How to speed up SharePoint Management Shell startup

On virtual machines without internet access it may take 1-2 minutes to start SharePoint Management Shell. The problem is that when loading signed assemblies the .NET Framework checks the Internet based certificate revocation list. The timeout for each check is 30 seconds. To avoid this check, set the following registry key: [HKEY_USERS\<userid>\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WinTrust\Trust Providers\Software Publishing] “State”=dword:00023e00

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Troubleshooting SharePoint logging

Both the Event Log and the ULS log are invaluable sources of information when monitoring or debugging your SharePoint solution. Sometimes logging doesn’t work. In my experience these are the most frequent reasons: The log disk is full. The application pool account of your web application is not a member of the  “Performance Log Users” group on ALL…

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Configure redirect via IIS using command line script

In our current project, we were moving an old SharePoint installation to a new farm, As part of this migration, we got a new, nicer DNS name. We wanted to support old users who had bookmarks etc., by doing a redirect. First of all, we configured both DNS’s to point to the same IP address,…

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