SharePoint 2013: Installing Prerequisites Error

I installed the SharePoint 2013 prerequisites and it could not continue on AppFabric. 1.1. See this link for the solutions.

In my case, here is the solution I applied:

  • Go to My Computer, right-click Properties
  • On the System page, click Advanced System Settings on the left-side pane.
  • If you receive a UAC prompt, click on Yes to launch the System Properties dialog box
  • From the Advanced tab, click Environment Variables
  • Within the System Variables section in the lower half, select PSModulePath and click on Edit (or double-click PSModulePath)
  • Append the following path to PSModulePath entry in the environment variables
C:\Program Files\AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server\PowershellModules
  • Ensure that the PSModulePath entry looks like this:
C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\;C:\Program Files\AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server\PowershellModules

SharePoint 2013: “Sorry, we’re having trouble reaching the server. “

When I try to look up for people and/or groups from Active Directory, an error with a red font color shows saying “Sorry, we’re having trouble reaching the server.


To fix this, you must have an access to the Central Administration site.

  1. Go to Application Management > Web Applications > Configure alternate access mappings.
  2. Click Add Internal URLs.
  3. Choose a web application where you want to apply the setting from the Alternate Access Mapping Collection button.
  4. Type a valid URL protocol, host and port. For example, In my case, this is the IP address of my Active Directory, where my users and groups are pulled from.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Optional: Restart the web application from the IIS Manager, if you cannot wait for it to take effect.
  7. The error should be gone by now, if done correctly.

SharePoint Designer 2013 crashes when checking for errors or publishing workflow


When you click the Publish button and the Check for Errors button, SharePoint Designer 2013 crashes and restarts. However, this occurs again even when restarted.

Solution I applied:

I re-installed SharePoint Designer 2013 on my developer workstation. Repairing it through Programs and Features does not solve the issue.

I have encountered this issue several times now and re-installing it indeed solves the issue.


Unknown for now.

SharePoint 2013: “Sorry, you don’t have access to this page” error

Scenario when I encountered this error:

  1. I accessed my SharePoint site on another machine.
  2. I entered a valid user name and password.
  3. A page appeared saying “Sorry, you don’t have access to this page”.

To solve this, follow the following procedure:

  1. Go to Central Administration > Application Management > Manage Web Applications.
  2. Choose a web application that you want to enable anonymous authentication.
  3. Click Authentication providers on the Security section of Web Applications tab.
  4. Choose a zone.
  5. On the Anonymous Access section, tick the Enable anonymous access check box.

There’s a warning, however. This is the message under Anonymous Access section:

You can enable anonymous access for sites on this server or disallow anonymous access for all sites. Enabling anonymous access allows site administrators to turn anonymous access on. Disabling anonymous access blocks anonymous users in the web.config file for this zone.

Note: If anonymous access is turned off when using Forms authentication mode, Forms aware client applications may fail to authenticate correctly.