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The object of this guide is to outline the steps involved in creating a Windows Server 2012 Failover Cluster specifically for use with a SQL Server 2012 Instance utilizing the Always On Availability Group feature. This will be a wizard install and so will not cover any pre-staged elements; it will also not cover Cluster Shared Storage for Failover Clusters, or SQL Server 2012 Clusters.


The installation steps assume the following:

  1. Two identical virtual machines with Windows Server 2012 R2 installed
  2. Administrative Accounts have been created
    1. Domain Administrator to perform install
    2. SQL Server Account
    3. SQL Agent Account
  3. Storage has been allocated and assigned as follows:
    1. 2 disks for SQL Database storage – 1 drive per server, for Always On AG
    2. Both disks should be assigned the same drive letter on both machines
  4. IP Address reserved for AG Listener
  5. Temporary File Share accessible by SQL Service Account and both…

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For ease of use and easy reference here are the updates provided by Service Pack 1 for SharePoint.
2817429​ Metadata is lost when documents that use a custom content type with a “Description” field are opened for editing.
2817429​ When an item is deleted, restored from recycle bin, and then deleted again, there is a primary key constraint error.
2817429​ An error occurs when files are moved between document libraries and the web time zone is behind that of the server.
2817429​ Metadata filtering at list level always lists all metadata terms.
2817429​ The hyperlink popup window drops the selected word to be linked when there is a delay of more than one second in opening the window.
2817429​ Multiple-column, SummaryLinkWebParts with a group heading style of “Separator” are rendered incorrectly.
2817429​ A hash tag that contains a full width space does not get created successfully.
2817429​ Search schema compression…

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Aryan Nava:

SharePoint 2013 – Create and Configure the SharePoint 2013 Farm using Powershell

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I wasn’t able to find start-to-finish farm creation with powershell documentation anywhere so I created it myself. I like to have all the required cmdlets handy when I install so I don’t have to search for them every time. Feel free to use any or all of the below in any combination of scripts you want to build. Included below are Powershell scripts and cmdlets that cover the following:
  • Provisioning the config and admin content databases and create and join a new farm
  • Provisioning and upgrading the SharePoint Server 2013 Service applications
  • Provisioning the new workflow infrastructure

I hope it helps!

Create Farm

## Create Farm and Run Wizard Tasks ##

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -erroraction SilentlyContinue

$ConfigDatabaseName = “SP2013_Config”

$SQLServer = “<SQLServerName>

$CADatabaseName = “SP2013_AdminContent”

$CAPort = <PORT>

$CAAuth = “NTLM”

$PassPhrase = “<PassPhrase>

$sPassphrase = (ConvertTo-SecureString -String $passphrase -AsPlainText -force)

New-SPConfigurationDatabase -DatabaseName $ConfigDatabaseName -DatabaseServer $SQLServer


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How do I remove a named instance of sql server 2008 on the same mssql server?
If you have two instance in SQL Server 2008 and what are are the steps to remove one instance from SQL Server?

To remove a named instance of sql server 2008, follow these steps

1. Navigate to Control Panel->Add/Remove Programs

2. Select Microsoft SQL Server 2008

3. Select Change/Remove

4. Select Remove

5. At Select Instance spefify the instance of SQl Server to modify

Select the instance of SQl Server to remove. To remove management tools and shared features only, select “Remove shared features only” and then click next

uninstall named instance sql 2008

uninstall named instance sql 2008

Removal progress will go through and remove named instance of sql server 2008 on the same mssql server

Free tool to Monitor SharePoint Content Database growth
Monitoring SharePoint content databases growth over time via central admin.


The solution consists of four parts, the first part is the Review Databases Sizes page shown above. The page is accessed from a custom action under Application Management > Databases:


Download from codeplex: http://sphealthdbsize.codeplex.com/


SharePoint 2013: Create 2000 Domain Accounts with Profile Photos for a Development Environment

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It can be important to have a development environment that is as close to a production environment as possible. Having realistic development (or staging) environment helps business users visualise what an end product (or solution) will look like when deployed.

The following PowerShell (and accompanying name files) demonstrates creating 2000 unique Active Directory domain accounts, including setting different locations, departments, phone numbers and gender (male or female). Each domain account has a photo uploaded to Active Directory. Finally, SharePoint User Profile synchronization is configured, to import the users and their photos

How to hide SharePoint Server 2013 social features.  
Learn how to remove Web Parts and hide user interface controls that provide social features and replace them with Yammer in SharePoint Server 2013.

Hide SharePoint Server 2013 social features

Network Security Market

SharePoint server reference architecture for public facing website scenario using Amazon AWS

Amazon Web Services Architecture Diagrams for Sharepoint

Amazon Web Services Architecture Diagrams for Sharepoint


Mobile architecture in SharePoint 2013

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Mobile architecture in SharePoint 2013

SharePoint Server, Exchange, Lync, and Office Web Apps: The Mobile Landscape

This poster shows a detailed layout of the app and mobile browser-based landscape for SharePoint Server, Lync, Exchange, and Office Web apps.

The Mobile Landscape : SharePoint

Installing Service Manager data warehouse management server. 
An error occurred while executing a custom action: RoolbackCleanup
SCSM – An error occurred while executing a custom action: RollbackCleanup

How to resolve An error occurred while executing a custom action: RoolbackCleanup
1. Go to : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control
2. locate the ServicesPipeTimeout entry
3. Click Decimal and change to 600000
4. Restart the computer

If you don’t see ServicesPipeTimeout entry, create one

Network Isolation Options for Machines in Windows Azure Virtual Networks

Application isolation is an important concern in enterprise environments, as enterprise customers seek to protect various environments from unauthorized or unwanted access.  This includes the classic front-end and back-end scenario where machines in a particular back-end network or sub-network may only allow certain clients or other computers to connect to a particular endpoint based on a whitelist of IP addresses.  These scenarios can be readily implemented in Windows Azure whether client applications access virtual machine application servers from the internet, within the Azure environment, or from on-premises through a VPN connection

Read more: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2014/03/28/network-isolation-options-for-machines-in-windows-azure-virtual-networks.aspx

Experience some of the new ways SharePoint Online simplifies how you interact with your team and across your enterprise. Learn how new search capabilities help you discover and organize information, manage the results, and take immediate action to be more productive. Learn how to create content, control the policies that govern content management, and protect your organization by ensuring compliance. Learn how to extend the collaborative power of SharePoint Online by using it with Yammer – the enterprise social network.

Free SharePoint Training

Go to Training: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/office-guides-introduction-to-sharepoint

Tired of waiting for SharePoint pages to load? Want something easy to support? That works on all versions?
Download SharePoint warmup script 

Key Features

Supports both SharePoint 2010 and 2013
Supports custom page URLs
Automatically detects all Web Application URLs
Downloads full page resources (CSS, JS, images) not just HTML
Downloads using Internet Explorer COM automation
Great for ECM websites to help populate blob cache
Warms up Central Admin too. Faster admin UI experience