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 […]


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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 […]


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Export-SPWeb / Import-SPWeb could not find file ExportSettings.xml

Issue I have encountered an error in the web export/import routine. The thing is that the feasibility of import seems to depend on the state of the web. I have several subsequent export packages of the same web and say #2 works fine (I can see it extracting the contents of the package and the […]


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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 […]


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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> […]


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Renaming or Reparenting a Site in MOSS 2007

WSS v3 and MOSS 2007 have given us new capabilities from an administrative point of view with at least 3 different ways to reparent/rename a site within a site collection without having to resort to messy SQL changes or many backups and restores.    It is important to point out here that you can only […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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