Monthly Archives: January 2013

Configuring Active Directory Import for a SharePoint 2013 User Profile Service Application using PowerShell

Writing an IT PRO focussed blog post on any aspect of the User Profile Service in SharePoint is tough as there is a good chance that someone like  will come along and write a better/more informed one. However, whilst configuring a new SharePoint 2013 environment today I found myself wondering how one automates configuration of the “new” Active Directory Import mode – there doesn’t appear to be much out there on Technet. I figured a quick post would be useful in the absence of more detailed information. Continue reading

Using SPWebService.FileWriteChunkSize to turn off Shredded Storage in SharePoint 2013 RTM

14/11/2013 update:​ Chris Mullendore, a Microsoft PFE has written a ​ that discusses both Shredded Storage and RBS. He whole-heartedly recommends using the default FileWriteChunkSize settings. I’ll leave this blog up just to illustrate that it is possible to modify this value, but it appears to be one of those “just because you can, doesn’t mean you should” settings.

Over the last few weeks​ I’ve been looking at some of the new capabilities in SharePoint 2013 from an infrastructure perspective, focusing mainly on search and the topic of this blog post: Shredded Storage. Continue reading