The CredSSP Files: Part 1 Access Denied for Local Administrator

PowerShell remoting is an extremely useful administration tool. To take full advantage of running PowerShell commands remotely against a SharePoint farm, you will need to enable CredSSP authentication. Most PowerShell commands require communicating with the backend SQL databases. A default remote PowerShell session does not allow you to pass your credentials along to another host…

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Windows Azure Pack Configuration

This is the fifth article in a series of blog posts that will guide you through a simple implementation of a self-service private cloud interface using Windows Azure Pack. There are many layers of the application, and the underlying infrastructure, when implementing this solution. As we progress through the series we will lay out a scenario, a…

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Certain types of Icons are not being displayed in search results with Sharepoint 2013

It looks like Sharepoint 2013 Search results are not showing little icons that display the file type next to each result, specifically non-Office/non-PDF type docs. File types like ZIP, EML, MHT and some others have icons displayed next to them just fine when loaded into a Document Library, but not as part of a search…


Bypassing Multiple-Authentication Providers in SharePoint 2013

Intro I haven't researched to see if this topic has been heavily documented but feel like putting my 2 cents of input so hope this helps you. One of Microsoft's big pushes for SharePoint 2013 for On Premise is to consolidate multiple web applications to a single Web Application. This is easier said than done…

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How to tell that a Continuous Crawl is actually working

One of the great things about having Continuous Crawl running is with the fact that it’s supposed to magically work, i.e you enable it and ‘mini-crawls’ are kicked off periodically keeping your index fresh.  However, it’s not very easy what’s happening in case something goes wrong or if you simply need to find out why…


SharePoint 2013 On-Prem AntiVirus exceptions and IP Offloading

Support has been seeing a spike in strange issues that have no direct ULS logs associated with the issues such as indexer performance or indexers out of sync or crawler performance slowdowns. I would like to just put some information out there for the first steps to review on your Search farm if you are…


SharePoint 2013 On-Prem reset index stuck resolution

Recently I have had a few customers with index out of sync errors, the customers have tried everything possible to get the indexers to sync and they are at the last resort, nuclear option, to reset the search index. The reason can very for how this has got to this state such as network related…