Installing SharePoint 2013 Offline on Windows Server 2012 RTM

SharePoint 2013 won’t install on a Windows 2012 machine that has no connection to the internet by default. This is actually documented @ http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2765260 already and numerous other sites to some extent but I wanted to do a step-by-step guide on the steps in the above article. There are two workarounds – install via PowerShell…

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Generation 2 Virtual Machines in Hyper-V

Somewhat off-topic but this is something I’ve been toying with recently and I’ve found rather impressive so I thought I’d share. Windows 8.1/2012-R2 as we know has been out for a while and with it comes a brand-new Hyper-V which amongst many other things includes the ability to create a new type of VM called…

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Patching SharePoint Farms with No Downtime

Patching SharePoint farms is a rare occurrence but one that almost certainly will happen at some point or other, if only for the need to stay on a supported platform as time goes on. When patching SharePoint it’s necessary to take the entire farm offline at one point for reasons explained here at length. In…

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Changing Indexer Performance Setting in SharePoint 2010/2013

Just a quick note for anyone that used MOSS/SharePoint 2007 and is wondered why the option to change the indexer performance has been removed in SharePoint 2010/2013. Well worry not SharePointer, it is still there. Where is it in SharePoint 2010/2013? It’s just moved to PowerShell – Set-SPEnterpriseSearchService to set it and Get-SPEnterpriseSearchService to see…

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