Connecting SP2013 Workflow Manager to a 2nd web application.

When you set-up the SharePoint 2013 Workflow Manager, one of the last things you do is run the Register-SPWorkflowService SharePoint PowerShell command to hook it up to a Web Application. Which is usually something like:Register-SPWorkflowService -SPSite <URL> -WorkflowHostUri 'https://wfhost:12990' -AllowOAuthHttp   But what if you want to hook it up to a 2nd web app?…

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SharePoint Designer 2013 – a new "SharePoint 2013 Workflow" won't open

Ran into an issue today where SPD13 would not open up a SP13 Workflow. The "SharePoint 2013 Workflow" Platform Type was there and it would attempt to open with a "Generating Local Cache" Pop-up box, but would just blank out after that with no empty workflow opened. Originally, I thought it must be the workstation,…

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PS – Skip Confirmation Prompts….

Tired of getting confirmation prompts when trying to run a command like "dismount-spcontentdatabase"? Try adding "-confirm:$false" to the end of the command…

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Force migrate SP13 MySites Document Libraries

Here is a quick PS script go through a MySite Web Application and migrate a user's SP10 "Shared Documents" & Personal Documents" to the SP13 "Documents" document library. For SP13, they decided to combined the two "Shared & Personal" into one "Documents" with a "Shared with Everyone" folder in it. When someone comes to your…

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Enable SideLoading for SharePoint Apps

How to enable SideLoading for the SP13 AppStore:   In a "SharePoint 2013 Management Shell… enable-spfeature "developer" -url "App Store Site Collection URL"   *** you only need to do this to the App Store site collection…   Originally I thought you need to deploy the Developer feature to all site collections, which doesn't seem…

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SharePoint 2013 – All Users – "Sorry, this site hasn’t been shared with you."

Error Message: All Users, including Site Collection Admins & Farm Admins, are getting “Sorry, this site hasn’t been shared with you” while trying to access any site collection under a web application Solution: If you set the Super User & Reader Accounts to a domain account for the Web Application(s) using PowerShell, make sure they…

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SharePoint 2013 – This item was partially parsed. The Item has been truncated in the index because it exceeds the maximum size.

Error Message: “This item was partially parsed. The Item has been truncated in the index because it exceeds the maximum size. <Document> was partically processed. The parser was not able to parse the entire document.”     Solution:   Use PowerShell to increase the Maximum Download Limit. Open the SharePoint Management Shell and run the…

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Quick Tip: ULS Viewer Blank while trying to display realtime.

Quick Tip: If your ULS Viewer is blank while trying to run realtime logs… but you are gettting up to date SP ULS logs under the hive, try moving the current logs from under the logs folder to a safe place to clean out the logs folder… Or you can just delete them…& then re-open…

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MCSE, MCSD, MCSM: SharePoint 2013 Certifications

I was looking the other day to start working on my MCITP for SharePoint 2013. Little did I know that it looks like Microsoft moved away from doing SharePoint 2013 certs as a “Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)” and made it a full-fledged “Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)”, to include Server 2012. Or if you…

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SP2010 – Error copying "Globally Reusable Workflows" at a sub-site level…

Customer of mine was an having annoying issue on random SP2010 farms trying to copy the “Approval – SharePoint 2010” Globally Reusable Workflow… and other OOTB workflows at subsite level… On some farms it would work great and other very similar farms, it would error out… After doing some research online, they were getting the…

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