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SharePoint 2013 SP1 Installation

March 10 2014 No comments yet

Microsoft released SharePoint server SP1 a few weeks ago. I found installation instructions a little bit imperfect. My understanding of SP1 installation steps goes like this:
1. Install SharePoint Server 2013 RTM (installation media with SP1 will be released later)
2. Install language packs (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=37140)
3. Download and install SharePoint 2013 SP1, usually English (

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Stopped-extension-dll-exceptions in User Profile Sync

February 4 2013 9 comments

Symptons: You get stopped-extension-dll-exceptions in MIIS client while running full or incremental user profile sync.
MIIS Client

At the same time you will get following exceptions in Application log:
Application Log

Fix: This problem arises from user profiles that have URL in PictureURL field, but the picture is not accessible. You can fix this issue by…

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Configuring SharePoint 2013 Host Named Site Collections and Apps Host

November 22 2012 27 comments

There are a few good articles about configuring Sharepoint 2013 apps host, but atleast I found it somehow difficult to figure out how for example Intranet web application and application host could be configured. For beginning you should read this article http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fp161230(v=office.15).aspx

The key to get apps host working is host named site collection (HNSC). Most of us…

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Debugging SharePoint 2010 Server Search Crawler With Fiddler2

April 27 2012 3 comments

Every now and then you may end up in a situation where SharePoint crawler returns just one top level error or multiple errors. Probably most of us would first enable verbose logging for SharePoint search, run crawl and monitor ULS logs with ULS Viewer. This is a good beginning, but it often offers very little information and very…

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SharePoint Certificate errors

January 9 2012 6 comments

This article introduces some tools and practices that I’ve seen useful for tackling SharePoint 2010 errors arising from SSL Certificates. The main reason for writing this article is the “The root of the certificate chain is not a trusted root authority” – error.

Let’s first take a look at a useful tool for solving certificate errors. Windows has built in…

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Publishing cross farm Managed Metadata in cross forest environment with one way trust

April 28 2011 No comments yet

Recently we ended up in a situation where there was a need to publish services from one farm to another. Basically there’s nothing special, but we needed to do that between SharePoint farms located in different forests. Only a one way trust was established.

The main idea is that Farm 2 will produce Managed Metadata Service (MMS) to be consumed in Farm 1….

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