Fixing the SharePoint 2013 Search Error “The content processing pipeline failed to process the item.”

 So I was indexing some external sites with my brand new SharePoint. Fun said I, nay said SharePoint and threw the error “The content processing pipeline failed to process the item.” like 3548 times or so. The fix Add the account running the Search Service to the local admin group. If you are uncertain it’s …

Remove HTML or ASPX Extension in IIS

 In a hosted IIS environment, I am looking for the simplest way to use extension-less file names. Simply I have the following pages: index.html (or .aspx) –> domain.com gallery.html –> domain.com/gallery videos.html –> domain.com/videos etc…  Option 1 – URL Rewrite Use the following code in you web.config file using the IIS7 URL Rewrite Module. For …

Ubuntu Server 13.10 Installation

 Downloaded from http://releases.ubuntu.com/13.10/. We selected the PC (Intel x86) server install image  Booted from the Installation media Select English as the language  Select Install Ubuntu Server  Select English  Select United States  Select No  Select US English  Select English (US)  Installation will detect hardware and load components  Enter the hostname and press Continue    Enter the …

How to download books for free using Google

 Summary In this article I will be showing you how to download books from Goggle for free. This is not illegal as these books are crawled by Google and available publicly through their search. So technically, Google is aiding people who are performing copywriting infringement of authors. Research Get the title of a book. In …

SharePoint 2013 Configuration Wizard fails with SQL Server max degree of parallelism error

Recently I tried to install SharePoint 2013 in my test environment based on the multiple servers for a three-tier farm scenario, where my SQL Server is on another machine and I got the following error during SharePoint 2013 Products Configuration Wizard: Failed to create the configuration database Exception: Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException: This SQL Server instance does not …

SharePoint – What is the difference between a PU, a CU and a COD?

Service Pack What is it: A service pack is a combination of previously released fixes, fixes which have only been released in context of the service pack and potentially new functionality added to the product. What is included: new fixes, new functionality, all previously released fixes (older Service Packs, CUs, PUs) Multilingual: No. You need …

MOSS 2007 Recycle Bin: File Not Found Error

 SharePoint MOSS 2007 has a nice two stage recycle bin which should cover one should anything get deleted accidentally. However there are cases when the recycle bin lets us down and throws a ‘File Not Found’ error when restoring items from the recycle bin. I experienced this recently and was lucky enough to find the …

VMWare: “I moved it” or “I copied it”

    If you select “I copied it” the following setting in the target Virtual Machine .vmx configuration file are changed. uuid.location uuid.bios ethernet0.generatedAddress Which makes the copied Virtual Machine appear uniquely different the the original however it’s not totally unless you make the appropriate modifications at the Guest OS level as well however to …

Disable the Windows Defender Service in Windows 8

 Disabling the Windows Defender service could be quite helpful for some Windows 8 devices, but there’s something very important that needs to be considered before doing it.Turning off Windows Defender could expose your files, as this is the app that protects your computer from malware and other threats. In Windows 8, Windows Defender cannot be …

Powershell: Split text file in multiple files

  I had a rather big file with 35000 items in it. I wanted to take a phased approach and found a script to split the CSV file based on a number of lines per file. Script Center repository: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/PowerShell-Split-large-log-6f2c4da0 I tweaked the script a little bit, so only the parameters that are necessary are File …

Site Migration using PowerShell in SharePoint 2010

The content migration APIs provide a simple but flexible solution for migrating content between SharePoint Foundation Web sites. You can export the content from a SharePoint site, along with any dependencies (for example, security, roles, versioning, and other metadata), into single or multiple XML-formatted files called content migration packages. On import to the destination Web …

Complete reference of all STSADM commands and operations (with parameters) in MOSS 2007 SP1

This is a complete reference of all STSADM operations in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, now including the changes in Service Pack 1. Items new to SP1 are underlined. Please note that some defaults might be related to the way my server is configured. stsadm -o activatefeature {-filename <relative path to Feature.xml> | -name <feature folder> …

MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010 Upgrade: Missing server file or server configuration issues

SharePoint 2010 : Missing server file or server configuration issues While upgrading from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 we come across many issues and the following is one of them. Note: Before performing an upgrade, ensure that you run the preupgradecheck tool (STSADM.EXE -o preupgradecheck) which would indicate the issues which may encounter while performing …

How to Find the Web Application-Database ID (Content DB GUID) on MOSS 2007 or SharePoint 2010

To list all web application-ids. Try to execute the following query in SQL when you are connected to the sharepoint_config database:    Select ID, Name from objects where properties like ‘%Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPContentDatabase%m_nWarningSiteCount%’  This is useful for example, if you start to see the following type entries in MOSS log files:  “ProfSynch: Exception attempting to enumerate site …

How to disable the Host Intrusion Prevention (IDS) disable self-protect mode

This article describes how to disable the Host Intrusion Prevention client when a connection to the ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) 4.x server is not available.Due to agent self-protection, the Host Intrusion Prevention client cannot be uninstalled using Add or Remove programs or by manually stopping the McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention service while IPS protection is enabled. …