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Monthly archive for May 2013

Retrieving Mapped SharePoint Custom Pages from PowerShell

Issue If you’re trying to debug a mapped custom page in SharePoint from PowerShell, but come across this issue: PS C:> $webapp = get-spwebapplication http://sp2010 $webapp.GetMappedPage([Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebApplication.SPCustomPage]::Error) Unable to find type [Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebApplication.SPCustomPage]: make sure that the assembly containing this type is loaded. At line:2 char:90 + $webapp.GetMappedPage([Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebApplication.SPCustomPage] <<<< ::Error) + CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (Microsoft.Share…on.SPCustomPage:String) [], RuntimeException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : TypeNotFound Solution Try this instead: $webapp.GetMappedPage([Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebApplication+SPCustomPage]::Signout) The Clue I’m not sure why the syntax is different for this. I would have expected […]

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Use Nintex and Rackspace Cloud Servers Together

Have you ever thought creating a new SharePoint Server would be as easy as adding a new item to a list in SharePoint? Today, you can set that up in about 15 minutes with Nintex Workflow 2013. Rackspace Actions in Nintex Live Automating server creation in SharePoint starts with Nintex Live. Creating a new SharePoint server is only one of the new workflow actions available since May 1st on Nintex Live. Check out the full list below and in the […]

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How do you automate FBA web.config changes?

I was asked today by a friend, How do you modify the web.config through a WSP? My quick answer, I don’t! Not if I can avoid it other than the changes made through Visual Studio item properties like safe controls entries and others. However, showing my true consultant nature, I turned the question into the above. That’s a more specific question with a couple good possibilities I’d like to share, but still, it seems like there may be better answers […]

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