October Cumulative Updates for SharePoint 2013

October 2013 Cumulative Update Packages for SharePoint Foundation 2013 and SharePoint Server 2013 have been released October 2013 CU for SharePoint Foundation 2013 – KB 2825674 October 2013 CU for SharePoint Server 2013 – KB 2825647 Note: This is build 15.0.4551.1001 of the cumulative update package. Important: March 2013 PU for SharePoint Server 2013 is…


Upgrading from WSS 2.0 to SharePoint 2013

There is no direct approach/method to upgrade from WSS 2.0 to SharePoint 2013. The changes between versions are too great, and the hardware requirements differ so much between versions that a direct, in-place upgrade is not possible or supported. You can, however, perform a series of database attach upgrades to first upgrade your content to…


MOSS 2007 – Find the default view url for all lists in a web app using PowerShell

param( $url = $(Read-Host -Prompt "WebApp Url"))# Default View for lists in All Sites# Lookup Web Application as specified in the command line parameter$wa = [Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebApplication]::Lookup($url) # Create an array $sites =@()Write-Output("`nProcessing sites…`n") # Loop through all site collections in the web applicationforeach($site in $wa.Sites){ foreach ($s in $site) { $spWeb = $s.openweb() foreach($list in…


Work Management Service Application

The Work Management Service Application provides functionality to aggregate tasks to a central location on SharePoint Server: Users get the possibility to view and track their to-dos and tasks. Tasks can be cached to a users personal site. Tasks can sync to Outlook where users can edit them wherever they have access to Outlook. Tasks…


Service Pack 2 and the June Cumulative Update

A follow-up from last week’s post about the release of SP2 for Office and SharePoint 2010: The updates from the June Cumulative Update (KB 2855357) will not install on SP2. The August Cumulative Update will be the first to do so. However, the June Cumulative Update includes some changes that are not available in SP2….


Retrieve the list of Content Types in MOSS 2007 using PowerShell

  MOSS 2007 [void][System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("Microsoft.SharePoint") | out-nullWrite-host ".."Write-host ".."Write-host "Get a list of Content types"$site = new-object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite("http://spweb/extend"); # specify url hereforeach ($web in $site.AllWebs) { $ctypes = $web.ContentTypes foreach ($ctype in $ctypes) { $usages = [Microsoft.Sharepoint.SPContentTypeUsage]::GetUsages($ctype) foreach ($usage in $usages) { Write-Host $web.Name + "," + $ctype.Name + "," + $usage.Url } }} SharePoint 2010…


“The installation of this package failed” error while installing April 2013 CU (KB 2726992) for SharePoint 2013

There have been issues reported where the installation of April 2013 CU for SharePoint 2013 fails with the following error: “The installation of this package failed” If you navigate to the temp file location (open windows explorer and type %tmp% in the address bar) and open the log file, “OPatchInstall(1).log”, located in %Userprofile%\AppData\Local\Temp\2 folder, you…


SharePoint – Key Descriptions

Also posted @ http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/20023.sharepoint-key-descriptions-and-terminologies.aspx In this article, I plan to provide information about some of the basic components of SharePoint and the terms that we hear day-in and day-out. Please be advised that most of this information is scattered across multiple locations and I have only attempted to make this available here. Web Application A…


Intermittent "HTTP 403 – Forbidden" error while trying to browse to a SharePoint web app

Consider a scenario where you receive the following error when you browse to a SharePoint web app The website declined to show this webpage HTTP 403  Most likely causes: This website requires you to log in. This issue is intermittent. Strangely, if we create a copy of the web.config file, rename the web.config file, refresh…