How to install update packages on a SharePoint farm where search component and high availability search topologies are enabled

The March Public Update (PU) for SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Foundation2013 is available. Here’s information to help you install it on SharePoint farms where search components and high availability search topologies are enabled. For servers that include searchcomponents, you have to follow specific steps to ensure that you install the PUcorrectly. For a high…

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Windows PowerShell cmdlets available in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview

This post gives information about Windows PowerShell cmdlets that are available in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview. There are several new areas in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview that you can administer by using Windows PowerShell. These new areas are: Apps Access Services 2013 Licensing Machine Translation Service Routing and Performance Search (with a new architecture) Work…

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SharePoint 2010 Databases and Windows PowerShell

There are several ways to maintain and configure, and backup and restore SharePoint 2010 databases.  The obvious way is with SharePoint Central Administration, however, the easiest and perhaps best way is to use Windows PowerShell cmdlets.  There are many cmdlets available to use with SharePoint databases. In an earlier blog I showed how to find…

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Windows PowerShell Script: Download SharePoint 2010 Prerequisites

This is the first in a new series of posts that puts the spotlight on Windows PowerShell scripts for SharePoint 2010 Products that are stored in the TechNet Gallery. In each post, we will describe a script’s functionality and use and look under the hood at specific Windows PowerShell programming techniques that you can learn for…

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