Category Archives: SharePoint 2010

PowerShell Script To Change Managed Account Password

Of all days in the week, on Sunday [August 21, 2011] I decided to tease my SharePoint 2010 development environment! I decided to change all the SharePoint 2010 Service Account(s)password.

Thank you Microsoft for introducing the managed accounts, else I would be clicking away for a long time, having to go through each application pool to change the password (map this scenario to MOSS 2007 or WSSv3). With managed accounts associated with application pools, it was a matter of changing the password for the managed account and it would ‘cascade’ down…

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Applying WIM To VHD

This is a continuation of the series Re Imaging SharePoint VMs on the fly.

Now that you have captured your bootable virtual hard drive that was prepared for SharePoint Installation, you can apply that to another active partition or a virtual hard drive and then install whichever flavour of SharePoint you please!

As seen in the earlier post, capturing a virtual hard drive to create a Windows Image File is time consuming (compared to taking a snapshot in VMWare or Hyper-V) and memory intensive as well, however the advantage is that you can leverage on bare metal power – like having dual boot or multi-boot environment on your laptop.

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SharePoint 2010: Service Pack 1 Feature Recovering Site From Recycle Bin

Now that SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1 is out… I wanted to share one of the features that is going to be much appreciated by SharePoint Administrators and Site Collection Administrators.

No more attaching backups of your content database and powershell to restore the deleted SharePoint site! Continue reading SharePoint 2010: Service Pack 1 Feature Recovering Site From Recycle Bin

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Preparing Virtual Machine for SharePoint Installation

This is continuation of the blog post series on Reimaging SharePoint VMs on the fly.

Quick recap: In the earlier post, we have created a vhd and enabled the vhd to be bootable.

In this post, I am now logged into the vhd and ready to prepare my virtual machine for installing SharePoint 2010. Continue reading Preparing Virtual Machine for SharePoint Installation

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