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Feb
6
comment Search Index degraded, index reset never completes
Indeed. The steps outlined in that blog are a good troubleshooting step for this type of problem.
Feb
5
comment Search Index degraded, index reset never completes
I'd consider index reset a "last resort" for production systems with lots of content (hundreds of GB -> TBs+). The time to delete the index and crawl will be insane. For smaller farms index reset can be a nice evening activity that goes well with some scotch. Recreating the search service is the atomic bomb response, recreating the farm is the last resort.
Feb
5
comment Search Index degraded, index reset never completes
Have you customized the search service (managed properties, content sources, etc)? Might save time and stress just to delete and recreate the service with the desired database names.
Jan
28
comment Address of site
0.01 ms vs 0.009 ms
Jan
25
comment Search processes consuming a lot of memory
It's worth pointing out that the search service consuming a lot of memory is expected out of the box if none of these settings have been changed.
Jan
19
comment How to find the last Logged-In time for the external user for a Sharepoint online Site?
I don't believe this is possible, and my hope is that I am incorrect and someone will come and prove me wrong. :)
Jan
19
comment Does anyone know of a site that keeps track of monthly Microsoft updates that effect SharePoint?
As always, thank you to both Trevor and Todd for this service. :)
Jan
11
comment SharePoint 2013 Site Collection Lookup List
I'm not certain that you can traverse site collections like this. A site collection is supposed to be a self-contained unit. I may very well be wrong, I guess I'm saying that I feel that this might not be possible.
Jan
11
comment Distributed cache stuck on starting
Have you installed the AppFabric CU3 or later? CU7 is the latest CU. There were issues with Distributed Cache functioning as expected with the version of AppFabric that is part of the prerequisites installer
Dec
16
comment Error in User Profile Service connection (it was working fine before)
ok... so what was the resolution? Checking the logs was the next step, what was found in the logs?
Dec
11
comment SP2013 Drag and Drop not working on 1 server out of 3
Ok, so just to confirm my understanding. When you are testing this you send a request to 'http:// sharepointurl'. How are you making sure which server you hit at that point? Is the LB directing to a specific WFE? Are you using a hosts file?
Dec
10
revised How to make the a custom search the default search in SharePoint 2010
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Dec
10
comment How to make the a custom search the default search in SharePoint 2010
Ohhh. OK. Just edit the display group. Standby, I'll update my answer.
Dec
9
comment SP2013 Drag and Drop not working on 1 server out of 3
How are you validating you are hitting BOX3 when it's not working? Are you using the same URL for testing each server?
Dec
9
answered How to make the a custom search the default search in SharePoint 2010
Dec
8
answered New SharePoint WFE Build - When should I patch?
Dec
8
comment SP2013 Drag and Drop not working on 1 server out of 3
How are users connecting to different WFEs? Are they using different URLs?
Dec
8
comment Event ID 5586, error seems related to search
I suggest looking in the ULS logs around the time the event gets logged to see if there is any other supporting evidence to the cause of the issue. Do a Merge-SPLogFile for a few minutes before and after the time in the event and then search the outputted log for the error from the event.
Dec
6
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Nov
30
comment Removing Content Type: already in use even if removed from all lists
As an explanation, the reason the items/lists/libraries need to be removed from the recycle bin is because SharePoint tries to support the scenario where a user restores content. If the content type no longer exists, the item won't restore as expected. By preventing the deletion of the content type, SharePoint is protecting this issue from happening.