Category Archives: Configuration

Anything regarding configuring tools, software, server, etc

Removing all “_layouts/15/start.aspx#/” in Sharepoint URL

Do you want to remove that ugly additional URL “_layouts/15/start.aspx#/” on your SharePoint web address? Before doing so do you really need to do it? Do you even know what does that URL mean? Well if you don’t have a read here what it is for so you understand the impact of removing them.  In… Read More »


Simple Guide to Add Additional Web Servers for your existing SharePoint

Yesterday we showed you how to make your SharePoint server Fail-over aware now to complete the full High Availability for your SharePoint we will be adding additional Web Servers to your SharePoint Farm. You might be asking why you need to do this? Well the main reason is making your SharePoint Web Server available all… Read More »

TAB Delimited Export in SSRS

Ever wondered how do you export TAB delimited reports in SSRS? It’s quite easy as you can configure SSRS to export it using the CSV render inside the ReportingServices rendering engine of SQL server.  You can do that by updating the rsreportserver.config file which can be found in the following path C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSRS{YourSQLServerVersion}.MSSQLSERVER\Reporting… Read More »

How to create Data driven report subscriptions in SQL Server Standard Version

I guess you are here because you are looking for a solution that will send your SSRS reports via email to a dynamic recipient list related to your data in your SSRS report.  In SQL Servers Business Intelligence and Enterprise Edition this feature is included but if you use a lower edition like Standard and… Read More »

How to use Secure Store Service in an External Content Type in SharePoint Foundation 2013

When SharePoint Foundation 2013 was released and you saw Secure Store Service is included you almost jumped in joy as you know this will give you a lot of possibilities. You then started to tinker by creating a new page and a new external content type that can connect to your database.

Installing Integrated Reporting Services on Sharepoint 2013 in 7 easy steps

1. Install Reporting Services in SharePoint mode. Get your SQL Server installation media, go to the New SQL Server stand-alone installation or add features to an existing installation then select the following Reporting Services – SharePoint Reporting Services add-in for SharePoint Products SQL Server Data Tools Management Tools – Basic Management Tools – Complete continue… Read More »