Feature Delegation in Internet Information Services (IIS) 8.5 by scripting

Preface

This article would like to show the possibilities of Feature Delegation that is part of the Internet Information Services (IIS) 8.5 that is available on Windows Server 2008 R2.

For those who has never heard about the IIS 8.5 I suggest that visit the following URL: http://www.iis.net/learn

What is Feature Delegation?

Per definiton: „Use the Feature Delegation page to configure the delegation state of IIS Manager features for sites and applications on your web server. When you configure the delegation state of a feature from IIS Manager, you specify whether the feature’s related configuration section is locked or unlocked in the server-level configuration files (ApplicationHost.config and root Web.config) for IIS 8.5. When you lock a feature, configuration can only be read and written in the server-level configuration file for that feature. However, you can unlock a feature when you want configuration to be read and written in lower-level configuration files, such as a Web.config file in your site or application.”

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Sharepoint integrated reporting services with SQL Always on availability group

It happened once that i needed to provision a Sharepoint 2013 farm including MS SQL Server Reporting Services (SRSS). I had some issues – maybe you found this post ‘cos of that – which i would also share and give a hint on the solution.

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Create Active Directory users with Powershell

Scope

In my test environments I always have to create a couple of users to be able to do performance or functionality tests. Powershell really helps me with this task and I just want to archive this for later.

In the next few paragraphs I show you my method to create hundreds of test users on Windows Server 2012 with Powershell.

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How to turn the GUI on and off on Windows Server 2012

There is a Windows Server edition which takes less attention that it deserves. This is the Microsoft Windows Server Core. Continue reading “How to turn the GUI on and off on Windows Server 2012”

Cache service – define memory allocation

well, at last i got the cmdlets to adjust the memory allocation for the chache service at a given machine:


 $instanceName ="SPDistributedCacheService Name=AppFabricCachingService"
 $serviceInstance = Get-SPServiceInstance | ? {($_.service.tostring()) -eq $instanceName -and ($_.server.name) -eq $env:computername}
 $serviceInstance.Unprovision()
 Set-CacheHostConfig -Hostname <HostName> -cacheport 22233 -cachesize <Size in MB>
 $serviceInstance.Provision()</i>

Check OCS/Lync enabled AD user with PowerShell

The security is important; working for a huge company sometimes causes problems. You get less right, because of the security. If you a normal user, and you would like to check if one of the user enabled for OCS without Admin rights or Universal Server Administrator right. A normal domain user can check it, because the AD readable for all AD users.

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SharePoint workflow – How to check for empty date field

Recently I’ve had to work a lot with SharePoint workflows. During the implementations I am faced a lot of limitations of the SharePoint 2007. There’s a lot of situations when you need to apply workarounds, otherwise you are not able to achieve the goal. I would like to show you one of these limitations and of course I will present the quick and easy solution as well.

So, there was a workflow step when I had to check whether a date field is empty or not. According to the result I wanted to define different actions. Unfortunately in the Designer was no option for that as you can see below.

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