Replacing Everyone/Everyone except external users account with a different User/Group

Technorati Tags: Migrate User in SPO,Replace Everyone in SPO,Replace Everyone except external users in SPO,SPO,O365,SharePoint Online     Recently I had couple of customers asking me for a script where they can replace Everyone/Everyone except external users account in SPO with a different account/group. Following script will copy permissions of an account to a new…

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SharePoint 2013–Generating Unique Permissions Report

  There will be several instances when you will like to generate reports of all the unique permissions that are present through out the site collection. I have written a script which will generate a CSV report with all the users and groups added on the Web, List, Item or Folder level Refer to the…

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Protecting SharePoint

  Lack of information prompted me to write this blog. SharePoint at an enterprise level is being deployed to serve various needs. There are times when you want to utilize SharePoint to store confidential information , this is when you think of security. There are few things that we can control and few things which…

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SharePoint 2013 – You receive "Sorry, apps are turned off. If you know who runs the server, tell them to enable apps" when trying to add Apps on Host Header site collection

  Issue I recently worked on a case where customer was facing issue when trying to add Apps on Host Header Site collection. He does not face any issues while trying to add apps on site collection created without host header mode. Repro Here are the steps to reproduce the issue, these steps can also…

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SharePoint 2013 -Configure Incoming emails with Exchange Server 2013

  This blog post is to help you in configure Incoming emails in SharePoint 2013 using Exchange Server 2013 Setup Domain Controller – Windows Server 2012 Exchange Server – Exchange Server 2013 SharePoint Server – SharePoint Server 2013 Lets begin the process of setting up Incoming emails Creating OU for Storing Email Alias Log in…

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Getting "This document could not be checked out to your local drafts folder. The document may have already been checked out, or the local drafts folder could not be written to." when trying to checkout a document

  Problem In this case customer was getting the following error when he was trying to checkout a document "This document could not be checked out to your local drafts folder. The document may have already been checked out, or the local drafts folder could not be written to." Interestingly this issue did not occur…

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"Access Denied" when configuring SharePoint to View Operations Manager Data

  Problem Recently I worked on an issue where one of our customer was getting Access Denied when adding the Operations Manager Web Part, and logs did not give us clear indication as to where exactly we were failing Please refer to “Using SharePoint to View Operations Manager Data” TechNet article to know how to…

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SharePoint 2010– Profile Pictures not showing up due to incorrect URL

  Scenario Profile Pictures inside User Profile Service Application for some users show Red X mark Cause This can happen due to 2 reasons 1) Profile Picture was deleted or went missing 2) Due to incorrect URL Question – How to check the Picture URL associated to the user Answer – We can check this…

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SharePoint 2010–You get “Your client does not support opening this list windows explorer” message when trying to open a list in explorer view

    Problem In this scenario users will receive the following error while trying to open a list in explorer view Note – Customer was browsing this site on port 80(Not FQDN) and had Office 2010 installed on his client machines Protocols used Here is feature compression for WebDAV and FPRC, use of these protocols…

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Importing Thumbnail Photos from AD(Active Directory) into SharePoint 2010

    Problem Lately I have seen several people having difficulties in importing thumbnail Photos from Active Directory. In this post I would be explaining the step by step process of importing  thumbnail Photos PreReq I am assuming that you have a working User Profile Service application and MySites configured. You should be successfully able…

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