How to hide “Site Contents” from the left navigation menu

–  Open the master page in SharePoint Designer
– Check Out – Edit File in Advanced Mode

– Look for “PlaceHolderQuickLaunchBottom” content-place holder in your custom master page and comment out the DIV tag as shown below.

<asp:ContentPlaceHolder id=”PlaceHolderQuickLaunchBottom” runat=”server”>
<!–<div class=”ms-core-listMenu-verticalBox”>
CssClass=”ms-core-listMenu-item ms-core-listMenu-heading” />

Features that are not available in any version of SharePoint Online

Below is the list of some of the features that are not available in any version of SharePoint Online. See the article below for more information.

–  Custom Site Definitions

–  Custom Site Provisioning
–  Alternate Access Mapping (AAM)
–  Distribute Cache
–  Host Header Site Collections
– Email enabled lists and libraries


SharePoint 2010/2013: Clearing the Configuration Cache

  • Stop the “SharePoint 2010 Timer” service.
  • Delete all the XML files in the config cache. There are loads of XML files that can be found in the folder “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\SharePoint\Config\”. Note there seems to only ever be one folder under Config which has a GUID. There are other folders which map onto this folder, but this one seems to be on every environment whereas the other locations may be found in different places on some environments. Therefore deleting the files from this folder should work in all environments.
  • Edit the “cache.ini” file in the same folder that contained the XML files, setting the content to “1″ (without the double-quotes). This indicates that all cache settings need to be refreshed. Eventually this value gets automatically updated to another number when the cache is repopulated.
  • Start the “SharePoint 2010 Timer” service.

Change SharePoint 2010 / 2013 Managed Account Passwords

– Check the account in Active Directory and make sure “User Cannot Change Password” is unchecked.

– Launch Central Administration

– Click on Security – Configure Managed Account

– Select and edit the Account

– Select “Change Password Now” and enter the new password

– Click OK

– If you get the following message is because the password was already changed in Active Directory

“”””The password does not meet the password policy requirements. Check ….”””””

– Go back to Configure Managed Account – Select and Edit the Account

– Click “Change password now”

– Select “Set account password to new value”

– Enter the new password (The same was set in Active Directory)

– Click OK