Installing and Configuring ADFS Integration with SharePoint 2013 - Step by Step Guide

August 26, 2014    , , , ,
Introduction: Active directory federation services is the solution for extending enterprise identity beyond corporate firewall. It simplifies sharing identities between trusted partners across organizations. Its a common requirement in a typical business scenario, users in one organization wants…

SharePoint 2013 Warmup Scripts using PowerShell

August 22, 2014    , , , , , ,
What is "Warmup Scripts" in SharePoint? By default IIS applications pools recycles every night to keep clean memory space -  Every time during IIS Application pool recycles - Asp.net assemblies to be re-compiled to serve the page to end user. So, When the recycling occurs during mid ni…

Create SharePoint Service Accounts in AD using PowerShell

August 22, 2014    , , , ,
I do a lot of SharePoint deployments now a days. I use PowerShell scripts to quickly create SharePoint service accounts instead of manually creating them in Active directory one by one. Run the below PowerShell script from domain controller (or from Remote Server Administration Tools installed wo…

How to Change Managed Account Password in SharePoint 2013?

August 20, 2014    , , , , ,
You may have to change your service account passwords for reasons such as: Password expiration, Security best practice, Your SharePoint guy left your company, etc. Remember those old days? You got to run stsadm -o updatefarmcredentials and update application pool accounts on every server in the f…

Create New Managed Account in SharePoint 2013 Using Powershell

August 20, 2014    , , , , ,
Managed accounts are active directory accounts for SharePoint's whose credentials are managed by SharePoint. Managed accounts in SharePoint 2013 is explained in my another article: Configuring Managed Accounts in SharePoint 2013. Important: Before creating a managed account, They must be al…

Limit Maximum Number of Site Collections in SharePoint Content Database using PowerShell

August 19, 2014    , , , , ,
By default maximum number of site collections in a SharePoint 2013 content database is set to: 5000 and warning level will be 2000 as initial configurations. Although, technically SharePoint 2013 content database can hold up to 10,000 site collections maximum (2,500 non-Personal site collections …

How to Rename SharePoint 2013 Central Admin Database to Remove GUID?

August 14, 2014    , , , , ,
When you run the SharePoint products configuration wizard right after installing SharePoint binaries, it creates SharePoint central administration database with GUIDs. E.g. SharePoint_AdminContent_a149fa83-d2b9-4ad9-9e4c-ad12f73f0dd6. Your DBAs may not be happy with these GUIDs as they deviates…

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