The script below will clear the config cache on each server. It waits until all servers are ready and then it proceeds to start the services back up after you manually tell it that it is time to do so. … Read More
Here’s a quick and dirty way to find out the farm account
If that account looks something like this, you need to change it
stsadm.exe -o updatefarmcredentials -userlogin “Domain\svc_Account” -password “$*y7uxmM2AL4_*r7”
Make sure the account is not disabled or locked before you run … 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 ever have to migrate a search service application from one farm to the next. Do two things: Make sure that the farm’s use the correct SQL client Alias (cliconfg.exe) Run this powershell after you have migrated the … Read More
Another great tool From the creators of SPDocKit, comes one of the best SharePoint security management tools yet to hit the market, SysKit Security Manager for SharePoint. And, like all SysKit products, it works with all SharePoint versions! All of … Read More
If you liked SPDocKit, you will absolutely love SysKit Insights! From the creators of SPDocKit, comes one of the best SharePoint monitoring tools yet to hit the market, SysKit Insights. The name of the product “Insights” is spot-on, accurate, as … Read More
When your site wont start or is not loading properly there may be modifications to the web.config that have caused this and you might need to determine how to remove them. You’ve already verified that the application pool identity password … Read More
After you finish running this script, you’ll need to create the work management service application, app management service application, subscriptions settings service application, and if you’re using powerpivot, then that would need to be configured too. There are other posts … 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