Russ Maxwell

I know troubleshooting Search Query issues in SharePoint 2010 can be a difficult tasks.  Usually, the problem I’m asked to tackle is why are my queries slow?   I wanted to provide some additional detail and a behind the scenes look at what a Search Query looks like.    I recommend reviewing my original Search Query blog […]

I recently had a request to provide a SharePoint Administrator the ability to export out a crawl log to a CSV file using PowerShell.  Luckily, I found Vijay’s (Thanks Vijay!) post which saved me a ton of time: I wanted to add some more functionality to this process of exporting out to a CSV.   […]

Troubleshooting SharePoint Performance issues are probably the most challenging issues for a SharePoint Administrator to troubleshoot.   Collecting Performance Monitor output can take time because not only must you understand the options available in the UI, but you also need to know which counters to add.   Microsoft does have some automation available to assists in this […]

I recently worked on an interesting issue with SharePoint 2010 Content Types. The specific request was the following: A request to create an additional Content Type in a Document Library that wasn’t visible to other Document Libraries within a Site Collection. This sounds easy but is a little more complex because when you create a […]

 The manage access requests feature is great for allowing users that don’t have permissions to a SharePoint site requests access. This link is exposed when users attempt to access a site they don’t have permission to.     Clicking on the link automatically sends an email to the email address specified within Manage Access Requests/Access […]

We have two main issues with provisioning User Profile Service Application. First, props go out to Sheyi at Microsoft who’s done some extremely valuable work in discovering, troubleshooting, and communicating these issues. Also, I need to give props to Jose at Microsoft for doing some key validation work. Both of these issues affect usability of […]