Administration, Architecture, SharePoint

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

Administration, Architecture, DevOps, SharePoint

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

Administration, Architecture, SharePoint

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

Administration, Architecture, SharePoint

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