– Tech Blog Seasoned IT Dude - MCSE, MCSA, MCTS: SharePoint 2010, MCP Mon, 25 Jun 2018 20:41:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Update Enom Domain Name via PowerShell (Dynamic DNS Update) Thu, 25 Sep 2014 05:15:34 +0000, the awesome service that lets you access your home computers from anywhere, recently announced that it’s getting rid of its free accounts. The most basic account now costs $25 per year. Fortunately, we can use PowerShell to keep our DNS names updated with the latest public IP Address from our Internet Service Provider for […]]]> 0 How to check if a Domain User exists using PowerShell without loading AD Snap-Ins Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:41:04 +0000 I was trying to run “New-SPSite” to create a Site Collection in SharePoint. I accidentally typed in the wrong username as the owner so I received an error. Upon investigation there is not a quick and simple way to see if a user exists outside of SharePoint before its added. Most recommended solutions require you […]]]> 0 How to Install the March 2013 PU and August 2013 CU on SharePoint 2013 Sat, 05 Oct 2013 23:46:01 +0000 Resources   Updates for SharePoint 2013 Install a software update (SharePoint 2013) List of SharePoint 2013 Updates   Summary   The SharePoint Server 2013 CU contains the SharePoint Foundation CU and the SharePoint Server 2013 with Project Server CU contains Project Server CU, SharePoint Server CU and SharePoint Foundation CU. Be aware that all Update […]]]> 1 SharePoint 2013 Installation on Windows Server 2012 Sat, 05 Oct 2013 22:39:55 +0000   Summary and Prerequisites In this article I will guide you through my Installation of SharePoint 2013. This installation consisted of a Single Server with using SQL Server 2012 as the database server. Accounts The following accounts created in Active Directory (AD) for this installation. For more information on the accounts needed for SharePoint 2013, […]]]> 3 Install and Configure Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) Role on Windows Server 2012 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:40:14 +0000   Install Active Directory Domain Services (ADDS) Role Launch Server Manager Click Add Roles and Features   Click Next Select Role-based or feature-based installation and press Next Since I am installing my forest locally I will select “Select a server from the server pool” Select the server, in my case its DC2012 Press Next Check […]]]> 2 How to show the My Computer icon on Windows Server 2012 Desktop Fri, 13 Sep 2013 21:06:54 +0000 Launch Server Manager Click Add Roles and Features Click Next on EVERY SCREEN until you get to the Features section. Check off Desktop Experience under User Interfaces and Infrastructure Press Next Click Install Close the wizard after the installation completes You must Restart the computer for the installation to complete When you right click the […]]]> 5 SQL Server 2012 Installation on Windows Server 2012 Fri, 13 Sep 2013 20:20:06 +0000   Run Setup.exe from the installation media   Click Installation on the menu on the left Then click on the installation you would like to perform, in my case I will be selecting New SQL Server stand-alone installation   Setup will check the server for prerequisites, if everything passes, press OK   Enter your product […]]]> 0 Installing the Web Server Role (IIS) on Windows Server 2012 Wed, 11 Sep 2013 21:13:53 +0000   Launch Server Manager   Click on Manage then select Add Roles and Features   Click Next on the Before you Begin screen   On the Installation Type screen select Role-based or feature-based installation then press Next   On the Server Selection screen select the server in this case we are installing on the local […]]]> 2 How to disable IE Enhanced Security in Windows Server 2012 Wed, 11 Sep 2013 19:26:05 +0000   Click on Server Manager   Click on Local Server then Scroll over to the right   Click On   Select your desired settings then press OK  ]]> 0 How to Activate Windows Server 2012 Wed, 11 Sep 2013 19:17:42 +0000   Click on Server Manager   Scroll over so you can see the Product ID section   Click on Not Activated   Enter your Product Key and click Activate   Windows should activate, if not correct the issue displayed and try the activation again  ]]> 0 Windows Server 2012 Installation (Server with GUI) Wed, 11 Sep 2013 19:08:15 +0000   Boot from the installation media Press Next   Click Install Now   Setup will initialize Pick your installation version. In this example we are selecting Windows Server 2012 Standard (Server with a GUI) You can get an idea of the different editions that are available from this page:   Accept the license terms […]]]> 0 Missing GoTo Meeting icon in System Tray Thu, 08 Nov 2012 03:11:38 +0000 Sometimes when I close GoTo meeting, it doesn’t start in the system tray on the next reboot. Sometimes it just disappears all together.   Enter the following information into the registry to fix this. Replace 880 with the latest version installed on your machine. You can get the latest version by browsing to “C:\Program Files […]]]> 1 Error creating Web Application on SharePoint 2010 through Central Administration Tue, 14 Aug 2012 14:19:11 +0000   I tried to create a Web Application on SharePoint 2010 through the Central Administration and received the following error, “Specified value is not supported for the parameter”. This error message is kind of vague. After some troubleshooting I discovered it could not verify the account I was using because my Domain Controller was offline. […]]]> 4 GoTo Meeting Tips Thu, 22 Dec 2011 21:05:48 +0000 GoTo Beeps When you start a meeting and are waiting for people to join the meeting you hear an annoying beep. You can stop this beep by pressing the “Edit” button and uncheck “Play On-Hold Beeps”. Sometimes the Edit button doesn’t have an arrow and you can’t change it. Most of the time it does, […]]]> 3 Access Denied to files in an Amazon S3 Bucket Tue, 20 Dec 2011 02:56:01 +0000 I use a PowerShell script to upload my WordPress content to Amazon’s S3 Storage Services which is globally distributed by Amazon’s Cloudfront service. Recently Amazon changed its default security; if you upload a file to a bucket it does not inherit the buckets top level security. You need to put a Bucket Policy in place. […]]]> 20 sp_SDS Stored Procedure updated to work with SQL Server 2008 R2 & SQL Server 2012 Mon, 19 Dec 2011 21:23:32 +0000 A colleague of mines Derek Wade modified Richard Ding’s sp_SDS stored procedure to work with SQL Server 2008 R2 & SQL Server 2012. You can run the original stored procedure on SQL Server 2008 R2 however the report would be blank because there is version information in query for SQL Server 2008 R2 and this […]]]> 0 System.Security.AccessControl.PrivilegeNotHeldException error during SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard on MOSS 2007 or SharePoint 2010 Thu, 15 Dec 2011 05:04:12 +0000 When reviewing the event log you will see the following error and you get the error in the screen shot below. Failed to create the configuration database. An exception of type System.Security.AccessControl.PrivilegeNotHeldException was thrown.  Additional exception information: The process does not possess the ‘SeSecurityPrivilege’ privilege which is required for this operation. System.Security.AccessControl.PrivilegeNotHeldException: The process does […]]]> 1 Batch File to Slipstream Service Pack (SP) and Cumulative Updates (CU) for MOSS 2007 or SharePoint 2010 Thu, 17 Nov 2011 04:29:00 +0000 I perform a lot of SharePoint installs. I like to Slipstream both the Service Pack and the Cumulative Updates before I begin an install. In the zip file you find the batch file and links to the latest MOSS 2007 and SharePoint 2010 Service Packs. I will keep this zip file up to date when […]]]> 0 Configure Active Directory (AD) Synchronization for SharePoint 2010 Mon, 04 Apr 2011 15:05:58 +0000 Step 1 – Prerequisites Account needed for Syncing We need an account set up for the AD profile synchronization. Let’s call it “Service-spADsync“, we need to configure a couple of things on this account in AD: Add “Replicate Directory Changes” permission On the domain controller, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory […]]]> 29 Configuring Adobe PDF iFilter 9 for 64-bit platforms for MS SharePoint 2010 Thu, 24 Feb 2011 17:00:23 +0000 1. Install Adobe PDF iFilter 9 for 64-bit platforms on the INDEXING server(s) in your farm. You can get the binaries here: 2. Verify that PDF has been added to the registry. a. Run Regedit by browsing to c:\Windows\system32\regedt32.exe and double-clicking it. b. Within left-side tree, browse to: \\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\14.0\Search\Applications\{site GUID}\Gather\Portal_Content\Extensions\ExtensionList c. If PDF […]]]> 2