Create a Term Group at the Site Collection Level

By default, when you create Groups in the Managed Metadata Service Application, they become available across the board. SharePoint however also has the concept of Site Collection groups, that are only available inside a given site collection, and not made available outside that boundary. These special groups are automatically created when you activate the managed […]

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SharePointDSC Documentation Improvements

Striving hard to make it easier for folks to get started with SharePointDSC, we are making changes in our documentation to categorize every resource within the module into 4 main categories: Common: Resources that needs to be defined on every node in the farm with the same values for each parameters. This category includes resources […]

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InfoPath Forms Services is not turned on

While working on the InfoPath Forms Service DSC Resource for SharePoint DSC, I ran into an issue where I couldn’t get access to the InfoPath Forms Service configuration page in Central Administration (General Application Settings > Configure InfoPath Forms Services). Every time I would click that link, I would get presented with a SharePoint error […]

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Patching a Multi-Server Farm using PowerShell DSC and Cross-Node Dependency

While I already have an article that covers the details of how you can use PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) to patch a SharePoint Farm, I wanted to write a second article that covers the process of patching a multi-server farm, while respecting a sequential upgrade logic. Starting with PowerShell 5.0 we can now specify […]

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Remove Item from the Search Index in SharePoint using PowerShell

While working at a client site this week, we encountered an issue where they had duplicate entries for the same Document ID, meaning that when they tried to access that document via its DocId Url, they were presented with a search page showing the two items instead. Without going into the details as to what […]

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