SharePoint Tidbit – SharePoint Maintenance window

Hello All, Recently had to work with this class for a customer and thought that it is an amazing way to communicate with your end user since you have there direct attention and they can’t ignore it like they might with an email. The class SPMaintenanceWindow was introduced in SharePoint Server 2013 and continues to…

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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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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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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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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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SharePoint Tidbit – SiteMaster and provisioning MySites in SP2016

Hello All, Recently working with a customer as we build out the SharePoint 2016 farm we hit an issue creating My Sites and I had a hard time finding the answers, so thought i should put the resolution out here in case anybody else hits it. Errors in ULS logs: SharePoint Server My Site Provisioning 8100 Critical Mysite provisioning…

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Working with SharePoint DSC – Part Deux

**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_Pullserver_Config.ps1 works Hello All, In my last post which you can find here https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/christwe/2017/08/31/working-with-dsc-and-sharepoint I walked you thru the Config and Config data files that I created,…

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Working with DSC and SharePoint

**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 DSCConfig_SimpleFarm.ps1 and DSCConfigData_SP2016.psd1 works Hello All, Hopefully you have heard about PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) by now, and if you’re reading this I assume you are…

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