Farm Communication in SharePoint

  The information provided in this article is available at Plan security hardening for SharePoint 2013 (TechNet) and SharePoint 2013 Ports, Proxies and Protocols – An Overview of Farm Communications See this table for commonly used ports and protocols in farm communication. Service Application Communication By default, communication between Web servers and service applications within…

SharePoint 2013 Prerequisites fails with MSI Installer error code 1603 while installing AppFabric 1.1

When installing SharePoint 2013 prerequisites on Windows Server 2008 R2, the prerequisite installer fails with the following error Appfabric installation failed because installer MSI returned with error code:1603 This is a generic MSI error message and does not give any indication about how to get the issue fixed. Uninstall or reinstalling only makes it worse….


Retrieve timer job history for a specified time range using PowerShell

    # Retrieve timer job history for a specified time range # Initial settings $Wa = Get-SPWebApplication "http://WebAppUrl"    # Supply the web app url here $From= "2/13/2013 12:00:00 AM"  # mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss $To = "2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM" # Retrieve all jobs in the time range Write-Host "Listing all timer jobs that have run between…


Create a new Search Service Application in SharePoint 2013 using PowerShell

  The search architecture in SharePoint 2013 has changed quite a bit when compared to SharePoint 2010. In fact the Search Service in SharePoint 2013 is completely overhauled. It is a combination of FAST Search and SharePoint Search components. As you can see the query and crawl topologies are merged into a single topology, simply…