Archive for April, 2018

Change Distributed Cache Service Account

Friday, April 27th, 2018

Change Distributed Cache Service Account

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SharePoint 2013
SharePoint 2016


There are situations where you have to change the SharePoint Service Accounts. In SharePoint Central Administration website you go to Security > Configure Service Accounts under General Security section. Under Credentials Management drop down, choose Windows Service – Distributed Service. You will see the current account for the service.



You want to change the service account under ‘Select an account for this component‘. You get error message when you try to change it.

Sorry, something went wrong
Distributed Cache Service does not support this operation from Central Administration. Please use SharePoint PowerShell commandlets
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You use PowerShell to change the Service account for Distributed Cache Service. Use the following code in PowerShell Management console or in Windows PowerShell ISE.




After executing t he PowerShell, you will see the account associated with the Windows Service – Distributed Cache on SharePoint Central Administration > Service Accounts page.


Inherit Theme from Parent Site

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Generally, according to the article below, the subsites will inherit the theme from the parent site. Here is the article link:

If subsite is from another template, then follow the instruction below:

1) Since the link of Master page setting is hidden, you can change the URL to the setting page by two steps.

Copy your site URL and remove the target of URL after the default URL. See the example below:
Root URL :
Change to :
Add the ‘_layouts/15/ChangeSiteMasterPage.aspx’ behind the URL from step a. See the example below:
Root URL:
Change to :
Note: if you get the error message, please go to check the Publishing Features on Team Site.

2) Then you will see the two inherit feature, please choose them.


The options include:

a. Site Master Page

b. System Master Page

c. Theme

d. Alternate CSS URL