If you don’t have access to your organisations password safe or if you or your team mate has forgotten to add a password to a certain service account used in SharePoint, it is possible to retrieve the password from IIS! There is a way to find out the application pool identity password via command line […]
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.
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 […]
Note – this blog post has a title ‘best practices’. I named it so to match the referred TechNet article entitled “Best practices for SQL Server in a SharePoint Server farm”. So please forgive me for using the term ‘best practices’. Probably ‘guidelines’ or ‘good practices’ is a better name for this article. Getting back […]
Here are a couple of videos from Microsoft Services – Microsoft Partner Network videos on configuring DirSynd and Single Sign-On SSO with ADFS for your Office 365. These videos have helped me understand whats involved and how do I go about setting it up. Warning: These are technical videos. Do not attempt these without planning […]
Upgrading to SharePoint 2013 and require syncing files down to your desktop without having to upgrade to Office 2013 to get Skydrive Pro? On the 20th of May 2013, Microsoft published a standalone Skydrive Pro client. The standalone SkyDrive Pro sync client allows users of SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online in Office 365 to sync […]
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 […]
Here are two good videos that provide a great overview of Office 365.The first video is 9 minutes and runs you through the Admin interface. Note the remote PowerShell administration capability from your on-premise PowerShell prompt: Connect-MSOLService. There are other helpful PowerShell MSOLService commands illustrated here.
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 […]