It may be necessary to clear the SharePoint cache, depending on the circumstance and symptoms such as unexpected results with timer jobs may occur. Clearing the SharePoint cache can be summaried by the following 4 steps: 1. Stop the Timer service on all servers in the farm 2. Backup the Cache.ini file on all servers […]
There are advantages of having two Network Interface Cards – NICs on webservers – specially with SharePoint, since I work with SharePoint most of the time (some other open source products too!). When configuring ‘Unicast’ NLB mode, Unicast takes over the NIC, thats why we used to create two NICs and set up IP forwarding […]
When troubleshooting SharePoint issues, the best way to filter out all the noise from your log files and sort it for easier troubleshooting is to use the ULS Log viewer tool. Refer to my blog post on the ULS Log viewer comparison and verdict to get a feel for the other options and see how […]
Some time ago, I was collecting some Backup & Restore best practices for SharePoint and I came across this post. It talks about various aspects of backup and restore for a SharePoint farm. Its based on SharePoint 2010 but can be applied to SharePoint 2013. IIS Configurations required in a Disaster Recovery Backup Scenarios Restore […]
I came across a couple of articles on Host Named Site Collections and Apps hosts. Here is a summary of the steps to create a new Host Named Site Collection Create a new Web Application or use an existing Web Application. I chose http://jeremy as my WebApplication Decide what your new Site Collection unique URL […]
Here is an easy way to Stop and Start SharePoint services in PowerShell (especially if you have a large farm or manage multiple farms).
A few recent migrations I worked on required me to export and import all Farm Solutions from one SharePoint farm to another SharePoint farm. There are a few blogs and tools available to get this done. However, I came across Shane Young’s brilliant one line PowerShell command to get the job done! Export all of the […]
When installing SharePoint, a good practice is to use SQL Aliases for your installation. To manage and create a SQL Alias via a gui tool, go to start > run > cliconfg and Enter. Then go to the Alias tab.
If you are an MSDN (or Technet) downloader like me, you would agree that manually starting and resuming your paused or suspended downloads aren’t that easy! I struggle to remember the path to the Microsoft File Transfer Manager to restart my downloads. Here is how to kick start the application
When configuring the User Profile Sync in SharePoint, you would have certainly read up Spence Harbar’s post on configuring the User Profile Sync. If you haven’t, then here’s a link you should definitely bookmark: