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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Connect with Visual Web Developer 2010 to a WebDAV share

If you are a developer you probably use developer tool. If you are working in Windows environment it probably means that you are using IIS 7.0 or 7.5. In this case WebDAV is a pretty good solution if you want to access your developer folder directly from your computer. Exclude in that case if you are workink directly on that  machine which runs the IIS.

Visual Web Developer 2010 is a tool which has been developed by Microsoft. Combining this tool with a WebDAV share might cause a pretty good experience and this is the reason why I want to share my oppinion with you.

First of all let’s see what we should do before we start:

1. In the Server Manager check in the Role section under IIS whether the WebDAV role is installed. If it isn’t then tick off and istall it.

Install WebDAV Publishing

2. After the installation WebDAV will be found among the modules. It is available on server level and it is available on site level as well.

WebDAV in IIS Manager

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vCenter Server automatized tasks

If you want to save time, you will need to automatize. A lot of automation tools available provided by the VMware, such as the vCLI and vMA, but if you came from the Microsoft side, your choice will be the PowerCLI, because it provides a Windows PowerShell interface.

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Filedialog and Powershell

Filedialog and Powershell

When I ask any input from a user in Powershell script most of the time I ask it in a parameter of the script body or just prompt for it during runtime. But with the underlying .NET Framework you can take advantage of the GUI, for example using a dialog panel. By using a dialog to specify a file you can be sure, that there is no spelling mistake in the path and you also provide a better user experience.

Open a file...
Open a file…

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Installation of the Streaming Media Services on Server 2008 R2

Windows Media Services (as install pack) is not inculed in Windows Server 2008 R2. If you want to install first you have to download an .msu file.

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Basic configuration of the Streaming Media Services on Windows Server 2008 R2

Configuring Streaming Media Server is quite easy. After installation you should not do anything else only open Start Menu -> Administrative Tools -> Windws Media Services
First Step should be to check the possible problems of server. As you can see on the picture below there is no any red cross on the icon of the Server (MS likes things like that) and there is no any pictogram on the Troubleshoot title. If there was a problem then there would be a red cross or a yellow triangle in corner of the icons.

No Error
Then click on the name of the server and check the Getting Started tab on the right side of the right pane. Start the Test My Server Continue reading “Basic configuration of the Streaming Media Services on Windows Server 2008 R2”

Powershell and the Applications and Services Logs

I would like to show how-to work with events under Applications and Services Logs using Powershell. For this, my examples use IIS Logging and tracing events. You can find out more in this article:

Sometimes I have to work with event logs under the Applications and Services Logs folder, which stores logfiles grouped by particular component of the system. By default it contains 4 categories with 4 logs:

  • Administrative
  • Operational
  • Analytic
  • Debug

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