Removing Orphaned Sites: PowerShell Replacement for stsadm -o deletesite

When running Test-SPContentDatabase as part of a SharePoint upgrade you may receive the following message: Database contains a site (Id = [GUID], Uri [/]) whose url is already used by a different site, in database (Id = [GUID], name = [WSS_Content]), in the same web application. consider deleting one of the sites which have conflicting…

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Test-SPContentDatabase False Positive for Classic Mode Database when using AD Groups as Site Collection Administrators

When running Test-SPContentDatabase in SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint 2016 you may receive the following message as one of the results, even if the database is from a claims authentication web application: Message: The <WebApplicationName> web application is configured with claims authentication mode however the content database you are trying to attach is intended to be…

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Workflow Manager Supportability with SharePoint Server

Update: Workflow Manager CU5 was released on January 16th, 2018 and adds support for TLS protocol versions 1.1 and 1.2. See KB4077554 for more information. This post is intended to aggregate supportability information for Workflow Manager when used with a SharePoint Server farm and should not be viewed as an authoritative source. Please see the resources…

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Post Upgrade Cleanup – Missing Server Side Dependencies

One common issue when performing a database attach migration for SharePoint is orphaned references to customizations that were deployed in the source farm, but have been deemed unnecessary or unsupported in the target farm and as such were not deployed. These missing server side dependencies will show up as errors in a variety of places,…

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Get Office365 usage reports from the Microsoft Graph using Windows PowerShell

If you just want the script, please visit TechNet Gallery, for more information on how to use it, read on! The Microsoft Graph is a single endpoint that provides access to multiple APIs for Office 365 and other Microsoft cloud services. A preview Reporting API was recently released that brings Office 365 usage and analytics reporting…

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PowerShell Modules for Managing SharePoint Online

As a SharePoint Online administrator you have several tools available to you for automating tenant administration. When you are setting up a new  workstation it can be challenging to figure out what to install and where to get it. This post summarizes the various PowerShell tools available for managing your SharePoint Online tenant. Microsoft Online…

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Speaking Event – Seattle IT Pro User Group – Publishing SharePoint 2016 and Office Online Server with Azure AD Application Proxy

A common customer request is publishing an on-premises SharePoint site over the internet so that users can access it without being on the corporate network. In the past, this involved deploying reverse proxies and lengthy conversations with the networking and security teams. One excellent option now available is the Azure AD Application Proxy. This session will…

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Workflow Manager Support for SQL 2014 with a SharePoint Farm

This post contains information for Workflow Manager CU3. Please see KB4019220 for information workflow manager CU4.  http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4019220/description-of-the-cumulative-update-4-for-workflow-manager-1-0 With SharePoint 2016 supporting a minimum of SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1, many customers have asked if they need a separate SQL Server 2012 instance for the Workflow Manager farm that supports their SharePoint installation. This post…

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Publishing SharePoint 2016 and Office Online Server with Azure AD Application Proxy

September 16, 2016: Updated information on authentication for OOS. Pre-authentication is not supported and passthrough must be used A common customer request is publishing an on-premises SharePoint site over the internet so that users can access it without being on the corporate network. In the past this involved deploying reverse proxies and lengthy conversations with…

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Redirect from HTTP to HTTPS using the IIS URL Rewrite module

A production deployment of SharePoint 2013 or 2016 should ensure that all HTTP traffic is encrypted in transit, however many users will still type http:// in their browser or have links that point to http:// instead of  https://. In these cases it can beneficial to automatically redirect users to the proper URL. One way of…

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