AutoSPInstaller for beginners

I love to write blog posts for beginners. Maybe because, I always feel happy and energized when I stumble upon a helpful blog post when I am learning a new subject. In this post, I will introduce you to AutoSPInstaller (http://autospinstaller.codeplex.com/ ), the framework for installing and configuring SharePoint using automated scripts. It is a…

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Configuring SharePoint 2013 Search Topology

  Introduction When creating the Search Service application , a default topology will be built automatically where all Search components are assigned to the server which is running the Central Administration, in multi servers farm scenario you need to change this topology , the only available way currently is through PowerShell which will provide more…

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Getting Error: This Setup Requires Internet Information Server 5.1 or higher and Windows XP and higher when installing setup project on windows server 2008 and IIS 7

  Introduction: I was getting the error: This Setup Requires Internet Information Server 5.1 or higher and Windows XP and higher when I was trying to install a setup project on windows server 2008 with IIS 7.0. After 1 hour of searching, I discovered there was some configuration problems with the Conditions Editor (Requirements on…

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How to Query Custom View in Event Viewer using C# Code

Introduction: I want to talk about how to filter events from the custom views in windows event viewer; that will give you more ability to drill down and give you more advance filtration options using C# Code. Below is an example how to use the same custom view and setting the options in your server…

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Moving SharePoint Databases to Another Server (Without Reconfiguring SharePoint)

Introduction Moving / Migrating Microsoft SharePoint Server Databases from one server to another might be difficult as you need to reconfigure all the related DB(s) to point at the new server. This might be acceptable if we are talking about the SharePoint Content Databases, but how about the below scenarios:   Scenario # 1: Moving…

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VHD Disk Requirements in Windows Azure Pack (WAP)

There are some prerequisites for VHD Disks that need to be ready before decide to present VHD Disk in WAP to be used why Virtual Machine Provisioning that will save you a lot of troubleshooting time if you verify all as follows: Library Share that hosts the VHD must be added to the list of…

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Using Host Integration Server COBOL Import Wizard

Introduction Host Integration Server allows application integration with the Mainframe system using the Transaction Integrator (TI) component. The method to implement this integration involves building what is called a TI assembly. TI Assembly is actually built using the definition of the interface between the Mainframe program and the definition of the input and output COM…


Load testing for WCF service (wsHttpBinding Binding) walkthrough

In this walkthrough I will perform load testing for WCF service using VS 2012 ultimate version using test environment that consists of one controller and three agent machines, what we will cover in this walkthrough could be summarized into the following: Configure test environment (one controller and three agents) Install VS 2012 controller into controller…

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Host Integration Server 2013 TI Assembly GAC deployment Walkthrough

Introduction Host Integration Server (HIS) is used to integrate with Legacy Host technology. One of the Host integration scenarios is to call Mainframe programs or transactions using a component in HIS called Transaction Integrator (TI). The way to use TI is to create what is called a TI assembly and then use this to call…


ITPro: How to Convert your Surface RT to Surface Pro – Part 3

In Part 1: I’ve explained how to install Remote Desktop services on the server and fix common error that you may face, in Part 2 we finished configuring Remote Desktop Services and publish RemoteApp. This part we will test from client side machine by browsing to the RDWA and will configure Surface with RemoteApp.  …