PowerShell script to configure SQL Server Reporting Services in SharePoint mode

Originally posted on Vignesh's SharePoint Thoughts:
The below mentioned script will take care of the steps listed below : Installs Reporting Services service and service proxy, and starts the service.2 Creates a service proxy named “Reporting Services”. Creates a Reporting Services service application named “Reporting Services Application”. Enables the Power View feature for a…

SharePoint Health Analyzer + Windows Eventviewer daily mailer from localhost and remotely logs via e-mail

Hello and Happy New Year After holidays break I decided to share script that I wrote the other day. The script can handle daily routine job of some of SharePoint and Windows Administrators and do all the automation. Recieved all error and warnings about entire SharePoint and Widows Servers Environments via e-mail day by day… Continue reading SharePoint Health Analyzer + Windows Eventviewer daily mailer from localhost and remotely logs via e-mail

Manage user properties up in SharePoint with PowerShell

We encountered an issue when we created a custom property in the User Profile Service Application and we wanted to move this property to ‘Contact Information’. We could click on the up arrow but the property remained on the same spot after the refresh. We have discussed this issue with Microsoft and they have provided… Continue reading Manage user properties up in SharePoint with PowerShell

Solving ULS Log Files Being Created But Empty (0 Kb)

Interestingly enough; this happened to several customers at just about the same time the other week on new servers that we added into the farm.  In servers in the farm, we had set a Diagnostic Logs location to a customized location (e.g. D:\Logs); and we even gave the WSS_WPG and WSS_Admin_WPG accounts full control permissions… Continue reading Solving ULS Log Files Being Created But Empty (0 Kb)

Patching a SharePoint 2013 farm: Step-by-Step Installation guide.

Originally posted on Vignesh's SharePoint Thoughts:
I often to stumble around in my early days as a SharePoint administrator while patching a SharePoint farm with the latest Cumulative updates and after putting together some years of experience in SharePoint administration I finally reached a point where I could confidently patch a farm without encountering…

Site collection backup/restore vs. site export/import with focus on running workflows, version history and auditing

Originally posted on Naim's Blog:
Custom SharePoint solutions usually contain custom lists with custom event receivers, custom workflows, maintain version history, use auditing etc. For a site with lists that have those customization it’s important to make sure that the backup/restore process will not lose any of the running workflows, workflow tasks and their…