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SharePoint 2013 – Issue: Frequent Authentication Requests

We had recently built a SharePoint 2013 farm that used Okta as its identity provider and started receiving reports that users were being prompted to re-authenticate.  Furthermore this would occur during both browsing and editing of pages, but was more problematic when content

Posted in PowerShell, PowerShell, SharePoint 2013, Troubleshooting

SharePoint 2010 – Word Web App cannot open this document error

We recently had an error in one of our SharePoint 2010 farms when a user opened a Word document from a SharePoint library they would see this pop up error  The ULS logs showed:  ….. Failed to create the sandboxed

Posted in Office Web App, Quick Tip, SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2013 Warm-Up Script

A Warm-Up Script is essential for seldom used pre-production environments to avoid waiting for what seems like an eternity for the web applications to warm up.  For the past couple of years I have been using a warm-up script written

Posted in PowerShell, SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 HNSC Missing Default Groups

Overview In a previous post, “SharePoint 2013 Host Named Site Collections over SSL”, I outlined creating a HNSC however it appears when creating a site collection through PowerShell (New-SPSite) instead of using Central Administration the default groups (Visitors, Members, Owners)

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SharePoint 2013 and ADFS 2.0 Installation Guide

We were recently tasked with provisioning a SharePoint 2013 farm that would authenticate users with SAML Claims and leverage ADFS 2.0 as the identity provider.  Nobody on the team had experience with ADFS 2.0 going into this, but figured since

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SharePoint 2013 and ADFS 2.0 Test with Claims Viewer Web Part

Overview When using SAML Claims through ADFS 2.0 it’s useful to have a way to validate which claims are being returned. We came across a web part that leverages a “TokenVisualizer” control and provides an easy solution to view the

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SharePoint 2013 and ADFS 2.0 Lab Environment

In our organization we are responsible for the SharePoint Farm, but other teams are responsible for maintaining infrastructure components such as Active Directory, ADFS, and Windows Certificate Services/External CA Certificates.  Since this was our first attempt at using ADFS we

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