How To: Update Site Collection Quotas For Existing Site Collections

Setting the default quota template for site collections in a web application is easy enough. But what do you do when you want to change the template associated with some or all of the site collection in a web application? Out of the box, there are no good tools to do this. While we certainly…


Configuring Failover Databases – and Removing That Configuration

SharePoint 2010 supports database mirroring for just about every database you can think of (there are some exceptions – the Synchronization database of the User Profile service, for instance). This allows SharePoint to make use of the Failover Partner attribute within the connection to specify the failover server to the underlying data access stack, making…


Stupid SharePoint PowerShell Tricks, Part I

Q: I want to enable anonymous access for a Web Application through PowerShell! A: Well, time was the Set-SPWebApplication cmdlet had a -AllowAnonymous switch that made this simple. We have documentation that even refers to the -AllowAnonymous switch. Unfortunately, sometime between Beta 2 and RTM, this switch was removed. Here’s a little script that’ll enable…

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