SharePoint 2016 and dealing with Gatherer logs in the wrong place

Hello All, Recently had to work with my customer to resolve an issue where the C: drive was filling up with logs, we started off with him sending me this screenshot that shows log files are in the C:\..\gthrsvc folder.           My customer was concerned that the index was being stored…

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O365 Tidbit – Discovering O365 Security best practices

Hello All, I was reading about this tool during an internal discussion on security and thought you might be interested…. You can use Office 365 Secure Score to realize which security best practices your following, and then using the results improve your security using the built-in features provided but that you have not implemented. The…

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O365 Groups Tidbit – Compliance in O365 Groups (Audit log search)

Hello All, Continuing to look at Compliance and O365 Groups I wanted to look at the Audit log search in Security & Compliance, I’m sure we all realize how important it is to collect audit data so that you can answer questions about user or system actions. So let’s look at what it means for…

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O365 Tidbit – Reporting on O365….that was easy

Hello All, We all know how important it is to report on our Tenants and the resources within those tenants, there are now several different ways to report all are based around the O365 Reporting service.  My suggestion is to give them a try Built into O365 we have various reports like the Usage Reports,…

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What’s going on with Auditing in O365

Hello All, Recently was working with a customer and looking at Audit data, it surprised me when I discovered that they were looking at the audit logs in the Site Settings instead of in the Security & Compliance portal. If you didn’t realize the Security & Compliance portal has been receiving a ton of updates…

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Custom maintenance window in SharePoint

Hello All, Recently I worked with one of my customers on deciding how to streamline end user communication, and we of course started talking about the Maintenance window in SharePoint (See my blog for more information). We then got into conversations about how it worked and they directed my attention to the fact that you…

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Script to help with Site Deletion feature

Hello All, I’m sure many of you know about the Site Deletion feature, if you don’t please read here.  My customer was having some issues as users weren’t responding to emails then they were complaining when sites were deleted.  They also realized later on that the feature doesn’t look at SPWeb object (Sub Sites) so…

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SPO Tidbit – Released SMPT PowerShell

Hello All,  I have previously mentioned the SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT) and it’s capabilities, so I won’t go into how the tool works but read here for detailed info.  But what I want to provide you with is the fact that they have released PowerShell Cmdlet’s to help with the management. Register-SPMTMigration:  This cmdlet will…

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