Errors Running New site collection

Posted May 20, 2014 By Kevin Bennett

I ran into an error running a new site collection on our new Server 2012 SharePoint 2013 Web Farm.

Here is the link to the error and ULS logs: Error in Sharepoint 2013

Although I have yet to figure out what is causing the error I was able to narrow it down to relating to Claims Based Authentication.

I worked around this by removing the Web Application that was using Claims Based and created a Windows Authenticated Web Application. You can not do this via the GUI and need to run a powershell command to complete.

The command I ran was:

New-SPWebApplication -Name -ApplicationPool -AuthenticationMethod -ApplicationPoolAccount -Port -URL

I will update if I ever figure out why Claims is not working. A few things I need to look into are Ports and Permissions, since these are managed by different departments than mine I suspect that used the least privilege/access which might be causing my issues.

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How I installed SharePoint 2013 on Server 2012 R2

Posted February 28, 2014 By Kevin Bennett

Currently there is Service Pack 1 out for SharePoint 2013 and it can be found here

But as of the writing you still needed to install SharePoint 2013 onto Server 2012 R2 before applying the service pack, which is not support by Microsoft.

Attempting to do so would generate errors related to App Server Role not installing correctly. Below I will show step you through the steps I completed to successfully install SharePoint 2013 onto Server 2012 R2.

In my scenario I wasn’t able to access the internet from the Servers I was installing SharePoint on so I will cover this as an offline install.

1. To install the Roles and Features that are required by SharePoint 2013 on Windows Server 2012 in an offline environment, you must have access to the Windows Server 2012 installation media. You can then run the same Windows PowerShell commands that you used in Method 2, but you must use the -source parameter to specify the location of the required files on the installation media.

For example, assume that you mounted the Windows Server 2012 installation media (ISO) to drive D of the server. Then, the path to provide for the -source parameter is as follows:
Note Be aware that you can also copy the files locally or specify a UNC path where the installation files are stored.
Open an elevated Windows PowerShell prompt on the SharePoint server (that is, Run as Administrator), and execute the following commands:

Import-Module ServerManager
Add-WindowsFeature NET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45,NET-WCF-TCP-Activation45,NET-WCF-Pipe-Activation45
Add-WindowsFeature Net-Framework-Features,Web-Server,Web-WebServer,Web-Common-Http,Web-Static-Content,Web-Default-Doc,Web-Dir-Browsing,Web-Http-Errors,Web-App-Dev,Web-Asp-Net,Web-Net-Ext,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-ISAPI-Filter,Web-Health,Web-Http-Logging,Web-Log-Libraries,Web-Request-Monitor,Web-Http-Tracing,Web-Security,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Filtering,Web-Digest-Auth,Web-Performance,Web-Stat-Compression,Web-Dyn-Compression,Web-Mgmt-Tools,Web-Mgmt-Console,Web-Mgmt-Compat,Web-Metabase,Application-Server,AS-Web-Support,AS-TCP-Port-Sharing,AS-WAS-Support, AS-HTTP-Activation,AS-TCP-Activation,AS-Named-Pipes,AS-Net-Framework,WAS,WAS-Process-Model,WAS-NET-Environment,WAS-Config-APIs,Web-Lgcy-Scripting,Windows-Identity-Foundation,Server-Media-Foundation,Xps-Viewer -Source G:\Sources\sxs
2. Your server may require a restart after you run this Windows PowerShell code.
3. Install the other prerequisites that are required by SharePoint 2013. except App Fabric Setup (See #4) – Found a lot of direct links to download Pre’s here
4. as stated above you will need to run the following in powershell to install the App Fabric software because it requires special settings. In Powershell run .\WindowsServerAppFabricSetup_x64.exe /i CacheClient”,”CachingService”,”CacheAdmin /gac
5. Run App Fab Patch
6. Reboot
7. Run SP 13 Setup
8. Run SP12 SP1

And that will do it.

Good luck.

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No Sharepoint Tasks

Posted January 9, 2014 By Kevin Bennett

As I have been working for a new agency I haven’t had the opportunity to work with SharePoint very much. Mainly because the Image they have available for Server 2012 is the Image with SP 1 installed. Now I have been able to get approval for and have built a farm out for internal department use of SharePoint I haven’t been able to actually deploy the project because of the incompatibility of SharePoint 2013 with Server 2012 SP 1 .. So as I wait till the SharePoint 2013 Update is published (sometime in first quarter 2014 per MS) I can just sit and twittle my thumbs.

Thank you MS.

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SharePoint Twitter Hash Tags

Posted January 7, 2014 By Kevin Bennett

No new items as of late, I have not been able to dedicate any of my time to SharePoint but have been spending most of my efforts on SystemAdmin and Manager Tasks.
But wanted to post that I do follow #SharePoint and #SPHelp hash tags on twitter. You should too….


Default SharePoint 2010 Templates

Posted April 24, 2013 By Kevin Bennett

I know this is all over the internet and you just need to search to find it. But I keep finding myself looking for it so I thought I would add it to my site here.


GLOBAL#0 Global template
STS#0 Team Site
STS#1 Blank Site
STS#2 Document Workspace
MPS#0 Basic Meeting Workspace
MPS#1 Blank Meeting Workspace
MPS#2 Decision Meeting Workspace
MPS#3 Social Meeting Workspace
MPS#4 Multipage Meeting Workspace
CENTRALADMIN#0 Central Admin Site
WIKI#0 Wiki Site
BLOG#0 Blog
SGS#0 Group Work Site
TENANTADMIN#0 Tenant Admin Site
ACCSRV#0 Access Services Site
ACCSRV#1 Assets Web Database
ACCSRV#3 Charitable Contributions Web Database
ACCSRV#4 Contacts Web Database
ACCSRV#6 Issues Web Database
ACCSRV#5 Projects Web Database
BDR#0 Document Center
OFFILE#0 (obsolete) Records Center
OFFILE#1 Records Center
OSRV#0 Shared Services Administration Site
PPSMASite#0 PerformancePoint
BICenterSite#0 Business Intelligence Center
SPS#0 SharePoint Portal Server Site
SPSPERS#0 SharePoint Portal Server Personal Space
SPSMSITE#0 Personalization Site
SPSTOC#0 Contents area Template
SPSTOPIC#0 Topic area template
SPSNEWS#0 News Site
CMSPUBLISHING#0 Publishing Site
BLANKINTERNET#0 Publishing Site
BLANKINTERNET#1 Press Releases Site
BLANKINTERNET#2 Publishing Site with Workflow
SPSNHOME#0 News Site
SPSSITES#0 Site Directory
SPSCOMMU#0 Community area template
SPSPORTAL#0 Collaboration Portal
SRCHCEN#0 Enterprise Search Center
PROFILES#0 Profiles
ENTERWIKI#0 Enterprise Wiki
SRCHCENTERLITE#0 Basic Search Center
SRCHCENTERLITE#1 Basic Search Center
visprus#0 Visio Process Repository

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