Archive for August, 2010

Deleting the search service application

August 27, 2010 21 comments

The search crawl db got corrupt in my development environment.  After trying to remove the crawl db and component through the UI and being unsuccessful, I decided to just go ahead and blow away the search service app and recreate. 

So I go to the Service Apps page, select the search service, and click delete.  Twenty minutes later, the service is still being deleted.  Not.  Scrap that and head for PowerShell.


Twenty minutes later, still waiting.

Over to the old man stsadm.exe



The SharePoint PowerShell cmdlets are great and all, but sometimes they just don’t work.

Note: To get the id of the service application, you can do one of the following:

From the UI

Navigate to the service applications page.  Mouse-over the search application link, and observe the id in the status bar.

From Powershell

Get-SPServiceApplication |?{$ -eq "Search Service Application"}


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Essential SharePoint 2010

August 19, 2010 Leave a comment


imageCongratulations to the Essential SharePoint 2010 authoring team.

We received the first copies today and it looks great!


“Essential SharePoint® 2010 approaches Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 from a strict business value perspective, explaining exactly how to plan and implement SharePoint solutions to achieve superior business results.

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Adding a boot vhd to the Windows 7 boot menu

August 4, 2010 Leave a comment

I had to recently restore my machine and my boot table got messed up.  So I needed to add the VHDs back to the boot table.  This is just a little note to myself to remember should I need to do it again.

1. Copy default entry to create a new entry with a new GUID.

bcdedit /copy {default} /d "SharePoint Server 2007"

2. Set the new entry to the vhd and set as bootable.

bcdedit /set {guid} device vhd=[locate]\vhd\sharepoint2007.vhd

bcdedit /set {guid} osdevice vhd=[locate]\vhd\sharepoint2007.vhd

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