Viewing Timer Job History for a Specific Date and Time Period

Central Administration provides several ways to view timer job history for a SharePoint farm. From the Job History page, you can view by Service, Web Application, Server, Job Definition or Failed Jobs. This is a really useful resource when you’re analysing issues with a specific job or service. However, if you want to investigate by . . . → Read More: Viewing Timer Job History for a Specific Date and Time Period

Listing all web parts in a site collection with PowerShell

As our current project has progressed we’ve quite naturally ended up with many pages of content. This is good news and highlights the success of the project – however in a solution with development on-going there are times when it is difficult to stay on top of all the content.

In particular if we’re interested . . . → Read More: Listing all web parts in a site collection with PowerShell

Use PowerShell to identify a list from an ID in SP2010

Here’s a little bit of PowerShell that I thought I’d share. I had an issue this week were I was presented with a helpful ‘List does not exist error’.

But no indication as to which list?! After checking the obvious things (master page checked in etc), I thought it would be just easiest . . . → Read More: Use PowerShell to identify a list from an ID in SP2010

Removing libraries that don’t allow deletion in SharePoint

Despite working with SharePoint for a long time now the fact that there are libraries that can’t be deleted by simply going to the list settings page is one of those things that I haven’t come across too often. If there’s no ‘Delete this library’ link what can be done – well, as is becoming . . . → Read More: Removing libraries that don’t allow deletion in SharePoint

Find the title and description of a feature with PowerShell

Here’s a useful line or two of Powershell to help track down details of a feature in your SP2010 environment – specifically the Title and Description of a feature from its ID. Why is this needed? A couple of weeks ago I saw a message from Marc Anderson (@sympmarc) about receiving an error message when . . . → Read More: Find the title and description of a feature with PowerShell