Monitoring Active Directory Import for SharePoint 2013 User Profiles: Part 2

A while back, I wrote a post that covered the basics for monitoring the SharePoint 2013 Active Directory User Profile Import process.  The steps provided in that post provide summary results after a profile import has completed.  But what happens if you need to check the status of a running import?  Unfortunately, the information provided…

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Site Collection Backup/Restore when using Local Term Groups

The introduction of service applications, starting in SharePoint 2010, has created a set of challenges that are often not realized until they bite you.  Such is the case with utilizing site collection backup/restore functionality while leveraging local term group capabilities of Managed Metadata.  These challenges can be overcome, but it requires some planning. Managed Metadata…

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Removing a user’s site collection administrator privileges and security group memberships

A peer of mine, Jonathan Dimino, recently wrote a post on his TechNet blog to provide a PowerShell script for changing the Primary and Secondary site collection administrators assigned to a site collection.  Along with replacing the Primary/Secondary site collection administrators, it is sometimes necessary to remove a user from all site collection administrator privileges and…

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The Undocumented "Feature" of Mount-SPContentDatabase

Today we are going to look at an undocumented (as of 8/6/14) functionality related to the Mount-SPContentDatabase PowerShell command for SharePoint 2010/2013.  If you are unfamiliar with this command, I suggest reviewing the TechNet documentation, which can be found here.  I was doing some migration testing for a customer recently and had to mount some…

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Monitoring Active Directory Import for SharePoint 2013 User Profiles

Managing user profiles in SharePoint 2010 presented many challenges to administrators.  If you ever had to troubleshoot user profile imports in SharePoint 2010, you probably quickly realized that the FIM synchronization client was an invaluable resource.  SharePoint 2013 has made some significant strides toward addressing user profile synchronization pain points.  One of the major changes in…

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