Office Crashes when opening documents from SharePoint After Windows Update KB3055034

So Around October 13, 2015 Microsoft release an automatic security update that unfortunately started crashing Microsoft Word and other applications when you access files from SharePoint. Here’s the summary of the purpose of the update: “When a custom task pane is displayed in a document in Microsoft Word 2010, information isn’t updated in built-in task panes. For example, the formatting of selected text isn’t updated on the Reveal Formatting task pane.” –Microsoft Note other related updates with those issues may be KB3093983, KB3097966   How to Fix The...

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SharePoint Configuration Wizard Error: This SQL Server instance does not have the required “max degree of parallelism” setting of 1

Error Message: You try to run the SharePoint Configuration Wizard for SharePoint 2013 and you may get this on the first step of the wizard configuration. An exception of type Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException was thrown… This SQL Server instance does not have the required “max degree of parallelism” setting of 1. Database provisioning operations will continue to fail if “max degree of parallelism” is not set to 1 or the current account does not have permissions to change the setting. Cause This happens if the account you’re specified / or logged in as does not have enough...

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In SharePoint Prerequisite installer you Get ‘The tool was unable to install Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role’

Issue Summary You try to run the SharePoint 2013 Prerequisites installation in Windows Server 2012 and before going to far, you get an error message saying ‘The tool was unable to install Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role’. Cause Really unexplained.. most likely bug. Solution This is surprisingly simple: Rename the file: c:\windows\system32\ServerManagement.exe  TO   ServerManagementCMD.exe Rerun the configuration prerequisite...

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