Goodbye DCPromo it’s been fun!

Recently I spent some time installing my first 2012 DC into an existing Active Directory environment. I installed the server, logged in and ran dcpromo. And pretty quickly I felt the sinking feeling that “this is no longer your father’s domain controller installation”. So, how do we install a domain controller on Windows Server 2012?…

Updating a User Profile Picture using PowerShell (Exception calling “.ctor” with “1” argument)

I needed to quickly update a User Profile photo using PowerShell and was running the following code snippet for PowerShell as a farm administrator:   $mySiteUrl = "http://mysite.mydomain.com"; $mySiteProperty = "PictureUrl"; $userAccount = "contoso\rcerda"; $userPhoto = "http://intranet.mydomain.com/sitecollectionimages/rcerda.jpg"; $mySiteHostSite = Get-SPSite $mySiteUrl $mySiteHostWeb = $mySiteHostSite.OpenWeb() $serviceContext = Get-SPServiceContext $mySiteHostSite $profileManager = new-object Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserProfileManager($serviceContext) $userProfile = $profileManager.GetUserProfile($userAccount)…

Office 365 User Group Meeting Recap

We had a great, make that excellent meeting today! We set a new record for the number of attendees for a single meeting. I really appreciate all the people who attend these meetings as well as the various entities that are working to promote and grow the membership. Speaking of membership, it is free, and…