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July 2010 Entries

Speaking at SharePoint Saturday New York 2010

With the busy schedule I’ve been keeping lately I realized I hadn’t even posted on here that I will be speaking at SharePoint Saturday New York (SPSNY) 2010 this weekend. I will be presenting my “Managing SharePoint 2010 Farms With PowerShell” session for the second time ever. The last time I presented this talk SharePoint 2010 hadn’t RTMed yet so I’ve updated the slides and demo scripts a little bit since then. Aside from giving this presentation I’m also excited to be sitting in on a number of ......

Create Shortcut To Easily Edit HOSTS File On Windows 7 Or Server 2008

In this blog post I’ll show you a quick an easy way to create a shortcut to the HOSTS file on Windows 7/Server 2008+. By itself that wouldn’t be a huge deal, but I’ll throw in a nice bonus so that you’ll add the “Run as Administrator” property so you can save the edits you make. If you are like me and frequently need to edit the HOSTS file on a computer running with UAC enabled (Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008+) you may have run into the following error when trying to save changes: “C:\Windows\System32\driver... ......

PowerShell Script To Find Instances Of Running SharePoint Workflow

This is a quick blog post for a fun PowerShell script I got to write today. My client asked me to make a listing of all instances of a particular workflow currently running on one of our SharePoint farms. Since we have dozens of SharePoint lists spread out across numerous sub-sites on this farm I decided to tackle the request with PowerShell. Here is a quick overview of what the scrip accomplishes. First I get a reference to the site collection in question. Next I get the workflow template from the ......