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Create Management Links via PowerShell

Mar 5, 2013 by Christoph // Leave a Comment

If you want to manage some of the Service Applications in SharePoint, like User Profile Service Application or the Search Service Application, you have to go into Central Administration, click Manage Service Applications, select the Service Application and click Manage. When you are there and start playing around with settings, you will sometimes end up…


SP 2013 – Activate Search Topology fails

Feb 7, 2013 by Christoph // 1 Comment

I was struggling the last days again with SP 2013, installing and configuring a farm via PowerShell. This time, the Enterprise Search Service was causing me a headache. Problem I am using the following PowerShell command to configure and activate the Search Topology. It activates specific parts of the search components on the Frontend and…


SP 2013 – Access Denied Error creating Search Center

Feb 6, 2013 by Christoph // Leave a Comment

SharePoint 2013, oh, I already started to love you! I was running into an error creating an Enterprise Search Center site collection on a clean installation of SharePoint 2013. The installation was created by a PowerShell Script we developed during the last project phase (please, don’t ask why we didn’t use SPAutoInstaller!). We where using…


SP 2013 – Check for “Max Degree Of Parallelism” via PowerShell

Jan 30, 2013 by Christoph // Leave a Comment

In a automated installation of a SharePoint Server 2013 server farm we had the problem, that the underlying SQL server cluster didn’t match the requirements for a SharePoint Server 2013 installation in matter of the “MAX DEGREE OF PARALLELISM” setting. This has to be “1”, in a standard installation this is “0”. The setting is…


Install Workflow Manager 1.0 Offline

Jan 22, 2013 by Christoph // 3 Comments

If you want to install Workflow Manager 1.0 on servers without internet connectivity, you will run into problems with the Web Platform Installer, the only tool Workflow Manager 1.0 can be installed with. The good news is, there is a command line tool of Web Platform Installer, where you can download the installation files and…


Delete orphaned Application Pool (SP 2010 / 2013)

Oct 22, 2012 by Christoph // Leave a Comment

During setting up my User Profile Service in SharePoint 2013 I run into an error after the databases and the Application Pool was already created. To start over and try again (still beta, right?) I deleted my User Profile Service Application including the Databases and tried to recreate the User Profile Service with the same…


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