SP2010 move site collection to new database

As you’ve probably seen by now, once you create multiple site collections in the same web application, you don’t get a lot of options as far as database location. Well, it’s really not that complicated: Create the databases for the new site collections (easy enough in CA) Run the following PowerShell command for each site... Continue Reading →

SharePoint 2010 Developer Dashboard

Part of SharePoint 2010, a new tool was added to made life easier: the developer dashboard. By default disabled, you can enable it multiple ways: Using STSADM: stsadm –o setproperty –pn developer-dashboard –pv ondemand Using PowerShell: $level=”OnDemand” [void][System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName(“Microsoft.SharePoint”) [void][System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName(“Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration”) $contentSvc=[Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebService]::ContentService $contentSvc.DeveloperDashboardSettings.DisplayLevel=([Enum]::Parse([Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPDeveloperDashboardLevel],$level)) $contentSvc.DeveloperDashboardSettings.Update() Write-host(“Level:” + $contentSvc.DeveloperDashboardSettings.DisplayLevel) Values available to be set for the developer dashboard: On... Continue Reading →

SharePoint DEV

Ok, this should be common knowledge by now, but when setting your own development box for SharePoint (whether it’s 2007 or 2010), these are the changes to web.config required to show proper error messages, and none of that “friendly” end-user centric messages: <configuration> <SharePoint> <SafeMode CallStack=”true” … /> … </SharePoint> <system.web> <CustomErrors mode=”off” /> …... Continue Reading →

Team Sites on Publishing Template

This is not something I do every day, and I keep forgetting how to do it, so I’m posting this as a self-reminder. On a Publishing site (collection), if I need to add sub-sites based on the Team Site template: Go to Site Settings > Look and Feel > Page Layouts and Site Templates Add... Continue Reading →

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