Part3: Troubleshooting Kerberos authentication and things to check when it fails

This is a continuation post of part1 and part2 of my “Integrated Windows Authentication blog series” and last one in this series where we are going to discuss about what we can do when Kerberos Authentication fails, how to detect it and correct it!     Let me start by mentioning this –> C:\Windows\System32\Wininet.dll file…

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Part2: Step by step Guide for Configuring Kerberos Authentication in SharePoint 2013/2016

This is a continuation of part1 of my Integrated Windows Authentication blog series. In this post, we will see how to configure Kerberos for SharePoint web application (2013/2016 won’t matter as steps are same so I am going to be working on SharePoint 2013 farm for this setup)..   Let me outline 5 Simple steps…

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Part1: Explaining Integrated Windows Authentication in SharePoint and How NTLM fails but Kerberos works in Double-Hop authentication

This is Part 1 in my Integrated Windows Authentication (Negotiate, NTLM, Kerberos) Blog Series (What is it, how it works, how to setup and how to troubleshoot).. Kerberos Setup, Troubleshooting and Best Practices are covered in my Part2 and Part3 of this blog series.   I know there are lots of articles talking about it…

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Adding custom UPA Properties by Configuring profile synchronization using BCS connection and custom SQL database

Consider a scenario where you have some property values of some users stored somewhere else, not in active directory or your directory source and you need to have those other additional property values populating/showing with your existing user profile properties in user profile store. For example, you need to have a new profile property named…

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Error opening Office documents in SharePoint 2013 website

For one of my Premier customers, Office documents were giving an error while opening in SharePoint 2013 website through office web apps. Here are details of the issue and it’s resolution:   Symptom In SharePoint 2013 website, You might receive this error while opening Office documents in browser via office web apps: Sorry, something went…

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Fast Search 2010 – While running ‘get-FASTSearchSettingGroup’ command, Getting error: “Failed to communicate with the WCF service.”

For one of my Premier ‘FAST search for SharePoint 2010’ customers, ‘get-FASTSearchSettingGroup’ command was throwing an error. Here are details of the issue and it’s resolution:   Symptom When running PowerShell command : “Get-FASTSearchSettingGroup” in order to update a bestbets file, getting an error: “Failed to communicate with the WCF service.” Cause FAST administration app pool…

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“SharePoint Administration” service missing from windows services

For one of my Premier customers, SharePoint administration Service went missing from Windows services console (Services.msc) Here are details of the issue and it’s resolution:   Symptoms: We are not able to see the “SharePoint 2010 Administration” service in Windows services console (services.msc). When running command: “PSConfig -cmd services -install”, you might also get an…

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