Monthly Archives: January 2013

SharePoint 2013 Installation – IISExt.vbs

The pre-requisites installation in one of my recent SharePoint 2013 farm installations was failing at the step where it configures the Application Server and Web Server role for the Server: Further, the error logs had the following entry: ——————————————————————————————————- – … Continue reading

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Configure Apps for SharePoint 2013

Microsoft has published a very comprehensive set of guidelines for installing, configuring and managing Apps for SharePoint 2013. These guidelines are available on the TechNet site here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fp161232.aspx. Without duplicating those details however, I wanted to capture the few necessary steps for those who wanted … Continue reading

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SharePoint 2013 RTM on Windows Server 2012: Virtual Machine Download

UPDATE: I have created a new VM with SharePoint 2013 SP1 and SQL Server 2014 on Windows Server 2012 R2. This updated VM is available on my blog at: https://gauravmahajan.net/2014/08/17/sharepoint-server-2013-sp1-virtual-machine-download/. The licenses on VM available through the blog below have expired and I’ll recommend … Continue reading

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Moving all SharePoint databases to a new server

Recently, our team was tasked with moving all the SharePoint databases of a SharePoint 2007 farm from one database server to another. Microsoft recommends using SQL aliases while installing SharePoint. This makes such database moves much easier. Unfortunately, this guideline was not … Continue reading

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