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…


“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…


“Sorry, something went wrong” error message when users try to navigate to Site Collection Features page

Users receive the following error message when they try to navigate to Site Collection Features page: Sorry, something went wrong An error occurred during the compilation of the requested file, or one of its dependencies. Could not write to output file ‘C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\Temporary ASP.NET Files\root\d9bc15df\5100559f\App_Web_managefeatures.aspx.9c9699a8.qtwjbdlb.dll’ — ‘The directory name is invalid. ‘ The error message also…


Get a list of web templates and IDs in a SharePoint site

  # Find the template name of SharePoint site using PowerShell $web = Get-SPweb http://SiteUrl Write-host “Web Template:” $web.WebTemplate ” | Web Template ID:” $web.WebTemplateId $web.Dispose() # To get a list of all web templates, use the following PowerShell code function Get-SPWebTemplateWithId {      $templates = Get-SPWebTemplate | Sort-Object "Name"      $templates | ForEach-Object {…


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…


October 2012 Cumulative Update Package for WSS 3.0, MOSS 2007, SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 have been released

    October 2012 Cumulative Update Package for WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 have been released KB2687535 – October 2012 CU for WSS 3.0 KB2687533 – October 2012 CU for MOSS 2007 Note This is build 12.0.6668.5000 of the cumulative update package October 2012 Cumulative Update Package for SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010…