Decrypt secure strings in PowerShell

Before I show you how to decrypt a SecureString quickly in PowerShell, let’s explain why this is something an administrator should be aware of and able to do and why this doesn’t constitue a “hack” or circumvention of security. What I’m demonstrating isn’t a magic trick – it’s by design! SecureStrings are meant to be…

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Modify SharePoint web.config files via PowerShell (on Hey Scripting Guy)

It’s Guest Blogger Week at the Hey, Scripting Guy blog this week, and today they’re featuring an article by me! Check it out at Use PowerShell to script changes to the SharePoint web.config file. Hey, Scripting Guy is a great resource for PowerShell tips and lots of script recipes – a must on the blogroll…


HTTP Request Throttling in SharePoint 2010 (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series on HTTP Request Throttling, we discussed how to retrieve and modify existing monitors. It’s now time to see how you can add your own monitors to the Request Throttling and Monitoring system. As an example, we’ll assume that you’d like to add a monitor for CPU percentage to the…

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HTTP Request Throttling in SharePoint 2010 (Part 1)

SharePoint Web servers can generate a pretty heavy resource load, consuming processor time, memory, and disk I/O. Usually, a farm will continue to process requests even while under heavy strain, only the performance and response time for end users will gradually degrade, as Web pages take longer to return and AJAX and service requests take…

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