PowerShell Script to Configure Search in SharePoint Server 2010

This morning I thought I’d share one more very useful PowerShell script for SharePoint Server 2010. When using Central Administration and/or the Farm Configuration Wizard to create and configure the Search Service Application, the resulting databases are named Search_Service_Application_DB_{GUID}, Search_Service_Application_CrawlDB_{GUID}, and Search_Service_Application_PropertyStoreDB_{GUID}. Personally, I’m not a fan of these lengthy database names. While the “_{GUID}”…

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PowerShell Script to Configure the State Service in SharePoint Server 2010

In my first post today, I provided a number of scripts for deploying custom solutions and features in SharePoint Server 2010. However, those certainly weren’t all of the PowerShell scripts that I currently use when working with SharePoint 2010. Here’s another one that I deliberately excluded from the previous post. Note that in any “real…

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Deployment Scripts for SharePoint Server 2010

A couple of years ago, I shared the scripts I created for deploying solutions based on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007, or what I like to refer to as the “DR.DADA approach to SharePoint.” Well, I probably should have done this long before, but this week I finally got around to upgrading my MOSS…

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Building SharePoint 2010 Solutions on a TFS 2010 Build Server

Last year I wrote a post about building Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 solutions on a Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 build server, which talked about copying various SharePoint assemblies to a “Reference Assemblies” folder and adding a corresponding registry key for MSBuild to locate the assemblies. It’s nice to see that a similar…

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Claims Login Web Part for SharePoint Server 2010

In my previous post, I provided the step-by-step process I use for configuring claims-based authentication in SharePoint Server 2010. If you follow those steps, then when you browse to the home page of the site and click Sign In, you’ll be redirected to the out-of-the-box login page (/_login/default.aspx) shown in Figure 1. Note that since…

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Configuring Claims-Based Authentication in SharePoint Server 2010

I thought it would be helpful to share my step-by-step procedures for manually configuring claims-based authentication in SharePoint Server 2010 using an “ASP.NET database” and corresponding membership and role providers. Note that the following TechNet article provides some of the steps for configuring claims-based authentication in SharePoint Server 2010 (using the LDAP provider instead of…

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