Logitech Performance MX on Linux

Everyone, I have a confession to make. I have been sudo’ing lately. And I think I like it. I’m not doing anything extreme, but the progression from my interest in PowerShell within Windows lately has grown from a slight fetish for auto-syntax highlighting, to nearly preferring to perform as much systems administration as I can […]

SharePoint 2007 File Inventory

Once again, I am reminded of how much I can appreciate the PowerShell snap-ins for SharePoint after the 2010 release. Attempting to iterate through a farm or script out actions using only STSADM commands and direct access to the SharePoint assemblies ([System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName(“Microsoft.SharePoint”)) is much more challenging than using the built-in PowerShell capabilities of the later […]

SharePoint 2010 vs PowerShell 3.0 CLR

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 is not supported with version 4.0+ of the Microsoft .NET Framework. This issue can come into play if you happen to install the Windows Management Framework 3.0+, .NET Framework 4.0+, or PowerShell v3.0. All of these items run on a CLR (Common Language Runtime) of 4.0+, the default that comes with these […]

Azure ACS Namespace authentication with SharePoint 2013

Introduction This document will be used to outline the process for implementing Azure’s ACS namespace as a trusted identity provider to an on-premise SharePoint environment, utilizing external identity providers such as Facebook, Yahoo, or Windows Live ID to pass manipulated claims as a standardized trusted token to SharePoint Preface, Considerations, Prerequisites Azure ACS authentication with […]

Powershell in MOSS 2007 – Site Maps

So you have a client that’s running MOSS 2007. With the features and benefits of SharePoint 2013, it’s easy to get quickly frustrated with this old version of SharePoint. Nothing irks me more than forgetting about the lack of PowerShell, each and every time, and spending time looking up STSADM equivalent cmdlets to achieve the […]

SharePoint – The local farm is not accessible

Below is an error one may receive when attempting to run SharePoint PowerShell cmdlets through the SharePoint Shell Admin: “The local farm is not accessible. Cmdlets with FeatureDependencyID are not registered.” OR Get-SPContentDatabase : The farm is unavailable. At line:1 char:1 + Get-SPContentDatabase + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : InvalidData: (Microsoft.Share…ContentDatabase: SPCmdletGetContentDatabase) [Get-SPContentDatabase], SPException + FullyQualifiedErrorId […]

Veeam File Level Restore – Restoring from a Storage Pool

Veeam is unable to restore a file from a backup where it’s original location was within a Storage Pool. Seriously? I want to preface this post by stating that I have had experience with Backup Exec, Data Protection Manager, and Veeam, and that Veeam is by far, the easiest solution to implement, use, and maintain. […]