Troubleshoot – Unable to open Excel document in Office web apps

Background You have Office Web Apps in your farm, and it can open all office document in browser, except for Excel. Symptom ULS logs shows following exceptions “ServerSession.ProcessWebException: A Web exception during ExecuteWebMethod has occurred for server: http:/../exc/ExcelService*.asmx” Restarting Excel calculation services doesn’t help Reconfigure connection OWA server to SharePoint doesn’t help You have Microsoft… Read More »

SPFx – Troubleshooting Yeoman Generator

SharePoint Framework (SPFx) is a page and web part model that provides full support for client-side SharePoint development. You can use modern web technologies and tools to build productive experiences and apps that are responsive and mobile ready. To start the development environment, you have to install following tools: NodeJS Yeoman Gulp You will also… Read More »

OWASP Top Ten to Secure SharePoint Public Site (Part 2)

In part 1, I elaborate what was the challenge in SharePoint default configuration and the default response header produced by WFE. Part-2, I will show how to clean response header and add additional layer of protection. From standard SharePoint deployment, we add a reverse proxy that will act as medium between the user (external client)… Read More »

SharePoint 2016: How to Change Server Role after Provisioning

  SharePoint 2016 installation offer minimal role configuration where Administrator can choose from one of different roles: Single Server Farm Front End Application Distributed Cache Search Custom You will choose the role during installation, and the installer will activate only specific services based on selected role. So, then how can we change the role after… Read More »

SharePoint 2016 Installation Troubleshot

  Whether you are SharePoint veteran or new I think it’s always worth to have installation problem and how to troubleshot. Below are my troubleshot collection when I install SharePoint 2016 preview. Lab configuration: Svr01 OS : Windows Server 2016 CTP 4 Active Directory, with Windows 2016 forest mode Svc02 OS: Windows Server 2016 CTP4… Read More »

Great news – SharePoint Server 2016 Trial is available!

After announcement of SharePoint Server 2016 and Project Server 2016 RC in office blog post on January 20, 2016. The blog post contains link to download the RC bit. However the download link is no longer available, because today Microsoft release SharePoint 2016 and Project Server 2016 Trial. Yes, all previously downloadable link such as… Read More »