SharePoint 2016 farm configuration using PowerShell

With the arrival of SharePoint 2016, farm configuration changed a bit. A new feature was added which allows you to choose the role of the server when you create a new SharePoint farm, or when you are joining a server to an existing farm. This feature is called MinRole. In PowerShell, there are 2 cmdlets which are involved… Continue reading SharePoint 2016 farm configuration using PowerShell

Export/Import the SharePoint Root Authority Certificate using PowerShell

Installing SharePoint is mostly a repetitive process with lots of small tweaks and actions. One of those small actions you need to do after adding a server into a SharePoint farm, is adding the “SharePoint Root Authority” Certificate to the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store of the server. You would think this happens automatically during the configuration… Continue reading Export/Import the SharePoint Root Authority Certificate using PowerShell

SharePoint date metadata is off by 1 day when added as field in a document

A while ago, I was at a customer providing support for their Office 365 implementation and they had a strange issue regarding date metadata which had been added to the document itself as a field. When they opened the document in Word Online (View mode), it actually displayed the date -1 day. If they opened the document… Continue reading SharePoint date metadata is off by 1 day when added as field in a document

SharePoint 2013 Trial License – License Upgrade FAIL

I consider myself as someone who knows a lot of SharePoint. I don’t know everything and I’m learning new things every day. Which is good because this motivates me. One of those things I learned (the hard way) in the last couple of weeks is about licensing and the consequence of using a SharePoint TRIAL… Continue reading SharePoint 2013 Trial License – License Upgrade FAIL

Customize SSRS extension settings in SharePoint Integrated Mode

SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) is powerful way of presenting reports and data to your end users in SharePoint. But sometimes, the out of the box experience of some features of SSRS doesn’t work for your situation. A nice example of this is the field delimiter for CSV exports. This is by default a comma. But… Continue reading Customize SSRS extension settings in SharePoint Integrated Mode

Process items in a Drop Off library using PowerShell

Everyone knows the Drop Off library in SharePoint, right? It routes documents to a final destination, based on rules you define. This works OK for documents which are uploaded manually to the Drop Off library but I found out that it doesn’t work for documents which are uploaded with PowerShell (or any other method which… Continue reading Process items in a Drop Off library using PowerShell

SharePoint 2013 Promoted Links Wrapping

Earlier this week, I was creating a page in SharePoint which contained 2 Promoted Links web parts. One of those web parts had 12 links. The annoying thing about this web part is that there’s no wrapping when the tiles are displayed. If you have a limited number of links, you won’t have an issue.… Continue reading SharePoint 2013 Promoted Links Wrapping

SharePoint Foundation which is installed during TFS 2013 installation has no search capability

This week, I have been doing some tests with Team Foundation Server 2013 with regards to the search capability in a SharePoint which is installed during the installation of Team Foundation Server 2013. I installed a Team Foundation Server 2013 application server and a separate SQL Server to host the databases. I opted to install… Continue reading SharePoint Foundation which is installed during TFS 2013 installation has no search capability