Script for Installing SharePoint 2013 Language Packs

I was asked by a friend to see if I could help streamline the install process for language packs for SharePoint since you have to install each one manually, so I whipped up this little guy – hope it helps someone else. What this does is recurse through a directory structure looking for setup.exe files…


Installing SharePoint 2013 on Windows Server 2012 fails during prerequisite install phase.

This is just a quick note to all those early adopters who want to be on the bleeding edge of our products. I was trying to build my lab out using the RTM bits of Windows 2012, SQL 2012 and SharePoint 2013 when I hit this stumbling block described here:   So why am…


February 2012 CU is out for SharePoint 2010 and 2007

Just a quick note that the Cumulative Updates are out now for February for the SharePoint products. SP2010 Link: SP2007 Link: Happy patching!   Edit: Here are the roll up packages Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 cumulativeupdate package (SharePoint server-package): March 7, 2012   Description of the SharePoint Foundation 2010 cumulativeupdate…


Chasing down slow page renders in SharePoint

So we know there’s many ways to skin a cat by now (I hope)…and this is yet another way. I’m sure we’ve all stress tested our SharePoint environments and know where all the hardware and software bottlenecks are as well as what is to be expected. Well, what happens when that one user decides to…


How to change user profile properties with PowerShell

I had an interesting little challenge crop up the other day that required me to need to change a custom user profile property inside of SharePoint’s 2010 User Profile Service Application. I have thousands of profiles and certainly didn’t want to get comfy with the mouse and keyboard all day, so I decided to whip…


Sharepoint search, powershell and keywordquery

Ever wanted to just query the search catalog for some text and get back your results without going into the browser? Ever needed to use a sharepoint query to drive data through another script or other code? Well, here’s your answer. 🙂 I whipped this little widget up to use the KeywordQuery class to issue…


What SharePoint version am I running?

With every SharePoint cumulative update, the build number changes. Sometimes it’s difficult to remember which build is which CU and here on my team, we pass around this excel document that someone maintains as a cheat sheet. Well, Todd Carter (from my team) has decided to keep this information in one spot and published the…


PssCor4 for WinDBG now available on the web.

For all you folks needing to do some .Net 4 debugging in Windbg, here you go:


Creating custom proxy groups and adding members in SharePoint 2010

One of the many changes that SharePoint 2010 brings us is the ability to get granular with what service application assignments to various web applications with the use of proxy groups. Out of the box, you have two choices: Default and Custom. Default is a grouping that you can control what’s in it by going into…


Obligatory first blog posting

Here it is…my first post. Yay me! I hope to use this space to share tidbits of information that I come across in my day to day dealings with SharePoint. I’m new to blogging as a whole, and I’m not much of a writer, so I guess I’ll just stick to the facts. My posts…