How to: Parse Health Analyzer [OrphanApp] Entries

This post is going to provide a quick overview of how we can parse through messages in the health analyzer in order to identify all of the [OrphanApp] references that can be found in the ‘Missing server side dependencies’ problem that is reported by the health analyzer in SharePoint.   Background I was recently working…

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How To: Perform Bulk Uploads of Files to SharePoint

This post is going to discuss how to perform a bulk file copy from a folder on the file system to a SharePoint document library. Along with this blog post, I will also provide a downloadable script, which can be modified to work in your environment. As we are copying files from the file system…

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How to: Perform Bulk Downloads of Files in SharePoint

  This post is going to discuss how to perform a bulk file copy from a SharePoint library to a folder on the file system. Along with this blog post, I will also provide a downloadable script, which can be modified to work in your environment. As we are copying files from SharePoint to the…

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How to Copy SharePoint Documents Between Site Collections Using PowerShell

This post is going to discuss copying SharePoint list items between site collections using PowerShell. Similar to other “How to with PowerShell” blog posts that I have written, I’m also going to provide you with a downloadable script. The sample script that I provide will effectively copy all documents from a specified source library to…

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Creating Claims-Based Web Applications in SharePoint 2013

This post is going to talk about how to create claims-based web applications in SharePoint 2013. This is actually something else that I ran into when I was configuring my own lab environment, and everybody will run into this at one point or another in the lifecycle of their SharePoint 2013 environment. The reason for…

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How to Determine Where a User Has Been Granted Access in SharePoint 2010

This post is going to discuss how to determine where a user has been granted access to your SharePoint environment. The script I provide is scoped to an individual web application and searches for all users based on their domain. I’ll explain why I did that below. Both of these elements could easily be modified…

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How to Fix Navigational Links After Relocating a Site Collection

This post is going to discuss how to fix navigational links after relocating a site collection within the same web application. Relocating a site collection to a new URL is a relatively common task. One reason you may relocate a site collection is if a certain area within your organization is suddenly renamed as part…

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How to Update Inactive User Profile Information in SharePoint

This post is going to discuss user profile synchronization, and how to update user profile information for users determined not to be active in SharePoint Server 2010. First we’ll discuss what happens during the various phases of user profile synchronization, at a high level, and how SharePoint determines whether or not a user is active….

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How to Create SharePoint Web Applications with PowerShell

  This post talks about creating SharePoint web applications with PowerShell. Though the concept is pretty simple, there are always a few things that I forget to do when I’m in a hurry – like adding the object cache accounts to my web application after it is created. The sample script I’m providing takes care…

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How to Create A SharePoint User Profile Service Application with PowerShell

This topic is going to discuss creating a new user profile service application in SharePoint Server 2010 using PowerShell.  In the process, I hope to provide some guidance on how to avoid some common pitfalls with setting up the user profile service application, some specific to creating user profile service applications with PowerShell.  The sample…

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