Find and remove missing features, the PowerShell way

I do SharePoint updates and migrations since a long time and one of the most annoying error I often get is the "Missing feature". Searching the web you will find a lot of posts that show how to find the missing feature details by querying the content database. Most of them warn about the fact that querying SharePoint database is non supported by Microsoft (ref. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/841057/support-for-changes-to-the-databases-that-are-used-by-office-server-pr). You could create a database snapshot and query against it or you could use 3rd party tools, but if none of these fit your needs you could try the PowerShell way.

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Posted by Riccardo in PowerShell, Troubleshooting, updates

BCS database is in compatibility range

I know, this is a very well known “problem”, but every time I update a SharePoint 2013 farm I forget about it. So please forgive me, this is more like a self-reminder hoping to keep this topic in mind at least until the next update.

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, when you install an update (starting from March 2013 PU), you can find that one or more databases are “in compatibility range and upgrade is recommended“. Honestly I can’t tell why it happens, but the resolution is quite easy.  Continue reading →

Posted by Riccardo in SharePoint 2013, Tips & Tricks, 0 comments