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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[UPDATED] Kerberos – SharePoint 2013, SQL 2012 / 2014 (Always on) for Business Intelligence

This article has now been updated to include SQL 2014 Always On availability groups requirements Link to the SPC14 presentation on this topic I presented with John Cole in Las Vegas in 2014. https://channel9.msdn.com/events/SharePoint-Conference/2014/SPC422?term=kerberos FOCUS AND CONTEXT This article is focused on SharePoint 2013 but the same rules can be applied to SharePoint 2010 with…

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SharePoint 2010 and 2013 PowerShell Back-up Script

I have been asked several times for a Farm backup script and I have been meaning to get to it, so finally here is one I use frequently. The attached script is one I accumulated through details from various online sources so this blog is designed to be an instructional overview from those posts. I…

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