Archive for April, 2018

Change Distributed Cache Service Account

Friday, April 27th, 2018

Change Distributed Cache Service Account

V: 1.0

Applies:
SharePoint 2013
SharePoint 2016

Issue

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.

SP2013_DistributedCache_ServiceAct_Chg_01

 

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
Correlation ID
Date and Time:

SP2013_DistributedCache_ServiceAct_Chg_02

 

 

Resolution

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.

 

SP2013_DistributedCache_ServiceAct_Chg_03

 

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: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/office365-sharepoint-online-enterprise-help/choose-a-theme-for-your-publishing-site-HA102891580.aspx

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 : https://XXX.sharepoint.com/SitePages/Home.aspx
Change to : https://XXX.sharepoint.com/
Add the ‘_layouts/15/ChangeSiteMasterPage.aspx’ behind the URL from step a. See the example below:
Root URL: https://XXX.sharepoint.com/
Change to : https://XXX.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/ChangeSiteMasterPage.aspx
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.

SP_SiteMasterPageSettings

The options include:

a. Site Master Page

b. System Master Page

c. Theme

d. Alternate CSS URL