Automating SharePoint 2010 Administration with PowerShell: Renaming the Admin Content DB

If you don’t like the GUID that trails the Central Admin Content DB, you have 2 options, create the Farm with PowerShell / scripting and create the databases with names that you like OR if you already have a Farm, you can use the scripts below to change the Admin Content (Central Admin Content Database)….

Automating SharePoint 2010 Administration with PowerShell: Cleaning up Central Admin Backup with PowerShell

How about getting rid of all those Backups that has failed? They are just sitting there doing nothing useful anyway. Here is what my Backup and Restore History page looks like… What this gives me is a bunch of SPHistoryObject that have failed: $xmldata = (Get-Content ‘C:\SPBackup\spbrtoc.xml’) $xmldata.SPBackupRestoreHistory.SPHistoryObject | Where-Object {$_.SPErrorCount -gt ‘0’} Now let’s…

Automating SharePoint 2010 Administration with PowerShell: Automating Central Admin Backup

SharePoint 2010 out-of-the-box doesn’t have the capability of scheduling a backup. Fortunately, we have the mix of PowerShell script and Windows Task Scheduler to do the job. In reality it’s just a single line script: Backup-SPFarm –Directory YourBackupDirectory –BackupMethod Full / Differential So what’s so special about this specific script? It sends you an email…

Connecting SharePoint 2013 External List to Outlook 2013

The steps haven’t changed since SharePoint 2010, so I am not going to bore you with how to create an External List that will Sync with Outlook, but something to keep in mind while configuring this, you need to manually enable a feature in SharePoint 2013 before you can do a Sync with Outlook 2013….