SharePoint Workflow settings

Hello All, Customer recently asked me about this and since i had to go hunting I figured i would leave this here for you.  Users are having problems running Workflows they will run sporatically and sometimes take quite a bit of time to execute. Here are the commands that I recommend: Setting the Throttle Size,…

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O365 Tidbit – Script to collect license info

Hello All, Recently I had a customer who had questions about what licenses their users had assigned to them in O365, specifically the questions were How many E3 SKU’s are assigned to users without an E1? How many E5 SKU’s are assigned to users without an E1? Since they were not able to get a…

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Setting Access Request for SharePoint 2013/2016

Hey Guys, Took a quick look and figured how to set Access Request for all Site Collections, the script is provided AS-IS and should be considered a sample. While I have some error checking and extra logic in there you will probably want to add your own in there. Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell $DefaultEmail = “admin@weaver.ad” Get-SPSite…

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SharePoint Tidbit – Patching SharePoint 2013

Hello All, First to start, you will have the following steps:  Apply binary to all Servers Run Upgrade-SPContentDatabase Perform PSConfigui.exe on First Server (Pick any server it really doesn’t matter) Perform PSConfig.exe on the remaining servers For the first step it is better if you can stop all SharePoint services on the server as this…

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Manipulating webparts using PowerShell

Hello All, One of my customers is making some changes to there Sites and part of that is to set the owner in a Contact Details webpart, since it is for several site we went and figured out the PowerShell.  The customer changes the title from ‘Contact Details’ to ‘Site Owner’. I wrote this without…

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SharePoint Tidbit – MaxTotalSizeInBytes and SharePoint 2016

Hello All, Recently while helping a customer with a SharePoint 2016 install I discovered a change that was made and I didn’t realize in previous versions of SharePoint the Usage data would start to have problems some of it missing due to the issue described here and here. In SharePoint 2016 they have increased the…

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SharePoint Tidbit – Changing farm default document behavior for the farm

Hello All, These days I am working with one of my customers to deploy/migrate to SharePoint 2016.  And last week we installed Office Online Servers, and connected them using ‘New-SPWOPIBinding’ command.  At that point he discovered that default value was to Open Online and he wanted the farm to default to the Client on the…

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Teams tidbits – Creating team sites programmatically

Hello All, I love automation so I thought this might interest you. First of all the Product group is currently working on the PowerShell to configure and manage teams as you can see from this Road map entry (Currently in Development) but if your feeling impatient and you need to get something started there are…

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SharePoint Online and Private CDN

Hello All, Recently was working with a customer and Private CDN’s, when the customer mentioned how awesome it would be if it was simple for end users to use…well poooof that feature just recently hit GA. The feature will sync your document library to the Private CDN and replace the library URL with the CDN…

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SharePoint Tidbit – GUI for PowerShell commands

Hello All, Earlier this week I was going thru my RSS feed and found an article about the cmdlet Show-Command and thought it was cool enough that I wanted to tell you about it. This cmdlet allows you to have a GUI for your cmdlet’s so we can get something like this, as you can…

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