I recently tried installing SharePoint 2013 and came across a weird issue which stopped the prerequisite installer from running to completion. It complained that it didn’t have access to the internet which was really odd.
I found a workaround for this which I found here was to change some of the settings in Internet Explorer. What I did can be followed below:
- Open IE and go to “www.microsoft.com” and uncheck the prompt which will continue to display pop-ups
- Go to the gear icon -> Internet Options -> Security and open the trusted sites
- now add “http://*microsoft.com” to the trusted site list
- save and close IE
Now you should be able to run the installer without an issue. Enjoy!
This is quite a handy trick that I use when designing or just fiddling around with what I can do with PowerShell WinForms. The last time I used this was to get all the possible colours I could use for my form background, and also check the possible options for my border on a panel.
So if I wanted to find all the possible colours available for my forms background, I would use the following:
or if I wanted to find out all the possible borders for my panel as I stated above, I would use the following:
Hope this helps, I know this is usually helpful for me. Enjoy!