SharePoint 2013 Administration Videos Now Available!

I’ve been working on these since early 2013, and they’re now edited, polished and ready! It’s a total of 76 videos, or 9.5 hours of content covering installation and configuration of SharePoint 2013.

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Recovering Passwords for SharePoint 2010 Farm, Web Application and Service Application Accounts

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Ever lost your Farm password?

Farm Password Recovery in SharePoint 2010

The other day I was asked by a customer, “hey, would you happen to have a copy of our Farm password anywhere?”

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SharePoint Documentation Kit (SPDocKit)

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SharePoint Documentation Kit – SPDocKit Review

I’ve been using SPDocKit from Acceleratio for about 6 months now, on and off. One of the services we offer at JFDI Phoenix is our SharePoint 2010 Farm Health Check, and this involves a lot of boring navigation through Central Admin and some gnarly PowerShell to gather farm insight. Collecting settings information by hand is tough and time consuming.

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Automatically Generating Thesaurus Files from Taxonomy for SharePoint Search

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A while ago, a student of mine asked if it was possible to use the taxonomic alternative labels from the Managed Metadata Service as thesaurus items in SharePoint Server Search.

There’s no built-in way to do this, but it is possible to generate the required Xml with a little PowerShell.

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STSADM copyappbincontent vs. Install-SPApplicationContent

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The purpose of STSADM’s “copyappbincontent” command is:

stsadm –o copyappbincontent

Copies Web application–specific files, such as page resource (*.resx) files from their respective locations in the 12\CONFIG folder to the correct location in each Web application on the computer.

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