SharePoint : Delete “Scheduling Start Date” and “Scheduling End Date” columns using PowerShell

In general, we can delete the columns using UI from SharePoint pretty easily. But some columns are not allowed to be deleted using UI but are allowed to be deleted using PowerShell. But there are some columns which are not deleted from PowerShell as well without some tweaks. Following is the snippet for deleting the column using … Continue reading SharePoint : Delete “Scheduling Start Date” and “Scheduling End Date” columns using PowerShell

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SharePoint 2013 : Orphaned Content Database Removal

Orphaned Content Database - By orphaned content database I mean that the content database is not associated to any web application and is not visible by using Get-SPContentDatabase command. So, what is the need of removing the Orphaned Database. Recently, I accidentally removed a database and added it back but somehow it was not adding back … Continue reading SharePoint 2013 : Orphaned Content Database Removal

SharePoint CU Installation – An error occurred while running detection

Sometimes when we try to install patches in SharePoint environment we face the error stating An error occurred while running detection. This is due to a reason that SharePoint couldn't recognize whether the version of the patch that is going  to be installed is valid for your environment or not. Solution: Its solution is very simple. … Continue reading SharePoint CU Installation – An error occurred while running detection

SharePoint HRESULT: 0x80131904

Description: This is quite annoying message from SharePoint. This error would be encountered whenever you want to make any changes or try to add list item, create a site, basically adding anything into SharePoint. Cause: Insufficient space on DB server or basically in the database. Resolution: To get this error removed just increase the size … Continue reading SharePoint HRESULT: 0x80131904

Install Office Web App Server 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2

Let me give you a brief about what Office Web App Server is for those who don't know what it is used for. Its basically a server which provides the Office Services to edit or view the office documents in the browser itself without the need of office installed on local machine of end users. Installing … Continue reading Install Office Web App Server 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2

Extract WSP Contents using PowerShell

Recently, I encountered a requirement to extract the wsps from SharePoint Content Database and extract its contents. Extraction of WSP is already mentioned in many blogs. So, I would just guide how to extract the WSP contents. Following is the command which is used to extract the WSP contents and saves its contents to a … Continue reading Extract WSP Contents using PowerShell