Deleting a large list from SharePoint using PowerShell

I recently ran into an issue trying to delete a list over 5,000 items from SharePoint. I tried using Metalogix Content Matrix to delete the list/site, but they all were bound by the threshold. I realized I had to use PowerShell, but research lead to even this having issues deleting the list. The solution was … Continue reading Deleting a large list from SharePoint using PowerShell

Automating Azure IaaS SharePoint VM Provisioning via PowerShell Remoting

I have been searching for a way to rapidly create standalone Developer SharePoint 2013 standalone VM's joined to a central domain for our in-house developers. Our team has created 60+ SharePoint VMs on Azure and continue to create about 10 per month. We are beginning to treat our VMs needing hours of repair like cattle, … Continue reading Automating Azure IaaS SharePoint VM Provisioning via PowerShell Remoting

SharePoint 2013, IIS7, NLB, SSL certificates and GoDaddy Renewal Steps

Overview: SSL certificates with SharePoint 2013 web applications expire, and when that does, you have to generate a new SSL Certificate. In this post, I will go over how to renew you SharePoint 2013 SSL HTTPS website with GoDaddy, even including multi-server Web Front End (WFE's) topologies. If you use wildcard certificates on you SharePoint websites, there are a … Continue reading SharePoint 2013, IIS7, NLB, SSL certificates and GoDaddy Renewal Steps

Feature with ID ‘87294c72-f260-42f3-a41b-981a2ffce37a’ is not installed in this farm, and cannot be added to this scope. Error creating SharePoint site collection, Powershell

I had an error today when I created my farm via PowerShell. I forgot to run the SharePoint Products and Configuration Wizard (PSConfig) after creating the farm. The result was an error when creating site collections via the UI, as well as subsites via the UI. I could only create the sites via PowerShell and … Continue reading Feature with ID ‘87294c72-f260-42f3-a41b-981a2ffce37a’ is not installed in this farm, and cannot be added to this scope. Error creating SharePoint site collection, Powershell

SharePoint 2013 On-Premise App Store Configuration

The SharePoint 2013 March Public Update requires additional configuration steps to complete a SharePoint App Store deployment. In this article, "Enable apps in AAM or host-header environments for SharePoint 2013", http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn144963.aspx The additonal steps are indicated. New-SPWebApplicationAppDomain $contentService = [Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebService]::ContentService $contentService.SupportMultipleAppDomains = $true $contentService.Update() Iisreset

SharePoint 2013 – Common Installation Issues

With SharePoint 2013, I have had a lot of installation issues. I will cover the latest issues I have ran into. This post does not enforce the Least Privlages security practice, but it can easily be adapted to for other environments. This post was for standing up a development environment. After a long battle of getting … Continue reading SharePoint 2013 – Common Installation Issues

SharePoint 2010 Caching options

These are a few notes from Designing a Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Infrastructure PDF. (Page's 3-30 and 3-31) There are 3 different types of caching options in SharePoint 2010. Two of these require publishing features. (page) Output Caching Setting this to as small as 60 seconds can make a big difference on WFE servers load Page … Continue reading SharePoint 2010 Caching options

Microsoft SharePoint Hyper-V virtual machine DNS fix

After downloading the MS SharePoint preconfigured VM (demo2010a and demo2010b), I started them up on my network and noticed they would not load the SharePoint sites. Here is the VM I downloaded from Microsoft: 2010 Information Worker Demonstration and Evaluation Virtual Machine (RTM): http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=751fa0d1-356c-4002-9c60-d539896c66ce&displaylang=en After trying the site http://intranet.contoso.com in the Demo2010A machines internet browser … Continue reading Microsoft SharePoint Hyper-V virtual machine DNS fix