SharePoint powershell automation, DSC and DevOps

Submitted by Vladilen on Wed, 05/08/2019 - 01:07

Automation is not the same as DSC and DevOps.

Automation is about changing existing process - to enable it start and work automatically, without human attendance, i.e. faster and more stable. The good example is site collection provisioning. 

DevOps is an idea to manage infrastructure configuration via code with well-known and proved developers practices - ADLC, version control etc. 

UPA to UIL sync

Submitted by Vladilen on Thu, 04/25/2019 - 18:06

[Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.WSSProfileSynch]::ScheduleSiteForFullSynchronization()

[Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.WSSProfileSynch]::ClearSyncDataForContentDatabase()

 

immediate alerts timer job stuck

Submitted by Vladilen on Tue, 03/26/2019 - 03:01

Problem:

Outgoing emails are not sending from one particular site, "immediate alerts" timer job stuck on some specific database, owstimer.exe consumes high memory on one SharePoint server.

You can restart SharePoint timer service (SPTimerV4), but after some time the same happens again. If you have courage to wait enough - you can see 100% CPU load and WFE server not responding.

SPO vs SharePoint on-prem

Submitted by Vladilen on Mon, 01/07/2019 - 17:11

Microsoft "cloud first" initiative led us to the situation where SharePoint on-prem (SharePoint 2019) is just a branch (sub-project) of SharePoint Online project.

So "Hybrid" SharePoint environment is just a combination of two similar products - one in on-prem and the other one - in the cloud.

TBC...

Office Online Server (OOS)

Submitted by Vladilen on Thu, 12/20/2018 - 17:49

Office Online Server unattended setup

Scenario:
1) you need to install Office Online Server as a part of process (Powershell script or DSC configuration)
2) you cannot use system (C:) drive. I.e. OOS must be installed on, e.g. D: drive

Solution: use "config.xml".

Config.xml example:

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SharePoint Search doesn't work for a specific list or library

Submitted by Vladilen on Tue, 06/26/2018 - 16:50

 

If you are troubleshooting SharePoint search that does work in general, bot does'n work for a specific list or library
(i.e. Search box not working), 
and you already checked list settings -> advanced -> Search.. Allow items... 
and you already tried to reindex list and site, 
it's time to ensure that default item view form is in place and works ok.
Of not - just create a new display item form and make it default.