Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Cannot read configuration file because it exceeds the maximum file size - SharePoint Central Admin not loading

Problem Background

I was patching SharePoint 2013 servers, after completing the patching and running the PS Config the central admin didn't load and it was giving the below error. 


  • Create a Key named Configuration under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\Microsoft\InetStp
  • Create a DWORD and add the key as MaxWebConfigFileSizeInKB add the value as 300
  • Save

Friday, February 18, 2022

How can we create hidden list in SharePoint Online via SPFx using PnP JS

Problem Background 

I wanted to create Hidden List to store some setting values. The list is provisioned in SharePoint Online using SPFx with the help of  PnP JS.


sp.web.lists.ensure("ListName", "List Description", 100, false, { Hidden: true });


Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Microsoft 365 Essential Training for Damsila Exports

Delivered 30 Hours  on "Microsoft 365 Essential Training" for Damsila Exports over the couple of days. Damsila Exports are the exporters of Phlogopite Mica from Sri Lanka with over 40 years of experience.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

SharePoint On-premise (Tech Lead+) Interview Questions and Answers - 01

What are zones and what are the type of Zones in SharePoint?

Zones are the logical paths for accessing the same web application. For each web application, five zones can be created, and they are:
    • Default
    • Intranet
    • Extranet
    • Internet
    • Custom

What are the databases which are created when we install a SharePoint farm?

The Configuration, Central Administration Content, and Content databases are the three databases that are automatically installed when you deploy SharePoint Server.

Provide couple of Backup and restore best practices in SharePoint Server. 

  • Minimize latency between SQL Server and the backup location
  • Avoid processing conflicts
  • Keep databases small for faster recovery times
  • Use incremental backups for large databases
  • Follow SQL Server backup and restore optimization recommendations
  • Configure SharePoint settings to improve backup or restore performance
  • Consider site collection size when you determine the tools to use
Is it smart to have your backups on the C drive of your server where your SQL server instance is running?
  • No

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

SPFx Interview Questions and Answers - 01

What are isolated webparts?
How can you make a existing webpart as isloated webpart? 
How can we create site collection level app catalog

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

the debug executable "" specified in the "" debug profile does not exist Error in VB.Net


I got the "the debug executable "" specified in the "" debug profile does not exist Error in VB.Net" error when I teach VB.Net to some of the students. 


The Startup object which usually a form is missing from the project properties. So as the solution we will have to set the start up object. 

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Add SPFx webpart to full-width column

By default, SPFx web parts cannot added in full-width column page layouts. To do it, in the web part manifest (the *.manifest.json file next to the web part *.ts file) set the supportsFullBleed property to true.