Reset the Sharepoint Configuration Cache manually

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016, SharePoint Server 2019

Here are five simple steps to clear (reset) the SharePoint configuration cache on a SharePoint server. Perform the steps on a single or multiple servers if necessary. Each step can be done via graphical interface or using the provided PowerShell commands.

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SharePoint Content Database Report

In case you have a solution that automatically generates lots of sharepoint sites, you might want to keep an eye on the number of sites per database. Here is one simple script that requires no maintenance and can be triggered by the task scheduler or your monitoring system.

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Recreate Search Service Application Components

Tested on: SharePoint Server 2016, SharePoint Server 2019

We had a strange issue with our Search Service Application, everything in the Central Administration was green but crawls were running forever without finding any items or throwing any error in the Crawl Log or the ULS log. We wanted to avoid rebuilding the whole Search Service application because there was another third party application that used the current SSA and it would have to be reconfigured as well. Also we did not want to lose the search index.

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SharePoint Config Cache Reset Script

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016, SharePoint Server 2019

Here is the script you can use to reset the configuration cache. The article also describes how you can perform it manually. It also points out some issues you may encounter when running this or other scripts available on the web.

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