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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