The Managed Metadata Service is currently not available


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 Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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

SharePoint security patch

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 ... Read More »

SharePoint 2013 in loop using F5 Loadbalancer


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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Wrong name displayed in SharePoint 2007

Wrond username

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 ... Read More »

Event 5214 – Execute permission was denied on object


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. ... Read More »