Posts Tagged ‘computer problems’

Can’t Find PowerShell Modules Shortcut

The new server build process seemed to have changed slightly for my most recent SharePoint 2010 server. Everything looked for the most part as it should, but there were still a couple of minor things here and there that just seemed slightly different.

Fast forward in time – I have SharePoint installed, patched, and configured. Now I need to run some PowerShell commands to check a few things – but there aren’t any PowerShell items under All Programs > Administrative Tools as there is on my other servers. Sure, I have the basic “Windows PowerShell” folder under “Accessories,” but that’s about it.

Normally I’d say “ok, no problem” and move on, but I wasn’t even able to add my SharePoint snapin in a normal PowerShell window as a work around:

PS C:\>add-pssnapin microsoft.sharepoint.powershell
The local farm is not accessible. Cmdlets with FeatureDependencyId are not registered.

After a bit of research I found that it’s an issue with some combination of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, .NET 4, and PowerShell 3. Doesn’t Microsoft make all 3 of these? Why can’t they play well?

Anyway. No need to uninstall .NET 4 or any crazy work-arounds. Just go to Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > View installed updates > and search on “Windows Management Framework.” You’ll likely have “Microsoft Windows Management Framework 3.0 (KB2506143)” installed.

Uninstall Windows Management Framework 3

Uninstall it and reboot when finished.

Like magic, I now have my “Windows PowerShell Modules” app link that loads everything I need, as well as the “SharePoint 2010 Management Shell” under the SharePoint folder!

Thanks to Trevor’s answer in this thread for saving my day. I figured I’d post this here for my own future reference, and also because my scenario started out slightly different than original topic in that thread.

Woes of Lion & Hardware Failures

It’s been a while since my last home desktop/workstation purchase, and I’ve just about maxed-out my upgrades on the old Mac Pro. I’ve been considering picking up a new computer for some time now, but torn over the cost/benefit. Listening to my podcasts it sounded like Apple’s looking to replace the Mac Pros for the most part, with the newer iMacs. I scoffed at the iMacs back when I bought my Mac Pro, but now they’re actually pretty nice. Plus, an iMac wouldn’t generate nearly as much heat, use nearly as much power, and weigh nearly as much as The Beast that is my Mac Pro. So recently, I decided to take the plunge.

I visited the Apple store one weekend for other reasons, and asked them about their iMac stock, you know, since I was already there. They don’t carry the upgraded model that I wanted (no surprise) so I’d have to order it online and wait. And that’s when the fun began… (more…)

Oops – there go more photos

The weather this weekend has been crazy. Obscene winds and rain – pretty much tropical storm weather. I decided to sit in yesterday and just relax and watch tv. But, we have satellite, so everytime whatever movie I was watching would start to get good – BAM! – lost signal.

Meanwhile, I decided to reinstall OS X on my iMac because it’s been acting weird and it fails on checking file permissions. I backed everything up and took my time. Once I had formatted and reinstalled OS X, I realized that I had forgotten to backup my photos. Anything after June (with the exception of the photos from Spain – thank god) is gone. =(

May Updates

I finally had the time to take a few minutes and update wordpress again… So that’s finally done.

For some reason, my email client on my Mac stopped letting me send emails from my email addresses. I’ll have to investigate that – but it’s been happening for about a month? If you’ve sent an email to that address and haven’t gotten a reply back, that’s why. The replies are probably sitting in my outbox, complaining that it can’t send.

Sorry. I’ll post another update when I figured that one out.

I was going to try to fix my photo gallery, but it’s very demotivating to think about how many photos I already had imported, and all of the time I spent on organizing it, sorting through photos, and all of the visitor comments that were posted – all of which I lost during “the Great Data Loss from Ace-Host”. I was debating sticking with the phpGallery script that I’ve been using for a few years now, but now I’m tempted to go with something a bit more clean, simple, etc. – like Lussumo’s filebrowser.

Does anyone have any experience with this?

The down side to filebrowser is that I don’t think visitors can post comments. Though that’s not always a bad thing…

One more thing – I finally updated my webcam pic. I got my hair cut a little over a month ago. I cut almost all of it off. I was trying to see how long I could go without cutting my hair until I couldn’t take it any longer…