Setting content organiser settings programmatically

November 24, 2017 Matt Thornton 0

The content organiser is a powerful feature in SharePoint that allows users to upload files to a single central area and then use rules to route the documents to the correct place. Creating new rules programmatically is simple but what if you want to change the actual settings of the […]


SharePoint site locked (read only)

November 22, 2017 Matt Thornton 0

Recently I was trying to figure out a way to restore a copy of a site collection to a different location. (Well that’s the short version, anyway, there was a much bigger issue I was trying to resolve.) One solution was to backup the site collection and restore it to […]


psconfig v2v or b2b?

November 21, 2017 Matt Thornton 0

Yesterday I posted about a quick hack to reset the farm passphrase. Part of this was using the psconfig cli to perform an in-place upgrade of SharePoint. Part of this was the command: psconfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace v2v -passphrase “passphrase” -wait At the time, all seemed to Ok… but today […]


SharePoint passphrase recovery

November 20, 2017 Matt Thornton 0

Was doing a Service Pack upgrade on a SharePoint installation and hit an unexpected error: Unable to create a Service Connection Point in the current Active Directory domain. Verify that the SharePoint container exists in the current domain and that you have rights to write to it. Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException: The object […]