Symptom Unable to fully load Central Admin on a newly built SharePoint Farm. In this case, the issue only occurs when compression is enabled (which is on by default). After loading Central Admin, the top ribbon in service application section is grayed out. When this occurs, the only way for Central Admin to function properly […]

Summary I worked on a long running RBS case where the customer followed the steps in our TechNet Article , which resulted in SharePoint throwing an the following error while uploading files to a document library, after enabling RBS. w3wp.exe (0x0EF0)         0x24E4  SharePoint Foundation  Runtime               tkau                Unexpected System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException: The URL ‘Shared Documents/document1.docx’ is invalid.  It […]

Summary The blog referenced in the resource section below does a great job at demonstrating how to create a new SharePoint Web Application Pool and associate it with the Web App using PowerShell. However, as mentioned in the blog the process is a little different for Service Applications. The following information is just a quick […]

Outlook / Unable to view the body of plain text message inside Outlook

Symptom You may be unable to view the body of plain text message inside Outlook and find it does work in safe mode. Example: Cause This issue can be caused by a hidden option in “Signatures and Stationery” within the “Composing and reading plain text messages” section. If this is the case, your client may have non-default settings […]

Summary: The following PowerShell script was written for my post on configuring TLS between SharePoint and Exchange. However, since it was buried in process, I wanted to create a separate post just sharing the script, because it will be easier to maintain and use separately when needed. Why use a script anyway? I find this script […]

Configure TLS encryption between SharePoint on-premise and Exchange

Summary This blog will guide you through the steps required to configure, test and troubleshoot sending / receiving e-mail from SharePoint to Exchange using TLS encryption. Steps  (there are many, only because I have included many tips along the way) 1. Install SMTP and Telnet on the SharePoint App Server using server manager 2. Or with PowerShell […]