Re-index Specific Website in SharePoint 2016

You may needs in some conditions ask crawler to re-index a specific website.

To do this, follow below steps:

Site Settings >> Search and Offline Availability >> Reindex site


SharePoint 2016 Hives

In SharePoint 2016 HIVE folder “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions”

There are 3 number folders:

  • 14
  • 15
  • 16

So now, where the “/_layouts/” folder mapped?

Layouts Path Virtual Directory

Physical Folder




HIVE 16 Folder



15 folder was added for compatibility backward with v15 sites.


You can discover this using IIS as following

Create Custom SharePoint 2016 List

To create a custom SharePoint list, please follow the below steps:

Go to Settings Gear >> Site contents

Click on add an app

Click on Custom List

Add your list name, consider it like a table in SQL Server and then click Create


After SharePoint create you list, you find your list as below


Click on your list name, in our case Customers

Now, you can create by clicking on “new item

Fill the required data and click on Save



Visual Studio 2012 unable to launch IIS express web server

In Visual Studion 2012, whe you create a new web project and try to start or view web application in browser, you may get the below error:

Unable to lunch the IIS Express Web server.


  1. Right click on project >> properties

  2. Choose web tab and select “Use Visual Studio Development Server”