Unable to retrieve topology component health states. This may be because the admin component is not up and running

This error popped up when I changed my service account for Search Service & the Search Host Controller Service as these services were using the farm admin account. Below are some of the solutions which provided were, Removing the extra space at the end of ‘PSModulePath’ - This didn't work for me Adding proper permissions in the database... Continue Reading →


SharePoint “App Model” is renamed to “Add-in Model”

The name "apps for SharePoint" is changing to "SharePoint Add-ins" & its official (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/fp179904(v=office.15).aspx#Minor). Any references to the app with-in the SharePoint eco-system will now be termed as Add-in. This is not limited to SharePoint but also Office. But why this change? Some reasons we get from experts, Microsoft's multi-platform support of Office client across the... Continue Reading →

Authorization Policies in SharePoint & its usage in APP model

​There are three types authorization policies in SharePoint 2013. This post explains what each of this means and where exactly these are used.   User-Only: This was the policy which was there in 2010 too. Whenever your code gets executed, only the user permissions are considered. If the user have the rights to do what the code have... Continue Reading →

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