SharePoint Administration

Which version of SharePoint is installed?

Recently one of my client was asking me which version of SharePoint they have installed. I looked at features and told them it is SharePoint 2013 Enterprise. Then few days later the came back said we are getting this error. Sorry, something went wrong. An unexpected error has occurred. TECHNICAL DETAILS Troubleshoot issues with Microsoft SharePoint Foundation. Correlation ID: Correlation ID Date and Time: They were complaining as you said we have SharePoint Enterprise but now we are getting error messages of SharePoint foundation :) If you are in similar situation best way to check which version of SharePoint edition is install:
  • Open Regedit
  • Navigate to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\15.0\WSS\InstalledProducts
  • Compare the guids with these:
C5D855EE-F32B-4A1C-97A8-F0A28CE02F9C -- SharePoint Server 2013 CBF97833-C73A-4BAF-9ED3-D47B3CFF51BE -- SharePoint Server 2013 Preview B7D84C2B-0754-49E4-B7BE-7EE321DCE0A9 -- SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise 298A586A-E3C1-42F0-AFE0-4BCFDC2E7CD0 -- SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise Preview D6B57A0D-AE69-4A3E-B031-1F993EE52EDC -- Microsoft Office Web Apps Server 2013 9FF54EBC-8C12-47D7-854F-3865D4BE8118 -- SharePoint Foundation 2013 35466B1A-B17B-4DFB-A703-F74E2A1F5F5E -- Project Server 2013 BC7BAF08-4D97-462C-8411-341052402E71 -- Project Server 2013 Preview Reference : msdn Link : If you need help with your Sharepoint  please drop us an email admin@sharepoint.Dynamics 365 or contact us. If you like this post please click LIKE and visit my sponsors thanks !!

SharePoint Critical Error Object doesn’t support property

In this post i am going to explain how to solve this critical error message Object doesn’t support property of method ‘addEventListener’. Scenario : There has been a critical error while processing the info path forms when we upgraded to IE 11. Error Message: Click Start Over to load a new copy of the form.  If this error persists, contact the support team for the Web site. Click Close to exit this message. Object doesn’t support property of method ‘addEventListener’
Critical Error Object doesn’t
Critical Error Object doesn’t

How to merge Power Point presentations on SharePoint.

In this article, i am going to explain how you can merge different Power Point presentations into one presentation using slide library of SharePoint 2010. Step 1: Create Slide Library
  • How to create slide library:
To create a Slide Library, you need to have at least Designer permissions.
  1. On the Site Actions menu , click Create.
  2. Under Libraries, click Slide Library.
NOTE    Slide Libraries can be created in only certain types of sites, such as a Team site and Document Workspace. If you do not see Slide Library under Libraries, the type of site you are working on does not support Slide Libraries.
  1. On the New page, under Name, type a name for the library. The name appears in any navigation links that you set up.
  2. Under Description, type an optional description.
  3. Click Create.

Recommended Capacity Planning for SharePoint 2010

In this post I am going to explain recommended about capacity planning for SharePoint 2010. First I would like to give you some relevant pieces of information.
  • A site collection can be moved to another content database.
  • A single site collection is connected to a single content database.
  • You can set the content database status to offline to prevent new site collections being connected to such a content database.

How to change SharePoint Farm Passphrase

In this post i am going to explain, how you can change pass phrase of  SharePoint 2010 farm through power shell. There is only one condition to change pass phrase i.e. your farm should be up and running. 1. Open SharePoint 2010 Management Shell from Start, All Programs, Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products. 2. Enter following power shell command : Set-SPPassphrase
Change SharePoint Farm Pass Phrase
Change SharePoint Farm Pass Phrase
3. Enter new pass phrase and confirm pass phrase 4. Type Y to perform this action I hope you liked this post, please don't forget to post your comments.

How to Create Custom Permission Levels in SharePoint 2010

In this article I am going to give you an overview of permission levels in SharePoint 2010, what are default permission levels, how to create custom permission level, how to create group in SharePoint , assign custom permission level to this group and add some users to group.
So let’s start :)
SharePoint Server 2010 provides many default permission levels, these permission levels are actually rights and capability which users and groups can perform.
Following table illustrates default permission levels in SharePoint Server 2010 and capability of each permission level.
Note: Some of permission levels are only available in publishing template.
Permission Level
Site Template
Description of Capabilities
Limited Access
Team or Publishing Template
Specific lists, document libraries, list items, folders, or documents may be viewed; but access to all elements of the site are not granted.
Team or Publishing Template
Items can be viewed on the site pages.
Team or Publishing Template
Users can add or change items on the site pages or in existing lists or document libraries.
Team or Publishing Template
Page layout can be modified by members in the browser or from within SharePoint Designer 2010.
Full Control
Team or Publishing Template
All capabilities are provided including permission management.
View Only
Publishing Template
Users may view pages, list items, and documents.
Publishing Template
Users may approve pages, list items, or documents submitted by others.
Manage Hierarchy
Publishing Template
Users may edit pages, list items, and documents. Manage Hierarchy permissions also allow the users to create sites.
Restricted Read
Publishing Template
Users may view pages and documents; however, historical versions are not available

How to Create New SharePoint 2010 Web Application and Configuring Claim Based Authentication

In this post I am going to explain how to create new SharePoint 2010 web application and configure claim based authentication for newly created web App.

Please follow these steps:

1. Launch Central Administration.

2. Select the Application Management section from the left menu.

3. In the Web Applications collection, select Manage Web Applications.

4. On the Web Applications tab of the Ribbon, select New.

5. In the New Web Application screen, select Claims Based Authentication.

     6.  Accept all other defaults and click OK. Be patient. The process of creating a new WebApp can take several minutes.

     7. The Application Created screen will be displayed. Read the provided information and click OK.  

New SharePoint 2010 Web Application

    Note:  You cannot switch from claims based authentication to classic mode authentication. It is possible to convert from classic mode authentication to claims based authentication. 

 The following TechNet article explains the CMA to CBA conversion process:


SharePoint 2010 Core Editions and Features by Editions

In this article i am going to explain SharePoint 2010 Core Editions and Import facts about these editions. In next section i will explain features of Sharepoint 2010 by editon. SharePoint 2010 Core Editions
SharePoint 2010 Editions Licensing Important Facts
Foundation Windows Server must be licensed; SQL Server Standard Edition is recommended (SQL Server Express Edition may be used for small-scale deployments); Foundation Edition license is free Provides a collaboration and content-management platform. Web-based applications may be built and customized atop this platform. Is useful for small businesses and departmental deployments.
Standard Windows Server must be licensed; SQL Server Standard or Enterprise Edition is recommended; SharePoint Server 2010 must be licensed. Provides all of the capabilities of the Foundation Edition. Supports search capabilities. Supports My Sites and user profiles. Supports social tagging. Is useful for medium to large businesses and smaller deployments demanding the features provided by this edition.
Enterprise Windows Server must be licensed; SQL Server Enterprise Edition is recommended; SharePoint Server 2010 must be licensed. Provides all of the capabilities of the Foundation and Standard Editions. Supports Business Intelligence components such as Access Services and Excel Services. Supports PerformancePoint services. Is useful for large businesses and smaller deployments demanding the features provided by this edition.

How to use Windows Azure Access Controls Services Authentication with SharePoint 2010

In this article i am going to explain how we can use windows Azure access controls services authenticaiton with SharePoint 2010. By using windows Azure access control services authentication we can connect to Sharepoint 2010 with federated Live ID, Google ID, and Facebook ID.  This is lengthy guide so bear with me, i am going explain all step by step. (more…)