App domain URL in SharePoint 2013 returns Resource Cannot Be Found

While using AutoSPInstaller for creating a SharePoint 2013 farm, I configured the DNS to use apps.multicorp.com. The server responds well to PING requests but when I publish a simple “Hello, World” app to the portal, I get the “Resource Cannot Be Found” error. This simply has to do with IIS host bindings. The default web site is still active and my portal responds to “portal.multicorp.com”. Quick fix: Open IIS Manager and stop, or delete, the default web site.

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SharePoint 2013: Sideloading of apps is not enabled on this site

When publishing a SharePoint hosted application to a development site on Office 365 Preview, running SharePoint 2013, you may receive the following error: “Error occurred in deployment step ‘Install App for SharePoint’: Sideloading of apps is not enabled on this site. Solution: You need to enable the Sideloading feature on the site. 1. Download and install the SharePoint Online Management Shell for PowerShell 2. Download the script Sideload.

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Deploying Apps to Office 365 Preview and SharePoint 2013

There have been some mentioning of how to deploy apps remotely to Office 365 Preview and comments on discussion boards. This can now be done directly in the browser and out-of-the-box. In this example, I will deploy the Corporate News App for SharePoint 2013 from CodePlex, a handy app for publishing of internal news on an intranet. First, I download the application from CodePlex, extract the ZIP file and locate the “app” file.

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AutoSPInstaller: Prepare the Scripts

This post is part of a series covering how to configure and run AutoSPInstaller, a set of scripts that can be used to automatically install SharePoint. In this post, we will configure and prepare the configuration files that are needed to run the script. Update: This post has been running for years and the AutoSPInstaller team now has an official site with guides, Q&A and an automated, browser-based AutoSPInstaller GUI . You can find it at http://autospinstaller.com.

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