Sometimes, when things seem to be going catastrophically wrong, the root cause can be simple. You just have to find it.
After a recent batch of updates were applied to a SharePoint 2016 farm, a large number of items quit working on the application server. Outgoing emails stopped sending, workflows stopped working, and scheduled tasks that used the server object model stopped working.
It was a mess. Worse yet, troubleshooting this proved to be a challenge because the SharePoint tracin...
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