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VSCommands–Underrated Extension for VS 2013

August 31, 2014 Leave a comment

I installed a few new extensions to my VS2013 tonight and noticed that there is a new Stack Overflow search bar at the top of my screen:

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I didn’t know any of the extensions had that included in it. VSCommands is to thank for this. The Lite version (compared to Pro) includes this functionality.  The pro version looks like it has much more functionality – see blog.

Cool, cool, cool.

Greg Jones’s invitation is awaiting your response

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Creating an early bound CRM solution

October 21, 2013 Leave a comment

1) run the SDK\bin\CrmSvcUtil.exe tool:

– Create a CrmSvcUtil.exe.config file in the same location as the CrmSvcUtil.exe

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<configuration>
<appSettings>
    <add key="o" value="EarlyBoundGeneratedCode.cs"/>
    <add key="d" value="domain"/>
    <add key="u" value="username"/>
    <add key="p" value="password"/>   
</appSettings>
<system.diagnostics>
   <trace autoflush="false" indentsize="4">
      <listeners>
         <add name="configConsoleListener" type="System.Diagnostics.ConsoleTraceListener">
            <filter type="System.Diagnostics.EventTypeFilter" initializeData="Error" />
         </add>
      </listeners>
   </trace>
</system.diagnostics>
</configuration>

 

 

 

NOTES: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg327844.aspx

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Windows 2012 Active Director Suggested Reads

August 26, 2013 Leave a comment

Got this list of suggested reads before moving to Windows 2012 Active Directory (Bryan Zink bryanz@microsoft.com):

RaaS-Active Directory The Engineers Point Of View

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2013/04/10/raas-active-directory-the-engineers-point-of-view.aspx

Unpacking RAP as a Service (RaaS) for Active Directory: What Should You Do To Be Ready?

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mspfe/archive/2013/04/08/unpacking-rap-as-a-service-raas-for-active-directory-what-should-you-do-to-be-ready.aspx

Unpacking RAP as a Service (RaaS) for Active Directory: Deep Dive on Data Collection and Submission

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mspfe/archive/2013/04/09/unpacking-rap-as-a-service-raas-for-active-directory-deep-dive-on-data-collection-and-submission.aspx

Unpacking RAP as a Service (RaaS) for Active Directory: Leveraging the On-Demand Assessment

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mspfe/archive/2013/04/10/unpacking-rap-as-a-service-raas-for-active-directory-leveraging-the-on-demand-assessment.aspx

How To Make the Most of RAP as a Service (RaaS) Support

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mspfe/archive/2013/05/21/how-to-make-the-most-of-rap-as-a-service-raas-support.aspx

A few things you should know about raising the DFL (and/or) FFL to Windows Server 2008 R2

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2012/04/09/a-few-things-you-should-know-about-raising-the-dfl-and-or-ffl-to-windows-server-2008-r2.aspx

Introducing the first Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller (Part 1 of 2)

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2012/09/03/introducing-the-first-windows-server-2012-domain-controller.aspx?Redirected=true

W2K3 to W2K8 and W2K8R2 Active Directory Upgrade Considerations

http://blogs.technet.com/b/glennl/archive/2009/08/21/w2k3-to-w2k8-active-directory-upgrade-considerations.aspx

CRM 2011– Customize Connection Role Category

http://www.maxqtech.com/maxqblog/11-07-21/CRM_2011_ndash_Connection_Role_Category.aspx

by John Pavain | Jul 21, 2011

The new Connections feature that was added in CRM 2011 has proved quite useful and has replaced a custom Relationship Entity in a solution that I had built. I needed to create some new business Connection Role Categories  for a solution I was building for a client and had to do some searching around to find where to maintain them. Turns out that it is simple, they are contained in a global option set “Category”. Its very easy when you know where to look, just go to Settings>Customizations>Components>Option Sets and update the “Category” option set, it’s the only system option set  by default.

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SharePoint 2010 Farm, Site Collection and My Site Backup PowerShell Script

March 26, 2013 1 comment

Completed my SharePoint 2010 Farm, Site Collection and My Site Backup PowerShell Script.

 

Let me know if you see any bugs:

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Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell

Write-Host "Get-ExecutionPolicy"
Get-ExecutionPolicy
Clear-Host
$Error.Clear()

#PERFORM FULL FARM BACKUP ON ONLY ON SATURDAY
$dayToPerformFullBackup = "Saturday"
$daysToKeepFarmBackup = 7 #NUMBER OF DAYS TO KEEP FARM BACKUP FILES
$dayOfWeek = Get-Date
$externalFarmDiskLocation = [\sharepoint_backup\Farm]
$externalSiteDiskLocation = [\sharepoint_backup\SiteCollection]
$backupFarmFolderForCopy = [UNC path \\servername\backup\Farm]
$backupFarmFolder = [UNC path \\servername\backup\Farm]
$backupSiteFolder = [UNC path \\servername\backup\SiteCollection]

$backupFileSizeTotal = 0
$EventLogName = "SharePoint 2010 Backups"
$EventSource = "SharePoint Powershell"
$ErrorMessage = ""

# Variables below required for Sending Eamil.
$FromAccount = "email account" # valid domain account or an account with Send As rights
[String[]]$ToAccount = "Name1 <email address1>","Name2 <email address 2>" # Recipient email address
$smtpServer = “smtp.emailserver.org” # SMTP / Exchange / SMTP Relay Agent FQDN
# If you need other parameters like CC Field or if you exchange uses SSL refer here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd347693.aspx
$emailMessage = ""
$emailMessage += "The $dayOfWeek Sharepoint 2010 Daily Backup Process is completed. The following events were recorded in the $EventLogName event log. `n"
$emailMessage += "———————————————————————– `n"
######################################### START SCRIPT ##############################################
#Create Log
$EventLogMessages = Get-EventLog -LogName $EventLogName 
if($EventLogMessages -eq $null){
New-EventLog -LogName $EventLogName -Source $EventSource
}
######################################################
# FARM BACKUP
try
{
        if($dayOfWeek.DayOfWeek -eq $dayToPerformFullBackup){ # Run complete backup.           
            Write-Host "PERFORMING WEEKLY FARM BACKUP"           
            #Backup-SPFarm -BackupMethod full -Directory $backupFarmFolder -verbose -force -BackupThreads 10
           
        }else{
            Write-Host "SKIPPING WEEKLY FARM BACKUP, NOT SATURDAY, PERFORMING FARM DIFFERENTIAL"
            #Backup-SPFarm -BackupMethod differential -Directory $backupFarmFolder -verbose -force -BackupThreads 10            
        }       
        $spbrtoc = $backupFarmFolder + "\spbrtoc.xml" # Location of TOC
        [xml]$sp = gc $spbrtoc # Import the Sharepoint backup report xml file

        $backupFarmFileXML =  $sp.SPBackupRestoreHistory.SPHistoryObject | Where-Object{$_.SPErrorCount -eq ‘0’ -and $_.SPWarningCount -eq ‘0’ -and ("{0:MM/dd/yy}" -f[datetime]$_.SPFinishTime) -gt((Get-Date -DisplayHint Date).AddDays(-1))}
        $backupFarmFileLocations = $backupFarmFileXML |%{$_.SPBackupDirectory}
        foreach($backupFarmFileLocation in $backupFarmFileLocations){           
                $backupFarmFileSize = (Get-ChildItem $backupFarmFileLocation -Recurse | Measure-Object -Property length -Sum)
                $backupFileSizeTotal += [int]($backupFarmFileSize.Sum/1MB)               
                ######################################################
                #COPY ENVIRONMENT OVER TO EXTERNAL DISK
                #
                Write-Host "COPY FARM BACKUP TO EXTERNAL DISK:$externalFarmDiskLocation"       
                Copy-Item $backupFarmFileLocation -Destination $externalFarmDiskLocation -Recurse -Force   
                if($dayOfWeek.DayOfWeek -eq $dayToPerformFullBackup){
                    Write-EventLog -LogName $EventLogName -EventId 2 -Message "SharePoint Farm FULL Backup completed. File size was $backupFarmFileSize MB"  -Source $EventSource -EntryType Information                       
                }else{
                    Write-EventLog -LogName $EventLogName -EventId 2 -Message "SharePoint Farm DIFFERENTIAL Backup completed. File size was $backupFarmFileSize MB"  -Source $EventSource -EntryType Information   
                }               
                Write-EventLog -LogName $EventLogName -EventId 2 -Message "COPY FARM BACKUP $backupFarmFileLocation TO EXTERNAL DISK:$externalFarmDiskLocation"  -Source $EventSource -EntryType Information   
                ######################################################
        }

        ######################################################
        # FARM BACKUP CLEANUP
        # Find backup sets in TOC
        $archive = $sp.SPBackupRestoreHistory.SPHistoryObject | ? { $_.SPStartTime -lt ((get-date).adddays(-$daysToKeepFarmBackup)) }
        if ($archive -eq $Null) {
            write-host "No backups older than $daysToKeepFarmBackup days found" ;
        }else{
            # Delete the old backups from the Sharepoint backup report xml file
            $archive | % { $sp.SPBackupRestoreHistory.RemoveChild($_) }

            # Delete the physical folders in which the old backups were located
            $archive | % { Remove-Item $_.SPBackupDirectory -recurse }

            # Save the revised backup TOC
            $sp.Save($spbrtoc)
            Write-host "Backup(s) entries older than $daysToKeepFarmBackup days have been removed from spbrtoc.xml and $backupFolder"   
            Write-EventLog -LogName $EventLogName -EventId 2 -Message "Backup(s) entries older than $daysToKeepFarmBackup days have been removed from spbrtoc.xml and $backupFarmFolder"  -Source $EventSource -EntryType Information   
        }
    ######################################################

    ######################################################
    #PERFORM SITE COLLECTION BACKUPS
    #
        Write-Host "PERFORMING TEAM SITE COLLECTION BACKUP"
        #STORE THE BACKUP IN THE DAY OF THE WEEK FOLDER       
        $backupPath = "$backupSiteFolder\$($dayOfWeek.DayOfWeek)"
        write-output "START BACKUPS: Backing Site to $backupPath"       
        $apps = Get-SPWebApplication -IncludeCentralAdministration
        foreach ($app in $apps) {
            $sites = Get-SPSite -WebApplication $app.url -Limit ALL -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue -WarningAction SilentlyContinue
            foreach ($site in $sites) {
                $backupFile = $site.URL.Replace("http://","").Replace("/","_").Replace(":","_");
                $backupCommand = "Backup for Site {0} at {1}\{2}.bak `r`n" -f $site.URL, $backupPath,$backupFile;
                $backupPathAndFile = "{0}\{1}.bak" -f $backupPath,$backupFile;
                Write-Host $backupCommand;
                Write-EventLog -LogName $EventLogName -EventId 1 -Message "$backupCommand started"  -Source $EventSource -EntryType Information           
                try{
                Backup-SPSite -Identity $site.URL -Path $backupPathAndFile -Force   -Verbose   
                $backupFileInfo = Get-ChildItem $backupPathAndFile
                $backupFileSize = [int] ($backupFileInfo.Length/1MB)
                $backupFileSizeTotal += $backupFileSize
                Write-EventLog -LogName $EventLogName -EventId 2 -Message "$backupCommand completed. File size was $backupFileSize KB"  -Source $EventSource -EntryType Information           
                }
                catch{
                    Write-EventLog -LogName $EventLogName -EventId 1 -Message "$backupCommand failed"  -Source $EventSource -EntryType Error           
                }
            }
        }
        ######################################################
        #COPY SITE COLLECTION ENVIRONMENT OVER TO EXTERNAL DISK
        #   
        Write-Host "COPY SITE BACKUP TO EXTERNAL DISK:$externalSiteDiskLocation"       
        Copy-Item $backupPath -Destination $externalSiteDiskLocation -Recurse -Force       
        Write-EventLog -LogName $EventLogName -EventId 2 -Message "COPY SITE COLLECTIONs BACKUP TO EXTERNAL DISK:$externalSiteDiskLocation\$($dayOfWeek.DayOfWeek)"  -Source $EventSource -EntryType Information   
        ######################################################
        # FARM BACKUP CLEANUP
        # Location of TOC
        $spbrtoc = $externalDiskLocation + "\Farm\spbrtoc.xml"
        [xml]$sp = gc $spbrtoc # Import the Sharepoint backup report xml file
        $archive = $sp.SPBackupRestoreHistory.SPHistoryObject | ? { $_.SPStartTime -lt ((get-date).adddays(-$daysToKeepFarmBackup)) } # Find backup sets in TOC
        if ($archive -eq $Null) {
            write-host "No external backups older than $daysToKeepFarmBackup days found" ;
            Write-EventLog -LogName $EventLogName -EventId 1 -Message "No External Backup entries older than $daysToKeepFarmBackup days have been removed from spbrtoc.xml and $externalDiskLocation"  -Source $EventSource -EntryType Information   
        }else{
            # Delete the old backups from the Sharepoint backup report xml file
            $archive | % { $sp.SPBackupRestoreHistory.RemoveChild($_) }

            # Delete the physical folders in which the old backups were located
            $archive | % { Remove-Item $_.SPBackupDirectory -recurse }

            # Save the revised backup TOC
            $sp.Save($spbrtoc)
            Write-host "Backup(s) entries older than $daysToKeepFarmBackup days have been removed from spbrtoc.xml and $backupFolder"   
            Write-EventLog -LogName $EventLogName -EventId 2 -Message "External Backup entries older than $daysToKeepFarmBackup days have been removed from spbrtoc.xml and $externalDiskLocation"  -Source $EventSource -EntryType Information   
        }

}
Catch{
$ErrorMessage = $_.Exception.Message
}
#EMAIL LOGS
$emailSubject = "Daily SharePoint 2010 Backup Report: Backup Job Size: $backupFileSizeTotal MB"
$EventLogMessages = Get-EventLog -LogName $EventLogName  -After ($dayOfWeek) | where {$_.eventID -eq 2}
$emailMessage += "Total amount of data backed up: {0} MB `n" -f $backupFileSizeTotal
if($ErrorMessage -ne "")
{
$emailSubject += " :: WITH ERRORS"
$emailMessage += "———————————————————————– `n"
$emailMessage += "The following were the errors reported today: $ErrorMessage `n"
$emailMessage += "———————————————————————– `n"

}
$emailMessage += "LOG RESULTS: `n"
foreach($message in $EventLogMessages){
    $emailMessage += "{0} `r`n" -f ($message | %{$_.message})   
}
Send-MailMessage -From $FromAccount -To $ToAccount -Subject $emailSubject -Body $emailMessage  -SmtpServer $smtpServer
Write-Host -f Green "Operation Complete"

#Write-Host -ForegroundColor Gray $emailMessage
######################################################

SharePoint 2010 My Site Environment

March 8, 2013 Leave a comment

Great How-To to get a SharePoint 2010 My Site Environment Up

http://sharepointgeorge.com/2010/configuring-my-site-sharepoint-2010/

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Rename a SharePoint 2010 Web Application with PowerShell

March 8, 2013 1 comment

Just go simple with powershell. Here is how to rename without doing more than that:

$a=Get-SPWebApplication | where {$_.Name -match "Old web application name"}

$a.Name

$a.Name="New web application name"

$a.Update()

Get-SPWebApplication | where {$_.Name -match "New web application name"}

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