Create Redirect Rule with PowerShell

This is a follow-up to my recent post showing how quick the creation of a self-signed certificate can be. Now that you have an SSL certificate it is helpful to ensure that all calls to your site go through on SSL. The easiest way to do this ( and save yourself typing time) is to … Continue reading Create Redirect Rule with PowerShell

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Self-Signed Certs in One Command

As security becomes more critical to web based applications the need to test and develop locally with SSL is good practice. Outside of spending mountains of money generating local test environment official SSL Certificates, we can create what is called a 'Self-Signed' Certificate. There are plenty of articles out there that walk through steps to … Continue reading Self-Signed Certs in One Command

Solr Setup for Sitecore XP

Solr As we continue through the steps for Sitecore Experience Platform installation, the next thing we must have is Solr. This tries to simplify that process. Background When installing Sitecore 9 for local development or on-premise for your organization Solr is now the only search provider fully supported. Lucene can still be used to support … Continue reading Solr Setup for Sitecore XP

A Master Key to Your Content

Once in a while I find myself in a situation where workflow hasn't been completed but users have begun content entry or cleanup. Normally these users also have not been setup as site admins, but with some level of custom accesses. This causes the editors to spend time dealing with locking and unlocking items for … Continue reading A Master Key to Your Content

SharePoint 2010 SP1 Not Installed

The past few weeks I have been working n scripting out the installation and configuration of SharePoint 2010 and all the services for a multi-server environment. I'll be posting the details of the script in the coming weeks (okay most likely months....) For the installation I have been using a slip-streamed set of media which … Continue reading SharePoint 2010 SP1 Not Installed

Requires Qualified Assembly Name, ugh!

You are plugging away at writing this super sweet class, to be used in your latest application, and then you hit the wall! Nothing builds because the configuration file requires a reference to the fully qualified assembly name…ugh!!! The first thing you do is scratch your inner mind trying to recall what makes up this … Continue reading Requires Qualified Assembly Name, ugh!