Backup-SPFarm and Search

Last week I was tasked with creating some backup/restore scripts for SharePoint. The backup scripts kept erroring out with the following issue: Backup for ‘Search Service 1(099045f6-a648-48f1-9a05-a9371c5d9b88)’ failed. System.ServiceModel.FaultException: Management called failed with System.InvalidOperationException: ‘Job failed: Have tried to perform backup/restore operation twice on all in-sync members in cluster SP569693711984.1, but none succeeded. Last failure…

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Kerberos configuration tool for SQL Server

SharePoint experts must love to hurt themselves. How else do we go through the pain of configuring Kerberos or getting User Profile Service to work. Oh yeah don’t forget the endless variations in Service Application configuration. There is a different way of doing things for every freakin’ one of them. Off course every one of…

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Beware of IIS authentication settings when deploying SharePoint 2013

Recently I worked on an interesting case during one that was blocking deployment of one of the SharePoint 2013 projects I was working for.Basically what happened was that although deployment of SharePoint went well, some of the Service Applications like Managed Metadata, User Profile Service, Business Connectivity Services, and Search did not work properly. The symptoms varies, but a…

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Always have a root site collection!!!

So today I spend most part of the day troubleshooting an issue with catalogs and host named site collections (HNSC) in SharePoint 2013. I created a basic cross site publishing scenario where I had a path based authoring site http://intranet.contoso.com/sites/authoring and a HNSC publishing site http://www.publishing.com All was going smooth, untill I wanted to consume…

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Netmons’ big brother is here. Say hello to Message Analyzer

If you’re serious about SharePoint, you know Netmon. Well, if you like Netmon, then meet his big brother Message Analyzer It’s like Netmon on steroids J… There is a lot to tell about this tool, but I won’t. Hey I’m a SharePoint geek, I have better things to do! What I can tell you is…

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SharePoint 2013 Preview – Hungry search service

Due to the many response I get: This post was written specifically for the Preview of SharePoint 2013The memory leak is resolved in RTM. Please do not apply the memory settings in production!   Just today there was some discussion on our internal DLs about the noderunner.exe processes of the Enterprise Search service being very hungry…

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SharePoint 2013 Preview Newsfeeds showing nothing

So you’ve build your farm, configured Manage Metadata, Search, User Profile Service and Mysites. The first thing you obviously want to check out are the cool new social features.You login and fire off your first post, in anticipation of the reactions of your fellow social pioneers in your company. A day goes by but, nothing…

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Sharing permissions for Authenticated Users in SharePoint 2013 Preview

I actually feel a bit embarrassed about this one, but then I thought… OK, maybe if I’m struggling with this, there must be other fools out there that are as well. So picture this… I’m building my SharePoint farm and creating my Contoso Intranet portal, and one of the first things you do when you…

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Logging in as a different user in SharePoint 2013 Preview

When you start to play with SharePoint 2013 preview you will soon find that our good ol’ ‘Sign in as a different user’ is gone: Not sure why they have removed it. As there are some issues with this (even in 2010), I think it might be done because of that, but for most people…

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SharePoint 2013 is coming

Anyone doing SharePoint and hasn’t been living under a rock for the last months, has heard the buzz around SharePoint 2013. The Preview has been released, so the release is coming closer! This means its time for me as well to get acquainted with the product. Given my busy schedule I haven’t had much time…

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