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SharePoint Private Properties in PowerShell

Welcome to the New Year! Hope everyone is having a great start! Now back to SharePoint… Yet Another Originated From the MSDN/TechNet Forums Question (these are always fun). So there was a question...

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Getting a Project Workspace URL in Project Server

Project Server includes an optional Project Site for each Project. We can use the PSI, specifically WssInterop, to get the URL for the Project itself. The first thing you will need is the GUID of the...

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PowerShell for People Picker Properties

As many SharePoint Administrators are aware, especially those dealing with one-way trusts or Selective trusts, the peoplepicker-* properties are very familiar to us. Since at least WSSv3, if not...

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People Picker Troubleshooting Tips

This is a fairly common issue I see on forums, so I thought I’d have a pre-emptive post that is easy to reference. There are a handful of People Picker issues, where a particular user, group, or all...

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Troubleshooting User Property Issues

Let’s ignore SharePoint Foundation for a bit, because that doesn’t automatically sync with Active Directory anyways (besides the initial add). Typically, with Standard and Enterprise, SharePoint...

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Unable to Move User Profile Property

When you look at the User Profile Property list in the UPA Manage User Profiles, notice the below defaults. Of note is the Resource Account SID property. It is not possible to move properties above...

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SharePoint and the Web Application Proxy Role

Windows Server 2012 R2 includes a new role, the Web Application Proxy Role. This role is meant as a replacement for such technologies as Microsoft TMG and UAG, containing some of the functionality of...

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What is the SharePoint Configuration Cache?

SharePoint has what is known as the Configuration Cache. Sometimes we get recommendations to clear it, especially when timer jobs don’t appear to be operating properly. But what exactly is the...

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SharePoint 2010 February 2014 Cumulative Updates

The February 2014 Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 has been released. SharePoint Foundation: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2863938 SharePoint Server 2010: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2863913...

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Using SharePoint Automation Services Slides

Yesterday I spoke at the Puget Sound SharePoint User Group about Word Automation Services and PowerPoint Automation Services. Below are the slides.     In addition, the demos used on the slides were...

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Announcing the Release of Nauplius.SharePoint.BlobCache 1.6

Nauplius.SharePoint.BlobCache is a SharePoint 2010 and 2013 solution that helps you manage the BLOB cache and all available settings, both documented and undocumented. New with this release is a bug...

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SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1 Released

SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1 has been released. Note that while Service Pack 1 does support Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2 support requires a new SharePoint 2013 with Service Pack 1...

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SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 with Yammer Integration

Service Packs typically contain little-to-no features. SharePoint 2013 SP1 is no different, however there are a couple of things I wanted to point out. First, both Yammer and OneDrive are apparently a...

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Re-calculate Site Storage Metrics On Demand

With the release of SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1, you can now re-calculate site storage metrics on demand. This is done via PowerShell. [crayon-530eaf7c1e907097838089/] This method executes...

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When the Configuration Cache Folder Goes Missing…

If the SharePoint Configuration Cache folder, along with the cache.ini file go missing, you’ll likely notice the SharePoint Timer Service failing and restarting over and over again, along with a lack...

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SharePoint 2013 with Service Pack 1 ISOs Released

Microsoft has released the SharePoint 2013 with Service Pack 1 ISOs (including Project Server  and Office Web Apps). These ISOs are required for Windows Server 2012 R2 support as it includes an updated...

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SharePoint Prerequisite Installer Download Links

You may have a SharePoint installation where the servers have no Internet access. In this case, it is typically required that you run the prereqinstaller.exe with switches pointing to the binaries. But...

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Name User Profile Property Mapping Blank After Reprovisioning

The Name property in the User Profile Service Application (also known as PreferredName) controls how a user’s friendly name will appear within the UPA (and by extension, SharePoint). By default, this...

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SharePoint 2010 April 2014 Cumulative Updates

The April 2014 Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 has been released. SharePoint Foundation: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2878270 SharePoint Server 2010: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2878250...

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SharePoint 2013 April 2014 Cumulative Updates

The April 2014 Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2013 has been released. SharePoint Foundation: Not released yet SharePoint Server 2013: Not released yet Project Server 2013:...

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