Slipstream SharePoint 2013 with March PU + CU

I wanted to note that I put this out on our TechNet Wiki Page also and may contain more current\revised data so please check there as well! I have seen several inquiries out here on the internet, along with a few blogs where people have experienced issues when trying to slipstream SharePoint 2013 to the latest Cumulative Update,…

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Search Service Application: Flip “Include” FileTypes list to “Exclude”

It’s been a while since I have posted anything, so hello again! 🙂 I have been meaning to post this for some time, but time seems to be my enemy. I worked with a customer a while back that ran into a scenario where they were using a standard “Search Service Application” within the SharePoint…

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Add “OpenItems” permission to the default AnonymousPermMask64, enabling opening of Office Docs within an Anonymous Accessible SharePoint site.

Hello Everyone..!! It’s been a little while since I last posted. There have been several inquiries on this issue and it also appears to be a common query among search engines, peers, and friends in the SharePoint community.  Since SharePoint 2010 is growing in popularity, I am going to put emphasis on this version of…

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Using "stsadm -o migrateuser" After deleting and re-creating an Account in Active Directory

Hello Everyone… Its been a while since I wrote a blog. I wanted to share some good information on using stsadm -o migrateuser after an Account has been deleted within Active Directory and then re-created with the same Account Name.   Consider the following Scenario:   We have a user that has an account in…

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Orphaned "Related Sites" Scope in Searchbox dropdown

   I have seen a couple of cases where then end users where having an issue with the “Related Sites” search scope within a SharePoint Portal Site. By default, when you create a Collaboration Portal, the following 3 Search Scopes show up when you first load the page: This Site: HomeAll SitesPeople   These are the…

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SharePoint, InfoPath & an infamous "properties.xfp" file…?

For anyone who is not aware, when you publish a form from InfoPath to a SharePoint Forms Library and promote fields from this form, these promoted fields become columns within that Forms Library. Promoted Fields can be published as “Content Types” as well but that is outside of the scope and context of this blog so I will…

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Intro

Greetings!   My name is Anthony Casillas and I am a Sr. Support Escalation Engineer at Microsoft supporting SharePoint Server.  I officially started in SharePoint on October 1, 2007.  I’ve been with Microsoft 5.5 years now and will continue immersing myself in this product and blogging on random SharePoint topics that I feel will benefit anyone outside MSFT.     My posts will be…

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