SharePoint Search – No Results after really long crawls–currently blaming and shaming SP1 and CRL checks

Written by Sean Wallbridge. Posted in SharePoint, SharePoint 2013

SSL CRL causes Slow SharePoint page performance and search

What

I had a customer this week that had:

  • SharePoint 2013 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2012
  • SQL Server 2012

Prior to applying Service Pack 1, Search was working without a hitch for the most part.  However, shortly after applying service pack 1 (SP1), the customer started reporting that SharePoint Crawls, whether they were full with incremental, or using continuous crawl, would go from taking minutes to run, to running for 18+ hours and yield zero results (no successes, no warnings, no fruit whatsoever).  More frustrating was that initial troubleshooting efforts would not yield any clues in Windows Event Logs or ULS/Diagnostic Logging.

I want the blues – Die Event ID 1111 Die!

Written by Sean Wallbridge . Posted in Best Practices, SharePoint, Windows, Windows Server 2012

Printer Redirection Errors are lazy

What

I’ve written about this before, in regards to having clear (anal retentive much?) event logs and the technique was different in Windows Server 2008 R2 and earlier. I just can’t stand having to ignore a bunch of red critical errors, especially when they aren’t critical – and more importantly, I don’t think people should learn to ignore the red – Never Cry Wolf and all that, you know?

The technique in Windows Server 2012 is a little different (well, okay, this was supported in 2008 R2 as well but we just never did it that way typically I suppose…)

IISReset for the Sneaky SharePoint Admin

Written by Sean Wallbridge. Posted in IIS, SharePoint , SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012

Sneaky IISRESET

What

First off a disclaimer. In a production SharePoint environment, of course you shouldn’t perform an IISRESET/system reset when users are connected. Buuuuutttttt, in those instances where you are in a jam, or the system is in testing or you’re feeling brazen, I’m just saying you “coullldddd” consider the following… Winking smile

Help me Mr. Yuck. IE11 mutates my Office 365 Admin Portal

Written by Sean Wallbridge. Posted in Internet Explorer, Office 365, SharePoint

Office 365 and IE 11 compatibility

What

Recently I had to switch to using Firefox (you know, the browser that is tied up in an anti-Gay Marriage scandal and is now trying to look like Chrome as part of its witness protection program) and/or Chrome (you know, the company that created Glassholes…) to manage my Office 365 components (login.microsoftonline.com and/or portal.microsoftonline.com). This was driving me crazy and I had to get to the bottom of it.