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SharePoint 2013

Using Exchange Web Services Managed API in PowerShell

I’ve been finding myself in the Exchange 2013 world for the last few months, helping with some administration and updates. As a result I stumbled across an unknown, yet cool (to me)  Exchange API. Naturally I couldn’t resist trying this out in PowerShell. For those who just want working script, here it is. This script will return the most recent 10 items. # This requires the Exchange Web Services Managed API to be installed on the computer where this script is being ran # Download at - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=42022...

posted @ Wednesday, March 18, 2015 5:24 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Exchange Powershell SharePoint 2013 ]

New-SelfSignedCertificate and CERT Provider

  Well the non-whimsical title aside I must say “hats off “ to those PowerShell gurus at Microsoft. You’ve made my live a bit easier. This quick post is a look at the New-SelfSignedCertificate CMDLET and how the PowerShell Certificate (CERT) Provider. I realize both are rather self explanatory, the first creating a self signed certificate where as the other providing directory like interaction / access within PowerShell to the certificate stores. Essentially making the need to spin ye old mcc certificate console a moot point. Suppose...

posted @ Monday, June 30, 2014 4:49 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ SharePoint 2013 ]

AD User Account Creation–Script

I’m throwing this script out there for any developers or admins who are seeking a quick SharePoint focused script for user account creation. In my environment we’re working towards automated unattended install of SharePoint, including account creation. AutoSPInstaller is cool but it seems too complicated for me. Put another way, if I’m going to spend time learning I’m choosing to learn PowerShell and SharePoint in more detail. With that said, here is my script. This script could easily import from a CSV (or other file), read a SharePoint List, or any other...

posted @ Thursday, May 29, 2014 4:18 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ SharePoint ActiveDirectory SharePoint 2010 Powershell SharePoint 2013 ]

Disable LoopBack Script - SharePoint

A friend of mine and I were discussing the topic of Disabling LoopBack and which is the better route to go when it comes to creating a new SharePoint 2013 farm. My perspective, when possible, abide by Microsoft’s recommendations. In this case Microsoft seems to take the classic “it depends” stance on disabling ye old loopback. Being me, I asked my self why not have both? After all I’m sure PowerShell could help out here. To those who know me or have read this blog; I’m not a developer and it probably shows in various...

posted @ Thursday, May 29, 2014 4:05 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ SharePoint 2010 Powershell SharePoint 2013 ]

Uploading Files to SharePoint using PowerShell

Today I had to fall in line and do something I’m not entirely proud of. I had to create a script to replicate files from a fileshare to Sharepoint. Struggling to find value in the efforts, I figured a blog post to remind me of this event was fitting. The script was rather basic, something good, and I took the opportunity to grow, exploring the world of Powershell – SharePoint interaction outside of the SharePoint PS SnapIn. Surprisingly, it was a bit easier than I had imagined. While I wish I could take 100% of the credit, inspiration for...

posted @ Thursday, January 2, 2014 3:44 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ SharePoint SharePoint 2010 Powershell SharePoint 2013 ]

Working with SharePoint Web Parts using PowerShell

First things first. I’m not a developer. I seem to do ok working my way through the SharePoint object model with PowerShell and writing automation scripts, but that doesn’t make me a developer. With that out the way, I do find myself in an odd place with developers neglecting (for whatever reason) to automate population of web parts in the content pages their solution has deployed. An example might be Search Content web part needing to have the proper display template selected for displaying conversations. Ah…My Dev friends (don’t hate me) but why not go that extra mile?  If I can...

posted @ Thursday, November 7, 2013 5:31 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ SharePoint Rants Powershell SharePoint 2013 ]

SharePoint 2013 Managed Metadata Service Application (MMSA) Gremlins

  This post objective: To simply document something I can’t explain. First the environment has a single WFE and two different app servers (APP1 and APP2). The SharePoint environment in question is running 2013 RTM bits (I know)… The Timeline Roughly 24 hours ago An unplanned deployment of a custom farm solution. Mostly just an automated deployment of content pages with custom webparts. Nothing out of the ordinary here. The standard post deploy testing revealed nothing out of the ordinary, other than Search and...

posted @ Thursday, November 7, 2013 3:09 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ SharePoint Rants SharePoint 2013 ]

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