Thursday, 7 September 2017

Backup-SPSite : You must specify a filename for the backup file.

I followed the backup instructions from here to backup my site collection but I encountered the following error: You must specify a filename for the backup file

That was strange as I have set the -Path parameter. The resolution is that the path MUST BE VALID. In my case , I was missing an underscore.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

SharePoint 2010: Unable to open Central Administration

I have been trying to install a SharePoint 2010 development environment on my local Windows 10 laptop (dont ask why) and I have finally been able to load Central Admin. Here are the issues I encountered:

1. Ensure you have Windows 10 Pro - you will need to activate Windows Auth before you install
2. Run the following script if Central Admin is

start /w pkgmgr /iu:IIS-WebServerRole;IIS-WebServer;IIS-CommonHttpFeatures;IIS-StaticContent;IIS-DefaultDocument;IIS-DirectoryBrowsing;IIS-HttpErrors;IIS-ApplicationDevelopment;IIS-ASPNET;IIS-NetFxExtensibility;IIS-ISAPIExtensions;IIS-ISAPIFilter;IIS-HealthAndDiagnostics;IIS-HttpLogging;IIS-LoggingLibraries;IIS-RequestMonitor;IIS-HttpTracing;IIS-CustomLogging;IIS-ManagementScriptingTools;IIS-Security;IIS-BasicAuthentication;IIS-WindowsAuthentication;IIS-DigestAuthentication;IIS-RequestFiltering;IIS-Performance;IIS-HttpCompressionStatic;IIS-HttpCompressionDynamic;IIS-WebServerManagementTools;IIS-ManagementConsole;IIS-IIS6ManagementCompatibility;IIS-Metabase;IIS-WMICompatibility;WAS-WindowsActivationService;WAS-ProcessModel;WAS-NetFxEnvironment;WAS-ConfigurationAPI;WCF-HTTP-Activation;WCF-NonHTTP-Activation

NOTE: This is not mine and has been borrowed from sensoft2000-sharepoint (thank you very much)