SharePoint 2013 installation may need SQL Server upgraded

When installing SharePoint 2013 on a new server, running the configuration wizard will ask for a SQL server to setup a new farm. If you try to set it up on a SQL version prior to SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (10.50.2500.0 or 10.51.2500.0) it will not fail. You may see this error message. “SQL server at tr-sql2008 has an unsupported version 10.0.5500.0. Please refer to .. for more information on the minimum SQL Server versions and how to download them.” This means you just need to upgrade to at least SQL Server 2008 R2 SP 1 (10.50.2500.0 or 10.51.2500.0) How to find what...

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SharePoint Permissions Guide – Getting Started

Before SharePoint’s time company files and information were dispersed and hard to access. Files were in emails attachments, file shares and print documents. Enterprises and information technologists have been fighting a battles to make this information consolidated and easier to find and access. SharePoint was the perfect tool to house this data and make it accessible at people’s finger tips. Ironically, this solution has created new challenges: The information was too easily accessible and could get to the wrong hands. Information is the enterprise’s most valuable assets....

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Saving SharePoint Username and Password Credentials in Internet Explorer

Summary of Issue When you try to access a SharePoint site, it may prompt for a Windows username and password like this: Even if you click on "Remember my credentials" checkbox in the dialog above, it seems to never remember the credentials and the password prompt keeps popping up everything you visit the site. Or even when you try to open documents from SharePoint using Microsoft Office (Word or Excel). Cause This is by design in Internet Explorer because your site is not explicitly trusted. Solution The solution to this is to trust the site and save your credentials. Follow the...

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How to Add New User to PortalFront SharePoint Site

Overview: In order to grant access to new users to your site, you must first have the user created in the Admin Center (NeoChief) and then you must grant them the permission you need to SharePoint. STEP 1: Create a New User in Admin Center Log into  https://client.portalfront.com Click on Manage Users Click on Add User Complete the form Click Create At this point the user will be in the admin center, you will need to grant the user permission to SharePoint. STEP 2: Grant Permission to the User in SharePoint If using SharePoint 2013 follow those steps: Log in with your username...

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How to install the PortalFront SharePoint News Slider

What is provided A zip file with the files needed Instructions Copying the files Go to your root site collection where you wish to place the slider code base. Go to Site Actions -> View All Site Content -> Style Library Create a folder called "PortalFrontSlider" Copy the contents of the zip file into the folder. Create News Blog Site (Optional) NOTE: If you don’t already have a list that you wish to use, proceed with creating a blog site per our recommendation here. If you have your own list you can customize the slider to use that list. You may skip to...

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SharePoint Excel Web Access Web Part Missing

Note that Excel Web Access is only available in SharePoint Enterprise. To use the Excel Access Web Part you must turn on the site collection feature: 1.  Go to Site Settings using the gear icon on the top right 2. Click on Site Collection Features 3. Turn on SharePoint Server Enterprise Site Collection Features 4. Add the web part. Edit the Page Click on Insert in Ribbon Click on Web Part Navigate to Business Data Folder Select Excel Web...

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