Measuring latency for stretched SharePoint farm topologies

This blog post focuses on measuring latency for SharePoint stretched farm topologies. As per this article https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc748824.aspx there is a requirement for <1ms latency between web front end servers and database servers. I've been assisting customers in measuring their latency in order to see if they are able to meet this requirement.The solution that I…

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SharePoint 2016 MinRole and Search

For those who attended my session at the European SharePoint Conference (10th November 2015) will know that due to time constraints was not able to fulfil the entire demo.  The basis of the demo was catered around MinRole and how to approach deployment of MinRoles especially when dealing with Search. In order to get full benefit…

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Forecast Content Database Growth

One of client requested PowerShell script to forecast content database growth with following requirements: Need to run on SharePoint 2007 Output to a CSV file Highlight when a content DB has reached 80GB storage limits Highlight when a content DB has reached 90GB storage limits In order to complete this script following information was required:…

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Sizing SharePoint – The 2nd stage Site collection recycle bin

One of my customers asked me about the impact about the 2nd stage recycle bin on sizing a new farm. They were concerned that the default value of 50% of the current site quota could have a negative impact on sizing the farm and could influence the expected size of the contentDBs. This setting can…

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PowerShell Snippets

PowerShell Snippets As Premier Field Engineers, we often find that our customers need assistance creating PowerShell scripts that can help automate administrative processes; or retrieve information from their various SharePoint farms. Whilst each of our customers are different and have unique environments; many scripts have requirements that are similar, if not the same regardless of…

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The Magically Disappearing "Destination Folder" Option

I recently investigated an interesting issue for a customer. As you may know, when uploading a Document to a Document Library you are presented with the option to select which folder within the library to upload the document to, if the document library contains any folders. In the example below, you can see (highlighted) the option to…

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Remove SharePoint 2007 Top Navigation using PowerShell.

Following on from Steve’s great post yesterday about creating site Navigation from CSV it got me thinking, what If I want to use this to create the Global Navigation on a farm that already has a hotch-potch TopNav structure? If this is the situation you are in then the following PowerShell is your friend.. Essentially it runs through all…

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Build site navigation from CSV file

One of our customers needed some help to build out navigation from a .csv file in their Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 environment. PowerShell seemed to be the most simple option for them; so my colleague Andy and I created the following script: [void][System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName(“Microsoft.SharePoint”) $url = “http://intranet” $sc = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite($url)$csv = Import-Csv -Path “e:\siteNav.csv” foreach…

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Audit settings in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

As you will have seen in some of our other blog entries here, we often get asked to assist our customers in creating PowerShell scripts. I’ve recently been working on a script to help ensure that a client is able to set site collection auditing. For compliance reasons they needed to be sure that all auditing activities…

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