Thursday, January 2, 2014

Windows Server 2012 R2 compatibility with SharePoint

For SharePoint 2010

“Before the release of Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft did not support SharePoint Server 2010 in a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 environment.
However, SharePoint Server 2010 with SP2 has now been released, and this configuration is supported in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.” as of Nov 21, 2013 Reference

For SharePoint 2013

“Currently, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 is not supported for installation on computers running the Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system.” as of Sep 20, 2013 Reference

SharePoint Server 2013: Navigation link error for network file shares

Issue Description

Since May 2013 I have been working with Sharepoint 2013.I have been coming across new things almost everyday.Recently, I had to add a URL link to navigation menu which redirect users to a folder on the network.

On the SharePoint 2013 site based on team Site template, when a user clicks on left navigation links pointing to a file share he gets the error "Invalid Page URL:".

The problem is this was working on SharePoint 2010 and I tested this in a 2010 environemnt and it was still working.

I tried giving the locations in the below formats:

No luck!!! L

I tested the same by pasting the location in Internet Explorer and it opens up.

I had opened a ticket with Microsoft which was actually identified as a bug with Sharepoint 2013.This issue has been fixed with December 10, 2013 Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2013.

Fix for the issue

Disable the MDS feature to fix this. The issue is not in a publishing site(When publishing is enabled, this feature is disabled automatically.)

Site Actions -> Site Settings -> Site Actions ->Manage site features -> Minimal Download Strategy -> Activate

SharePoint Storage Metrics

To fetch the information on size of a SharePoint site, list or document library

Browse to Site Actions ->Site Settings -> Site Collection administration ->Storage Metrics.

Alternately you can browse to the page directly:
For Sharepoint 2010,

In SharePoint 2013, append the following _layouts/15/storman.aspx
http:// sharepoint2013siteurl/_layouts/15/storman.aspx