SCcreatedPowerShell
PowerShell for SharePoint (on-prem), SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016

Create Site Collections in SharePoint Server using PowerShell and an XML file

We have so many different ways to achieve something using PowerShell. In this blog post, we’ll have a look at how we can create Site Collections in SharePoint Server using an XML file and PowerShell (of course!) Open your favourite editors (I’m using Notepad++ and Visual Studio Code) and let’s get started!   Create the XML file XML (eXtensible Markup…

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XMLFile
PowerShell for O365, PowerShell for SharePoint (on-prem), SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint Online

Create a SharePoint Taxonomy using PowerShell PnP and XML file

Today is all about SharePoint taxonomy with PowerShell PnP! In a nutshell, taxonomy is a hierarchical group of term sets & terms, that is provided by SharePoint when configuring the Managed Metadata Service Application (MMS). Creation of terms is done via the Term Store in SharePoint Server (when MMS is configured), and is also available in SharePoint Online. For more…

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NewWordAutomation
PowerShell for SharePoint (on-prem), SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016

Create the Word Automation Service Application in SharePoint Server (GUI & PowerShell)

The Word Automation service application in SharePoint Server performs the conversion of documents supported by Microsoft Word. Not a very popular nor configured service application from my work experience, but it can be useful. In this post, we’ll learn how to create this Word Automation service application using Central Admin (GUI) as well as PowerShell.   Create the Word Automation…

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CTHubURL
PowerShell for SharePoint (on-prem), SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016

Create the Content Type Hub in SharePoint Server (GUI & PowerShell)

Today’s post will be a bit long. But at the end, you’ll understand what is the Content Type Hub, its purpose, and how to create it in 2 different ways! Content what? In order to understand the purpose of the Content Type Hub, we first need to understand Content Types. This is a rather confusing topic for many of us,…

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TopologyCreated
PowerShell for SharePoint (on-prem), SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016

Create the Search Service Application in SharePoint Server using PowerShell

One of the most important service application (in my opinion), and maybe one of the most complex as well, is the Search Service Application. We can be flexible, and put some of the components of multiple servers, or host everything in a single server. For information about the different Search components in SharePoint Server, have a look at the Overview…

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TermStore
PowerShell for SharePoint (on-prem), SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016

Create the Managed Metadata Service Application in SharePoint Server (GUI & PowerShell)

The most common examples for metadata are “data about data“, or “info about info“. And that’s obviously true 🙂 In a way, you give more info on the data you have. I see that as some kind of “drill down a bit further” in the information. In SharePoint words, we are talking about taxonomy and folksonomy. For more information please…

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LoopBackCheckPowerShell
PowerShell for SharePoint (on-prem), SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016

Disable “LoopBackCheck” for SharePoint Server

One thing that’s frustrating when you do testing, or studying with SharePoint, is having to enter your credentials every time you hit a Web Application… Well, that’s actually coming from a security feature introduced wayyyyy back in Windows Server. And as it says, it’s a security feature, and it’s called LoopBackCheck. Meaning what? Meaning you can disable this feature in…

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UsageAndHealthInCA
PowerShell for SharePoint (on-prem), SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016

Create the Usage and Health Service Application using PowerShell

The Usage and Health Data Collection Service Application might be “quiet”, but don’t be fooled, it is a very important for your SharePoint Farm. Once created and configured, you can access reports and logs, to make sure your SharePoint environment is healthy, and setup for optimal performance. The Usage and Health Data Collection service application cannot be created directly from…

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StateServAppDB
PowerShell for SharePoint (on-prem), SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016

Create the State Service Application in SharePoint Server using PowerShell

The State Service Application is used to store the status of some of the SharePoint components. This service application can be created via SharePoint Central Admin when running the Configuration Wizard, but you’ll end up having the GUID alongside the database name, and that’s not nice! With only a few PowerShell cmdlets, you can create the State Service Application, and…

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BasicTask
PowerShell for SharePoint (on-prem), SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016

Create a Scheduled Task for SharePoint Farm Backups using PowerShell

PowerShell makes it easy to backup your SharePoint farm. And combined with the Task Scheduler, it makes you even more productive! In today’s blog post, we’ll use PowerShell to create the SharePoint Farm backup scripts, and automate them with the Task Scheduler. We’ll create 2x backup scripts: Full backup > will run weekly Differential backup > will run daily The…

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