With the release of the April 2017 Public Update, it is now possible to determine MinRole Compliance via PowerShell without any reflection! The process is simple, and as before, it returns a boolean value of true if compliant, false if not, and no value is returned when using the Custom role. To check on all servers in the farm, use: The output will be similar to: And that’s it!
The SharePoint 2016 April 2017 Updates have been released. SharePoint Server 2016 (sts-x-none): https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3178718 SharePoint Server 2016 (wssloc): https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3178721 Office Online Server: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3127895/ Office Updates: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4016803 Consider using the SharePoint Patch Cmdlets available at SharePoint Updates for your f
The SharePoint 2013 April 2017 Updates have been released: SharePoint Foundation 2013: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3178727 SharePoint Server 2013: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3178730 Project Server 2013: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3178728 Office Web Apps 2013: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3178725 Office Updates: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4016803 Consider using the SharePoint Patch
There is currently a bug in SharePoint 2016 with regards to Outgoing Email and Exchange Receive Connectors. Prior to SharePoint 2016, generally no changes were required to send mail to a Receive Connector, but in SharePoint Server 2016, Microsoft switched to using the SmtpClient namespace for sending mail, and in doing so set UseDefaultCredentials to true. This means any Receive Connector which has an authentication mechanism attached to it, Shar
FoundationSync 2.71 has been released for SharePoint Foundation 2013. This solution is designed to keep User and Group information in the User Information List up-to-date across all Site Collections on a SharePoint Foundation farm. The solution will also pull pictures from Active Directory or Exchange Server (tested with Exchange Server 2013, but should also be compatible with Exchange Server 2016). The release is available from the FoundationSyn
As many SharePoint admins are aware, patching SharePoint typically isn’t fun, and can be downright slow. Russ Maxwell introduced the “5 hour” SharePoint patch script. Awhile back I released a version compatible with SharePoint Server 2016 and now I’ve updated the “5 hour” SharePoint Patch Script on my GitHub repo. This script facilitates patching of SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Server 2016. There are s