Category: SharePoint 2013

SharePoint – Distributed Cache – Cache referred to does not exist

Problem: You may find that certain functions within the farm that rely on Distributed Cache are not working. You review the SharePoint ULS logs and find errors like the following: Unexpected Exception in SPDistributedCachePointerWrapper::InitializeDataCacheFactory for usage ‘DistributedBouncerCache’ – Exception ‘Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.DataCacheException: ErrorCode:SubStatus:Cache referred to does not exist. Contact administrator or use the Cache administration tool to

SharePoint: SAML and FBA authentication fail from Word, Excel, Outlook, etc

Consider the following scenario: You have a SharePoint web application that uses Trusted Provider (SAML) authentication. When trying to open a Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc) document from a SharePoint library, the Office app pops up a dialog with a “Sorry, something went wrong” error: Outlook calendar sync behavior: Users have SharePoint calendars that

SharePoint: Domain Local groups from Trusted Forest are not valid

  Consider the following scenario: You have a SharePoint 20xx (doesn’t matter) site and have configured People Picker to search a trusted Active Directory Forest or Domain. You have a security group of type “domain local” in the trusted forest that has several users in it. You use People Picker to search for the group,

SharePoint – AD Import: Using PowerShell to create property mappings

First off, when using Active Directory Import in SharePoint 2013, 2016, and 2019, it’s completely normal to see very few (like 2) mapped properties in the User Profile Service Application (UPA) | Manage User Properties. That’s because with AD Import, those property mappings are hard-coded and not shown on that page. See my other post

SharePoint: Users intermittently notice they are logged in as someone else

Problem: Intermittently users notice that they have automatically been logged in as a different user. For example, while browsing, you look in the upper right-hand corner of the page and see another users display name listed there. Clicking around more may result in switching back to yourself, or switching to another user altogether. Possible Causes:

SharePoint People Picker – The user does not exist or is not unique – Trailing Space

This one is likely to be somewhat rare, but when it happens, the logging doesn’t give you many clues outside of the original “user does not exist or is not unique” error, which is pretty generic. I have two other posts about the same error with different root causes: https://joshroark.com/sharepoint-people-picker-error-user-does-not-exist-or-is-not-unique-similar-account-names/ https://joshroark.com/sharepoint-quick-edit-with-people-picker-field-the-user-does-not-exist-or-is-not-unique/   Symptoms: When using