Month: July 2013

SharePoint 2013 : SharePoint 2013 Branding with CodePlex

I participated in a conference named “Branding in SharePoint 2013” held on 6 December 2012, by UGSF (SharePoint User Group France) at Microsoft France.
They presented to us a deployable demonstration project that i’d like to put at your disposal today.
in fact This project was available in 2010 and it was moved in 2013.
Note that the Master Page template is a free template.
Here is the link :
Enjoy !

SharePoint 2013 Management Shell – Local Farm is not Accessible

Hi all 🙂

SharePoint 2013 has a lot in common with older versions, especially its love of PowerShell and related security controls. If you’re trying to run some local commands, even before you register SharePoint with:

Add-PSSnapIn Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell –erroraction SilentlyContinue

You may be faced with this error message: “The local farm is not accessible. Cmdlets with FeatureDependencyId are not registered.”

This isn’t much different in 2013. Just as in SharePoint 2010, this happens for one of two reasons:

•The local account doesn’t have rights to the SharePoint_Config database (dbo or sa)

•You launched PowerShell or the PowerShell ISE without choosing Run as Administrator.

Quick tip – Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, with the Modern UI, make it really easy to miss the Run as Administrator option. From the Start Menu screen, right mouse clock in an open area to pop up the All Apps charm at the bottom of the screen. Find the PowerShell ISE app and, again, right mouse click on it to fly in the Charms shown below:


Select Run as administrator and you should be PowerShell-ing like a SharePoint champion.