“The caller does not have the necessary permissions required for this operation. Permissions granted: None. Required permissions: WriteScope” error while publishing SharePoint 2013 workflows using SharePoint Designer 2013

Scenario: Consider creating a SharePoint 2013 workflow and while publishing you receive “The caller does not have the necessary permissions required for this operation. Permissions granted: None. Required permissions: WriteScope” error. Error in fiddler POST https://<Site URL>/_vti_bin/client.svc/ProcessQuery HTTP/1.1 Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:09:41 GMT MIME-Version: 1.0 Accept: */* X-RequestForceAuthentication: true X-RequestDigest: 0xA17F63D097A8EADBA2EC36CFAF8B1F978EDEE81350DE11A167F062732783488D3DCAC1BC57C5193807679BCD4FAA1D510392C6E52C8696C5A6EF83D8F26C79D8,21 Apr 2017…

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“Access denied by Business Data connectivity” error while creating external content type using SPD on a SharePoint environment with minimal permission

Scenario: Consider a scenario of least permission installation of SharePoint. You have a site collection admin account which meets all the prerequisites given in below article. Prerequisites for deploying a Business Connectivity Services on-premises solution in SharePoint 2013 You have an account that has permissions to administer the Business Data Connectivity Service Application You have…

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Users are unable to use the Drag and Drop functionality in SharePoint Environments

Problem Description: Users are unable to use the Drag and Drop functionality in SharePoint Environments.   Symptoms: Fiddler trace indicated that there was 401 Unauthorized responses being seen during the upload requests.   Cause: The F5 virtual server’s HTTP Profile -> “Response Chunking” was set to “unchunk”   Resolution: The F5 virtual server’s HTTP Profile…

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Disable ESP Administrator to use Active Directory accounts for Authentication using VESPA DB

In FAST ESP user administration, you accidently enabled “This User will be authenticated by an external User Management System” for the only Admin user and now after logout can’t access ESP Admin GUI. Now the next time you try login using the same “Admin” account, you receive the below error – “There was a problem…

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Creating and configuring 2 Search Service Application in same SharePoint 2013 farm – Having Multiple index

Description: This is for specific need of having 2 different Search Indexes in the same farm and make use of both in a same Search center site. You can have different search topologies on different search service applications in the same farm. Steps Create 2 Search service application namely “Search Service Application 1(Consuming)” and “Search…

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