SPS 2013, Host Name Site Collection Caching Fix in KB 3114945

Short and to the point… KB 3114945 (April 12, 2016, update for SharePoint Foundation 2013) lists the following issue as being fixed: Assume that you sign in a host name site collection and then other site collections in the same web application. If the host name site collection is deleted and the cached user token…


Replacing Security Token Service (STS) of the on-premises SharePoint Server fails

Background ========== When a trust relationship is needed between two SharePoint Server farms, or when a farm is configured to participate in a hybrid environment, you must use a common STS certificate between the trust members. We recommend that you buy a new STS certificate from a public Certificate Authority (CA). This gives you the highest…


Support-Info: (SharePoint UPA) FIM Services don’t start: Error creating com objects. Error code: -2147467259

PRODUCTS INVOLVED Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Microsoft SharePoint 2013 User Profile Synchronization Application (UPA) Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 4.0.2450.51 Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3 TLS v1.0 is Disabled TLS v1.2 is Enabled   PROBLEM SCENARIO DESCRIPTION In this specific issue, the two Forefront Identity Manager Services associated with the SharePoint UPA would not start….


SharePoint – Troubleshooting “Access denied” issues when using SAML authentication

Are SharePoint users getting the message “Sorry, this site hasn’t been shared with you.” when trying to give them access to a SharePoint site that uses SAML authentication? Below I explain some of the common mistakes that administrators make when giving users permissions to a SharePoint site that is using SAML authentication. Giving users access…

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Reminder about SQL Aliases

Hello All, Recently I was working with a customer as they migrated between SQL servers, and was implementing a SQL alias and after sending them instructions to implement via Registry key they saw performance issues when they hit approx. 5,000 concurrent user connections.  The problem was that they missed implementing one of the registry keys…


Unable to delete file in SharePoint Online

Hello All, Recently I had a customer contact me with an issue in one of their document libraries, when they tried to delete a group of documents thru the GUI they got the error ‘File not Found’.     As well when they tried to access the documents using CSOM they got an error ‘Exception…


The SharePoint Build to Build Update Playbook

I am happy to announce the SharePoint Build to Build Update Playbook for public download today. This set of best practices can be used as a guidance for planning, preparing and executing SharePoint Update installations (CUs and PUs) so called Build to Build (B2B) updates. Microsoft TechNet covers information about how to install SharePoint updates, you’ll…


SPO Tidbit – Create and use Custom Site Designs

Hello All, Moving forward with the new sites in SharePoint Online, the way we customize that site has been changed as well.  First with Site Themes and now with Site Design which is currently rolling out to First Release tenants.  They are simple to use as they are incorporated into the Site creation menu, users…


SharePoint Tidbit – SharePoint Migration Tool

Hello All, As you plan your migration from your on-prem SharePoint farm to SharePoint online, I would like to encourage you to look at the SharePoint Migration Tool being released by Microsoft.  The tool was made generally available 1/9/2018. First we recommend the following hardware for the on-prem tool machine that is performing the migration,…