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  • Blog Post: SharePoint Search Service - Failover & Outage Resiliency

    I thought I’d share some tests I’ve done on how much more resilient the new search engine is to server outages now in 2013 just because I’ve done some research on it just recently. It’s especially nice for consuming farms because there’s a nice abstraction from any server apocalypse going on in the service...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting SharePoint Event ID 6393

    This event ID means “a SharePoint timer job had an unexpected failure” in short. Admittedly this isn’t overly informative given how many different timer-jobs there are for any given SharePoint farm. Your first challenge is therefore figuring out which job it’s talking about which shouldn’t be too hard...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Health Report Error - The Security Token Service is Not Available

    If you’ve ever spent any time with SharePoint you might’ve seen this error. It appears as a critical error in the Central Administration health status because, depending on your farm config/topology, it can be a service-killing error. This is just a quick post about how to diagnose the root-cause of...
  • Blog Post: Increasing Service Application Redundancy

    A key part of any high-availability strategy for SharePoint web-farms is making sure service-applications have more than one server to service them to increase back-end resiliency to a SharePoint server dropping off the network. This concept isn’t anything new to many SharePoint admins at least but in...
  • Blog Post: Multi-Subnet SharePoint Farms - High Availability SharePoint

    Why is Multi-Subnetting Awesome? Having a SharePoint farm span across multiple subnets can improve the reliability of a SharePoint farm against networking failures. Reasons why a network could fail are mentioned below, but they are just another reason SharePoint can go offline and removing them as...
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