Get Site Collection Size with PowerShell

Working with a customer recently I was asked to write a PowerShell script to get the site collection size per content database.  The script is pretty quick to run typically and can give an added benefit of allowing you to track growth over time if you don't remove the file from the server.  Add-PSSnapin microsoft.sharepoint.powershell…

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SharePoint 2013 Search Error: Event ID 2548 – Content plugin can not be initialized – list of CSS addresses

While working with a customer and provisioning Search they were getting a strange error that was causing the topology not to activate.  It just stayed in a hanging state and in the Windows Application log there were errors: Event ID 2548 – "Content plugin can not be initialized – list of CSS addresses."  After a little research…

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SharePoint Site Redirection Using PowerShell

Working with a customer this week there was a desire to create a script to redirect users from one site to another (mostly because we had several sites to do this to).  While there are many ways to accomplish this such as IIS or using the Content Editor Web Part with a traditional redirect script,…

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SharePoint 2013 Search Configuration PowerShell Script

So last month I promised some customers I would post mysearch script for 2013 and as life would have it, August came before I got toit so here it is…. Better late than never. While this script is pretty basic as far as provisioning Search forSharePoint 2013 goes it does address two things I always try…

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404 & 401 Errors with the App Management Service

I recently was testing out the configuration of the App Management Service in SharePoint 2013.  For the most part I followed the TechNet article on the steps but because I like to create scripts I can share with customers I did the configuration in PowerShell.  Below is the script which not only creates the App…

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SharePoint 2013 With SSRS 2012 And Constrained Delegation

I often get asked about how to configure the SharePoint 2013 BI stack (Excel Services, PerformancePoint and SSRS 2012 integrated mode).  To do this configuration Kerberos with constrained delegation is required and often this is the most tricky and unclearly documented piece.  In this post I hope to provide some insight into the steps to…

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