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Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2014

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With the year almost over, I always take some time and look back what where the most popular posts of the year in order to see what SharePoint users all over the world are interested in reading. Without further talking, here are the top 10 Blog Posts on my blog on 2014.

Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2014

1 – SharePoint 2013 Service Accounts Best Practices Explained – 41,562 Views

Service Accounts are a very big part of installing almost every version of SharePoint, however everyone has a different way of setting them up. And once you install your SharePoint with a set of service accounts, it’s easier to do a clean install than to change them all. In this blog post you will learn what the best practices are for a successful SharePoint Installation. Read it here > http://absolute-sharepoint.com/2013/01/sharepoint-2013-service-accounts-best-practices-explained.html

2 – Install SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 2 the right way- 21,001 Views

This article will be focused on some questions I got from SharePointers from SharePoint-Community.Net and also from friends… How do I patch my SharePoint 2010 farm the right way? Read it here > http://absolute-sharepoint.com/2013/08/install-sharepoint-2010-service-pack-2-the-right-way.html

3- How to move a List from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 – 12,275 Views

I recently had a client ask me, how he could migrate only a list from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 by keeping the data in it. I tried a quick Google, and nothing came up. I tried to export the list into a .cmp file, and import it into SharePoint 2013, but I got this Error. Importing SharePoint 2010 Files is not supported in SharePoint 2013. Read it here > http://absolute-sharepoint.com/2013/08/how-to-move-a-list-from-sharepoint-2010-to-sharepoint-2013.html

4- The Ultimate Script to download SharePoint Conference 2014 Videos AND slides! – 10,770 Views

After everyone posted about 10 script versions to download the SharePoint Conference 2014 videos I decided to add some extra value before releasing mine! This script has been very popular this year on other blogs as well. Read it here > http://absolute-sharepoint.com/2014/03/ultimate-script-download-sharepoint-conference-2014-videos-slides.html

5 – Microsoft killing some features in Office 365 SharePoint Online – 10,180 Views

In the past few weeks, Microsoft has slowly started to kill some features from SharePoint Online. Before we go on, here are some of the features that you will slowly see disappear from your SharePoint Online tenant…. Read it here > http://absolute-sharepoint.com/2014/09/microsoft-killing-features-office-365-sharepoint-online.html

6-Create a scripted SharePoint 2013 Development Environment Tutorial – 8,817 Views

Creating a SharePoint Development Virtual Machine is something you might have to do quite a few times as a Developer. Even if it’s a pretty easy process, on a slow machine it can easily kill 4-5 hours of your day only to install SQL, SharePoint, Visual Studio and all the others tools you might need to get started. What if you could just script it so it’s all done automatically while you go take coffee, chat on SharePoint Community or whatever else you enjoy doing? In this tutorial we will learn how to build a script that we will keep using for as long as you keep developing on SharePoint 2013. Read it here > http://absolute-sharepoint.com/2013/10/create-a-scripted-sharepoint-2013-development-environment-tutorial-part-1.html

7-Step By Step Guide to configure the “Replicating directory changes” for SharePoint 2010 and 2013 – 7,903 Views

This guide is a step by step guide with Screenshots to give the “Replicating Directory changes” rights to the SharePoint user profile account that will be used to synchronize the user profiles. The screenshots were taken in Windows Server 2012, however the steps are identical or very similar in Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2. Read it here > http://absolute-sharepoint.com/2012/12/step-by-step-guide-to-configure-the-replicating-directory-changes-for-sharepoint-2010-and-2013.html

8- SharePoint 2013 Site Template ID List for PowerShell – 6,564 Views

When creating a new Site Collection or Web Application by PowerShell, we have the option to apply the Site Template Directly. However, for PowerShell to accept it, you must give it the Template ID (EX: #STS1). Here is the SharePoint 2013 Site Template ID List for PowerShell. Read it here > http://absolute-sharepoint.com/2013/06/sharepoint-2013-site-template-id-list-for-powershell.html

9-Step By Step Guide to configure the Managed Metadata Service Application for SharePoint 2013 – 6,530 Views

This guide is a step by step guide with Screenshots to create and configure a Managed Metadata Service Application in SharePoint 2013 as well as a Content Type Hub. It’s a really easy tutorial that should take maximum 30 minutes to complete! Read it here > http://absolute-sharepoint.com/2013/02/step-by-step-guide-to-configure-the-managed-metadata-service-application-for-sharepoint-2013.html

10 – SharePoint 2010 VS SharePoint 2013: Minimum Requirements – 6,336 Views

This post is about the Minimum Requirements for SharePoint 2013. I also contrast them with SharePoint 2010’s Minimum Requirements. This will also help you see if your current SharePoint 2010 Infrastructure is ready for an upgrade to SharePoint 2013. Read it here > http://absolute-sharepoint.com/2012/10/sharepoint-2010-vs-sharepoint-2013-minimum-requirements.html

 

As for the overall stats on my blog, it has been a very good year with almost 300 000 Pageviews and over 170 000 Unique Visitors!

Also, when I compare the stats to last year, I can see that the blog has been a lot more visited, but since I shared a lot more news & quick fixes then last year, some of the stats went down.

I hope you all liked my blog posts in 2014 and I am already preparing some for 2015! Don’t forget that in order to see my blog posts the soonest possible, you can follow me on twitter @vladcatrinescu or like the Absolute SharePoint Blog page on Facebook. If you follow on Facebook, the best way to get notified is to go on the page and choose the “Get Notifications” option. This way you will get a notification every time I post a blog post. Don’t worry about receiving too many since I only do one blog post per week, unless it’s really something important, in which case you won’t want to miss it anyway!

Have a great Holiday Period and looking forward to see you all in 2015 at Ignite!

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Today I was at a client for a new SharePoint 2013 installation and I kept having strange errors when running the SharePoint 2013 Prerequisite installer! Here is the error stack I got:

WARNING: 2014-05-28 16:09:48 – Error: Call to StartService function to start the service failed (0X422=1058)

WARNING: 2014-05-28 16:09:48 – Error: [In HRESULT format] (0X80070422=-2147023838)

WARNING: 2014-05-28 16:09:48 – Error: Unable to start windows update service (0X422=1058)

WARNING: 2014-05-28 16:09:48 – Error: The tool was unable to install Windows Server AppFabric.

WARNING: 2014-05-28 16:09:48 – Last return code (0X422=1058)

It took me a while to find the fix, but it was easy! To fix this error, you simply have to make sure that your Windows Update service is not set to disabled! Just set it to Start Automatically and start it, and your prerequisite installer will run with no problems afterwards!

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