Category Archives: Scripts

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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Using AutoSPInstaller to Run Specific Configuration Changes

While AutoSPInstaller (my open-source project for installing SharePoint 2010/2013) is designed so it can be run and re-run as often as required to complete or tweak the installation and initial configuration of a SharePoint farm, there admittedly are times when … 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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Slipstreaming issues beginning with SharePoint August 2012 CU (and a fix)

Ever since the release of the August 2012 SharePoint 2010 Cumulative Update (CU), I (and several others) noticed that, during the SharePoint binary file installation portion of AutoSPInstaller, it would fail with a PatchApplicationFailure error in the SharePoint installation log, … Continue reading

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Using PowerShell to Automate SQL 2008 R2 SP1 Slipstreaming

Like most of you SharePoint folks, I find myself installing SQL Server quite frequently (since SharePoint has an ever-so-slight dependency on it). However I also like to have the latest & greatest service pack in my environments, and currently this … Continue reading

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What’s In Store For AutoSPInstaller v.Next

Well it’s been a little while since the last AutoSPInstaller release (and the last blog post, to be honest) but let me assure you it’s been all work and (slightly less) play! The last few months have seen a pretty … Continue reading

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Automating Managed Property Mapping in MOSS 2007 / Search Server 2008

I was recently asked to customize the Advanced Search experience for a Search Server Express 2008 customer. Remember that MSSE is basically WSS 3.0 + the search components from MOSS 2007 (remember that ancient product?). Anyhow this involved enabling the selection of a … Continue reading

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Powershell script to enable/disable services in SP2010 Demo VM

If any of you have had the chance to play around with Microsoft’s recent public release of the Information Worker Demo VM, you’ll notice that a) it has pretty much everything thrown in in terms of the Office suite of server/client … Continue reading

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