SharePoint – SPAdmin service failed to start when creating a SharePoint 2010 farm

Recently, I ran into a problem with SharePoint 2010 Enterprise (with Service Pack 1 and June 2012 Cumulative Update) when creating a new SharePoint farm. The configuration wizard failed at step 3 when creating the configuration database; while the configuration database and the content DB for the central administration site have been created. When analyzing the PSConfig log, it says the service SPAdmin (SharePoint 2010 Administration) failed to start. Task…

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Exchange – Enable Apps for all users

With Office 2013, Microsoft has introduced a new way to provide add-on for Office client as well as for Exchange Web Access or SharePoint; this way is called Apps. So, with Exchange 2013, you may want to enable some apps by default to all of your users, instead of teaching them how to enable these. From an Exchange Server 2013: open EMS (Exchange Management Shell) and run Get-app | fl…

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Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012 – You can not start multiple program instance if launched from Metro

Since Microsoft has introduced the new UI (previously called Metro) with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, you can not start multiple instance of a same program if you launch it using Metro. Try this: From session opened on Windows 8 (or Windows Server 2012), hit the Windows key to make Metro appears Type notepad Windows finds Notepad and you can launch it by hitting Enter key or click on…

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ForeFront – Microsoft has announced some important changes in the ForeFront products line

Today, Microsoft has announced some important changes in the ForeFront products line, as part of their effort to the cloud journey: ForeFront Online Protection for Exchange has been renamed to Exchange Online Protection; this may be clearer the idea and going in the new direction (see below for relation ) A basic antimalware protection is added onto Exchange 2013, as usual this can be changed with a third party product…

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Exchange – Issues if system mailboxes are not correctly configured

Since Exchange 2003, Microsoft has introduced some specific mailboxes to manage some system operations. With Exchange 2013, these mailboxes are becoming more important. For example, these mailboxes are used to operate mailbox moves or OAB generation. Off course, this may happened that system mailboxes become misconfigured (for any reasons). To solve this, Microsoft has published a TechNet articles (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg588318.aspx) to recreate and reconfigure the mailboxes. But, with the Exchange 2013…

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