SharePoint and related stuff

This blog will be discontinued

Since I left Microsoft by end of february I will no longer continue this blog. The last 10,5 years I...

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 04/01/2018

SharePoint 2016 - Zero Downtime patching

If you want to learn how zero downtime patching works with SharePoint 2016 follow this link:...

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 08/19/2016

Create sample users in an Active Directory

For SharePoint demo environments or developer boxes it might be usefull to have a couple of users in...

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 05/19/2016

The RPC Server is unavailable

When installing SharePoint Server 2016 on Azure hosted VM in a single server Environment with AD...

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 05/17/2016

Ten Immutable Laws Of Security

Good to know:

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 01/15/2015

Microsoft datacenter peerings

If you want to know to which networks the Microsoft datacenter networks are connected, check out the...

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 11/20/2014

Windows N editions

Always wanted to know what Windows N editions are? Me too ;) Windows N editions allow you to choose...

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 10/20/2014

OneNote tags summary

If you are using OneNote throughout your meetings you will often assign tags to your notes....

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 12/17/2013

Multilingual termstore usage

I did some testing during customer engagement with having a multilingual SharePoint 2010 termstore....

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 06/13/2013

SharePoint automatisiert installieren

Die Installation einer SharePoint-Farm kann prinzipiell völlig herkömmlich über das...

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 05/13/2013

Mit Windows PowerShell auf Azure Subscription zugreifen

Für eine Azure Subscription gibt es die sog. PowerShell-Tools, die es ermöglichen, von...

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 05/11/2013

Know your content - Part 2

In one of my previous posts I was showing a script to analyze your SharePoint content. This script...

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 04/03/2013

Übersetzung Office Menüs 2003 in 2007 / 2010 / 2013

Wer noch den einen oder anderen Menüpunkt aus alten Office-Applikation (<= 2003) im Kopf hat...

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 09/17/2012

Das Template zur Einrichtung einer Projektzeiterfassungs-Site ist im Anhang zu diesem Artikel zu...

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 06/18/2012

Create search topology with PowerShell - Part 2

In my recent post I described the initial configuration of a search topology. This posting will show...

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 04/24/2012

Create search topology with PowerShell

Managing SharePoint with PowerShell cmdlets is sometimes not the same as doing so from the Central...

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 04/19/2012

Calculate calendar week from a date field

If you want to calculate the calendar week number from a given date field you should create a new...

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 01/26/2012

Know your content

During a customer engagement I was writing a PowerShell script to analyze the content of a farm....

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 01/17/2012

Fetch default values of folders with PowerShell

If you want to fetch folder default values with PowerShell you need to call the Method...

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 12/01/2011

How to slipstream SP and CU for SharePoint

If you want to know how to create a correct slipstreamed package of SharePoint including SharePoint...

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 08/03/2011

PowerShell - Special characters and tokens

Ever wondered what "cmdlet | % { ... }" means? Follow this link to find an answer:...

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 06/23/2011

Gather events from ULS log for specific correlation ID

If you want to gather events from the ULS log that are marked with a specific correlation ID you can...

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 05/30/2011

Boot a VHD

With Windows 7 you can boot Windows 7 based VHD file. After having copied the file to your hard...

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 04/28/2011

Understanding Hyper-V network configuration

Follow this link to learn how to network configuration works on Hyper-V:...

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 04/26/2011

SharePoint 2010 boundaries, thresholds and supported limits

Jeremy Taylor has compiled a good list of SharePoint boundarie, thresholds and supported limits:...

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 02/08/2011

Updates for SharePoint & Build levels

A good resource on how to update a SharePoint farm is available at the following link:...

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 09/28/2010

PowerShell Cookbook

Very useful:

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 07/22/2010

Configure IIS application pool recycle event logging in IIS 6

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 07/13/2010

Count the number of MySites

If you want to get the number of MySites just drop the following cmdlet ind your PowerShell console:...

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 07/06/2010

Show Computer in Windows Explorer

To get the Windows Explorer started with "Computer" instead of the libraries view, edit the...

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 05/15/2010

The Content Query WebPart (CQWP) really makes fun. If you want to aggregate or spread information...

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 04/30/2010

Show raw data from CQWP

Read this blog-posting to get to know how to dump the raw data of a content query webpart.

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 04/29/2010

Disable loopback check

Everything is described in:

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 04/28/2010

How to delete a timer job definition


Author: ms-okoestner Date: 04/28/2010

Get SharePoint Service instances (sorted)

Get-SPServiceInstance | sort-object -property TypeName | ft TypeName

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 04/27/2010

Configure a Windows Firewall for Database Engine Access

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 04/19/2010

SQL-Server Builds, SPs und CUs

Find builds, file versions and cumulative updates for both SQL 2005 and SQL 2008 on that blog...

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 04/17/2010

Determine PowerShell version

To determine the PowerShell version you are running just execute the following command: get-host |...

Author: ms-okoestner Date: 04/16/2010