Microsoft Server Apps





Microsoft server applications are those applications developed specifically, but not necessarily exclusively, on the Windows Server platform. In addition to well-known products like SQL Server, Exchange, Internet Information Services (IIS), Microsoft Dynamics, Forefront, Lync and Sharepoint, they include applications like Skype, BizTalk, Hyper-V, Groove and Commerce Server. Server applications are managed with the Microsoft System Center.

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We would like to create a set of folders and word-templates in a document-library in an easy way. It is for our suppliers that need the same set of folders and files for each supplier. Would it be possible to make "button" under "New" that asks for a supplier-number and then creates the folder structure and copies the word-templates into the newly created folders?

Thanks in advance.
I am trying to update the password for the data source for the sccm reports. When I change the password and test connection it says everything is good. I type the password again and hit apply. Next I can run the reports find. About 30 seconds later the reports start failing again with the error.
An error has occurred during report processing. (rsProcessingAborted)
Cannot impersonate user for data source 'ID5C6358F24BB64a1bA16E8D96795D8602'. (rsErrorImpersonatingUser)
Log on failed. Ensure the user name and password are correct. (rsLogonFailed)
Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password

So the new password works for a little bit then it defaults back to the old one. Is there something I am missing?
I am updating this under http://server/Reports/ then click ConfigMgr_SES then click the only data source at the bottom.

I have migrated an Exchange 2007 (from SBS 2008) server to an Exchange 2013 running on Windows Server 2012R2.  However, Autodiscover is not working properly.  Note: I have uninstalled Exchange 2007 from the SBS server so the Exchange 2013 is the only exchange server in the environment.  When I run test-outlookwebservices | fl I am receiving System.Net.WebException: The remote server returned an error: (401) Unauthorized. --->
System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: The target principal name is incorrect
   at System.Net.NTAuthentication.GetOutgoingBlob(Byte[] incomingBlob, Boolean throwOnError,
SecurityStatus& statusCode)
   at System.Net.NTAuthentication.GetOutgoingBlob(String incomingBlob)
   at System.Net.NegotiateClient.DoAuthenticate(String challenge, WebRequest webRequest,
ICredentials credentials, Boolean preAuthenticate)
   at System.Net.NegotiateClient.Authenticate(String challenge, WebRequest webRequest,
ICredentials credentials)
   at System.Net.AuthenticationManagerDefault.Authenticate(String challenge, WebRequest reque
ICredentials credentials)
   at System.Net.AuthenticationState.AttemptAuthenticate(HttpWebRequest httpWebRequest,
ICredentials authInfo)
   at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.CheckResubmitForAuth()
   at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.CheckResubmit(Exception& e, Boolean& disableUpload)
   --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
   at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetResponse()
We are running RemoteApp on a Windows 2008 R2 server.  We are publishing 3 apps, one of which is Excel.  We have 5 office worldwide.  One of our USA offices is having problems connecting to the Published Apps.  We are able to logon to RemoteApp with no problem.  When we launch any of the Published Applications, we are prompted for user credentials.  When we enter the credentials, we are receiving an error, "The logon attempt failed."  The clients are all running Windows 7 and IE11.  Something seems to have changed for this site, because we were able to launch Published Apps from this network previously.  Published Apps are working for all other locations.

hello we are about to install DFS on a server with existing shares. If I install DFS in preparation to migrate existing shares to DFS namespace, will that break any existing shares?
I have a Microsoft SQL database that imports a CSV file into a table daily.  All of the fields in the database have a data type of nvarchar(max) and the fields in the CSV are all strings (enclosed in double quotes).  

There is a field in the CSV file -- invoice_date -- that is the date that an item was created.  It is in the format of mm/dd/yyyy, but single digit months and days do not have a leading zero.  

In the database table, there is another field -- import_date -- that is the date that the CSV was imported and it is formatted as yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss.ssss .

I need to be able to compare these fields against today's date and also against the date of ten days ago.

I need a query that does the following.

select *
from import_table
where import_date = cast(getdate() as date)
and invoice_date <is less than 10 days old>

I tried to convert and cast the invoice_date and the getdate() function in that last line, but it gets an error attempting to convert the string to a date.  What is the easiest way to accomplish this?
I have a problem clearing exchange logs after backup. Let me first describe the current configuration.

There are (were) two virtualized exchange 2010 servers (EX1 and EX2 with DB1 and DB2) at different locations connected by 10 Mbps link used also for other purposes.
At start there was one database DB1 at EX1 for users located at first site and second database located at EX2 for users located at second site.
Then it was created a test DAGDB on these two servers with a test DAG database active on EX1 and healthy copy status at EX2. Two existing mailboxes were moved to this test DAGDB.
When running backup DAGDB and DB2 logs gets truncated, but not BD1 logs. For backup is used DPM. Also running local windows full backup does not make any difference.

DPM says: synchronization for replica of mailbox database DB1 in EX1 failed besause the replica is not in a valid state or it is in an inactive state. ID 30300 Details: Vss Error: the writer experienced a non-transient error. If the backup process is retired, the error is likeky to reoccur. 0x800423F4

Windows backup says: Last backup successful. MSExchangeIS 9781 Exchange VSS Writer has successfuly completed the copy or differential backup of database DB1. No log files were truncated for this database.

The final plan is to have two databases in this DAG, where on EX1 is DB1 active and DB2 passive and on EX2 DB1 is passive and DB2 active. Should I have some problems (including backup) using this configuration?

Thank you for …
PowerShell Script to add multiple users to Lync 2013. We need a script that we could use to add batches of 100 users at a time to Lync 2013?

I need a SCCM collection query with which I can find computers/workstations who have already a SCCM client installed
AND who have a specific site code like " abc".

Many thanks in advance
how to convert addin of  .exe file  to msi package (silent installation)
Server back is failing with error code 2155348001.

I saw a fix on several sites, including technet, to create a Timeout key in the registry with a time of 20 minutes because it is taking Backup more than 10 minutes to make the Volume Shadow Copy.  Did that; with  (key value = decimal 12000000 which the answer said = 20 minutes).  Ran a one time backup.  Still failed, but the only effect of the registry entry seems to have been for it to have taken 4 hours from triggering the job to the appearance of the error in Event Viewer.

Does anyone know the right answer?  The other answers floating around out there aren't helping.

Ron Hicks, Arlington VA

I am hearing of an exciting new technology called Office Web Apps (OWA) where Office files can be viewed and edited via a browser. This brings many possibilities to the mobile world meaning that we can offer file editing via a mobile browser rather than requiring an Office editing application on the device.

Had a couple of questions:

1. Is SharePoint 2013 a pre-req

2. Do the files need to be held on SharePoint 2013? I assume so, otherwise what is the SP2013 involvement?

3. Can someone confirm that both viewing and editing are supported?

4. Is there offline viewing/ editing capability (big one for mobile)

5. Is there a restriction on the type of browser supported

6. What exactly is the Office Web App server? How does this fit into anything?

Any links to how this works in terms of flow would be really great.
I have configured SCCM so that it will download all critical updates, definition updates, security updates, service packs, update rollups and updates for Win 7 Pro and Office 2013. Lync 2013 is part of Office 2013 as well.

My problem is this. Microsoft release an update for Lync  that includes the new Skype for Business client

If I search for this specific kb in all software updates in SCCM, I can not see it. If I synchronize software updates and then search for the kb again, I still am not able to see the kb.

If I look on a WSUS server, kb 2889923 is available for approval and install.
I have attached a doc with screenshots as well.

I would like to just use SCCM for the Microsoft updates, and not have to point to the WSUS server. Not sure what I am missing, but the configs look the same, yet the KB in question is not available in SCCM.

Any thoughts would be appreciated

Thank you in advance


We have many issues with the current SCCM 2012 R2 Site  Server. So we decided to create
a new SCCM Site System server including a new site of course.

But, we don't know how to migrate the workstations with the existing SCCM Client installation
still pointing and communicating with the current SCCM server.

What is the best way to catch and migrate these workstations to the newer site? After migration
we would then remove the old server.

Hello Everyone:

I am new to using the UDI Wizard Designer within MDT 2013.

When I click on Preview to see how the pages will look, it is not providing me the page.  It actually doesn't do anything.

Any thoughts if I need to install any other pre-requisite software?

Thank you for any assistance you can provide,

We have Management Reporter 2013 CU13 on the Legacy Provider.

I know that this is a broad question.  But, is there a way to make the reports generate faster?

True, we have 15 entities being reported on in our trees.  And, most of the reports are generating at a good clip.

But, if we run reports as Consolidated with "Financial and Account" or "Financial, Account and Transaction", the report generation can take as long as thirty minutes.  I discovered this, last Friday.

So, today, I modified settings in the MRServiceHost.exe.config file in order to prevent any possible timeouts.  I have not had a chance to see if this has caused an improvement.  I want to start by, again, asking if there are additional ways of improving the speed.

Thank you!  Much appreciated!

Trying to open an excel spreadsheet in my browser for editing, but it wont let me. For some reason the  SharePoint OpenDocuments Class is not functioning correctly. Im never asked if I want to read only or edit. And its not affecting all users. Just one I know of so far. Any ideas? Some of the errors refer back to users temp files..
Hi All,

Our user computers are running out space and we narrowed it down to the CCM cache folder in windows that is taking up the space. Is there a script that we can run system wide to delete and clean up the space, both cache and persistent. I looked over the internet and tried a couple but nothing works. Thanks in advance for you help
I have a MS DPM 2012 R2 backup job running for my SQL servers.

It gives me the option to pick which dB I want to back up.  The backup job is configured to run @ a certain date/time.

Now I want to create a different backup job for the same dBs, but for long term storage backups, but when I go in and

try to pick the databases it does not give me that option.

Is it true you cannot run two different backups in parallel because another job is configured.

I want to create two backup jobs that do 2 different things.

Is this not an option in DPM?

Dear EE,

the migration of Public folder from exchange 2007 to exchange 2013 is failed so I started troubleshooting as referred in the below link: 

in that link they said:

Run the following commands to find the migration user and the corresponding MRS job targeting the primary mailbox:

$primaryMailboxGuid = (Get-OrganizationConfig $org).RootPublicFolderMailbox.HierarchyMailboxGuid
$primaryMailboxUser = $users | ?{$_.MailboxGuid -eq $primaryMailboxGuid}
$primaryMailboxJob = Get-PublicFolderMailboxMigrationRequest "$org\$($primaryMailboxUser.RequestGuid)"

when I run the third one i got a red error saying:

Insufficient information was supplied to GetObjects and the command couldn't find any requests.
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-PublicFolderMailboxMigrationRequest], ManagementObjectNotFoundExc
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : [Server=ex2013,RequestId=xxxx-xxx-xx-xx-xxx,TimeStamp=3/5/2016 9:01
   :04 AM] [FailureCategory=Cmdlet-ManagementObjectNotFoundException] xxxx,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.Recipien
    + PSComputerName        :
can someone give me a rundown on "boundaries, pxe boot, and how a soft form factor desktop with sccm be a break-fix server?".  also, is what is hpca? is it like sccm, but hp's/radia's version of end user management software?

Dear EE experts,

We would like to ask on how to have a separate survey result in SharePoint 2013. We created a survey, that have 2 questions only. First one is radio button selection, then the second one is multiple choices, using a "Check boxes". Now the question is, on how to have a separate result for question#2. Is it possible not to combine the result for this item and that item and so on... We would like to see how many users chose this item, that item, and so on, separately... Unlike from the attached screenshot, it combined...
Thank you and hope to hear soon...
We are not able to share powerpoint file on lync 2013. error"couldnt uploadxyz.ppt. Service is not available. please contact your system administrator".
We have checked .netframework . There are events related to powerpoint services on App server.
everyone is having issues. Only sharing ppt file.

Please help..
I have a new 2012R2 Essentials Installation.

I've setup RWW successfully and it works great. However, when I click on the server in the RWW web interface and connect to it via RDP, it only opens the Dashboard, instead of the actual server desktop. Is there any easy way to use this to remote into the desktop, rather than the server dashboard?

Thanks, Jonathan
I'm new to SP administration. Was asked to 'turn off' the Organization Browser that presents under the Organization tab of the MySites page. Anyone able and willing to give me step-by-step to render this functionality inaccessible/non-functional?

Thanks in advance,


Microsoft Server Apps





Microsoft server applications are those applications developed specifically, but not necessarily exclusively, on the Windows Server platform. In addition to well-known products like SQL Server, Exchange, Internet Information Services (IIS), Microsoft Dynamics, Forefront, Lync and Sharepoint, they include applications like Skype, BizTalk, Hyper-V, Groove and Commerce Server. Server applications are managed with the Microsoft System Center.