Office Online Server (OOS): how to find WOPI Clients

Submitted by Vladilen on Fri, 02/21/2020 - 13:42

Who support OOS (Office Online Server) in SharePoint on-prem environment...

You have many SharePoint farms and a few OOS farms. You are not sure which SharePoint farm connected to this specific OOS farm. You could check all SharePoint farms... but 
is there a way you can login to OOS server and find - which SharePoint farms are using this OOS farm.

I use  this PowerShell script:

SharePoint powershell automation, DSC and DevOps

Submitted by Vladilen on Wed, 05/08/2019 - 01:07

Automation is not the same as DSC and DevOps.

Automation is about changing existing process - to enable it start and work automatically, without human attendance, i.e. faster and more stable. The good example is site collection provisioning. 

DevOps is an idea to manage infrastructure configuration via code with well-known and proved developers practices - ADLC, version control etc. 

immediate alerts timer job stuck

Submitted by Vladilen on Tue, 03/26/2019 - 03:01


Outgoing emails are not sending from one particular site, "immediate alerts" timer job stuck on some specific database, owstimer.exe consumes high memory on one SharePoint server.

You can restart SharePoint timer service (SPTimerV4), but after some time the same happens again. If you have courage to wait enough - you can see 100% CPU load and WFE server not responding.

SharePoint Search doesn't work for a specific list or library

Submitted by Vladilen on Tue, 06/26/2018 - 16:50


If you are troubleshooting SharePoint search that does work in general, bot does'n work for a specific list or library
(i.e. Search box not working), 
and you already checked list settings -> advanced -> Search.. Allow items... 
and you already tried to reindex list and site, 
it's time to ensure that default item view form is in place and works ok.
Of not - just create a new display item form and make it default.