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

Create the Content Type Hub in SharePoint Server (GUI & PowerShell)

Today’s post will be a bit long. But at the end, you’ll understand what is the Content Type Hub, its purpose, and how to create it in 2 different ways! Content what? In order to understand the purpose of the Content Type Hub, we first need to understand Content Types. This is a rather confusing topic for many of us,…

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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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Sub-subsites_for_Specific_Subsite
PowerShell for O365, SharePoint Online

Retrieve all subsites and sub-subsites in SharePoint Online using PowerShell PnP

Short blog post for today is about getting all your subsites & sub-subsites for a specific Site Collection within your SharePoint Online environment. As an admin for your Office 365 tenant, you may want to retrieve this information to pass on to an Executive in your company, or maybe simply create a report? And if so, you should already be…

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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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