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Unable to open Office Documents, SharePoint 2013 On-Prem

  We have recently encountered a strange issue where users get stuck on the Word, Excel, Powerpoint splash logo where it says “Contacting the server for information.”  We have spent several days on this issue and it seems to have impacted a large user base. I am working with the team here to find a resolution […]

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SharePoint 2013 SP1: Configuration Wizard Issues New Installation, SDDL Invalid SID

During an install of SharePoint 2013 SP1 the following issues was encountered post installation where the configuration wizard would fail with the following error: failed to create sample data “The SDDL string contains an invalid sid or sid that cannot be translated” To resolve this issue I attempted to run all SharePoint servers as the local […]

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SharePoint 2013 SP1: Configuration Wizard Issues New Installation, TimeoutException

During an install of SharePoint 2013 SP1 the following issues was encountered post installation where the configuration wizard would fail to register SharePoint services. The following error was displayed: Exception: System.ServiceProcess.TimeoutException: Time out has expired and the operation has not been completed. To correct this issue we add two registry key values: – “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\<version>\LauncherSettings” – […]

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SharePoint 2013: Critical Event 6398, Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileImportJob

My event log has been spamming with messages from Event ID 6398, SharePoint Foundation reading:  The Execute method of job definition Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileImportJob (ID c20274aa-c269-485a-bad8-cd7f539090cc) threw an exception. More information is included below. Access to the requested resource(s) is denied Following various instruction online I restated the FIM services. For those of you wondering what FIM Services […]

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Renaming SharePoint 2013 Server

I spent sometime today renaming SharePoint 2013 Servers for a project I was pulled in on. It involved using PowerShell cmdlets and other administrative tasks. The project required me to “Clone” SharePoint farm servers to make template environments for demonstration and development task. I originally followed steps provided here: Renaming SharePoint then later streamlined the process so its […]