What a modern intranet home page looks like (Sharepoint 2013)

What’s New and Different in SharePoint 2013

Deactivate the New Item Pop Up Window in SharePoint 2010

Does this pop up menu irritate you in your lists when you click Add New Item? Especially because you can’t send the link for people to fill in a form.  You would need to edit the link and replace allitems.asp with newform.aspx first.

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It’s super easy to deactivate that.  Click on List on the ribbon, List Settings and Advanced Settings.  Right at the bottom is Dialogs – simply change that setting to No.

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Then when you click Add New Item again in your list – voila! Now it’s easy to send out the link and ask people to fill in your form.

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Ref : veroniquepalmer

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Fix Memory Leak in SharePoint 2013 Preview (Microsoft Office 2013 Component / NodeRunner.exe)

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I’ve recently run into performance issues with my new SharePoint 2013 Preview development environment. A quick investigation in Task Manager highlight Memory usage as my issue. The culprit processes are Microsoft Office 2013 component. I see SharePoint 2013 is somehow behind my issue.I’ve recently run into performance issues with my new SharePoint 2013 Preview development environment. A quick investigation in Task Manager highlight Memory usage as my issue. The culprit processes are Microsoft Office 2013 component. I see SharePoint 2013 is somehow behind my issue.

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What are these Microsoft Office 2013 components and why are they consuming so much memory?

Switching to the details tab, these Microsoft Office 2013 components show up as noderunner.exe

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Now having a bit more to search on I quickly uncovered the TechNet article SharePoint 2013 Preview – Hungry search service

This article attributes the issue to a memory leak in the SharePoint 2013 Preview Search Service.

To apply the fix from this article on the SharePoint 2013 server start the SharePoint 2013 Management Shell and and enter the following command:

Set-SPEnterpriseSearchService –PerformanceLevel Reduced

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To ensure the setting has been changed enter the following command:

Get-SPEnterpriseSearchService

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Then you need to edit the noderunner.exe.config file located at:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\15.0\Search\Runtime\1.0\noderunner.exe.config

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Edit this file (I used Notepad), and locate the line <nodeRunnerSettings memoryLimitMegabytes=”0” />

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Provide a memory limit for the noderunner process, I set the limit at 250 as shown below.

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After making these changes I recommend you restart your server. Although I have had no problem with just killing the noderunner.exe processes in Task Manager; SharePoint creates them again almost immediately.

Keep in mind this fix is suggested for SharePoint 2013 Preview only, I’m hoping the bug will be fixed for RTM.

Ref : camerondwyer

Noderunner.exe Temporary Fix

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My SP2013 server was getting slower and slower and I could not even create a site collection anymore, so I looked into Task Manager and the processes. Found a new one, noderunner.exe, and it was consuming a lot of CPU.

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That process is the Search service, with a new process name. Restarted the SharePoint Search Host Controller service and the performance looked a bit healthier after that

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Ref : sharepointbabe

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Windows Explorer Doesn’t Show Thumbnail Previews in Windows Server 2012 R2

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Actually its a very common problem in Windows. Sometimes Windows Explorer doesn’t show thumbnail previews for images (Esp png files).

It might be due to a bug or the user accidentally turned off thumbnails using Folder Options or System Properties.

Anyway if you are also facing this problem, you can use following easy fix to show thumbnails again in Windows Explorer:

1. Open Windows Explorer, click on Organize button present in command bar and select “Folder and search options“.

2. Now go to View tab and make sure “Always show icons, never thumbnails” option is not enabled i.e. its disabled.

If the option is enabled, uncheck the checkbox and click on Apply button.

It should fix the problem. If you can’t access Folder Options, you can use following alternative method:

1. Type sysdm.cpl in RUN or Start Menu search box and press Enter. It’ll open System Properties.

2. Go to “Advanced” tab and click on “Settings” button in “Performance” section.

3. Now make sure “Show thumbnails instead of icons” option is enabled.

If its not enabled, enable the option and click on Apply button.

That’s it. Now you should get thumbnail previews in Windows Explorer without any problem.

Using “Split View” To Display Reports And Gantt Chart Together In MS Project 2013

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I am pretty sure many of you using MS Project 2013 already know this one, but I just woke up to it, and documenting it for the rest of the population.

One cool thing about Reports in Project 2013 is that they can be used in a Split View, like the timeline. For example, you could have a cool dashboard showing up along with the Gantt Chart as shown below:

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And it is so easy to do. Here are the steps:

  1. Open Project 2013, and Click on Reports Tab
  2. Select the Report of your choice.
  3. Now Navigate to the View Tab, and select Details >> Gantt Chart

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That’s it. The view will display as shown in the first screenshot above. And if you save with that same display, next time when you open it will come back up. Of course, you can mix and match what you want to display in each of the split areas.

Unfortunately, there does not seem to be a way of saving the view and making it part of Enterprise Global.

Workaround: SharePoint 2013 Preview prerequisite installer doesn’t install the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Native Client

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If you install SharePoint 2013 Preview by running the prerequisite installer (Microsoft SharePoint Products Preparation Tool) and you see this line in the log file:

Error: The tool was unable to install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Native Client.

Use these steps to work around the problem:

  • Go to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=262370 and manually download and install the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Native Client (1033\x64\sqlncli.msi).

    Important! Do not download and use 1033\IA64\sqlncli.msi or 1033\x86\sqlncli.msi. These versions are not supported for this preview release.

  • Run the Microsoft SharePoint Products Preparation Tool again.

The local farm is not accessible. Cmdlets with FeatureDependencyId are not registered

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When you launch the SharePoint 2013 or 2010 Management Shell (in this case SharePoint 2013) :

Run SharePoint 2013 PowerShell Management

The following error occured : “The local farm is not accessible. Cmdlets with FeatureDependencyId are not registered”

CMD for SharePoint 2013 PowerShell Management

So to solve this problem

Launch this cmdlet as administrator and type

Add-SPShellAdmin -UserName Domain\User

In Other Cases you need to run the configuration wizard again.

Starting/Running SQL SERVER 2012 (SQL Permissions) for SharePoint 2013

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You need to give the SharePoint Account that you plan to install and configure SharePoint with some elevated rights in SQL. Typically we recommend you use a dedicated account [Domain]\[SharePoint Admin] and this account will need the following roles on the SQL Server.

  • DB_Creator
  • Security_Admin
  • Public

From your newly installed SQL Server click Start > All Programs > Microsoft SQL Server 2012 > SQL Server Management 2012.

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After waiting this loading user settings screen will appear:

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Wait for some time then the following screen appears:

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Login as [Domain]\[SharePoint Admin] by selecting “Windows Authentication”:

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From Object Explorer expand-out Security.

Under Security expand out Logins.

In case you don’t have the User

  • Right click on Logins.
  • From the menu choose New Login.
  • For Login name: enter [Domain]\[SharePoint Admin]  or whatever account you will be logged into SharePoint as when you do the install.

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After right click, select Properties. The following screen will come:

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On the left, under select a page click Server Roles.

Check the box for dbcreator and securityadmin. Also, leave public selected.

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Click OK. Now your [Domain]\[SharePoint Admin] is ready to install sharepoint on the server.