List Item Threshold Explained

Many of us already know the story with the 5,000 item limit with lists/libraries and some strategies to work around this limitation. A lot of administrators when faced with the familiar “the number of items in this list exceeds the list view threshold” will naturally navigate to Central Admin and modify the Resource Throttling for…

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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…

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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!!!” }

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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…

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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…

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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”…

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