Which Server is being accessed via the Load Balancer / NLB

I was asked this question today and tried the following solution which seemed the simplest. Create a shared folder on each Web Front (WFE) Server. Name it the name of the server (or a friendly name you want to use to identify a server e.g. WFE01) and grant it full read rights to”everyone”. Open the…

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Add or Modify SharePoint 2013 / 2016 Search Topology using a PowerShell built User Interface

Welcome to the SharePoint Search Topology Add / Modification Sample tool PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CODE IS PROVIDED AS SAMPLE CODE TO MODIFY THE SEARCH TOPOLOGY. Please read the disclaimer in the PowerShell source code. Updated to V2_8_3 to accommodate updates from Nov 2016 (MinRole changes) and includes the Cloud SSA flag option. If you choose…

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SharePoint 2013 Search – Clean up inactive Topologies

If you have ever had to change or reconfigure your SharePoint 2013 search you probably don’t know that you have not cleaned up inactive topologies. For those interested in cleaning up their Search Service Application copy and paste the PowerShell script below and open PowerShell ISE as Admin and execute. NB: AS USUAL ALL POWERSHELL…

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Change from multiple web applications to Host Named Site Collections in an existing farm

This is far simpler than one might think and will help you align to the SharePoint Product Line Architecture as well as to how Office 365 – SharePoint Online is configured. NB: TEST THIS ON YOUR DEV OR TEST ENVIRONMENT FIRST You must schedule downtime during this process and whilst I have tested this extensively…

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Warm-up Script for Web Front End Servers (WFE) in Load Balanced SharePoint Farms

There are many PowerShell scripts available to warm up SharePoint environments but they do not all handle “warming-up” multiple WFE Servers. Below is a combination of a few scripts I found: One from Bram http://bramnuyts.be/tag/warmup-script/ and one from Todd http://www.toddklindt.com/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=404 which makes use of the new V3 PowerShell changes but does not cater for a Load…

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SharePoint – PowerShell to configure SuperUser and SuperReader accounts on all Web Apps

I have seen many examples but not enough that spells it out so below you can copy out the script and replace the user name with your users. Here is the link to the official article explaining SharePoint Object Cache. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff758656(v=office.15).aspx If your On premise deployment is configured according to the SharePoint Product Line Architecture…

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DisableLoopBackCheck when routing through a Load Balancer (PowerShell sample included)

This post on this blog are provided “AS IS” with no warranties – Editing of the Registry is at your own risk.  Quick Summary This has been fleshed out so many times and detailed very well by Spencer http://www.harbar.net/archive/2009/07/02/disableloopbackcheck-amp-sharepoint-what-every-admin-and-developer-should-know.aspx and Bob http://blogs.technet.com/b/sharepoint_foxhole/archive/2010/06/21/disableloopbackcheck-lets-do-it-the-right-way.aspx The only recommended approach to correctly apply this change on Production is as per…

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Move PowerPivot to a dedicated server but with Kerberos configured

SharePoint 2013 PowerPivot can now be configured on a standalone server i.e. not part of the farm. Whilst some may wonder why, this is a big deal from a scalability perspective as that means you can therefore have multiple servers configured to handle increased workload. A few caveats however: Do not try and configure PowerPivot…

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