SharePoint Tidbit – Enabling license enforcement

Hello All, I have a customer who recently wanted to create a mixed license farm, and here are the steps I sent him.  In this scenario they had an enterprise licensed farm and wanted to enforce Standard licensing on a specific group of users. Since they had multiple domains they are going to need to…

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How to build a SharePoint farm using DSC…my first Github project

Hello All, Based on feedback I’m providing some more information for my scripts.  So first I’ve performed several edits to improve the way it works and correct some errors, as well I’ve now placed all the scripts into one package that you can find here. These are the configuration I have tested (I will update…

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SharePoint Tidbit – Monitoring SharePoint 2016

Hello All, Was recently asked about counters so i thought I would list them here for all of us. \.NET CLR Memory(*)\% Time in GC \AppFabric Caching:Cache\Cache Miss Percentage \AppFabric Caching:Cache\Total Data Size Bytes \AppFabric Caching:Cache\Total Object Count \AppFabric Caching:Cache\Total Client Requests / Sec \AppFabric Caching:Cache\Total Read Requests \AppFabric Caching:Cache\Total Objects Returned \AppFabric Caching:Cache\Total Write…

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SharePoint Tidbit – What WFE am I connected to

Hello All Recently got into a discussion around how to figure out which WFE a user is connected to when you have ‘Sticky sessions’ disabled as is recommended in SharePoint 2016.  Here are some choices that I came up with. We could add a response header (See Here) this would require that we use a…

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O365 Tidbit – Adding a disclaimer to your login page

Hello All, Recently a customer asked how to add a disclaimer to their login page and i found that there are several ways we can do this. The first being if you have ADFS then you can perform the following steps: If you can make it fit into one of the objects on the page…

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Working with SharePoint and DSC – Configuring your nodes

**UPDATE: I have modified the script and provided better how to steps, follow these links How to… and Script download please keep reading on to understand how the script DSC_Client_Config.ps1 works Hello All, Moving along with my dive into DSC it is now time to configure our nodes, and first as a recap this is what…

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Working with SharePoint and DSC – Generating the MOF files and letting it all just happen

**UPDATE: I have modified the script and provided better how to steps, follow these links How to… and Script download please keep reading on to understand how the script DSC_Generate_MOFFiles.ps1 works Hello All, We are basically done, DSC is configured and running on our Nodes as well as the Pull server all we have to do…

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Supportability article that pertains to anybody performing a Domain migration

Hello All, If you have the configuration as expressed in the article where you have two domains, and are migrating users without disabling or deleting the source account then you are in an unsupported configuration. This means that you will still be able to open cases and work with our support engineers on any issues,…

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SharePoint Tidbit – Quick write-up on monitoring SharePoint Distributed Cache

Hello, Here is some quick information around how to monitor the Distributed Cache Service, and gather some information from that service around usage. First of all let’s understand how we can best look at the configuration, if we run the following script from any SharePoint server running the Distributed Cache Service we will see information…

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Teams Tidbits – Skype for Business to Teams Capabilities Roadmap

Hello All, This information just came across my inbox, so I thought I would share it with you.  If you have not heard we are going to be folding Skype for Business into Teams as it moves forward as the hub for teamwork in Office 365.  All of these features can or will be able…

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