Outlook and RSS feeds coming from SharePoint 2016

We are currently encountering a strange behaviour with Outlook when some users want to subscribe to an RSS feed.

We have an Intranet infrastructure which is a SharePoint 2016 on-premise installation that uses ADFS as authentication provider but also NTLM for some services.

For a reason we can’t figure out, some users can’t subscribe to RSS feeds that come from our SharePoint installation through Outlook. Outlook always returns that the content of the RSS feed can’t be processed or the used link may not point to a valid source.

All of the users that encounter this problem are fully authenticated on their machine and can reach the SharePoint infrastructure without any problem. They can also display the various RSS feeds in their browser or subscribe to them through their browser. They are all referenced in SharePoint with at least read permission and synchronized in the Central Administration. The problem occurs on lists or library they have access to.

The RSS feeds coming from SharePoint are valid. In the beginning, we used a WebPart (Imtech CQWP) that displayed on a page some elements and a link to subscribe to a corresponding RSS feed. We thought this component was the problem, so we changed it for the standard CQWP, but the problem was the same. We also noticed that the problem occurs when users use the generated link for the RSS feed available in the ribbon of a list or a library, but only once. The first time they use the link, it fails, but if they try again, it works and they can delete and re-add the feed as many times as they want.

We followed the various HTTP requests that are sent when the problem happens and in some cases, we noticed a 401 error, like if the users could not be authenticated when they make a request to our SharePoint installation from Outlook. We tried to add user accounts in two formats in our SharePoint installation (ADFS and AD), but the error still occurs, even when users have full control.

We tried various solutions from Microsoft, including the workaround where we have to synchronize the RSS feeds to the Common Feed List (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/917125/error-message-when-you-subscribe-to-an-rss-feed-that-requires-authenti) or the trick with the registry key “HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office.0\Outlook\Options\RSS\Disable” without any success. We even thought this was related to some characters in the generated URLs and we played with them many times, using encoded characters or not.

We are a large organization with a lot of complex rules, but we checked with the server team, network team and security team, and there is no rule or setting on this side that could block the connection between Outlook and SharePoint.

Most users use Windows 10 and Office 2016, but the problem occurs also with Windows 7 and Office 2010. Considering that our SharePoint infrastructure is up and running and it doesn’t seem to be a security or network problem, it seems related to the Office installation or maybe the user profile, but we cannot find more documentation on this problem.

We tried many things for hours to understand why it doesn’t work, but without any success. Has anyone encountered such a behaviour? Any suggestion would much be appreciated.

Best regards,

Infopath form publishing to SharePoint 2016 issues

I am facing issues in publishing Infopath form to SharePoint 2016. I ensured all the prerequisites(features, service applications, infopath services configuration, perimssion for the user account that is publishing) are satisfied. http://www.appvity.com/blogs/post/2013/06/16/How-to-configure-and-publish-InfoPath-to-SharePoint-2013.aspx

I am trying to publish an Infopath form to the SharePoint server 2016. It is a simple from with a single text control. I kept the form simple to test the publishing process.

The Publishing process is going fine upto the following screen enter image description here

After this screen, i am getting the error.

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There is no error message by Microsoft.

I checked ULS Logs. There is no error messages there.

Can any one help me how to follow from here?

Office 2016 pestering for Office 365 sign in details – how to remove O365 subscription/license?

I have a corporate laptop that used to have O365 on. The license for it was yanked by the owner, so I installed a licensed copy of 2016 instead. The problem I now face is that both sets of details show up in the Account management pane of a particular office product, and the O365 won’t sign in

  • Add/remove programs shows only 2016 – it used to show “Office” with a blue icon and “Office 2016” with a red icon, the blue icon version was removed
  • Each office app seems fully functional but gives a yellow banner “PRODUCT NOTICE There was a problem checking this device’s license status. Please sign in with the office 365 account this device was activated with.” [SIGN IN] (sign in cannot work; the details were changed by the owner)
  • The version of winword.exe is 16.0.11328.20158, located at c:program files\Microsoft office\root\office16
  • Launching WinWord.exe shows a splash banner containing “Office 365”
  • The account page in the settings shows both licenses; the O365 has a button “Manage subscription”, and the O2016 entry is licensed for all the same apps, and has a “Change License” button

Anyone know how/where to clear out the O365 related stuff?

In SharePoint 2016, why would deleted documents go directly to the site collection recycle bin and not rest in the subsite’s recycle bin?

In SharePoint 2016, why would deleted documents go directly to the site collection recycle bin and not stop first in the subsite’s recycle bin?

What are the settings to be checking that may affect recycle bin behavior?

Enable Read Only mode in Office Online Server for SharePoint Server 2016

I have successfully integrated Office Online Server for SharePoint Server 2016 and successfully open documents in office online but there is option to edit in browser or open in word option which makes users having edit permission can edit the document.

But my requirement is to give them only read option to those document not edit. So that they can only read in browser. And my question is how to remove edit in browser or open in word option??

Email dose not work sharepoint 2016

I was configure virtual SMTP server and the outgoing mail in central administration as shown below

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when I test my smtp mail via pickup folder I receive it but when we make alert I didn’t receive mail

this is my Manage User Profiles in central administration the work email is empty

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I make sync but the work mail still empty

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when we make alert or workflow mail is start I didn’t receive mail

Question about calling SP 2016 on-prem REST API on 3rd party VUE application

I’m trying to call the SP 2016 on-prem REST API on 3rd party VUE.js application(cross domain), and struggling on the authentication issue.

  1. To avoid the cross domain issue, I try to call REST API via SP.RequestExecutor.js. But in Network tab, I see “401 Unauthorized” on the request of AppWebProxy.aspx when the following code runs.

var executor = new SP.RequestExecutor(appweburl); executor.executeAsync( { url: appweburl + “/_api/SP.AppContextSite(@target)/web/lists?@target='” + hostweburl + “‘”, method: “GET”, headers: { “Accept”: “application/json; odata=verbose” }, success: successHandler, error: errorHandler } );

1.2. When I try to test the REST API http://www.example.com/_api/Web/Lists(‘{guid}’)/items, it shows below error –

{ “error”: { “code”: “-2147024891, System.UnauthorizedAccessException”, “message”: { “lang”: “en-US”, “value”: “Access denied. You do not have permission to perform this action or access this resource.” } } }

My question is that how to pass the authentication when I call the REST API in js code?

Thanks everyone in advance.

Have Windows 2016 Scale Out File Server where CSV doesn’t take VHD expand

The volume was 2.5TB in size. This is actually a VM running on a Hyper-V cluster.

So went to the Hyper-V cluster and using failover cluster manager went to settings and found the shared VHD (think .vhds file). Expanded by 500GB to 3TB in size.

Went to SOFS cluster node that currently was the owner of the CSV presented to the OS. Used disk part to select the disk and partition and attempted extend.

Diskpart would show the correct size. But when you went into disk manager the volumes listed at the top show the CSVFS drive but it shows 2.5TB in size. But on the lower part where it lists the disks it shows the 3TB and shows it all allocated. In fail over cluster manager it shows the wrong size too.

There is an error in the log about a failed CSV snapshot. I didn’t think that a shared VHD could have a snapshot taken on it because that it has two different owners (in our case maybe more in other cases).

When we try and copy a file to a location on the drive we see a “File creation error – The requested operation could not be completed due to a file system limitation”. This isn’t anything special and is just using xcopy.

The volume is a CSVFS volume which is based on NTFS.

It is very strange and maybe this is an issue being caused by SOFS.

This volume has 115 million files 4-8k in size.

Anyone have any thoughts here?