Skype for Business: Create DFS with PowerShell

Skype for Business needs a file share to store shared data of the pool. When installing a Skype for Business environment you want the file share to be high available. In order to make a file share high available you need DFS, Distributed File System. For installing and configuring DFS I used this blogpost (https://insidemstech.com/2015/08/24/deploy-dfs-for-skype-for-business-server-2015-enterprise-pool-part-i/) for guidance. But…

SharePoint: PSConfig fails with missing updates

I came across this issue on a couple of SharePoint farms. Problem: When i was trying to patch a SharePoint 2013 farm i ran in to a problem that the SharePoint Config Wizard told me that it needed updates on some servers within the farm. The strange thing about the updates was that they were…

SQL AlwaysOn Availability Groups Bug

When you’re using SQL AlwaysOn Availability Groups pay attention when applying the following patches: SQL 2012 SP2 CU3 SQL 2012 SP2 CU4 SQL 2014 CU5 The Availability Group may stop synchronizing due to blocking between user queries and a system session. The fix is to disable automatic failover if it is activated, restart the SQL Server instance…

SharePoint 2010 and Windows 2012 R2 support

I needed to install SharePoint 2010 on Windows Server 2012 R2, but I needed to check if SharePoint 2010 had support for Windows server 2012 R2. Luckily Microsoft had updated the KB article for SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 2. It is now possible to install SharePoint 2010 on Windows Server 2012 R2. The following was added to the…

Installing SQL 2014

Installing SQL 2014 isn’t quite as different as installing SQL Server 2012. Sure there are some minor UI changes when installing SQL, but it’s all the same. In order for SharePoint to work with SQL, we only need the database engine. I don’t want to click my way through the setup every time I need to install SQL server.…

SQL Server 2014 Download Links

As of April 1st, SQL Server has been made available to download. If you have a MSDN subscription you will be able to download the bits. If you don’t have an MSDN subscription you can download the evaluation bits on the TechNet evaluation center. Remember! In order for SharePoint 2013 to work with SQL Server…