Archive for January, 2019

While configuring hybrid on a SharePoint Server 2019 farm, I was trying to synchronize my taxonomy from SharePoint Online to my SharePoint 2019 farm. Unfortunately, the Timer Job failed with the error: The current user has insufficient permissions to perform this operation! But… the timer job doesn’t tell us what user it tries to connect to, so let me show you how to easily find this out!

On the Job History you also have some very useful information that will help you find out more about the error: The Server the Timer Job was running on and the Correlation ID if you want to look it up in the ULS!

Hybrid Taxonomy – The current user has insufficient permissions to perform this operation

Most of the time, for users such as insufficient permissions, more details about the error will be logged in the Event Log of the server where the Timer Job ran. When logging in CALSP04 and going in the event viewer, I can see the same error, as well as the “User” it gave the error on, in my case LAB\S-farm , which is my farm account.

Hybrid Taxonomy – The current user has insufficient permissions to perform this operation

When looking in my on-premises Term Store, I realized I had forgotten to add my farm account as a term store administrator! It’s a requirement for Hybrid Taxonomy to make sure that the account running the Timer Service (your farm account) has Admin rights on the Term Store!

Hybrid Taxonomy – The current user has insufficient permissions to perform this operation

After adding the necessary rights, my terms were synced successfully!

Hybrid Taxonomy – The current user has insufficient permissions to perform this operation

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While I was configuring a hybrid SharePoint Server 2019 farm using the Hybrid Picker, I got into an annoying little error that the Hybrid Configuration Wizard was not doing anything on the “Checking prerequisites” phase, just an empty screen like the one you see below:

SharePoint Hybrid Picker

And when you go to the next screen, there are no features that are available, because the prerequisite checker didn’t verify anything .

SharePoint Hybrid Picker

One of the first thing I tried, as every good admin, is to try and run the app as an Administrator! However, trying to run it as an administrator using the normal, right click way didn’t even star the application! Luckily, PowerShell to the rescue!

If you’re having troubles like I did, open up PowerShell as an Administrator and simply run the following cmdlet, of course replacing the path with your path to the Hybrid Config Wizard!

The app should now open as an admin, and prerequisite checker work like a charm!

SharePoint Hybrid Picker

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If you are a SharePoint person and one of your 2019 resolutions was to get a Microsoft Certification in 2019 you’re in luck, Microsoft just released the details for the two exams required to be a Microsoft 365 Certified: Teamwork Administrator Associate .

Certifications for SharePoint 2019 & Office 365 Teamwork are out!

The two exams you need to get this certification are:

Alternatively, if you are already certified in SharePoint Server 2016 with the 70-339 exam, you could do the following exam only:

  • Exam MS-302 – Microsoft 365 Teamwork Administrator Certification Transition

This exam is a mix of both MS-300 and MS-301, but it allows you to only pay for one exam to get this latest certification!

Exam Details

Let’s look at the exams and what they cover! The first exam, the MS-300 really focuses on Office 365 and covers collaboration services such as SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Teams , Yammer and Stream! Here is a high level overview of the objectives:

  1. Configure and Manage SharePoint Online (35-40%)
  2. Configure and Manage OneDrive for Business (25-30%)
  3. Configure and Manage Teams (20-25%)
  4. Configure and Manage Workload Integrations (15-20%)

As you can see, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business and Teams take between 80 and 95% of the exam, while the other workloads such as Yammer, Stream, Flow, PowerApps and so on only take between 15 and 20% .

The second exam , the MS-301 is focused on SharePoint Server 2019 and Hybrid scenarios. Here are the high-level objectives:

  1. Configure and Manage SharePoint On-Premises (55-60%)
  2. Configure and Manage Hybrid Scenarios (30-35%)
  3. Migrate to SharePoint Online (5-10%)

Half of the course is focusing purely On-Premises in installing, configuring and managing SharePoint 2019, while 30% of it is on SharePoint Hybrid, so definitely something you need to master in order to pass this exam. The Migrating to SharePoint Online part is a smaller percentage than what I would have thought, but you will need to know the SharePoint Migration Tool and the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool to get those points.

Beta Codes and Transition Exam Deadline

Update: All 3 exams are out of beta, so codes do not work any more!

To finish off, a few important details about the exam, especially if you ready this while this blog post is hot off the (Word)press! You can take the Beta exams for 33 USD Each using the following codes:

  • Exam MS-300 – CODE: MS300Season
  • Exam MS-301 – CODE: MS301Rocks
  • Exam MS-302 – CODE: MS302TravelKLS

You can use these codes to register for the exams on or before February 13, 2019, and you must take the exams on or before February 15, 2019.

Certifications for SharePoint 2019 & Office 365 Teamwork are out!

If you have already passed the 70-339 , then only doing the MS-302 will give you the certification. However, the MS-302: Microsoft 365 Teamwork Administrator Certification Transition is retiring on July 31, 2019. If you are planning to take 70-339, do it soon! Then, take MS-302 while you still can to become a Microsoft 365 Certified: Teamwork Administrator!

I have signed up for both exams , and I am looking forward to test out the Betas! Let me know in the comments if you plan to take them as well!

 

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