TelNet not working

If you’re trying to test connectivity between servers on a specific port and you go to use TelNet and receive a nasty little message that tells you that “telnet is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program … Read More

Got Trusts? Need Info about the Domain and it’s trust relationships

The following blog post is just a re-blogurtation of this post https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/16067.nltest-to-test-the-trust-relationship-between-a-workstation-and-domain.aspx   1.NLTEST can be used to show this trust relationship. PS C:\> nltest /trusted_domains List of domain trusts: 0: GS gs.com (NT 5) (Direct Outbound) (Direct Inbound) ( … Read More

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

Script to clean out log files, or any files in a directory based on date

    If you only want one week, change the file age to 7. Or, if you want 90 days, then change it to 90. The paths to clean specified in this example are meant to be changes and … Read More

Max_Path

Happy Birthday to my oldest son, Wade Simpkins!! Sorry about the brevity of this post.  I didnt want to exceed the max path. ​When a file path exceeds 256 characters in SharePoint, things start to breakdown, avoid using special characters. and … Read More

Creating the config db and central admin

To avoid the ugly/yucky GUID tails off the end of your Central Administration database, use this line of powershell and these steps:

    (The above oneliner is taken from page 63 of “Professional SharePoint 2013 Administration“, by Shane … Read More

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