Remember using the Add-SPShellAdmin cmdlet to grant you or your favourite colleagues access to SharePoint databases without involving your DBA? In SharePoint 2010, this command gave you db_owner access to the SharePoint database.
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 […]
This post is meant to give SharePoint Administrators an deeper look into the Distributed Cache along with some links to other resources on the internet. Background SharePoint 2013 uses the AppFabric (Caching) by Microsoft. Read here for a background on AppFabric. AppFabric Caching stores serialised managed objects in a ‘cache cluster’. The cache cluster consists […]
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.
2012 has been a year of many changes for us in the SharePoint world. In the span of a few months we had SQL 2012, Windows 2012 and SharePoint 2013 released! Are you ready for change? My year will be spent learning, adopting and implementing these new technologies from Microsoft.
A good practice is to move IIS off the system drive to another such as D: Ok, so you tell your Server guys but they miss out on an important step such as updating the registry to the new D:\inetpub… location. You dont check this since you think they know what they are doing and […]
I was asked to generate a list of SharePoint sites and their sizes via powershell and notify certain people via email. Here is some powershell that generates a html file with all the site collections in your farm and the sizes in MB and then emails it off to different people. Unfortunately, at this point […]