Server Site Dependencies Common Issue After Upgrade

Server Site Dependencies Common Issue After Upgrade Event ID 6398, Event ID 7043, Event ID 2137, Event ID 7362, Event ID 57, Event ID 5586, Server Site Dependencies Common Issue After Upgrade  

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Subscription

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Subscription The Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Subscription Setting service is one element of a concept known as multi-tenancy in SharePoint 2010.  The service provides a means of creating and managing logical groups of site collections based on the need to share settings, features and service data.          Service provides a means of creating... Continue Reading →

Configure SSL for SharePoint 2013


In this tutorial I will show you how to configure SSL for SharePoint 2013.


  1. IIS 8
  2. SharePoint 2013
  3. Windows Server 2012
  4. HTTP Web Application on Port 80


  1. Create Self Signed Certificate on IIS 8
  2. Import Self Signed Certificate to SharePoint Certificate store
  3. Add Self Signed Certificate to trust management in Central Administration
  4. Configure IIS Binding
  5. Configure AAM
  6. Notes
  7. Issues

Note: Make sure to perform these steps with admin privileges.

Step 1Create Self Signed Certificate on IIS 8

Open IIS Manager and then go to Server name and choose IIS Section “Server Certificates



Click on Create Self-Signed Certificate… on Actions pane

Specify a name like “SharePointSelfSignedCert” and click Ok



Double click on this created Certificate and go to details Tab and click copy to File…



Click Next (Welcome…),

Select No, do not export the private key and…

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Fusion Charts Free for SharePoint

Fusion Charts Free for SharePoint (FCFS) provides a set of 22 different charts (2D & 3D) that integrates easily into your SharePoint environment (WSS 3.0 / MOSS 2007 / Sharepoint Foundation 2010 / Sharepoint Server 2010). FCFS provides you a powerful way to display very nice looking charts into SharePoint with minimum effort. Fusion source... Continue Reading →

Sharepoint 2010 BCS Login failed for user “NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS LOGON”

Login failed for user "NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS LOGON" This resulted from the fact that apparently the Business Data Connectivity Service wasn't passing the current user's credentials to access the external data, although the "Connect with User's Identity" had been selected on the external content type creation.  Problem Pass through authentication not working for BCS on a... Continue Reading →

Connecting to SQL Server Using the External Content Type Feature

SharePoint 2010: Connecting to SQL Server Using the External Content Type Feature Prerequisites: Sql Server 2008 R2. SharePoint 2010 Server. SharePoint 2010 Designer. Step 1: Browse the site created by you > Select 'Site Actions' and select 'Edit in SharePoint Designer'. This will start the SharePoint Designer. Step 2: SharePoint 2010 Designer now shows the Site Information.... Continue Reading →

SharePoint document library in Explorer View

 I attempt to open a SharePoint document library in Explorer View via IE and get. ...Are all other parts of the your SharePoint site accessible Please wait while Explorer View is loaded. If Explorer View does not appear, your browser may not support it.   On the Tools menu, click Internet Options. On the Advance tab, click to clear the Use HTTP 1.1 check box. Click OK, and then exit... Continue Reading →

The feature being activated is a Site scoped feature which has a dependency on a Site Collection scoped feature which has not been activated

The feature being activated is a Site scoped feature which has a dependency on a Site Collection scoped feature which has not been activated Site  The feature being activated is a Site scoped feature which has a dependency on a Site Collection scoped feature which has not been activated. Please activate the following feature before trying... Continue Reading →

Eight Position (RJ-45) Modular Cable

Internet Services Eight Position (RJ-45) Modular Cable T568B (with clip down) T568A (with clip down) UTP consists of 4 twisted pairs.  The standard colors are: white/blue - blue white/orange - orange white/green - green white/brown - brown Hub to Hub or Computer to Computer connection:  one end T568A, other end T568B (Crossover Cable). Hub to... Continue Reading →

Usage: hex2dec [hex|decimal] Introduction Tired of running Calc everytime you want to convert a hexadecimal number to decimal Now you can convert hex to decimal and vice versa with this simple command-line utility. Usage: hex2dec [hex|decimal] Include x or 0x as the prefix of the number to specify a hexadecimal value. e.g. To translate 1233 decimal to... Continue Reading →

Displays relevant information about a Windows computer on the desktop’s background, such as the computer name, IP address, service pack version, and more Introduction How many times have you walked up to a system in your office and needed to click through several diagnostic windows to remind yourself of important aspects of its configuration, such as its name, IP address, or operating system version? If you manage multiple computers you probably need BGInfo. It automatically displays relevant information... Continue Reading →

Active Directory (AD) viewer and editor.

Active Directory Explorer v1.4  Snapshots of an AD database for off-line viewing and comparisons Introduction Active Directory Explorer (AD Explorer) is an advanced Active Directory (AD) viewer and editor. You can use AD Explorer to easily navigate an AD database, define favorite locations, view object properties and attributes without having to open dialog boxes, edit... Continue Reading →

How to convert Physical Disk to Virtual Disk

Disk2vhd v1.63  How to convert Physical Disk to Virtual Disk Introduction Disk2vhd is a utility that creates VHD (Virtual Hard Disk - Microsoft's Virtual Machine disk format) versions of physical disks for use in Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs). The difference between Disk2vhd and other physical-to-virtual tools is that you can... Continue Reading →

PowerShell notes

********************** Windows PowerShell Transcript Start Start time: 20100915124020 Username : CONTOSO\sp_farm Machine     : SHAREPOINT (Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7600.0) ********************** Transcript started, output file is C:\Users\sp_farm\Documents\PowerShell_transc ript.20100915124020.txt PS C:\Users\sp_farm> notepad PS C:\Users\sp_farm> get-command -Noun spstate* CommandType Name Definition ----------- ---- ---------- Cmdlet Dismount-SPStateServiceDatabase Dismount-SPStateServiceDatab... Cmdlet Get-SPStateServiceApplication Get-SPStateServiceApplicatio... Cmdlet Get-SPStateServiceApplicatio... Get-SPStateServiceApplicatio... Cmdlet Get-SPStateServiceDatabase Get-SPStateServiceDatabase [... Cmdlet Initialize-SPStateServiceDat...... Continue Reading →

Move your SharePoint 2010 logs off of your C drive

Central Admin > Monitoring > Configure Diagnostic Logging The setting is "Trace Log"  Go to trace log and change the following Note:  I strongly recommend only changing the drive letter. Leave the path alone Note:  I strongly recommend only changing the drive letter. Leave the path alone And change to any other drive With PowerShell: Set-SPDiagnosticConfig -LogLocation "E:\Program Files\Common... Continue Reading →

Using PowerShell to determine SharePoint database size

Open the Sharepoint management shell Then Run the following command To get list of databases Get-SPDatabase The following command to get list of every database used and its Size Get-SPDatabase | Sort-Object disksizerequired -desc | Format-Table Name, @{Label ="Size in MB"; Expression = {$_.disksizerequired/1024/1024}} To know how much total space is needed Run the following... Continue Reading →

Scripts used for administration tasks

Add-SPSite: Adds a new SharePoint site Import-SPSite: Imports a site from a backup file Export-SPSite: Exports a site to a backup file Get-SPWeb: Gets a SharePoint web site Remove-SPSite: Removes a site from the site collection Add-SPList: Creates a new SharePoint list Display-SPList: Displays all lists Remove-SPList: Removes a list Get-SPView: Gets a SharePoint view Display-SPItemInformation: Displays detailed item information Set-SPItem: Modifies a list item CheckIn-SPDocument: Checks... Continue Reading →

Backup and Restore a Site Collection in SharePoint using PowerShell

Backup and Restore a Site Collection in SharePoint using PowerShell In SharePoint 2010 you can take a backup of a site collection using the Backup-SPSite cmdlet: Backup-SPSite http://SP –Path C:\Backup\siteCollection.bak Restoring a site collection in SharePoint 2010 is just as simple: Restore-SPSite http://SP –Path C:\Backup\siteCollection.bak

How to get the name of the application pools when they are using GUIDs?

How to get the name of the application pools when they are using GUIDs? SharePoint has decided to use GUIDs for this Name. Within Central Administration the Application Pools are displayed using a SharePoint only property – Name, which is actually a Display Name (e.g. SharePoint Web Services Default). The GUIDs used are, wait for... Continue Reading →

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 17,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 4 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.

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