The scenario I’m blogging today is common for both SharePoint 2010 & SharePoint 2013 Hosting. Also you can find so many blog posts written about changing SharePoint admin account password or changing SharePoint Service account password. But what if you use the same admin user in two farms in two different geographical locations. Assume, we have two farms, one in US and another in Singapore two directory servers enabled with AD Sync. Your requirement is to change the password of the SharePoint Setup admin (SP_Admin) which is a managed user that has been used both in US farm and the farm in Singapore to setup SharePoint.
There you select the user, edit the settings and change the password of the user. Simple as that. But what about the other farm? Same process won’t work as you have already changed the password of the same user.
Log in to the second farm, fire up SharePoint PowerShell window with admin privileges.
Type the cmdlet given below.
Set-SPManagedAccount -UseExistingPassword -Identity YourDomain\SP_Admin
This will save your day. But let’s look into what goes behind.
SharePoint saves all Managed user passwords in config database. So when we change it in the first farm it saves the new password in the config database. But now considering the second farm, it still have the old password saved in the database. If you try to add a new password, SharePoint will compare the existing saved password with the current password (which we changed in the first farm) of the user and will not allow you to change the password from the second server.
So the easiest option available is to ask SharePoint to save and use the existing password of the user.
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1) First, You must Log into SharePoint.
2) In the Quick Launch bar, click on Site Contents.
3) Click on new subsite.
4) Fill in the details of your new subsite the same way you would for a new site: title, description, URL, language and template.
Note: You may wonder where all the templates went between SharePoint 2010 and 2013.
5) If you wish to have the same user and content permissions as the parent site, click the Use same permissions as parent site radio button. If you wish this subsite to have different permissions than other parts of your site, click on Use unique permissions.
Determine if this subsite will show up in the Quick Launch bar and top link bar of the parent site by selecting Yes or No.
Choose to have the parent site top link bar as this subsite’s top link bar by clicking on Yes, otherwise click on No.
6) Finnaly, your new blog site will be successfully created.
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If you are reading this post, most probably you have difficulties to install SharePoint 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2. According to the official Microsoft Statement, this is not supported until release of Service Pack 1 for SP2013. However, if you don’t want to wait and also already love advantages of R2, within this post I will share my successful experience installing SP2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2.
1. Login to your R2 server as Administrator. You can as well perform this step under the Farm Administrator account, which should be also local administrator on the server. Start Power Shell as Administrator and execute following statements:
Import-Module ServerManager Add-WindowsFeature NET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45,NET-WCF-TCP-Activation45,NET-WCF-Pipe-Activation45 -Source D:\Sources\sxs Add-WindowsFeature Net-Framework-Features,Web-Server,Web-WebServer,Web-Common-Http,Web-Static-Content,Web-Default-Doc,Web-Dir-Browsing,Web-Http-Errors,Web-App-Dev,Web-Asp-Net,Web-Net-Ext,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-ISAPI-Filter,Web-Health,Web-Http-Logging,Web-Log-Libraries,Web-Request-Monitor,Web-Http-Tracing,Web-Security,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Filtering,Web-Digest-Auth,Web-Performance,Web-Stat-Compression,Web-Dyn-Compression,Web-Mgmt-Tools,Web-Mgmt-Console,Web-Mgmt-Compat,Web-Metabase,Application-Server,AS-Web-Support,AS-TCP-Port-Sharing,AS-WAS-Support, AS-HTTP-Activation,AS-TCP-Activation,AS-Named-Pipes,AS-Net-Framework,WAS,WAS-Process-Model,WAS-NET-Environment,WAS-Config-APIs,Web-Lgcy-Scripting,Windows-Identity-Foundation,Server-Media-Foundation,Xps-Viewer -Source D:\Sources\sxs
Note: D:\ is your Windows installation media.
2. Download all prerequisites from the Internet and save it on local disk of the server, e.g. C:\SP2013Prereq:
SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Native Client
Microsoft WCF Data Services 5.0
Microsoft Information Protection and Control Client (MSIPC)
Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 SP1 (x64)
Windows Identity Extensions
Windows Identity Foundation (KB974405)
Windows Server AppFabric
CU 1 for AppFabric 1.1 (KB2671763)
3. Install all prerequisites directly from the prerequisites folder in the download sequence, EXCEPT the last two (AppFabric and CU 1 for AppFabric).
4. AppFabric requires special configuration, therefore installing it usual way is not be enough for SharePoint. Install it using following statement from command line:
WindowsServerAppFabricSetup_x64.exe /i CacheClient","CachingService","CacheAdmin /gac
Note: The syntax with quotas is correct, it separates commas, not the components.
5. Install AppFabric1.1-RTM-KB2671763-x64-ENU
6. Restart your server
Congratulations! Now you will be able to start SharePoint 2013 installer directly and to continue with SharePoint 2013 installation and configuration.
In this article we will show how to create search service application in SharePoint. From central administration home page click on manage service applications. Click new icon form ribbon bar and click on “search service application”
From the opened screen enter the name for search service application , choose search service account “service account that we used for configure all services” , choose or create a new application pool that will used by search admin web service also do the same step for application Pool for Search Query and Site Settings Web Service then click OK.
Go to SharePoint Central Administration, and then select Application Management.
Then select Manage service applications.
Select search service application and then click manage on the ribbon on the top.
In the left hand bar click content source.
Then click on the down arrow next to the local SharePoint sites and select start full crawl.
Wait until the status becomes Idle.
What is SPMetal?
SPMetal is a command-line tool that generates entity classes, which provide an object-oriented interface to the Microsoft SharePoint Foundation content databases. These classes are primarily used in LINQ to SharePoint queries; but they are also used to add, delete, and change list items with concurrency conflict resolution. Finally, they can be used as an alternative to the regular SharePoint Foundation object model for referencing content.
How to Use SPMetal?
To generate the entity class using SPMetal:
Go to the path
C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\15\BIN
Open command Window here:
Run the command here:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\15\BIN>Spmetal.exe /web: http://Your Site/ /code: [File location to save]/Myentitycontext.cs
Different Command Line Options
Using in Visual Studio
When you are creating an application using this entity class, you need to add the reference Microsoft.Sharepoint.LINQ. In code behind of Webpart, add the following namespaces:
Insert a value to “Country” List
Create a list in SharePoint and insert a value through VS2012 console application:
using (MyentitycontextDataContext myEntity = new MyentitycontextDataContext(“http://sptest:1001″))
CountryItem myCountry = new CountryItem();
myCountry.Title = “My Country1″;
myCountry.CountryName = “USA”;
Now refresh the site the value is inserted:
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