SharePoint

SharePoint Population Script V2

Summary This is my 2nd version of SharePoint Population Script with a few minor changes. Removed the Hosts file and host header creation to simplify the process. The new script will only create a single DB. A new Web Application using the server host name over a different port is now allowed. A Modern Team […]

Install BGINFO on Multiple Servers

Summary This blog details how to install and configure BGINFO to start on multiple servers. What is BGINFO? BGINFO stands for “Background Information”. This program will allow users to display computer details on the desktop wallpaper. This is very handy when working with multiple virtual servers that all have the same default background. Example: Get […]

SharePoint Store Apps can not be added after installing the May 2021 CU

Problem Description After installing the May 2021 CU you will not be able to open or add new SharePoint Store apps, because the iframe from the appinv.aspx page is now blocked by default. This is an example of the error: Browser Error: Chrome-error://chromewebdata/:1 Refused to display ‘https://spaad.contoso.local/’ in a frame because it set multiple ‘X-Frame-Options’ […]

SharePoint / Unable to create new SharePoint Groups with the “SharePoint Directory Management Service”

Summary After configuring SharePoint with Incoming email and the SharePoint Directory Management Service” to create Distribution Lists in Active Directory, you are unable to create new groups with the following error. Sorry, something went wrong The following error has occurred while attempting to contact the Directory Management Service: The request failed with HTTP status 401: […]

SharePoint / Script to locate documents encrypted with passwords

Summary A customer asked if there was a method to identity documents stored in SharePoint online that were encrypted with passwords. Since nothing like this existed, it was created using PowerShell. I’m sharing this because the logic in the script may be useful for others. The Code

Takeaways This scripts loops though a specified […]

SharePoint PerfWiz Replacement

What is SharePoint Perfwiz and why do we need a replacement? SharePoint Perfwiz was a tool used by Product Support to create performance log counters on SharePoint servers to troubleshoot performance issues. This tool has been deprecated but there is still a need to collect performance data for those pesky performance issues. The Perfwiz tool […]

SharePoint Access Request e-mails are not delivered, but alerts work

Problem Summary I recently worked on a few cases where SharePoint “Access Request” e-mails are not delivered, but “Alert” e-mails work. Since Alert e-mail are working, we know that outgoing e-mail is configured properly. However, when users request access to a new site, the access request email would never make it to the site admin […]