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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