Security Patches and SharePoint

If you’re ever looking through your event logs and you run across Event ID 2137, definitely heed its advice and run

  Do not collect $200, do not pass go. One way to quickly tell if you’re going to … Read More

The field with Id {2de1df7b-48e1-4c8e-be0f-f00e504b9948} defined in feature {6e1e5426-2ebd-4871-8027-c5ca86371ead} was found in the current site collection or in a subsite

I’m writing this post today; because The field with Id {2de1df7b-48e1-4c8e-be0f-f00e504b9948} defined in feature {6e1e5426-2ebd-4871-8027-c5ca86371ead} was found in the current site collection or in a sub-site. this was what happened, and if you don’t want to know the history behind … Read More

SharePoint Updates, Ikea Furniture, and Plastic model Airplanes (e.g. read the instructions)

Yesterday when running the Post setup configuration executable (psconfig.exe) I encountered the following happy-happy joy-joy moments. I hadn’t created the Service Connection Point and the psconfig was failing, the log was telling me that I needed the connection point

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Getting Distributed Cache started on SharePoint 2016 Beta 2

First of all I’d like to thank mvan for the post located here: http://www.sharepointconsultant.ch/2013/03/07/adding-a-local-sharepoint-2013-development-server-as-a-cache-host-to-appfabrics-cache-cluster/ please read this before continuing, as the following post assumes you’ve read mvan’s issue. The distributed cache would not start During a recent install of SharePoint … Read More

Enumerating Sites in a farm

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Use the following one liner to enumerate the sites and subsites in a SharePoint 2010 or 2013 web application:

  If you wanted to pipe that to a file, you could use Out-File, followed by a path to your … Read More

SharePoint Managment Shell via remote session

You can run a SharePoint Management Shell remotely with the following lines of powershell

    Note, that at this point, you can run whatever administrative PowerShell commands you need to run by using the Invoke-Command -Session $session -ScriptBlock{} … Read More

Rolling out Central Admin and the Config Database and all the assoicated features

Here’s an oldy but a goody, how to get your Central Admin and Config Databases created without using the gray wizard. Blog post inspiration –> https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607838.aspx This approach results in clean database names.

# Note: you can remove the … Read More

Reset your index with PowerShell

As this great blog on repairing the SharePoint 2013 On-Prem reset index stuck resolution, states it’s best to reset your index using powershell. Sometimes when you search service is paused, you can run

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Working with paused search index

When you want to know what search is up to, check it out with the management shell and these handy hints I copied in from Microsoft Technet – https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn745901(v=office.15).aspx Run this

    if it returns false, the search … Read More

Creating a Search Service Application and topology with PowerShell in SharePoint 2013 or 2016 – IN SAME APP POOL AS OTHER SERVICE APPLICATIONS

You can use this script to create a new search service application after you have removed your search service application.  WARNING: This creates the search service in an existing application pool named “SharePoint Hosted Services”.  Edit the $saAppPoolName, $serviceAppName, and … Read More

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