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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OneDrive for Business Phased Rollout

One question I often get from customers is how to perform a phased rollout of One Drive for Business sites to their users. This can be easily managed through User Profile permissions in the SharePoint Online Admin center.  The steps below will prevent certain users from creating personal sites, but will not block access to…


Creating Workflow Manager farm using Domain CA Certificates results in “Invalid provider type specified”

When using PowerShell to create a Workflow Manager farm using Domain CA generated certificates with Cryptography Next Generation (CNG) keys you may receive one or more of the following error messages. The error message will depend on whether you are running Add-WFHost or New-SBFarm. System.Security.Cryptography.CryptographicException: Invalid provider type specified. (Add-WFHost) Unable to obtain private key…

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