Thursday, August 15, 2013

SharePoint 2013 alerts mail links are wrong

Users can set up alerts to list, document libraries and blogs in SharePoint. This sends you alert emails when something changes on those lists, libraries and blogs.

However I recently came across this issue with SharePoint 2013.

The links in SharePoint 2013 alert emails are turning out to be pointing to relative URL's
They are pointing to /sitename/ instead of http://hostname/sitename/

I had observed this issue in SharePoint 2013 Enterprise Edition

But this seems to be fixed after I applied the March 2013 Public Update for SharePoint Server 2013(KB 2767999)

Sign in as Different User missing in SharePoint 2013

In SharePoint 2013,
By this time, most of you would have found out that the Sign in as Different User option is missing on the SharePoint sites.
I had to login to the server every time with the service account to get around this as when I try to open from my local machine it takes my windows credentials

Hot to fix this

Append the below to your Sharepoint site URL : 

The URL should  be : 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Sharepoint 2013 Site Workflows Page URL

In SharePoint 2013, there are site workflows. How do we see these or start it manually?

1) Click on Site Contents on the left navigation

2) This takes to the Site Contents page. ( _layouts/15/viewlsts.aspx)

3) On the upper right hand corner of the page, you would see the SITE WORKFLOWS link.

4) Click on that. This will show a list of SITE WORKFLOWS and you can start the workflow from this page (_layouts/15/workflow.aspx)

Friday, August 2, 2013

SharePoint Workflow History List URL

In SharePoint 2013, Workflow Tasks list is hidden and it is not listed under View All Site Content.

To access this workflow history list, browse to the below URL:

http://[site URL]/lists/Workflow%20History