SharePoint 2016 Preview Installation Error FC73469E

When I tried to install SharePoint 2016 Preview on VM encountered the following Error:

Problem Event Name: OfficeClassicSetup
SETUP EXE VERSION: 15.0.4420.1017
SETUP DLL VERSION: 15.0.4420.1017
MSI HRESULT: Unspecified
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 16393

I was using VM on hyper-v and mounted the iso file as DVD image. Somehow the installation files are not copied properly while running the msi.

I have copied the installation files locally and ran the setup without any issues.

How to install .Net Framework 3.5 on Windows Server 2012 R2

You may experiencing trouble installing .Net Framework 3.5 on Windows Server 2012 R2 using “Add Rules/Features”

If you’re trying to install SQL Server 2012, you may receiving the following error:

“Error while enabling windows feature: NetFx3”

You will face the same error while installing SharePoint 2013.


Approach 1:

Open the PowerShell window and run the following command and provide the installation disk source with –source parameter

Install-WindowsFeature –name Net-Framework-Core –source D:\sources\sxs

Approach 2:

Open Server Manager GUI and choose “.Net Framework 3.5 Features” in Features window

In confirmation window click on “Specify an alternate source path”

Specify the path of installation file location:

SharePoint 2010 Config wizard Failed : could not find stored procedure sp_dboption



Exception: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Could not find stored procedure ‘sp_dboption’.

at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection.OnError(SqlException exception, Boolean breakConnection)

at System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.ThrowExceptionAndWarning(TdsParserStateObject stateObj)

at System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.Run(RunBehavior runBehavior, SqlCommand cmdHandler, SqlDataReader dataStream, BulkCopySimpleResultSet bulkCopyHandler, TdsParserStateObject stateObj)

at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand.FinishExecuteReader(SqlDataReader ds, RunBehavior runBehavior, String resetOptionsString)

at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand.RunExecuteReaderTds(CommandBehavior cmdBehavior, RunBehavior runBehavior, Boolean returnStream, Boolean async)

at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand.RunExecuteReader(CommandBehavior cmdBehavior, RunBehavior runBehavior, Boolean returnStream, String method, DbAsyncResult result)

at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand.InternalExecuteNonQuery(DbAsyncResult result, String methodName, Boolean sendToPipe)

at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand.ExecuteNonQuery()

at Microsoft.SharePoint.Utilities.SqlSession.ExecuteNonQuery(SqlCommand command)

at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPDatabase.SetOption(SqlSession sqlSession, String databaseName, String option, Boolean value)

at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPDatabase.SetDatabaseOptions(SqlConnectionStringBuilder connectionString, Dictionary`2 options)

at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPDatabase.Provision(SPDatabase database, SqlConnectionStringBuilder connectionString, SqlFile sqlFileId, Dictionary`2 options)

at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPConfigurationDatabase.Provision(SqlConnectionStringBuilder connectionString)

at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPFarm.Create(SqlConnectionStringBuilder configurationDatabase, SqlConnectionStringBuilder administrationContentDatabase, IdentityType identityType, String farmUser, SecureString farmPassword, SecureString masterPassphrase)

at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPFarm.Create(SqlConnectionStringBuilder configurationDatabase, SqlConnectionStringBuilder administrationContentDatabase, String farmUser, SecureString farmPassword, SecureString masterPassphrase)

at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ConfigurationDatabaseTask.CreateOrConnectConfigDb()

at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ConfigurationDatabaseTask.Run()

at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.TaskThread.ExecuteTask()



SharePoint 2010 needs Service Pack 1 or higher installed to work with SQL Server 2012

Update URL After cloning Server in SharePoint

This would be very common scenario most of us bump into. You may need to clone your Web Front End to host it in different environment. After restoring the cloned instance you may find your new server refers to the old server name.

Quick and easy way to update the server name using stsadm in SharePoint 2007:


Stsadm –o renameserver –oldservername <<oldservername>> -newservername <<newservername>>


Stsadm –o renameserver –oldservername oldwfe01 –newservername newwfe01

Change Global Search Center URL in SharePoint 2013

If the search center URL is empty you would be able to set it up in Search Administration Page on Central Admin.

Once you set the value you don’t have the interface to change this value.

Use PowerShell to change the URL

$search = $search = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication

$search.SearchCenterURL = <<URL>>


Nintex Options Not Available in Central Administration


Sometimes after finishing the installation Nintex Workflow in SharePoint farm. We won’t find the options in Central Administration.


Nintex workflow administration feature not properly activated as part of installation in Central Administration


Force Activate NintexWorkflowAdmin Feature

MOSS 2007 – Site Usage Report Error

Issue: Error while accessing site usage report

Both Windows SharePoint Services Usage logging and Office SharePoint Usage Processing must be enabled to view usage reports. Please contact your administrator to ensure that these services are enabled.”


Goto Central Administration -> Operations -> Usage Analysis Processing under “Logging and Reporting” & Enable Logging

Now you need to enable usage reporting in SSP

Access your SSP -> Usage Reporting under “Office SharePoint Usage Reporting” and Enable advanced usage analysis processing

SharePoint Conference 2012 Session : A Primer in HTML5 & Javascript

Here is the SharePoint Conference 2012 session on HTML5 & JavaScript by Scott Hillier

Session Overview:

The Office and SharePoint new Cloud App Model that lights up HTML and JavaScript development. This session will be a primer into all that HTML5 and Javascript have to offer and the best practices for using them. You will learn about HTML5, JSON, jQuery and much more…

Get Started with Social Adoption using SharePoint 2013’s Cross Farm Services

SharePoint Conference 2012 Session on Get Started with Social Adoption using SharePoint 2013’s Cross Farm Services by Chris Bortilk, Steven Fowle & Isaac Stith



This session will discuss how one customer planned their first steps for SharePoint 2013 social adoption using Cross Farm Services, Audience Targeting, and Enterprise Search. Start taking your enterprise social by standing up your social infrastructure side by side with your current SharePoint Environments. The session will demo two environments (2010 and 2013) going from isolation to integration resulting in an understanding of how you can create your own rich coexistence story in the enterprise.

Enable External Users in Office 365 – Enterprise Account


You might have noticed the site collection feature to enable external user invite in office 365 Enterprise account. But after enabling the feature still you may not be able to invite users.

You need to login to Portal, and click on Manage under “SharePoint”

Click on Manage Site Collections


Click on Settings ->Manage External Users

Click Allow and Save.

Now you should be able to invite external users to your SharePoint online.