Anonymous Access Issue

SP2013


Hello everyone,

Today I will talk about a problem regarding anonymous access to SharePoint 2013. In fact I recently faced a false “view items”!

The configuration of my site was done correctly to give full access to anonymous (Web Application configured and anonymous access given to the entire site for anonymous)

However when I tried to access an element of a list without being logged in, I was prompt for my credentials!

 

The reason is simple, it is actually a feature that was already present before and is now enabled by default: « Limited-access user permission lockdown mode »

I need to give credit where credit is due; I found this info on the blog Steven Van de Craen (thanks to him!): http://www.sharepointblogs.be/blogs/vandest/archive/2013/01/26/sharepoint-2013-and-anonymous-users-accessing-lists-and-libraries.aspx

One small addition to his post over is the fact that I had to redefine security anonymous on the site (just going to click again on “OK” in anonymous access definition after disabling the feature at the site collection level) to ensure that it works.

Hope this helps!

Christopher.

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Multiple Upload Disabled

SP2013


Hello everyone,

Today I’ll talk about an issue with multiple upload on document library.

Sometimes this option is not available, no one knows exactly why!

If this happens, I suggest you first take a look at the following article, which lists several possible reasons:

http://sharepointknowledgebase.blogspot.com/2013/09/upload-multiple-documents-is-disabled.html#_methods=onPlusOne%2C_ready%2C_close%2C_open%2C_resizeMe%2C_renderstart%2Concircled%2Cdrefresh%2Cerefresh%2Conload&id=I0_1411547507947&parent=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blogger.com&pfname=%2Fnavbar-iframe&rpctoken=61109989

 

You can also take a look at this one: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/11234.sharepoint-2010-how-to-enable-uploading-multiple-documents-functionality.aspx

 

However, sometimes this option is grayed out only for some users and / or at certain locations. If this happens, take a look at the permissions!

To see the advantage of multiple upload, it is necessary that the user has the following permission

« Use Client Integration Features – Use features which launch client applications. Without this permission, users will have to work on documents locally and upload their changes.

 

Hope this helps!

Christopher

Set Continuous Crawl Interval

SP2013


Hello everyone,

Today I’ll talk about the configuration of the continuous crawl.

For those who do not know, the continuous crawl is a new feature of SharePoint 2013 that allows you to crawl new content “continuously”.

It is configurable in the “Content Source” where you have to choose between “Enable Continuous Crawls” and “Enable Incremental Crawls“.

Be honest, this is not true continuous but is not far from being. the default job is run every 15 minutes. Note that this job will start in parallel, it is not expected the end of the previous job to start.

If you want to change this interval, you must go through the following PowerShell command (replacing 1 by the desired number of minutes)

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.Powershell -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

$ssa = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication

$ssa.GetProperty(“ContinuousCrawlInterval”)

$ssa.SetProperty(“ContinuousCrawlInterval”,1)

$ssa.GetProperty(“ContinuousCrawlInterval”)

 

Note: “GetProperty” are not necessary, they will allow you to view the current value before and after modification.

Attention: Please note however, the crawl takes resources and could have an impact on your performance (in case of very large volume of data). Use with caution!

 

Hope this helps!

Christopher