Author Archives: Ben Adams

About Ben Adams

Ben Adams is a seasoned SharePoint Infrastructure Architect and proven leader. As a former Microsoft Certified Trainer and MCITP, Ben enjoys socializing SharePoint in the community and helping others come up with successful deployment models for SharePoint. Ben also enjoys music and photography.

Where is SQL Management Studio in SQL 2016?

So, in preparation of installing SharePoint 2016, I was installing SQL 2016 Enterprise. I got to the “Feature Installation” page and found that SQL Management Studio is not listed in the SQL install. Think I am lying? Look below!   So, I did a bit of research and found this: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt238290.aspx where you can download […]

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The local farm is not accessible. Cmdlets with FeatureDependencyId are not registered

Problem This is an age-old problem. When you run powershell on your server you get the following error: The local farm is not accessible. Cmdlets with FeatureDependencyId are not registered. Solution Make sure the logged in user has rights to the SharePoint_Configuration database SharePoint_Shell_Access DB_owner (try reducing the privileges after you get it working in […]

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Use Microsoft Word to Publish Blog Posts to SharePoint

I often get asked as I have gone from place to place, “How do can I easily post documents with screen-shots in them up to SharePoint?” I of course answer, “Use a SharePoint blog!” In order to do that, you have to know how. So, this is a simple article that talks about how to […]

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Add Home and Back Button To Search Results Page

So one of the annoying things about SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 is that once users get to the search result page, there is no way to go back to the previous page without clicking the browser back button.  Also, if you haven’t done a little customization, you lose the typical navigation at the top […]

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Everything Lost

Update, I recently changed web hosts and unfortunately as a part of the process, I lost all of my posts. Some of them I have been able to get back from Google Cache, but I much of it I was not. Note to self, start saving copies in Word as well. For the articles I […]

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Use Microsoft Word to Publish Blog Posts to SharePoint

I often get asked as I have gone from place to place, “How do can I easily post documents with screen-shots in them up to SharePoint?” I of course answer, “Use a SharePoint blog!” In order to do that, you have to know how. So, this is a simple article that talks about how to […]

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Add home and back button to the search result page in SharePoint

So, this was originally written for SharePoint 2007 and the icons are designed for SharePoint 2013, but the methodology still works and you certainly could choose to use this on SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013. I don’t know if it still applies to SharePoint 2016 search centers. The problem is once people get into the […]

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