401 – Unauthorized Response to Register-SPWorkflowService

My previous post about configuring the Workflow Manager using least privilege is a great start; however I realized the other day that I was missing something. Thinking about a more realistic scenario and indeed if I decided that I need high availability, then I’d need more than one Workflow Manager (WF) server. I started doing…

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Least Privilege Remote Configuration of Search for SharePoint Server 2013

My customer was going through the process of creating scripts to configure their latest SharePoint Server 2013 (SP2013) farm and encountered an issue while provisioning the Search topology. It was quite a sticking point for them so I began some research. I’ve simplified the scenario in order to make the repro easier and this is…


Be Wary of Powershell Tab Complete!!

This post is just a quick warning to be wary – or at least aware of – the tab complete functionality in Powershell. I had a customer contact me today and tell me that they had inadvertently hosed their SharePoint 2010 Claims enabled site. The email went something like this… We were trying to modify…