Create an Azure Virtual Machine with Multiple NICs

Overview Last week I was in a class where we needed the following Azure Virtual Machines configured:   There were pre-requisites that needed to be done prior to the class that kept tripping me up. The main issue I had was getting the TMG server configured with 2 NICs. In Azure, you cannot create a…

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Configure an environment for apps for SharePoint (SharePoint 2013)

This post is a culmination of white papers, TechNet articles, and blog posts to combine, into one place, the complete process to enable Access Services in a SharePoint Server 2013 farm. References to the articles are at the end. Configuring Access Services involves a lot of players in the company: DNS, Active Directory, IIS, SQL…

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How to enable Remote PowerShell for SharePoint 2013 for Non-Administrators

Businesses often need certain users to be able to run PowerShell cmdlets in their SharePoint farm and they don’t want those users to be part of the local administrators group for security reasons. The following steps allow you to correctly configure your SharePoint servers to allow certain users access to run SharePoint PowerShell cmdlets.  On…

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SharePoint 2013: Maximum Upload Size Changed

Today, one of my customers noticed the Maximum Upload Size changed from the default of 50 MB to 250 MB. In the TechNet article, Plan for caching and performance in SharePoint Server 2013, it states the following: Maximum upload file size This section describes the upload file size limitation, tells how to decide what the…

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Changing TCP/IP Information on Windows Server 2008 R2 Core Installation

I'm not a platforms person but needed to change the TCP/IP settings on a test server this week. A core installation does not have any GUI interfaces – at all. Reminds me of the old DOS days back in the 80's. Ugh. After doing some research on the Internet, I came across a great blog describing,…

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Create a Demonstration Video with Microsoft Lync 2010

The other day I wanted to record steps I was doing on a virtual machine without having to write it down while working. I have two external monitors connected to my laptop’s docking station that allows me to be more productive. My laptop screen is my main monitor and I extend the displayto the other…

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How to Create a Document Set using a Workflow (SharePoint 2010)

I’ve been working with several colleagues on an internal SharePoint Server 2010 project for a while and we “went live” the first part of February 2012. The site is a place to help our (Microsoft) Premier Field Engineers (PFE’s) build teams for projects and Intellectual Property (IP) creation. Since launch, we have members from North…

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SharePoint 2007: "Open in Explorer View" with Windows 7 and IE8 is Extremely Slow

I worked with a customer today who was experiencing extreme delays when using the “Explorer View” in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 on a Windows 7 machine with Internet Explorer 8. After clicking on either “Actions – Open in Explorer View” or changing the view to “Explorer View”, the following message would be shown in…

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