a managed path for a web application exists.  If it doesn’t, it adds it. function AddManagedPath {       param(       [String]$WebApplication,       [String]$ManagedPath,       [Boolean]$Explicit       )       $WebApp = Get-SPWebApplication -Identity $WebApplication       Write-Host “Check to see if the managed path exists”…


Truncate a SharePoint database log file

Since SharePoint is heavily dependent on SQL Server to store not only content but configuration information about the environment, there is a lot of emphasis placed on the design, configuration, scalability and health of SQL Server. One area that we see a lot of questions on is: What should the default recovery model be for…


SQL Server Disk Allocation Size

SQL Server is a major component of any SharePoint installation simply because it stores all the configuration, content and really anything SharePoint needs to interact with users.  Given this, sufficient thought should be given to: Disk Partition Alignment so the SQL Server I/O subsystem can perform at it’s best. SQL Server Storage and Capacity Planning…


Setup SSRS on a multi server SharePoint farm

In an earlier post I provided step by step instructions on how to install SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) on a single server farm.  If you have a large scale farm with several application and web front end servers, not all of them require the SSRS components be installed. The below farm topology illustrates what…