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Powershell to Clear a Huge SharePoint List

Sometimes you end up with lists full of millions of list items in SharePoint, and there is no straightforward way of emptying them. That’s where Powershell comes in. 375 more words

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How SharePoint Chooses Folder Content Types

When you create a document library, the document library (by default) has two content types – Document, and Folder. Folder is hidden from you – but when you list the content types of the library in Powershell, the following will be reported: 222 more words

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Enabling Features in SharePoint MySites

One of the more common administration tasks you might get thrown is enabling a given feature within all the MySites throughout an on-premesis SharePoint farm. 533 more words

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Bulk Provisioning of SharePoint MySites with Powershell

In the world of on-premesis SharePoint systems, MySites are provisioned on an “on demand” basis for users – when the user first visits their “my site”, the site is provisioned for them from the stock template. 345 more words

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Iterating through Users with Powershell

One of the more common things you might need to do in a Powershell script is iterate through the users within a system. A great way of doing this is via an LDAP lookup to Active Directory. 143 more words

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De-Duplicating Files with Linux

Some time ago I faced the task of de-duplicating a vast number of files, some of which had different filenames, but identical contents. While searching the mighty Google for a method of doing it, I came across somebody else that had already done the hard work – so wrote it down. 150 more words

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Installing Drupal 8 on Ubuntu 14

The following steps take you from a fresh install of Ubuntu Linux to a working installation of Drupal 8. It’s worth noting that these steps only really cover the absolute basics – if you are preparing a server for a production environment, there are obviously more things you might do – I mention these at the end. 810 more words

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