SharePoint PowerShell Script Series Part 3–Leveraging PowerShell to collect SharePoint Performance Monitor Data

Troubleshooting SharePoint Performance issues are probably the most challenging issues for a SharePoint Administrator to troubleshoot.   Collecting Performance Monitor output can take time because not only must you understand the options available in the UI, but you also need to know which counters to add.   Microsoft does have some automation available to assists in this…

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SharePoint 2010 PowerShell Script Series Part 2–Exporting Sites and Lists from Snapshots

Snapshots and SharePoint 2010 are a great thing in that they provide an additional level of fault tolerance for any SharePoint 2010 farm.  A SharePoint Administrator can quickly restore Sites, Lists, or items from a snapshot.   This out of the box solution is possible through the Central Administrators Recover Data from an unattached content database…

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SharePoint 2010 PowerShell Script Series Part 1 – Hidden Content Types

I’m excited to kick this series off because I really think PowerShell rocks. The goal of this series is to provide some automation for SharePoint Administrators to perform various deployment and/or troubleshooting tasks. To use the script simply copy it to notepad and save it with a ps1 extension. To run the script on your…

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Using Hidden Content Types in SharePoint 2010

I recently worked on an interesting issue with SharePoint 2010 Content Types. The specific request was the following: A request to create an additional Content Type in a Document Library that wasn’t visible to other Document Libraries within a Site Collection. This sounds easy but is a little more complex because when you create a…

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Want to use Manage Access Requests feature in SharePoint 2010?

 The manage access requests feature is great for allowing users that don’t have permissions to a SharePoint site requests access. This link is exposed when users attempt to access a site they don’t have permission to.     Clicking on the link automatically sends an email to the email address specified within Manage Access Requests/Access…

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Provisioning User Profile Synchronization with December CU?

We have two main issues with provisioning User Profile Service Application. First, props go out to Sheyi at Microsoft who’s done some extremely valuable work in discovering, troubleshooting, and communicating these issues. Also, I need to give props to Jose at Microsoft for doing some key validation work. Both of these issues affect usability of…

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