Microsoft SharePoint





Microsoft Sharepoint is a software platform and family of software products used for collaboration and web publishing combined. These capabilities include developing web sites, portals, intranets, content management systems, search engines, wikis, blogs, and other tools for business intelligence and collaboration. SharePoint has a Microsoft Office-like interface, and it is closely integrated with the Office suite.

Share tech news, updates, or what's on your mind.

Sign up to Post

SharePoint 2016 2 Node Farm Cluster
Windows 2019 Data Center.

After going to Central Administration Application Management Web Applications Manage Web Applications I created a New Web Application
That was successful

Then to Site Collections and created a new Site Collection   that also was successful

Next step is to make sure my Services are started

Service Applications Manage Service applications

My new
User Profile Service Application shows an is started.

But I do not see User Profile SYNC service listed.

So I ran this command  install-spservice

When I go to Services on Server I do not see the SYNC service or my User Profile Service.

Any ideas?
Hi Expert,
I have a SharePoint site which is running under SQL Server 2016 with Always On feature. SQL Server services stopped after a sudden power outage. I started SQL Server but I noticed that secondary replicas all databases are not synchronizing/recovery pending status.

How do I recover my SharePoint site. Please help. Screenshot has attached.
Hi EE,

One user can't log into a Sharepoint 2010 site they are AD authenticated but when they try to sign they get a invalid credentials message. I have recreated the user in Sharepoint User administration no luck and double-checked their group assignments in AD and office 365 no issues.

How would troubleshoot this issue what logs would consult, any guidance is welcome?

Let me start by saying we are a hybrid environment and i have been tasked with opening new sites for my company in SharePoint. I am fairly new to sharepoint. I have had no issues following the company SOP for creating new sites on our sharepoint environment for 8 months now without having any issues. All the sudden in the last few sites ive created i have had errors popping up that i have no idea how to fix. I believe we are on Sharepoint Online 2016 but not certain. Please see attached errors. I have tried to recreate several times. I believe this site/page was created before but then closed. I think i have to completely delete the old site but i dont even know how to do that. I went to the provisioning page and thought i deleted the old site then tried to recreate it but still errors out. Can i have help please. I tried using powershell but i think i need the right module loaded to access sharepoint online but was unsuccessful to loading the modules to run (Remove-SPSite -Identity) but get The term 'Remove-SPSite' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

SharePoint 2016 Cluster 2 Nodes on Windows 2019 Data Center Servers
VMware 6.5 ESXI

Getting this event over and over

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft-SharePoint Products-SharePoint Foundation
Date:          12/3/2019 3:55:31 PM
Event ID:      6398
Task Category: Timer
Level:         Critical
User:          mydom\spfarm
The Execute method of job definition Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.FeedCacheRepopulationJob (ID a4625b8a-c466-4ec3-ac59-440d211392b5) threw an exception. More information is included below.

There are no addresses available for this application.. (Correlation=8cfb1d9f-a8ba-e0f1-3ea7-bc293b93314d)
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-SharePoint Products-SharePoint Foundation" Guid="{6fb7e0cd-52e7-47dd-997a-241563931fc2}" />
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2019-12-03T20:55:31.518294700Z" />
    <Correlation ActivityID="{8cfb1d9f-a8ba-e0f1-3ea7-bc293b93314d}" />
    <Execution ProcessID="4316" ThreadID="8060" />
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-3054588571-1341459584-784128302-3142" />

Open in new window

I was show how to access the responsXML once for my list.  I am trying figure out how to get to the nodes again.  The last time I did it, it was with Chrome Developer tools in the browser.

I have a function like this:

function myFunction(responseXML) {
		var itemList = [];
		for (var i = 0; i < responseXML.getElementsByTagName("entry").length; i++) {
			id = responseXML.getElementsByTagName("entry")[i].childNodes[0].childNodes[0].nodeValue;
			title = responseXML.getElementsByTagName("entry")[i].childNodes[20].childNodes[0].childNodes[5].childNodes[0].nodeValue;
			header = responseXML.getElementsByTagName("entry")[i].childNodes[20].childNodes[0].childNodes[7].childNodes[0].nodeValue;
			urlDescription = responseXML.getElementsByTagName("entry")[i].childNodes[20].childNodes[0].childNodes[8].childNodes[0].childNodes[0].nodeValue;
			url = responseXML.getElementsByTagName("entry")[i].childNodes[20].childNodes[0].childNodes[8].childNodes[1].childNodes[0].nodeValue;
			methodType = responseXML.getElementsByTagName("entry")[i].childNodes[20].childNodes[0].childNodes[9].childNodes[0].nodeValue;
			itemList.push(new Item(id, header, title, url, urlDescription, methodType));

Open in new window

We are upgrading from SharePoint 2010 to 2019 (on premises), and I need to test the web parts I have developed. When I try to recompile in Visual Studio 2019, I get the error:
The required version of SharePoint Foundation or SharePoint Server is not installed on this system. The target version of the SharePoint project is 2010.
I have then tried to change the target framework to 4.7.2, but that didn't help. Please tell me how to change the setup. Thank you so much in advance.

I have a sql database in which I have at table with users and their specific packaging request,
 f.e. User01, date, requestforfirefox  version 65, currentversioncompany is 60, topackage yes, status

The status can be new, packaging etc but also approved or not approved (f.e. Firefox 65 does not start)

Specifically the approved or not approved part,I d like to have a web interface, SharePoint(?)

So the Sharepoint(?) would show only the requests of the user. He could then click ok/nok and if not ok mention why not ok.
This would write in the table of the database.

How to approach.
Please advise.
Some of the columns on the List Web Part have column names like like ‘State’ and have options that are fixed
by the work flow. For instance ‘State’ can be New, Review, Authorize,
Scheduled, Implement, or Closed.

I think I have in the past the List items were created with
drop downs instead of free text so the options for
the ‘State’ Items would be one of the six listed above.

Have tried ‘Modify this View’  and
Site Contents > Change Requests > Settings
but no joy.

Is this a function List items can provide or am I just missing it?


Allen in Dallas
One of our clients does not have a domain.  They are all workgroup machines off a local lan.   Currently all their file shares are shared out from O365's sharepoint.   Can someone tell me how to map folders from O365 to the local windows profile a user is working off of?   Also One Drive is setup and there are some files that were shared from one user to this local profile's One drive however the shared files cannot be seen.  

We have a user who is trying to open these files directly through Quickbooks and other applications but I am unsure how to point local apps to the sharepoint.  Is there a way to map them locally like a google drive?
I need a workaround for an Access database. We only have SharePoint and OneDrive as our sharing options and I would like to enable the database to be accessed by multiple users. We don't have the ability to build/ link in Azure or PowerApps. I know SharePoint has discontinued their Access web application, but still allows for the sharing of files, but I would like everyone to be able to access the database and make changes simultaneously. We are encountering an issue where everything is in Excel and one person has to wait until the document is locked until that person is done with it. Which is one of the reasons why I wanted to move to an Access database. Is it possible to split the database, put the back-end on the sharepoint and link the front-end/ share the front-end with multiple users so the tables are updated simultaneously?
I had this question after viewing O365 2016.

It looks like this solution is only available for O365 not office 2016? Just want to make sure. I have not found the build 1707 or above for office 2016.

Thank you,

SharePoint 2016 Farm on windows 2019 Servers VMs on VMware 6.5

SharePoint Health Check error Server Side Errors

Server Side Issue
I already have the patch installed from the article it refers to.

Any ideas?

Thank you

SharePoint 2016 Farm  on Windows 2019 Servers  VM's VMware 6.5

get this health check

Distributed Cache
I ran this command on both nodes earlier from another Health check error


After this command the above error appeared.

Any ideas?

Thank you

Hi all, it's been awhile but I need some expert guidance here.

I am building a Workflow in SharePoint 2013. I am utilizing SharePoint Designer 2013 to accomplish this.

What I envision, I believe is pretty simple as workflows go, but I'm not sure.

1) I want to place a document in a library (Can that alone trigger the flow?)

2) After that happens, an email with the document attached goes out to 5 people simultaneously (Is that possible?)

3) The email has pre written instructions telling them to review the document and leave comments (How would they leave comments? Do I need to create a list form?)

And that is pretty much it.

Please, if anyone thinks they know how I should go about this, I ask that you not  be vague, but provide specific and copious directions. Many thanks in advance.

We are having an issues with both 'out of the box' workflows and SharePoint Designer (2010) workflows whereas after starting a workflow that includes a step to send an email, the email is not sent. This is sporadic and seems to have no rhyme or reason as to when it happens. It is failing at least %80 of the time. In the SharePoint Designer workflows, if a 1 minute pause is added to the workflow as the first action, after the pause duration the email will go out, %100 of the time.

All other email activity from SharePoint works fine. Notifications and alerts work fine. Workflows that are started via Information Management Policy work fine. It is also possible to send email via PowerShell to the exchange server (MS Exchange 2010) with a %100 success rate.

SharePoint is using Central Administration for the configuration of outgoing email, and no local instance of SMTP server is running on any SharePoint server. It has been confirmed that all SharePoint servers are allowed to send mail anonymously to our Exchange Server.

This issue started recently, after the SharePoint Security Update for Microsoft SharePoint Enterprise Server 2016 (KB4475594)  was deployed on 9/28/2019.

Does anyone have an idea about how to solve this issue?

Hi Experts,

I have added Content-Type to application/json But it's returning Content-Type : text/xml; charset=UTF-8
How to get the Json type. I have tested in the Post man

when i'm calling from C# progarme it's working fine,But it's not working in the Post man API and sharepoint 365 flow
Hi experts,
I have following issue when i'm doing sharepoint 365 live  HTTP . I used parse Jason  in the work flow.
Any idea how to do that much appriciated

See below error message

InvalidJSON. The 'content' property of actions of type 'ParseJson' must be valid JSON. The provided value '<?xml version="1.0"?> <directory> <fieldset> <field id="displayName">Display name</field> <field id="firstName">First name</field> <field id="lastName">Last name</field> <field id="preferredName">Preferred name</field> <field id="gender">Gender</field> <field id="jobTitle">Job title</field> <field id="workPhone">Work Phone</field> <field id="workEmail">Work Email</field> <field id="department">Department</field> <field id="location">Location</field> <field id="division">Division</field> <field id="workPhoneExtension">Work Ext.</field> <field id="photoUploaded">Employee photo</field> <field id="photoUrl">Photo URL</field> <field id="canUploadPhoto">Can Upload Photo</field> </fieldset> <employees> <employee id="440"> <field id="displayName">Brendan Adams</field> <field id="firstName">Brendan</field> <field id="lastName">Adams</field> <field id="preferredName">Brendan</field> <field id="gender">Male</field> <field id="jobTitle">Production Supervisor</field> <field id="workPhone"></field>

When i'm trying to Postman  API out put looks like this

<?xml version="1.0"?>
        <field id="displayName">Display name</field>
        <field id="firstName">First …
I have an InfoPath form that has a start date and start time field created from SharePoint list.
I did not like the text box for the time field so I created 3 separate drop-down lists for hours, minutes and period..
Hoe do I concatenate the 3 fields  and have it save to the start time field when the form is submitted.
I  have sub-sites in SharePoint online that I don't want users to change, but they need to be able to edit lists on the sub-site front page.  I can't find the right combo of permissions, have tried breaking permissions.  If they can edit the list, then they are always also able to change the site page.  How can i allow Contributor users to be able to add/edit/delete list items but prevent them from modifying site pages?
how can i integrate excel with access? For example, We have a database file (.accdb) on a sharepoint, that I would like to pull data from into Excel systematically (call it once a day). I then want to use that data and run various analytics off of it/generate reports.
There is a user that we have that has an occurrence intermittently.  Basically, they are unable to save an updated file in SharePoint because it becomes all of a sudden it becomes read only and they are forced to save a second copy of the file.  This does not happen all the time, but it happens enough to cause an issue.  Typically they are using Microsoft Word when it happens.  Any issues as to why this happens?
wrong URL
Wrong URL showing.

I need to delete the top URL how do I do it.  I know how to add one, but there is no option to remove or edit it.
When copying between on-prem 2013 SharePoint server and SharePoint online (E3 license) through Windows Explorer, drag-and-drop, or upload button, I get an error stating file size too big. The file is about 1.2 GB. I thought the limit was like 15 GB. Found this.

Any help understanding what I am missing is appreciated.
Hi I have following Error Messages. Any idea what to do?

Install-Module -Name SharePointPnPPowerShellOnline -RequiredVersion 2.4.1605.0
PackageManagement\Install-Package : A Microsoft-signed module named 'SharePointPnPPowerShellOnline' with
version '3.14.1910.1' that was previously installed conflicts with the new module
'SharePointPnPPowerShellOnline' from publisher 'CN=thawte Primary Root CA, OU="(c) 2006 thawte, Inc. - For
authorized use only", OU=Certification Services Division, O="thawte, Inc.", C=US' with version '2.4.1605.0'.
Installing the new module may result in system instability. If you still want to install or update, use
-SkipPublisherCheck parameter.
At C:\Program Files (x86)\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\PowerShellGet\\PSModule.psm1:1809 char:21
+ ...          $null = PackageManagement\Install-Package @PSBoundParameters
+                      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (Microsoft.Power....InstallPackage:InstallPackage) [Install-
   Package], Exception
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PublishersMismatch,Validate-ModuleAuthenticodeSignature,Microsoft.PowerShell.P

Microsoft SharePoint





Microsoft Sharepoint is a software platform and family of software products used for collaboration and web publishing combined. These capabilities include developing web sites, portals, intranets, content management systems, search engines, wikis, blogs, and other tools for business intelligence and collaboration. SharePoint has a Microsoft Office-like interface, and it is closely integrated with the Office suite.