SiteColumns_Explained
SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint Online

List Columns or Site Columns in SharePoint?

We have two (2) types of columns in SharePoint: List Columns Site Columns One is created at the List/Library level (list columns), and the other one at the Site level (site columns). From a functionality perspective, they do the exact same thing. From a “re-usability” perspective… not so much… The only difference between the two, Site Columns are “shared” between…

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AfterSync
SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016

Configure Profile Sync in SharePoint Server using Active Directory (AD) Import

Compared to previous versions of SharePoint, we now have more options in SharePoint Server 2016 to synchronize user profiles. We still have the Active Directory import, but we also have Microsoft Identity Manager (MIM) acting as an external provider which is only available in SharePoint 2016. Both have obviously some advantages, but also some drawbacks. That’s why it’s very important to think…

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TopologyCreated
PowerShell for SharePoint (on-prem), SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016

Create the Search Service Application in SharePoint Server using PowerShell

One of the most important service application (in my opinion), and maybe one of the most complex as well, is the Search Service Application. We can be flexible, and put some of the components of multiple servers, or host everything in a single server. For information about the different Search components in SharePoint Server, have a look at the Overview…

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TermStore
PowerShell for SharePoint (on-prem), SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016

Create the Managed Metadata Service Application in SharePoint Server (GUI & PowerShell)

The most common examples for metadata are “data about data“, or “info about info“. And that’s obviously true 🙂 In a way, you give more info on the data you have. I see that as some kind of “drill down a bit further” in the information. In SharePoint words, we are talking about taxonomy and folksonomy. For more information please…

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LoopBackCheckPowerShell
PowerShell for SharePoint (on-prem), SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016

Disable “LoopBackCheck” for SharePoint Server

One thing that’s frustrating when you do testing, or studying with SharePoint, is having to enter your credentials every time you hit a Web Application… Well, that’s actually coming from a security feature introduced wayyyyy back in Windows Server. And as it says, it’s a security feature, and it’s called LoopBackCheck. Meaning what? Meaning you can disable this feature in…

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UsageAndHealthInCA
PowerShell for SharePoint (on-prem), SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016

Create the Usage and Health Service Application using PowerShell

The Usage and Health Data Collection Service Application might be “quiet”, but don’t be fooled, it is a very important for your SharePoint Farm. Once created and configured, you can access reports and logs, to make sure your SharePoint environment is healthy, and setup for optimal performance. The Usage and Health Data Collection service application cannot be created directly from…

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StateServAppDB
PowerShell for SharePoint (on-prem), SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016

Create the State Service Application in SharePoint Server using PowerShell

The State Service Application is used to store the status of some of the SharePoint components. This service application can be created via SharePoint Central Admin when running the Configuration Wizard, but you’ll end up having the GUID alongside the database name, and that’s not nice! With only a few PowerShell cmdlets, you can create the State Service Application, and…

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BasicTask
PowerShell for SharePoint (on-prem), SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016

Create a Scheduled Task for SharePoint Farm Backups using PowerShell

PowerShell makes it easy to backup your SharePoint farm. And combined with the Task Scheduler, it makes you even more productive! In today’s blog post, we’ll use PowerShell to create the SharePoint Farm backup scripts, and automate them with the Task Scheduler. We’ll create 2x backup scripts: Full backup > will run weekly Differential backup > will run daily The…

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ReviewDBStatus
PowerShell for SharePoint (on-prem), SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016

Rename the Admin Content Database in SharePoint 2016 using PowerShell

If you’re like me and like to have “clean” names for your SharePoint databases, then you’d want to rename the Admin Content database in your SharePoint Server 2016 if you haven’t used a scripted installation. The first time I installed SP2016 and used my script for SP2013 to rename the Admin Content database, I was faced with a strange red…

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QTCreatedinCA
SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016

Quota templates in SharePoint Server (via GUI)

If you do not want Site Collections to grow out of control, and not be manageable, this is where quota templates can help. In this blog post, we’ll create, apply, modify, and delete quota templates for Site Collections (via GUI) in SharePoint Server.   Create quota templates via SharePoint Central Admin (GUI) Log into Central Admin Navigate to Application Management >> Specify…

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