Create SharePoint 2013 Search Service Application With PowerShell

The wraps were taken off last week on SharePoint vNext aka SharePoint 2013 and Preview bits have been made available to download and play!

This is the first post on SharePoint 2013 Preview and he objective is to provision Search Service Application and Usage Service Health with PowerShell to ensure that we have Database Names without GUID, else you will have to put up with something like this under

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Delete SharePoint 2010 Search Service Application

This post has been in draft since last 2 years and would probably not see the light of the day if it had not been for me having to delete the SharePoint 2010 Search Service Application couple of times recently using this technique…

I have had this “consistent” experience of not being able to delete the Search Service Applicaiton from Central Administration

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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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