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Customizing Quick Launch in My Site

Shrink Database Log File after Changing Recovery Model

USE [master]  GO  ALTER DATABASE[SharePoint_Config] SET RECOVERY SIMPLE WITH NO_WAIT  GO  USE [SharePoint_Config]  GO  DBCC SHRINKFILE ('SharePoint_Config_Log')  GO  ALTER DATABASE[SharePoint_Config] SET RECOVERY FULL WITH NO_WAIT GOUSE [SharePoint_Config]  GO

SharePoint 2013 as a Knowledge Management Application for your Organization

SharePoint 2013 as a Knowledge Management Application for your Organization
This whitepaper prepared by iGrid Consulting gives you insights into how SharePoint's features along with iGrid's customization / additional add-ons & products can provide an organization with a comprehensive Knowledge Management Solution
Why Knowledge Management?:
For any organization, attrition and turnover are huge risks. In addition to the costs of hiring and training new employees, there's also the cost of losing the institutional and functional knowledge that walks out the door when an employee leaves. Capturing, managing and retaining that kind of knowledge is a challenge that knowledge management solutions aim to overcome. Think of knowledge management as a way to retain the knowledge that your employees are creating as well as the tacit, institutional knowledge that employees gain over time.
Why SharePoint for Knowledge Management?
For the last 12 years or so, SharePoint has serve…

Integrating SSRS with SharePoint 2013 in Integrated Mode

Step 1: Install SQL server 2012 with SP1 or 2014. And remove 'Reporting Services – Native' from the feature selection.

Setp 2: Install SharePoint Prerequisites
Step 3: Install SharePoint with Farm Installation using domain account.
Step 4: Run below commands in SharePoint 2013 Management shell prompt (run as administrator)
Step 5: Install SSDT (SQL Server Data Tools) (Business Intelligence for VS 2013). Download it from
    Note : This is 32 bit exe.
Step 6: In the above installation – new instance has to be selected.
Step 7: Check the SQL SERVER Reporting Services in SharePoint 2013. Go to Central Admin -> General Application Settings. We can see the SQL Server Reporting Services.

Step 8: Install Visual Studio 2013.
Step 8: Create a New web Application, Site Collection. And Enable Reporting Server Integration Feature and Reporting feature.

Step 9: Configure Target Report Fo…

SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013 Branding Links

Changing Search Topology in SharePoint 2013 - Run all 6 components in 2 App Servers

Ref Links:

This link is to split and run across 4 servers

This link is to run same 6 components in 2 servers

$hostA = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceInstance -Identity "SGTCX-SP2APP01"
$hostB = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceInstance -Identity "SGTCX-SP2APP02"
Start-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceInstance -Identity $hostA
Start-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceInstance -Identity $hostB

Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceInstance -Identity $hostA
Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceInstance -Identity $hostB

$ssa = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication
$newTopology = New-SPEnterpriseSearchTopology -SearchApplication $ssa

New-SPEnterpriseSearchAdminComponent -SearchTopology $newTopology -SearchServiceInstance $hostA
New-SPEnterpriseSearchCrawlComponent -SearchTopology $newTopology -SearchServiceInstance $hostA