What is New for Web Applications in SharePoint 2016

The main reason why I love PowerShell so much, is that it allows me to surface information that is kept deep into the application’s model and find interesting jewels that are kept in the background (or hidden).Today, I decided to dig deeper into the SharePoint 2016 Web Application. I went ahead and created two identical web applications, one on my SharePoint 2013 environment, and the second on my SharePoint 2016. After extracting the value of each property, I went ahead and compared the defaults between SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016 using PowerShell. I ran the following lines of PowerShell on both environment and compared the resulting tab delimited files:

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell

$webApp = Get-SPWebApplication http://localhost

$webApp | Select -Property * | Export-CSV <FilePath>.csv

So what differs? The following table compares all properties that differ between SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016:

SPWebApplication:

Property Name

SharePoint 2016

Default Value

SharePoint 2013

Default Value

AnonymousResourceTrackingSettings

Object

SPAnonymousResourceTrackingSettings

Does not exist

BlockNewContentDatabaseWhenMounting

FALSE

Does not exist

ChangeLogRetentionPeriod

120 Days

60 Days

DeploymentLocked

FALSE

Does not exist

FileSavePostProcessExtensions

Jpg

Jpeg

Does not exist

HttpStrictTransportSecuritySettings

Object

SPHttpStrictTransportSecuritySettings

Does not exist

IPAddressAccessControlSettings

SPIPAddressAccessControlSettings Name=SPIPAddressAccessControlSettingsObject

Does not exist

ListViewAuditEnabled

FALSE

Does not exist

MaxAuditLogTrimmingRetention

30

Does not exist

MaximumFileSize

2047

250

MaxPreAuthorizedAccessUrlTimeToLive

2 Days

Does not exist

MaxSizeForSelfServiceEvalSiteCreationMB

20,480

102,400

ODBSettings

Object

SPODBSettings

Does not exist

OutboundMailCertificateThumbprint

Null

Does not exist

OutboundMailEnableSsl

Null

Does not exist

OutboundMailOverrideEnvelopeSender

Null

Does not exist

OutboundMailPort

Null

Does not exist

PingProcessDelay

90,000

Does not exist

PingTimeAvailable

NULL

Does not exist

PingWarmupPage

NULL

Does not exist

PolicyLoggingEnabled

TRUE

Does not exist

SharePoint2010WorkflowsEnabled

TRUE

Does not exist

ShouldDeferUpgradeActions

FALSE

Does not exist

ShowStartASiteMenuItem

FALSE

Does not exist

SiteResourceTrackingSettings

Object

SPSiteResourceTrackingSettings

Does not exist

SiteSubscriptionResourceTrackingSettings

Object

SPSiteSubscriptionResourceTrackingSettings

Does not exist

SyncPolicySettings

SyncPolicySettings Name=SyncPolicySettingsDefault

Does not exist

SyncSiteProvisioningDBThrottle

0

Does not exist

SyncSiteProvisioningThrottle

1

Does not exist

SyncSiteProvisioningWaitTime

5

Does not exist

TrimAuditLogEnforced

TRUE

Does not exist

WebFileExtensions

Ascx

Asmx

Aspx

Htc

Jar

Master

Swf

Xap

Xsf

Does not exist

WnsConfigurationSettings

SPWnsConfigurationSettings Name=Wns Configuration Settings

Does not exist

While some properties names are intuitive, others are more “obscure” and we don’t have all the details as to what they actually do. I will be posting more details as they become available.

Microsoft Premier Field Engineer – SharePoint

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