SharePoint PowerShell Script Series Part 3–Leveraging PowerShell to collect SharePoint Performance Monitor Data

Troubleshooting SharePoint Performance issues are probably the most challenging issues for a SharePoint Administrator to troubleshoot.   Collecting Performance Monitor output can take time because not only must you understand the options available in the UI, but you also need to know which counters to add.   Microsoft does have some automation available to assists in this…

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SharePoint 2010 PowerShell Script Series Part 2–Exporting Sites and Lists from Snapshots

Snapshots and SharePoint 2010 are a great thing in that they provide an additional level of fault tolerance for any SharePoint 2010 farm.  A SharePoint Administrator can quickly restore Sites, Lists, or items from a snapshot.   This out of the box solution is possible through the Central Administrators Recover Data from an unattached content database…

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FS4SP Backup and Restore error

Good Day,  I was asked a question about backups on a customer and found the answer which is semi tricky from the error you receive. Since I don’t see this error in any internal FAST ticketing system, alias or Bing I’llsend it out and hopefully save someone’s remaining hair someday.   From the technet backup…


What is WebAnalyzer and why does multiple content SSAs break it?

What is WebAnalyzer ? The WebAnalyzer analyzes data to automatically improve the relevance of search results by counting and analyzing links. Within the pipeline is a stage named WebAnalyzer that parses links from the documents at document processing time. !One gotcha is that The WebAnalyzer depends on other stages in the document processing pipeline to…


FS4SP SCOM management pack Best Practices

Administrators wanting to monitor and receive alerts to FS4SP with SCOM can add the FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Management Pack. It is recommended to run SCOM 2007 R1 or R2. Below are some in depth descriptions of the most critical and best practices to monitor these variables. Install: Install the SCOM 2007 agent…


FS4SP Enterprise Search Blog

This is my 1st blog post to dump some information on working with FS4SP for the last 9 months. I am a senior priemer field engineer that mostly deals with operations of FS4SP. During my time working with FS4SP I have resolved many issues, created work arounds and defined Best Practices for specific customer requests.


SharePoint 2010 PowerShell Script Series Part 1 – Hidden Content Types

I’m excited to kick this series off because I really think PowerShell rocks. The goal of this series is to provide some automation for SharePoint Administrators to perform various deployment and/or troubleshooting tasks. To use the script simply copy it to notepad and save it with a ps1 extension. To run the script on your…

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Using Hidden Content Types in SharePoint 2010

I recently worked on an interesting issue with SharePoint 2010 Content Types. The specific request was the following: A request to create an additional Content Type in a Document Library that wasn’t visible to other Document Libraries within a Site Collection. This sounds easy but is a little more complex because when you create a…

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Want to use Manage Access Requests feature in SharePoint 2010?

 The manage access requests feature is great for allowing users that don’t have permissions to a SharePoint site requests access. This link is exposed when users attempt to access a site they don’t have permission to.     Clicking on the link automatically sends an email to the email address specified within Manage Access Requests/Access…

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Provisioning User Profile Synchronization with December CU?

We have two main issues with provisioning User Profile Service Application. First, props go out to Sheyi at Microsoft who’s done some extremely valuable work in discovering, troubleshooting, and communicating these issues. Also, I need to give props to Jose at Microsoft for doing some key validation work. Both of these issues affect usability of…

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