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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