Windows Networking: Identifying Port Exhaustion on Windows Server 2008/Vista+ Operating Systems

Hi all, I wanted to publish this article for people that might be encountering a port exhaustion scenario with their servers. With the current existing tools, there is no nice and easy way to determine if your machine might be encountering a port exhaustion scenario and if so, what process is consuming the most ephemeral…


Windows Azure: Virtual network is in use and cannot be deleted

So you just got your new Windows Azure subscription and your testing out all the neat functionality that comes along with it and start deploying some Virtual Networks for testing purposes to see how they work and interact with your machines. When you go to delete the VNET now that you know how you want…

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SharePoint 2013: People Picker Changes

I recently came across an issue where when I was performing a people picker search for a user's email address however it would not return search results. I did some digging and appears there has been some changes in how we lookup users in AD using LDAP. In SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010, we sent…

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SharePoint 2013: Browsing to Site Mailbox app results in Error Code 1

I wanted to give some exposure to issue I came across in my environment when I was playing with the SharePoint 2013 Site Mailbox functionality. When browsing to the Site Mailbox on my site, I encountered the following error message:   SharePoint Server is not correctly configured to connect to Exchange Server One or more…

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SharePoint 2013: Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Usage service application not found

Hi Folks, I was troubleshooting my SharePoint 2013 Farm and clearing out the error messages flooding my Application Event Viewer with following message: “The Execute method of job definition Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Monitoring.HealthStatUpdateJobDefinition (ID 546903e6-ab54-43af-8ea1-0e30c89a75e7) threw an exception. More information is included below.  Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Usage service application not found.” Checking ULS Logs, I did not see…


SharePoint: Troubleshooting Installer Issues

Hi Folks, I wanted to get a blog published out there for people encountering issues when installing SharePoint Server packages and receive an errors similar to the below:   "The expected version of the product was not found" "The detection failed. This can be due to a corrupted installation database"  "An error occurred while running…

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