Sometimes you roll out a database and later decide that the name you picked isn't what you really want. To rename a SQL database and it's associated files, use the Detach and Attach functions. Let's say the original database was named "MyStupidDatabase" and used files C:\MyStupidDatabase.mdf and C:\MyStupidDatabase.ldf. We want to rename the database and [...]
How do you deploy solutions to your SharePoint farm once you've added them to the solution store? Any of the following will work: Use Central Administration GUI Use STSADM -deploysolution Use Install-SPSolution PowerShell cmdlet (SharePoint 2010) But what if you are standing up a new farm or you've received a boatload of new web parts [...]
There are several resources available which show how to configure Alternate Access Mapping (AAM) redirection. A few good ones are here and here. The problem I ran into was, once you are done with the redirection, how do you get rid of it? This required an e-mail to a Microsoft colleague who quickly provided the [...]
Let's say you build out your portal and later realize that you've fat fingered a web application name. How do you correct this?! With SharePoint 2010 and PowerShell, this is all it takes: [crayon-5f958f13831f4827533513/] Too easy!