Enable BLOB Cache in SharePoint

Open IISManager as Administrator and Explore the Web Application site


Open WEB.Config using a text editor. I normally use notepad in elevated prompt


Search for BlobCache, then set enable=”true”


Save your WEB.config the do an IISRESET. You can find BlogCache folder in C:\


Happy SharePointing 😀

Error while enabling Windows feature : NetFx3

Today I came across an error when trying to install SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012 R2. There are several options to fix this error. Using Server Manager, Command Prompt or using PowerShell. Make sure you mount the OS cd before going forward. (D: is my CD Drive)

TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Setup


The following error has occurred:

Error while enabling Windows feature : NetFx3, Error Code : -2146498298 , Please try enabling Windows feature : NetFx3 from Windows management tools and then run setup again. For more information on how to enable Windows features , see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=227143

For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=20476&ProdName=Microsoft%20SQL%20Server&EvtSrc=setup.rll&EvtID=50000&ProdVer=11.0.2100.60&EvtType=0x681D636F%25401428%25401






Fix Using Server Manager

Open Server Manager under manage select “Add Roles and Features”. Then select .NET Framework 3.5 Features click Next


As the binaries for .NET Framework 3.5 Features not copied with the OS make sure you insert the Server OS media. You can find it in the warning as well. Click on “Specify and alternate source path” to explicitly specify the source location. In my case its D:\sources\sxs. Then resume the setup.(Just Next Finish)




Fix Using Command Prompt or PowerShell

In Command prompt as administrator and run dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3 /source:d:\sources\sxs

If you are using powerShell run Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework-Core -Source D:\sources\sxs in elevated mode.


After installing .NET 3.5 I was able to install SQL 2012 successfully. Open-mouthed smile


For further details you can refer Microsoft’s support article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2734782

Thank you Smile

Design Manager in SharePoint 2013

Design Manager is a feature in SharePoint 2013 that makes it easier to create a fully customized, pixel-perfect design while using the web-design tools that you’re already familiar with. Design Manager is a publishing feature that is available in publishing sites in both SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365. You can also use Design Manager to brand the public-facing website in Office 365.

Below article is focused on Enable Design manager in SharePoint and Open Design Manager in SharePoint.

You can refer the MSDN article on Overview of Design Manager in SharePoint 2013 for further details.

Enable Design Manager in SharePoint

  • As Design Manager is a publishing feature that is available in publishing sites activate “SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure” under Site Collection Features

    Site Collection Features


  • Then activate “SharePoint Server Publishing” feature under Manage Site Features

    Site Features


    Open Design Manager in SharePoint

  • Option 01: Click on the gear icon on the top right corner of the page. Then click on “Design Manager”
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  • Option 02: Open Site setting then click on “Design Manager” under look and Feel.


  • Option 03: Browse http://ServerName/_layouts/15/DesignWelcomePage.aspx (Replace ServerName with your server name)
  • You are here. It’s the Design manager Landing Page


    Additional Resources

    What’s new with SharePoint 2013 site development: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj163942(office.15).aspx

    Overview of the SharePoint 2013 page model: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj191506(v=office.15).aspx

    How to: Convert an HTML file into a master page in SharePoint 2013: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj822370(v=office.15).aspx

    How to: Create a page layout in SharePoint 2013: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj822368(v=office.15).aspx

    What’s new in Branding ? http://edithzor.wordpress.com/2012/11/22/whats-new-in-branding/

    Intro to SharePoint 2013 Design Manager: http://sharepointbrian.com/2012/07/intro-to-sharepoint-2013-design-manager/

    Using Dreamweaver and Design Manager with SharePoint 2013: http://blogs.technet.com/b/speschka/archive/2012/07/27/using-dreamweaver-and-design-manager-with-sharepoint-2013.aspx

    Thank you. Smile
    Happy SharePointing Open-mouthed smile Open-mouthed smile Open-mouthed smile