SharePoint 2013

Windows Server 2012: Finding “Active Directory Users and Computers”

2015-09-08T08:35:04+00:00 September 8th, 2015|

How to Find Active Directory in Windows Server 2012 So you finally have a SharePoint 2013 environment and you’re ready to start adding users. Great! After logging into your Windows Server 2012, you ask yourself, “How do I find Active Directory in this new Server Operating System?” Luckily, your internet [...]

Move SharePoint 2013 Search Components to New Server

2015-04-01T09:16:20+00:00 April 1st, 2015|

In this post, I’ll detail how to move all SharePoint 2013 search components to a different server in the SharePoint farm. Unlike SharePoint 2010, there are no topology options in Central Administration so the entire operation must be performed in PowerShell. Although that may stress some admins out, I’ve found that moving the [...]

Help! My SharePoint Help Search is Broken

2015-03-11T09:37:26+00:00 March 11th, 2015|

Was your SharePoint Help Search broken? Here’s why: Recently, we had a ticket submitted to us regarding a SharePoint 2013 Foundation server who’s Help Search was in a broken state. Every time we tried to use the search, it would load a big nasty, multi-language error saying, “Sorry, the page you’re looking for [...]

How to Configure DNS and SSL for SharePoint 2013 Apps

2015-02-23T09:37:26+00:00 February 23rd, 2015|

One of the greatest additions that was introduced in SharePoint 2013 is the app model. This allows for stand-alone apps that add additional functionality to SharePoint. They can be hosted in a SharePoint environment or hosted completely outside of SharePoint by the provider themselves. Configuring SharePoint 2013 to use apps [...]

How I Use SharePoint Lists to Sell Vinyl Records

2015-02-18T09:47:29+00:00 February 18th, 2015|

or “How I Use SharePoint After Work Hours…” In the past, I’ve written blogs on using SharePoint to improve and streamline business processes. Being my first blog of the New Year, I’m going to take a different route. I’m going to illustrate how I use SharePoint to sell records. Hopefully, you have [...]

SharePoint 2013 Foundation: Remove GUIDs from Search database

2015-01-13T08:30:57+00:00 January 13th, 2015|

How to scrub those GUIDs to rename your search service application databases in SharePoint 2013 One of the limitations of provisioning a search service application in SharePoint Foundation 2013 is that you have to use the Farm Configuration Wizard in Central Administration. When using this method to provision the search service [...]

Implementing Responsive Design into SharePoint 2013

2015-01-12T09:30:44+00:00 January 12th, 2015|

In my experience, most organizations (and certainly their end users) would like to see some flair and customization with their SharePoint 2013 website. To that end, let’s talk about a little thing called Responsive Web Design and how to implement a responsive layout in SharePoint 2013. Yes, it’s time to take another walk [...]

SharePoint 2013 Evaluation Site: Checking under the hood

2014-12-23T09:33:36+00:00 December 23rd, 2014|

(In a previous blog, Andy Milsark discussed some of the fundamentals of the SharePoint 2013 Evaluation site.  If you need basic understanding of the Evaluation site, check that one out, although I suspect we may repeat some of the same things here.) In this post, we’ll discuss in more detail what [...]

Configuring People Picker in a One-Way Trust Environment

2014-11-10T09:20:30+00:00 November 10th, 2014|

Hello there, readers! Today we’ll discuss a topic that is infamous for giving Admins problems: People Picker configuration, (particularly in One-Way Trust environments). One reason that I think this particular topic causes issues is do the many caveats of People Picker and the lack of documentation or feedback provided during configuration. [...]

Modify Search Topology in SharePoint Server 2013

2014-08-18T11:30:25+00:00 August 18th, 2014|

There are many differences between SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013, not only an end user perspective, but also from administrator and developer perspectives as well. Let’s focus on one important administrative difference: Search Service Application. […]