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  • Blog Post: How To: Perform Bulk Uploads of Files to SharePoint

    This post is going to discuss how to perform a bulk file copy from a folder on the file system to a SharePoint document library. Along with this blog post, I will also provide a downloadable script, which can be modified to work in your environment. As we are copying files from the file system to SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: How to: Perform Bulk Downloads of Files in SharePoint

    This post is going to discuss how to perform a bulk file copy from a SharePoint library to a folder on the file system. Along with this blog post, I will also provide a downloadable script, which can be modified to work in your environment. As we are copying files from SharePoint to the file system,...
  • Blog Post: How to Copy SharePoint Documents Between Site Collections Using PowerShell

    This post is going to discuss copying SharePoint list items between site collections using PowerShell. Similar to other "How to with PowerShell" blog posts that I have written, I'm also going to provide you with a downloadable script. The sample script that I provide will effectively copy all documents...
  • Blog Post: Creating Claims-Based Web Applications in SharePoint 2013

    This post is going to talk about how to create claims-based web applications in SharePoint 2013. This is actually something else that I ran into when I was configuring my own lab environment, and everybody will run into this at one point or another in the lifecycle of their SharePoint 2013 environment...
  • Blog Post: How to Determine Where a User Has Been Granted Access in SharePoint 2010

    This post is going to discuss how to determine where a user has been granted access to your SharePoint environment. The script I provide is scoped to an individual web application and searches for all users based on their domain. I'll explain why I did that below. Both of these elements could easily...
  • Blog Post: How to Fix Navigational Links After Relocating a Site Collection

    This post is going to discuss how to fix navigational links after relocating a site collection within the same web application. Relocating a site collection to a new URL is a relatively common task. One reason you may relocate a site collection is if a certain area within your organization is suddenly...
  • Blog Post: How to Update Inactive User Profile Information in SharePoint

    This post is going to discuss user profile synchronization, and how to update user profile information for users determined not to be active in SharePoint Server 2010. First we'll discuss what happens during the various phases of user profile synchronization, at a high level, and how SharePoint determines...
  • Blog Post: How to Create SharePoint Web Applications with PowerShell

    This post talks about creating SharePoint web applications with PowerShell. Though the concept is pretty simple, there are always a few things that I forget to do when I'm in a hurry – like adding the object cache accounts to my web application after it is created. The sample script I'm providing...
  • Blog Post: How to Create A SharePoint User Profile Service Application with PowerShell

    This topic is going to discuss creating a new user profile service application in SharePoint Server 2010 using PowerShell. In the process, I hope to provide some guidance on how to avoid some common pitfalls with setting up the user profile service application, some specific to creating user profile...
  • Blog Post: How to Stop All Instances of the Incoming E-Mail Service

    This topic is going to discuss how to stop all instances of the "Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Incoming E-Mail" service in a SharePoint Server 2010 farm. The sample script I'm providing does not require any parameters. It simply queries the farm to discover all instances of this service, and then stops...
  • Blog Post: How To Generate An Object Cache User Account Report using PowerShell

    This blog post describes how to generate a report of all Object Cache User Accounts for all web applications using PowerShell.  The sample script I’m providing accepts only one parameter, which defines the logging directory for the Object Cache Report Background Recently, I received a comment from...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell: How to Report on All Web Templates Used In All Webs

    This blog post describes how to generate a report of all web templates used in all webs. The sample script I'm providing is scoped to an individual web application, however this could easily be expanded in scope to include all web applications. Background I was recently going through an upgrade...
  • Blog Post: How to Recover Passwords for SharePoint Managed Accounts

    This post talks about how to recover passwords for managed SharePoint accounts. This can also serve as a lesson for anybody who owns a SharePoint sever: Be careful of who you let sit at your console. It's also a great testament as to why automatic password changes are a great new feature. The process...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell: Creating and Joining SharePoint 2010 Farms

    Creating and Joining SharePoint 2010 Farms using PowerShell. This is something anybody working with SharePoint quickly learns to do. Some of us do it a few times a year, others do it a few times a day. This can be a pretty time consuming process, and sometimes it’s nice to be able to just kick...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell: How To Install SharePoint Server 2010 Using PowerShell

    In this post, I just want to take a few minutes to talk about how easy it is to install SharePoint Server 2010 binaries on a server using PowerShell. There are really only a few things that you need to know when you're considering installing SharePoint Server 2010 on a server. The first thing to understand...
  • Blog Post: How To Populate AD Properties and Display Profile Pictures in SharePoint

    How to use a VBScript to update the ExtensionAttribute1 property in Active Directory and use that value to display user profile pictures in MySites. Background I was recently engaged with a customer who wanted to populate SharePoint user profile pictures from Active Directory. The customer was...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell: How to Export Web Application Policies

          This Script is used primarily to export web application policies to a file.  It basically takes one argument ($LoggingDirectory), which I have set in my script by default to C:\ExportPolicies.  You will probably want to edit this script to point to a different location...
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