Monthly Archives: July 2017

FIXED – SharePoint Online missing Sync button

While troubleshooting OneDrive I noticed an end user missing the “Sync” toolbar button.  The fix was to update Document Library settings to display “Sync” so that we could connect and take the Document Library offline.   After clicking “Sync” we were able to connect to the OneDrive desktop client and download all files.




  • Document Library (Classic View) -> List Settings > Advanced settings > Offline Client Availability >
  • Allow items from this document library to be downloaded to offline clientsYES




What’s in that patch? Jul 2017

NOTE – PDF format updated to include both SharePoint 2013 and 2016 notes.

Ever wondered what fixes are inside of a given CU?   Please see attached PDF with full detail. I wanted a new format for easy reading.   Show management and make the business case for why downtime should be taken to apply CUs.  Also posted at

If you found this helpful, please leave a comment.    shades_smile_thumb_thumb_thumb_thumb[2]


What’s in that patch – Jul 2017.PDF

FIXED – Workflow Endpoint Not Found Exception: Unable to connect to the remote service

Recently I noticed the below error when viewing Workflow status on SharePoint Server 2013.   Root cause turned out to be a missing IIS binding for both HTTP: 12291 and HTTPS: 12290.   After adding the additional IIS binding the status page was able to render again.  Cheers!



Getting Error Message for Exception System.Web.HttpUnhandledException (0x80004005): Exception of type ‘System.Web.HttpUnhandledException’ was thrown. —> Microsoft.Workflow.Client.WorkflowEndpointNotFoundException: Unable to connect to the remote service at http://sharepointwf:12291/SharePoint/default/c1740af1-82ad-4026-beb5-c6eddaea7d88/4d2c8da0-a0da-41c1-8387-96260df02a62/$Workflows/$Instances/4d10f51f-2e21-4ff7-aa3c-ceadde059a14. See InnerException for more details. Client ActivityId : 69ee049e-ffb2-209a-6826-71aedbaa6db7. —> System.Net.WebException: Unable to connect to the remote server —> System.Net.Sockets.SocketException: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it   
  at System.Net.Sockets.Socket.EndConnect(IAsyncResult asyncResult)   
  at System.Net.ServicePoint.ConnectSocketInternal(Boolean connectFailure, Socket s4, Socket s6, Socket& socket, IPAddress& address, ConnectSocketState state, IAsyncResult asyncResult, Exception& exception)     –
— End of inner exception stack trace —   
  at Microsoft.Workflow.Common.AsyncResult.End[TAsyncResult](IAsyncResult result)






Office 365 – Hybrid Team Site Redirect AAM

Migrating team sites to Office 365?  Worried about broken links?  Check this out.

Recently I found a helpful STSADM trick that provides HTTP redirection for hybrid SharePoint farms moving team sites into the Office 365 cloud.   As we migrate sites and remove from the source farm on-premise users will see 404 Page Not Found when open old URLs.

However, we can use STSADM to provide a “<RedirectUrl>” Alternate Access Mapping (AAM) property on the source SharePoint Web Application (http://portal/*) which redirects user traffic to a destination Office 365 Tenant (ex:*)

If you are gradually moving team sites into the cloud with third party tools (ShareGate, Metalogix, DocAve, etc.) this trick is invaluable to preserve a smooth user experience where old links will seamlessly redirect to Office 365 team sites in the cloud.  Cheers!  shades_smile




Enable AAM Redirect

stsadm -o addzoneurl -url http://portal -urlzone Default -zonemappedurl http
://portal -redirectionurl

Verify AAM Redirect

stsadm -o enumalternatedomains -url http://portal






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