SPSBE 2012 - PowerShell and SharePoint


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Slides from my 'PowerShell your SharePoint environment from setup to finish'. This was part of my talk from the SharePoint Saturday Belgium conference in April 2012. For more info http://www.thesharepointbaker.co.uk

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SPSBE 2012 - PowerShell and SharePoint

  1. 1. #SPSBE PowerShell your SharePointenvironment from setup to finish #SPSBE20 Adam Burcher
  2. 2. About me• Adam Burcher• http://www.thesharepointbaker.co.uk• #sharepointbaker• ad@thesharepointbaker.co.uk• SharePoint Developer & IT
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  4. 4. Agenda• PowerShell – what, why and who?• Out of the Box• Writing custom functions• Demo • Build a SharePoint Farm • Configure a site • Deploy code and then content
  5. 5. PowerShell – what?• Scripting language/framework• Configuring Server technologies – SharePoint, Windows, Active Directory, Exchange....• Blurs the lines between scripting (e.g. MS DOS) and code (e.g. C#)
  6. 6. PowerShell – why?• Automation – if its scripted, you can run it again• Documented – scripts can form documentation• Simplified rolls outs – scripts do all the work• Distinction between „Code‟, „Content‟ and „Configuration‟ • Code = WSP, C#, DLL • Content & Configuration = PowerShell
  7. 7. PowerShell – who?• IT Admins & Dev• One option – IT Admin manage scripts for server, farm and web app setup. Dev everything else.• “Befriend a Dev”• If SharePoint offers collaboration across a business, PowerShell is collaboration between IT Admins and Dev
  8. 8. Out of the box• SharePoint comes with a number of very useful cmdlets • New-SPWebApplication • Get-SPSite• Typically you can interchange the „verb‟ – New, Get, Set• Extend by wrapping custom logic – ifs, loops, etc$managedAccount = Get-SPManagedAccount | ?{$_.UserName –eq “tsbappPoolAccount”}if (-not $managedAccount){ New-SPManagedAccount –credientials $credientials}
  9. 9. Writing custom scripts• You can write custom cmdlets in code and compile• Custom functions don‟t require “code” (& compiling)• Good news is you can access the SharePoint OM• Bad news is you can access the SharePoint OM• Good C# Code...can make good PowerShell• Bad C# Code...will make bad PowerShell• Treat PowerShell as Production Code
  10. 10. The Scripts• Deploy-me.ps1 {args} farmsetup Create the Farm & webapp Central Admin Create our Web App & deploy Site Collection Deploy content Features Deploy Content
  11. 11. Demo Building our Farm & Site
  12. 12. What‟s next?• Extend scripts for other elements – • Service Applications – search, meta data etc • Other content – new Webs (site hierarchy) • Permissions, users, documents etc• Create EnvVars for UAT, Prod etc• Write a Release Note & Document!• Test Scripts!• Remember, anytime you go to Central Admin or your site to make a change, think – should you script it?
  13. 13. Q&A Any questions…?
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