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Sometimes when you try to run a SharePoint 2010 Management Shell (PowerShell), you might encounter the error below. The local farm is not accessible. Cmdlets with FeatureDependencyId are not registered. Although, the answer is not obvious given the error...
One day when I wasn’t thinking, I encountered the following error when trying to execute a FAST Search for SharePoint PowerShell command such as Get-FASTSearchContentCollection. Get-FASTSearchContentCollection : Failed to communicate with the WCF service...
Whenever you use the Blank Site template for a site collection, a lot of supporting features that you may want are not activated.  One of these is the feature for Managed Metadata site columns.  When you pick one, you might see the following...
I was looking at the analytics of the site the other day and I noticed that my post, Adding and Deploying Solutions with PowerShell , currently has the most traffic on the site.  I had always intended to write a follow up post on this, so here it...
I’m excited to announce that my guest post came out today on the Scripting Guys ( @ScriptingGuys ) PowerShell Blog.  In this post, I talked about how to manage search crawls using simple PowerShell commands.  Check it out if you want to learn...
When I’m collaborating with other users on an issue, I’m always surprised to see how many people don’t really know some of the basic shortcuts to make working with command prompts easier.  I guess I have forgotten that not everyone has been working...
In sticking with our theme of debugging things from yesterday , I thought I would write up a quick post on how to debug a cmdlet.  This may be obvious to you experienced developers out there, but someone new to writing cmdlets may not be familiar...
Two weeks ago, I posted about how to create scopes and scope rules using PowerShell .  At the end of the post I mentioned that there was no rule type for creating scope rules by content type.  I knew there had to be a way to do this, so I created...
I’m excited to see that we’ve already got some community contribution to the SharePoint PowerShell Community Toolkit.  Pete Cuttriss provided us with two new methods useful for working with scope display groups.  I also have the source code...
This weekend, I got inspired to create what I think could be a great new CodePlex community Project.  Last week, I saw a post in the forums as well a comment on the blog asking if specific PowerShell commands existed in regards to Enterprise Search...
I posted a while back on how to do your Managed Property mappings in PowerShell, so I wanted to follow up with how to add search scopes next.  I have to give props to the SDK team because they have done a pretty good job documenting all of these...
I am excited to say that I am returning to Oklahoma City next Monday (7/26) to speak about using PowerShell with SharePoint.  This fun talk will show you just enough PowerShell to be dangerous.  You will learn the basics of using it, how to...
I’m filling in tonight and excited to be speaking about PowerShell.  Kyle and I did this talk in Houston at SharePoint Saturday and it was a lot of fun.  In this talk you’ll learn just enough to be dangerous when using PowerShell with SharePoint...
If you build a lot of virtual SharePoint environments, you might find yourself needing some test users in Active Directory to demonstrate various things such as people search or the new social features.  Sure, you can create these users by hand,...
One of the things that drove me absolutely nuts about Enterprise Search in MOSS 2007 was that there was no built-in way to export your managed property mappings and install them on a new server.  A third party utility on CodePlex helped, but it was...
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