THInc.IT is bringing its signature VISIONS Microsoft Conference to Tampa on October 30th! This is a free full-day event packed with dynamic speakers and sessions as well as hands-on workshops in Power BI and Nintex Workflow! You will gain insights … Read More
It’s still too early to say for certain, what features will be deprecated and which features will be removed. When a feature is deprecated, it means that something has changed at Microsoft and they are no longer investing in that … Read More
https://blogs.msmvps.com/haarongonzalez/how-to-restore-the-sharepoint-web-services-iis-web-site-if-accidently-deleted/ The above blog post explains that it is possible to, erroneously, remove the SharePoint Services website from the file system when there are extended zones in play for a web application where the extended zone was created using the … Read More
The best methods to remove a server from the farm are to either use the psconfig wizard or run Disconnect-SPconfigurationDatabase If that has not happened and someone deleted the VM without first disconnecting the vm from the farm, please … Read More
If you have followed the instructions on this site to create the workflow management service and you can see the service in IIS, you see the site in IIS, but when you go to register the workflow service you’re getting … Read More
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
If you’re looking to find out who has been logging into machines in your domain, this powershell will tell you just that. You could change out the line that finds the last logon date where it is greater than the … Read More
To move the managed metadata database, take a copy only backup of it from your SQL server and then restore from files in your new SQL server. I’ll write a future post on that and put a link to it … Read More
When creating a farm using powershell, you need to create the managed accounts that your service applications will use. Here’s a script written by Stephen Swinney, Rackspace Senior SharePoint Engineer that does just that!
$Credentials = @()
#Create User Variables
$FarmUser = "Domain\SP_Farm"
$ServcAppUser = "Domain\SP_SA_AP"
$SiteAppUser = "Domain\SP_Site_AP"
$SearchSvcUser = "Domain\SP_SearchSvc"
#Create Password Variables
$FarmPass = ConvertTo-SecureString -String "$*t6uxNM3AL4_*R4" -AsPlainText -Force
$ServcAppPass = ConvertTo-SecureString -String "Htfa3S9^wZ6?CgmX" -AsPlainText -Force
$SiteAppPass = ConvertTo-SecureString -String "Rt)4(97#kDum" -AsPlainText -Force
$SearchSvcPass = ConvertTo-SecureString -String "2t+Z(tm2)NU6" -AsPlainText -Force
#Create object & add to array
$Credentials += New-Object -TypeName "System.Management.Automation.PSCredential" -ArgumentList $FarmUser, $FarmPass
$Credentials += New-Object -TypeName "System.Management.Automation.PSCredential" -ArgumentList $ServcAppUser, $ServcAppPass
$Credentials += New-Object -TypeName "System.Management.Automation.PSCredential" -ArgumentList $SiteAppUser, $SiteAppPass
$Credentials += New-Object -TypeName "System.Management.Automation.PSCredential" -ArgumentList $SearchSvcUser, $SearchSvcPass
#Loop through array and create managed accounts
foreach ($Credential in $Credentials)
Write-Host "Creating new managed account:" $Credential.UserName -foregroundcolor cyan
New-SPManagedAccount -Credential $Credential
Write-Host "All Managed Accounts Created" -foregroundcolor cyan
Note: you could also … Read More
Let’s say you have this ginormous farm with hundreds of databases and you want to update the farm to a new CU. First thing you can do is get a list of your content databases using this powershell
Get-SPContentDatabase | ft DisplayName | out-file c:\PathToFile.txt
## You may also want to know the web application that they're attached
Get-SPContentDatabase | ft DisplayName, webApplication | out-file c:\PathToSomeOtherFile.txt
## This above powershell will give you the web application name, if you want the url run something like this
Get-SPWEbApplication | ft URL