SharePoint Server 2019 Public Preview

As expected Microsoft introduced SharePoint server 2019 product in May 2018 SharePoint SharePoint Server 2013conference. The product has more refined feature in terms of user experience, development stuff, security concerns and scalable with Hybrid collaboration environments

Now, public preview available to experience the complete features of next milestone.

SharePoint Server 2019 Public Preview
Product Build Number Package Name Download/Release CU Release Date
SharePiont 2019 16.0.10711.37301 Public preview Download 2018 July 24

Find the major noticeable features;

  1. Modern user experience based on online product
  2. Content across browser and devices
  3. Robust scalability, security and compliance capabilities

Previous production has a limitation in larger file, character restrictions, files/folder names those are improved in 2019

  • File can be upload upto 15GB
  • URL length has been Increases from 260 Unicode code units to 400.

Tip: SharePoint 2019 complete features, checkout white paper.



Clear SharePoint 2013 Config Cache

Everyone looking to clear SharePoint 2013 Config Cache during troubleshoot the farms, here the scripts makes perfect with dynamic values of GUI ID and other parameters. If the farm has a single server would be a easy task to do manually but considering with multi-tier environments need tools. Create a tool and have a tea for while.


SharePoint crawling not working with non-default zone (public facing site)

Its been very long time to back in here to share the work around fixes.  I have been configured public facing branding site in SharePoint 2013 multi tier environment.

Servers in the farm

SPSQL-AG (Availability group listener)

Web application has been extended to Internet zone, which is exposed in public via F5, SSL configured on IIS.

AAM looks like

http://SPAPP-V01:8080       Default      http://SPAPP-V01:8080            Internet              Internet                          Internet                       Internet

SharePoint search was configured with below topology;
SPAPP-V01 : Admin, Crawler, Content Processing, Analytics Processing & Index Partition
SPAPP-V02 : Admin, Crawler, Content Processing, Analytics Processing & Index Partition
SPWFE-V01 : Query Processing
SPWFE-V02 : Query Processing Continue reading “SharePoint crawling not working with non-default zone (public facing site)”

Simple HTML Maintenance Page

We everyone are looking for very simple HTML and classy site maintenance page for hosting. Nowhere we maintenance page

html maintenance page snippet


Apps Configuration for SharePoint 2013

SharePoint apps feature has been looks great in your site. Here the simple steps to configure an apps and few tweaks to ride it.

Before you jump into the configuration check bellow points;Configuration the domain names in DNS

  • Create dedicated forward lookup zone for SharePoint apps
    • On DNS server, click Start to navigate Administrator Tools and open DNS (or) goto run dnsmgmt.msc
    • In DNS manager, right click Forward Lookup Zones and click New Zone
    • In the wizard, click Next
    • In the Zone Type windows, accept the default of Primary Zone then click Next
    • In the Active Directory Zone Replication Scope page, select the appropriate replication method for your environment
    • In Zone Name, enter your app domain name which will be used for SharePoint apps
    • On the Dynamic Updates windows, select the appropriate types which is apt for you environment
    • Click finish to complete the zone creation
  • Create a wildcard Alias (CNAME) for access an apps
    • In DNS manager, click newly created zone and add New Alias to point to the SharePoint server
    • In the New Resource Record windows,  enter the Alias name as Wildcard entry (*)
    • Next you have to select the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for target host
    • Click Ok to finish the steps
  • To verify the new domain name
    • Go to command prompt
    • From the command prompt you can enter wildcard sub domain host like ping, if you get an reply from source system.  Sound great to move on.
  1. Create a new wildcard SSL certificate (If you have SSL)
  2. Configure the Subscription Settings and App Management service applications
    • To enable the Subscription and App management services from CA
      • Go to SharePoint central administrator site
      • Click Manage services on server under System Settings
      • Start App Management Service and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Subscription Settings Service
      • Now you are ready to configure the apps
  3. Configure the App Management service application from CA
    • Go to SharePoint CA
    • Click Manage service applications under Application Management section
    • Top ribbon click New to add App Management Service Application
    • Enter appropriate details like Name, database, app pool account and name
    • Click Ok to create the service application
  4. Configure the App URLs
    • Navigate Apps from Central administrator
    • Click Configure App URLs under App Management
      • An error my throw if the subscription setting service didn’t configured like “The Subscription Settings service and corresponding application and proxy needs to be running in order to make changes to these settings.”
      • Solution: Have to create an service application from PowerShell.  (P.S: We can’t create this service application from CA)
    • In the App domain field, type the domain name which we have created for SharePoint apps
    • In the App prefix field you can use any text for identify it
    • Click Ok
    • Powershell
    • The environment is ready to add apps and use it.  If you are a system account then you will get an error “Everything is fine, but we had a small problem getting your license. Please go back to the SharePoint Store to get this app again and you won’t be charged for it.” because the System Account couldn’t make it.  So use other account to add an app to your site.


Download Installed SharePoint Solutions

Here some very useful PowerShell script to download installed SharePoint solutions from the farm.



Upgrade SharePoint 2013 Enterprise 15.0.4569.1000 to 15.0.4641.1000

To upgrading SharePoint server 2013 Enterprise from 15.0.4569.1000 to 15.0.4641.1000 had a long investigation and searching on web made me confusion.  Even I didn’t find any clear way that to reach there.  So I kept my finger crossed and jump into my another SP Farm which has the same build.  Finally got a clue and spins a toss.  What does it? Just keep down your’s eyes 🙂

Once we upgraded SP1 then have to install Aug 2014 CU’s (KB2883086, KB2883085,  KB2883078, KB2880559, KB2760213).

After that we have to install the security update for SP server KB2880994 file.

Finally you will get an updated SharePoint server 2013 enterprise with Build 15.0.4641.1000.


Verifying SMTP SharePoint Outbound mail settings

Once we configured the SharePoint outbound mail server then our responsible to test the setup. Here the small powershell snippet will do!

If you get “True” the configuration perfectly alright, else you have to check the ULS log to find an issue. Suppose if you are not getting a mail you have to check smtp log or address to exchange/wintel team.

Create claims-based web application from SharePoint PowerShell

Creating claims-based web application is more flexible with SharePoint PowerShell script than CA. Here, the snippet for http and ssl site.


Delete SharePoint list items from PowerShell

Here the quick solution to clean/delete all items from the SharePoint list.