SharePoint – Update-SPProfilePhotoStore UserProfileApplicationNotAvailableException Error

SharePoint’s method for updating user profile pictures can’t exactly be classed as the most straightforward process and I’ve seen a few issues with it over time.

In this article, I will cover the UserProfileApplicationNotAvailableException error and how to resolve it.

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SharePoint 2013 – Contributor Doesn’t have Access to Add Scriptable Web parts

You would normally expect a user with Contribute access to be able to add web parts to pages and the likes in SharePoint but this isn’t always the case depending on your current security settings in the SharePoint Central Admin.

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SharePoint 2013 – How to Automatically Remove Disabled Active Directory Users

I’ve recently had a requirement to remove disabled Active Directory users from our SharePoint deployment so that organograms and the likes are correct. As part of this, I’ve been looking at the options available in SharePoint and stumbled upon a method that should automatically maintain our SharePoint deployment.

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SharePoint: “HTTP 400 Bad Request (Request header too long)” Error Fix

I recently came across this issue on our internal SharePoint deployment and tried a few things to fix it without success. Initially, I thought it may be to do with the sheer quantity of Active Directory groups I was a member of, however after reducing the number of groups I was a part of there didn’t appear to be any change in the issue.

After looking around and attempting a few fixes I finally came across why the issue occurs and how to fix it. I’ll cover all of this in this article.

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SharePoint – Enabling Versioning and Version History in all Document Libraries using PowerShell

The script below can be used in order to enable versioning in all SharePoint document libraries and also to set how many major versions to retain and how many minor versions to maintain.

it’s important to keep in mind when choosing how many minor versions to retain that the setting actually specifies how many ‘Major Versions’ drafts’ should be retained and not a hard limit on how many ‘draft versions’ will be kept.

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SharePoint 2013 – How to Add a Home Button and Current Site Title to the Top Bar

Today I’ll be demonstrating (and providing code) on how to add a SharePoint home button which will allow your users to easily navigate to the SharePoint homepage from anywhere and also to add the current site’s title with a link to the current sites homepage.

This will require some basic knowledge of HTML, PowerShell, JavaScript and access to the SharePoint server, I’ll hopefully make this clear enough for anyone to follow though.

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SharePoint – How to Bulk Approve Folders using PowerShell

Admittedly this isn’t something you’d often need to do however I had a request to bulk approve folders and found very little information on how to do this in SharePoint using PowerShell so had to come up with my own way to do it.

Hopefully this helps –

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