Configuring SharePoint 2013 Forms-Based Authentication with SQLMemberShipProvider

Another post I did for our Team blog site… how to configure SharePoint 2013 with SQLMemberShipProvider. check it out.. http://blogs.technet.com/b/ptsblog/archive/2013/09/20/configuring-sharepoint-2013-forms-based-authentication-with-sqlmembershipprovider.aspx  Cheers! Priyo

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Configure SharePoint 2013 Search with PowerShell

wrote a post a while back that’s posted on your official Team blog on how to Configure SharePoint 2013 Search with PowerShell. There is a script in the blog as well that you could use to test it out in your lab. Check it out – http://blogs.technet.com/b/ptsblog/archive/2013/09/19/configuring-sharepoint-2013-search-with-powershell.aspx  Cheers! Priyo

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Configure SharePoint 2013 Farm with PowerShell

A little PowerShell script that I often use while setting up my demo environments. There is more addition to this coming… For sake of sanity… there is a zip file attached to this post with the ps1 file in it.   Clear-Host # Values mentioned below needs to be edited  $DatabaseServer = “SQL01”; #SPecify the…

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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)….

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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…

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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…

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Recreate a VM .. over and over again

For the kind of work I do, I have to create same kind of VM’s very frequently.. sometimes multiple times in a day. So I thought will automate the process and wrote a sample script… hope this helps.   Background I am using Differencing Disks – the master HDD is a Windows 7 Trial ,…

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