Sorry about the brevity of this post; but, it has been a looooong week. Next week we’ll discuss how Beaver’s Oil, a fictitious oil company, creates a backup of a host named site collection and restores it. The week after that … Read More
With regards to your future clients for Office 365 SharePoint migrations: If they don’t have one of these Operating systems: Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, or Windows 7, You”ll need to upgrade their systems before you can … Read More
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
Based on data gleaned from: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/office365-sharepoint-online-enterprise-help/sharepoint-online-software-boundaries-and-limits-HA102694293.aspx#_SharePoint_Online_for_1 on July 4th, 2014 at 9:43 am < – – that’s important because MSFT updates it’s sites with new features, and this blog just gets new posts. Note: if cell is empty, it is … Read More
Cant load One-Drive Sync tool to Windows Server for Small Business http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2903984 – read system requirements There are far fewer blocked file types http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/office365-sharepoint-online-small-business-help/types-of-files-that-cannot-be-added-to-a-list-or-library-HA101907868.aspx – way less blocked types than On-premises Upload can handle numerous files, and a corpus way bigger than … Read More
Recently, while working with a client, we were in the process of cleaning up the 2010 farm and performing a partial rebuild to a pre SP2 state for 2010 in order to get a good uat environment. After installing RTM, … Read More
These are things that can serve as pain points when installing from the command line: 1. orphaned Central Admin site in IIS from a previous install attempt. Delete it before starting the install 2. a shell that has variables from a previous, … Read More
Scenario: While installing SharePoint via the GUI you recieve a configuration failed, check the logs message, and there are many, many lines to read through OR while installing via a powershell script you recieve the message: The process does not … Read More
The following is based on the Exam Ref 70-331: Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 by Troy Lanphier. Check out Kirk Evan’s blog for more background behind HNSC – http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kaevans/archive/2012/03/27/what-every-sharepoint-admin-needs-to-know-about-host-named-site-collections.aspx
#Build a web application and place an empty site collection in it, a site collection with no site, e.g. pick site later or create with powershell as follows:
$applicationPool = "SharePoint - 443"
$ServiceAcct = "domain\content" #Account normally used when creating a web app via guie, atin
$svcacctmail = "content@domain"
$WebApp = "SharePoint HNSC Web Application"
$webAppURL = "https://ws2013app/"
$contentDB = "WSS_Content_TopSiteEmpty"
#If creating for SharePoint 2013, sent the claims authentication provider by calling the new-spauthenticationprovider cmdlet into a variable as: $Provider = New-spauthenticationprovider
#Create the example web application, as mentioned above, either with gui, and pick later, or
New-SPWebApplication -ApplicationPool $applicationPool -ApplicationPoolAccount $serviceAcct -Name $WebApp -Port 443 -databaseName $contentDB -securesocketslayer
#If doing for 2013
New-SPWebApplication -ApplicationPool $applicationPool -ApplicationPoolAccount $serviceAcct -Name $WebApp -Port 443 -AuthenticationProvider (New-SPAuthenticationProvider) -databaseName $contentDB -secureSocketsLayer
#If you get a pound sand message on first attempt to load the SP 2013 site, navigate to the settings page under <URL>/_layouts/15/settings.aspx and deactivate MDS
#Now that the web app is there, build the empty site collection
$primarySiteCollectionOwnerAcct = "domain\someName"
$PrimarySCOwnerEmail = "webcontent@domain"
New-SPSite -URL $webAppURL -OwnerAlias $primarySiteCollectionOwnerAcct -OwnerEmail $PrimarySCOwnerEmail
#Build some content databases
new-SPContentDatabase -Name $HNSC1DB -WebApplication $WebApp -WarningSiteCount 0 -MaxSiteCount 1
#Now build some HNSC's
$HNSC1Name = "Hockeytown Usa"
$HNSC1URL = "https://hockeytown.domain.com"
$HNSC1DB = "WSS_Content_HockeyTown"
New-SPSite -url $HNSC1URL -HostHeaderWebApplication $webAppURL -Name $HNSC1Name -ownerAlias $PrimarySiteCollectionOwnerAcct -owneremail $PrimarySCOwnerEmail -contentDatabase $HNSC1DB
$HNSC2Name = "Baseball city"
$HNSC2URL = "https://baseball.domain.com"
$HNSC2DB = "WSS_Content_HaveYouSeenMyBaseball"
New-SPSite -url $HNSC2URL -HostHeaderWebApplication $webAppURL -Name $HNSC2Name -ownerAlias $PrimarySiteCollectionOwnerAcct -owneremail $PrimarySCOwnerEmail -contentDatabase $HNSC2DB
It is advisable to upgrade any sites that are running version 3\2007 mode in your SharePoint 2010 to version 4 (SP2010) before you attach and upgrade in SharePoint 2013 SharePoint 2010 sites that are still at the UI version 3 (aka 2007) will … Read More
How to move service applications back under the “Default SharePoint service app pool” Scenario: Somehow someone accidentally created a new application pool when creating a SharePoint Service Application, or a consultant came in and created separate application pools, or there are … Read More
With SharePoint 2013, the web analytics service application is deprecated and removed; since, it is integrated into the new super power that is SharePoint Search. This means, learn powershell! To administer search in 2013 you’ll need to learn about Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication, … Read More
OneDrive and OneDrive for business are personal storage locations. Both use the OneDrive Synch client side installer that gets added into the workstation. This makes the OneDrive appear in windows explorer and users can easily be taught to save docs … Read More
To avoid the ugly/yucky GUID tails off the end of your Central Administration database, use this line of powershell and these steps:
New-SPConfigurationDatabase -DatabaseName SharePoint_Config -DatabaseServer SharePointSQL -AdministrationContentDatabaseName SharePoint_Admin_Content
(The above oneliner is taken from page 63 of “Professional SharePoint 2013 Administration“, by Shane … Read More
If you ever run across a scenario where a user advises (note: I did not say complains) that they are unable to checkout a document, or even open it for editing in SharePoint, check the following and take the following … Read More
Not applicable to SharePoint 2013 If Powershell verions 3.0 is installed on your SharePoint 2010 server, the farm will become inaccessible. The Powershell Version 3 download is located here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34595 To see if this is the case without opening powershell, … Read More