Clear SharePoint cache using powershell

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Sometimes an event with ID 6398 is logged in the Windows Application log. This is usually due to the configuration cache being outdated. To solve this issue you need to perform some steps on the SharePoint server to force a rebuild of the configuration cache. With this powershellscript you can perform these actions easily.

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Free eBook SharePoint 2013 guide

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Microsoft has released a free guide for SharePoint 2013 in various popular eBook formats. This eBook containS 1156 pages full of guides, tip and troubleshooting. All the content is from the Microsoft SharePoint Technical Library and it seems that “everything” is covered in this eBook. From installation to configuration to management to troubleshooting, both SharePoint Server and SharePoint Foundation are …

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The Managed Metadata Service is currently not available

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Recently I got his error,  after installing ServicePack 1, when I tried to work in the Managed Metadata service application in SharePoint 2013. The Managed Metadata Service or Connection is currently not available. The Application Pool or Managed Metadata Web Service may not have been started. Please Contact your Administrator

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Stop SharePoint services with powershell

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With the release of the SharePoint 2013 Public Update last year we found out that the installation of the update can take more than 5 hours. We also found out that when we stop all SharePoint services the installation of the Public Update went a lot quicker. Now with the release of Service Pack 1 you can use the stop …

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MS13-100: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft SharePoint Server could allow remote code execution

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This security update resolves multiple privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office server software. These vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an authenticated attacker sends specially crafted page content to a SharePoint server. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could run arbitrary code in the security context of the W3WP service account on the target SharePoint site. This security …

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SharePoint 2013 in loop using F5 Loadbalancer

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While deploying a public facing website on SharePoint 2013 for my customer I faced the following problem: When accessing the site collection for the first time (creating process) the page got loaded in some kind of loop. After investigation I found out that the # in the _layouts/15/start.aspx# is causing a problem for the F5 Load Balancer which is in …

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SharePoint 2013 Warm Up script

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While searching for a good and usefull warm up script for my customers SharePoint 2013 environment, I found this awesome script of SPJeff on CodePlex. Key Features Supports both SharePoint 2010 and 2013 Supports custom page URLs Automatically detects all Web Application URLs Downloads full page resources (CSS, JS, images) not just HTML Downloads using Internet Explorer COM automation Great …

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Clear old SharePoint Database after removing Service Application

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When you remove your service application in SharePoint 2010 or 2013, you can see on page “Management Databases Upgrade Status” (http://central_administration/_admin/DatabaseStatus.aspx) still your database, but physically is database deleted. The status of your database will be “Not responding”.

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Performance fix caused by Node Runnner

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The node runner application used by SharePoint 2013 for search related process slows down the system due to memory leak issues which causes event ID’s 1000 and 1026 To fix this issue follow the below 2 steps:

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Wrong name displayed in SharePoint 2007

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Last week I encountered a problem where a persons displayname was not correctly displayed in welcome message, contact box and peoplepicker.  I checked the Active Directory information of the user, but everything was displayed as it should be. It seems like SharePoint is not updating the stored profiles when the useraccount is changed in Active Directory. Wrong or changed information can …

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Event 5214 – Execute permission was denied on object

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The following event was occuring on our environment quite often: Event Type: Error Event Source: Windows SharePoint Services 3 Event Category: Database Event ID: 5214 Date: 4/7/2013 Time: 1:19:39 PM User: N/A Computer: [SERVER] Description: Insufficient SQL database permissions for user ‘[account]’ in database ‘[database]’ on SQL Server instance ‘[SQL SERVER]’. Additional error information from SQL Server is included below. …

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SharePoint asks credentials when opening document

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When you are working on an other domain then your SharePointfarm is configured it sometimes occur that you will get a popup window when you want to open a document with your local office application. To avoid this popup you can change the following easy settings in your Internet Explorer browser:

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Office SharePoint Server Error: Event ID 7888

When starting a full or incremental import of Active Directory, either manually or scheduled, the import is successful, but there is an error thrown as soon as the import is initiated.  The following error is presented in the eventviewer.

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Error 43 Failed to communicate with query server

Our MOSS 2007 crawls are not completing. In the error logs I get Event ID 43 on the Index Server with the following details: Event Type: Error Event Source: Office Server Search Event Category: Search service Event ID: 43 Date: Time: User: N/A Computer: Index Server Description: Propagation for search application ‘application id’: failed to communicate with query server ‘Web …

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