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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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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You Shall Configure your MAXDOP When Using SharePoint 2013

In this post, I’m going to talk about why and how to configure your Maximum Degree of Parallelism on your SQL database instance. The reason I’m explaining this now is because of something I ran into while setting up my first SharePoint Server 2013 RTM farm tonight. Background Microsoft has been telling customers for years…

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