OneDrive, SharePoint 2013, Social, Uncategorized

Suite Links bar is missing on SharePoint 2013 (Newsfeed, OneDrive links)

I had this particular case where the suite links or the Newsfeed, OneDrive link in the top nav bar where not showing except in the Central Admin.

After googling a bit I found some suggestions that were impossible to accomplish in my case. Like recreating the user profile or granting access to the profile database to the users…

I found a solution that was not that invasive and worked form me:

  1. Go to Central Administration > Manage Service Applications > User Profile Services
  2. Click on Manage User Permissionsmysite1
  3. Grant your users permissions to use the social featuresmysite2


Errors, Installation, SharePoint 2013, Uncategorized

SharePoint 2013 Installation Error: The current server cannot be joined to this farm

A client ask me to add a new WFE server to his SharePoint farm, everything went well until I got this error during the Product Configuration Wizard

An exception of type System.InvalidOperationException was thrown. Additional exception information: The current server cannot be joined to the farm because the set of installed products does not match the products installed in the farm.

I looked at the logs and found this error:

The current server cannot be joined to this farm because the set of installed products does not match the products installed in the farm. The license state for the current server doesn’t match the farm’s license state

After validating the current and new servers products I found that the product key that was provided was for a SharePoint Enterprise and the current one was running Standar Edition. In order to join a server to the farm you need to have the same products installed on the new server.

Here is a quick way to validate the products installed on a server:

1.- run regedit

2.-Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\15.0\WSS\InstalledProducts

3.- Compare the products between the servers:


35466B1A-B17B-4DFB-A703-F74E2A1F5F5E – “Project Server 2013”
BC7BAF08-4D97-462C-8411-341052402E71 – “Project Server 2013 Preview”
C5D855EE-F32B-4A1C-97A8-F0A28CE02F9C – “SharePoint Server 2013”
CBF97833-C73A-4BAF-9ED3-D47B3CFF51BE – “SharePoint Server 2013 Preview”
B7D84C2B-0754-49E4-B7BE-7EE321DCE0A9 – “SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise”
298A586A-E3C1-42F0-AFE0-4BCFDC2E7CD0 – “SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise Preview”
D6B57A0D-AE69-4A3E-B031-1F993EE52EDC – “Microsoft Office Web Apps Server 2013”
9FF54EBC-8C12-47D7-854F-3865D4BE8118 – “SharePoint Foundation 2013”