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…


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…