Category Archives: Hacks & Workarounds

Pre-Populating SharePoint Farm Details for ULSViewer

The new ULSViewer for SharePoint introduces the capability to monitor all the ULS logs in your SharePoint farm at once, in real time. While this is a fantastic enhancement to an already near-perfect piece of software, I found one tiny … Continue reading

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Slipstreaming issues beginning with SharePoint August 2012 CU (Part 2)

In my last post, I described the installation errors that I experienced when attempting to do a slipstreamed install of SharePoint 2010 with SP1 + August 2012 CU, and a workaround that I’d implemented in AutoSPInstaller to allow the script … Continue reading

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New Add-SPProfileSyncConnection cmdlet seems to ignore NetBIOSDomainNamesEnabled property?

With the release of Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 came a cmdlet called Add-SPProfileSyncConnection which finally allowed the OOB creation of a User Profile Sync connection with Powershell. Prior to this, one would either have to resort to manual … Continue reading

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Powershell-based SP2010 install fails to create Version registry value?

  As first pointed out in a discussion on my AutoSPInstaller discussion area on Codeplex, and seemingly confirmed in at least one post (that I could find so far), there appears to be an issue with one of the Powershell cmdlets that, when … Continue reading

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(Tricks For Successfully) Creating AD Service Connection Points for SharePoint 2010

A few days ago Jie Li posted instructions on how to track SharePoint 2010 installations in an organization by using AD Service Connection points. This sounded really promising, as it could (for example) allow admins to track ‘rogue’ SharePoint installs, … Continue reading

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High-level steps to SP2010 Demo VHD boot joy

This is sure to raise more questions than it answers… but here goes: how I managed to get the downloadable Information Worker Demo VM to boot straight from VHD (i.e. no host OS). This assumes a fair level of comfort and proficiency in … Continue reading

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