SharePoint Prerequisite Installer Download Links

You may have a SharePoint installation where the servers have no Internet access. In this case, it is typically required that you run the prereqinstaller.exe with switches pointing to the binaries. But what if you didn’t know where to get the binaries, such as WCF Data Services 5.6 now required by the SharePoint 2013 with Service Pack 1 installer? Simple! Use one of two programs: Strings or Process Explorer. Both of these processes can be d
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SharePoint 2013 with Service Pack 1 ISOs Released

Microsoft has released the SharePoint 2013 with Service Pack 1 ISOs (including Project Server  and Office Web Apps). These ISOs are required for Windows Server 2012 R2 support as it includes an updated prerequisite installer, which does not ship with the normal Service Pack binary. The new ISOs are available via MSDN Subscriptions and while I do not have access, likely the Volume License center as well.
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When the Configuration Cache Folder Goes Missing…

If the SharePoint Configuration Cache folder, along with the cache.ini file go missing, you’ll likely notice the SharePoint Timer Service failing and restarting over and over again, along with a lack of scheduled timer jobs. The Timer Service failures will look like this in the System Event Log. [crayon-5353cf84a4df5141112794/] Given this is the case, how do you restore the folder and cache.ini? The folder is a GUID, and unique to the farm,
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Re-calculate Site Storage Metrics On Demand

With the release of SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1, you can now re-calculate site storage metrics on demand. This is done via PowerShell. [crayon-5353cf84a5339610890436/] This method executes proc_RecalculateStorageMetricsForSite, which can be found in each Content Database. The Content Database must be at the SP1 schema level. Storage metrics can be found on each site by visiting http://siteUrl/_layouts/15/storman.aspx.
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