Keeping Script Files in sync


A lot of what I do is around PowerShell Scripting. Yes I’m a SharePoint guy, but I do a LOT of PowerShell. In the past, I had issues keeping copies of my scripts in sync when I would work on one on my host machine, and then copy it to one of my SharePoint 2010 VMs and make some changes, then copy back, etc. It was painful and I knew there was a better way, I just didn’t take the time to setup a better solution.

I now have a new laptop, which I might add is awesome. Without going on too much of a tangent about the machine itself, I will say it’s an HP EliteBook 8570W, i7 with 32GB of RAM and a 750GB HDD. It does pretty well for SharePoint testing and development. On this box though, it’s even more possible to have multiple VMs running at once. Since i was building this from scratch on top of Windows 8 Professional + Hyper-V, I decided to leverage SkyDrive to make keeping my script files in sync easier and much less burdensome.

Here’s what I have done, it’s really quite simple:

  1. Signed up for a SkyDrive Account at www.skydrive.com
  2. Setup the Desktop App on my Windows 8 Host, it syncs a bunch of stuff – but the main folder we’re talking about is called “PowerShell Scripts”
  3. Stored all of my PowerShell Scripts in the SkyDrive folder instead of a local folder. Note: It still has a local “offline” folder in C:\Users\Username\SkyDrive
  4. Setup the Desktop App on my Virtual Machines to sync JUST the PowerShell Scripts folder.

Once I have this setup, I can be working on my SP2010 Enterprise VM and I have access to all of my scripts and XML, and if I make an update to one of them and save it – it’s almost instantaneously available to any other environment leveraging my SkyDrive account. I can then jump over to a SP2013 VM or my host, and have the same copy I was just working on.

I thought I should share this, as I think there are others out there who could benefit from this kind of approach – so far it’s working great for me.

RD

Dog Food Conference 2012


This morning (and afternoon) I spoke in front of a great crowd at the Dog Food Conference in Columbus, Ohio.

I chose to re-use my Build your SharePoint Internet presence with PowerShell presentation, as I still think it’s a good presentation that gives a good introductory view into how you can automate site provisioning with PowerShell. I also try to keep it light from a technical standpoint and tend to focus more on the business case around using PowerShell as an automation tool.

Below is a description of the topic itself along with PowerPoint Slides and the PowerShell and XML code that was used in the demo:

Build your SharePoint Internet presence with PowerShell

The topic: Build your SharePoint Internet presence with PowerShell
The story: Everybody knows PowerShell is powerful, it’s in the name! But did you know that PowerShell can read and understand XML? By leveraging XML among other things, complete builds can be automated – making them efficient and predictable.

In this fun, interactive and demo-filled session – I will show you how you can leverage PowerShell to help you build your branded, company website from the ground up using PowerShell and XML. I will also pass along some tips and tricks that will help you become a PowerShell Rockstar!

Here are my slides, and below are the code snippets:

Demo Script – Setup-SPWebAppAndSite.ps1

Config XML Syntax:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<WebApplications>
	<WebApplication>
		<WebAppConfig>
			<Name>AdventureWorks.com</Name>
			<AppPool>SharePoint - AdventureWorksDemoWeb</AppPool>
			<AppPoolAccount>ISG1085\SpAppPool</AppPoolAccount>
			<DBServer>ISG1085\SharePoint</DBServer>
			<DBName>SP2010_Content_AdventureWorks_Demo</DBName>
			<HostHeader>www.adventureworks.com</HostHeader>
			<InetpubPath>C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories</InetpubPath>
			<Port>80</Port>
			<Protocol>http</Protocol>
			<ManagedPaths>
				<ManagedPath Type="explicit" Path="search"/>
			</ManagedPaths>
			<Solutions>
				<Solution GACDeployment="true">adventureworks_site_branding.wsp</Solution>
			</Solutions>
			<BlobCacheLocation>C:\SharePointBlobCache\AdventureWorks.com</BlobCacheLocation>
			<Authentication>
				<!--Auth Types - Claims,Classic-->
				<Type>Classic</Type>
				<!--Auth Methods - NTLM,Kerberos-->
				<AuthMethod>NTLM</AuthMethod>
				<AuthProvider Name="" 
				MembershipProviderName="" 
				RoleProviderName="" 
				/>
			</Authentication>
		</WebAppConfig>
		<SiteCollections>
			<SiteCollection>
				<Name>AdventureWorks.com</Name>
				<WebTemplate>BLANKINTERNET#0</WebTemplate>
				<Path>/</Path>
				<Features>
					<Feature>BaseSite</Feature>
					<Feature>BaseWeb</Feature>
					<Feature>PremiumSite</Feature>
					<Feature>PremiumWeb</Feature>
					<Feature>TeamCollab</Feature>
					<!--<Feature>a6ad433b-0bdf-40aa-aec8-6a091d7a3c26</Feature>-->
					<Feature>1caa8e30-f360-4ebc-a38e-e57708109e6f</Feature>
				</Features>
				<OwnerAlias>ISG1085\SharePointRyan</OwnerAlias>
				<OwnerEmail>SharePointRyan@demowebsite.com</OwnerEmail>
				<SecondaryOwnerAlias>ISG1085\SPFarm</SecondaryOwnerAlias>
				<SecondaryOwnerEmail>SPFarm@demowebsite.com</SecondaryOwnerEmail>
				<SearchSettings>
					<SearchCenterUrl>/search/pages</SearchCenterUrl>
					<!-- Possible dropdown values are-->
					<!--
					HideScopeDD_DefaultContextual
					HideScopeDD
					ShowDD
					ShowDD_DefaultURL
					ShowDD_DefaultContextual
					ShowDD_NoContextual
					ShowDD_NoContextual_DefaultURL
					-->
					<DropDownMode>ShowDD</DropDownMode>
					<TargetResultsPage>/search/pages/results.aspx</TargetResultsPage>
				</SearchSettings>
			</SiteCollection>
			<SiteCollection>
				<Name>Search Center</Name>
				<WebTemplate>SRCHCEN#0</WebTemplate>
				<Path>/search</Path>
				<OwnerAlias>ISG1085\SharePointRyan</OwnerAlias>
				<OwnerEmail>SharePointRyan@demowebsite.com</OwnerEmail>
				<SecondaryOwnerAlias>ISG1085\SPFarm</SecondaryOwnerAlias>
				<SecondaryOwnerEmail>SPFarm@demowebsite.com</SecondaryOwnerEmail>
			</SiteCollection>
		</SiteCollections>
		</WebApplication>
	<WebApplication>
		<WebAppConfig>
			<Name>Contoso Extranet</Name>
			<AppPool>SharePoint - ContosoDemo</AppPool>
			<AppPoolAccount>ISG1085\SpAppPool</AppPoolAccount>
			<DBServer>ISG1085\SharePoint</DBServer>
			<DBName>SP2010_Content_Contoso_Demo</DBName>
			<HostHeader>extranet.contoso.com</HostHeader>
			<InetpubPath>C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories</InetpubPath>
			<Port>80</Port>
			<Protocol>http://</Protocol>
			<OwnerAlias>ISG1085\SharePointRyan</OwnerAlias>
			<OwnerEmail>SharePointRyan@demowebsite.com</OwnerEmail>
			<SecondaryOwnerAlias>ISG1085\SPFarm</SecondaryOwnerAlias>
			<SecondaryOwnerEmail>SPFarm@demowebsite.com</SecondaryOwnerEmail>
			<RootSite>
				<WebTemplate>BLANKINTERNET#0</WebTemplate>
			</RootSite>
			<BlobCacheLocation>C:\SharePointBlobCache\Contoso.com</BlobCacheLocation>
		</WebAppConfig>
		<Sites>
			<!-- root site -->
			<Site Create="false">
				<SiteTitle>Home</SiteTitle>
				<SiteUrl>http://www.adventureworks.com/</SiteUrl>
				<Page>
				   <PageTitle>Home</PageTitle>
				   <PageUrl>Home.aspx</PageUrl>
				   <PageContent></PageContent>
				   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			   </Page>	
				<Page>
				   <PageTitle>Terms of Use</PageTitle>
				   <PageUrl>Terms-of-Use.aspx</PageUrl>
				   <PageContent></PageContent>
				   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			   </Page>
				<Page>
				   <PageTitle>Privacy Policy</PageTitle>
				   <PageUrl>Privacy-Policy.aspx</PageUrl>
				   <PageContent></PageContent>
				   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			   </Page>
				<Page>
				   <PageTitle>Linking Policy</PageTitle>
				   <PageUrl>Linking-Policy.aspx</PageUrl>
				   <PageContent></PageContent>
				   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			   </Page>
				<Page>
				   <PageTitle>Legal Disclaimer</PageTitle>
				   <PageUrl>Legal-Disclaimer.aspx</PageUrl>
				   <PageContent></PageContent>
				   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			   </Page>	
				<Page>
				   <PageTitle>404 - Page Not Found</PageTitle>
				   <PageUrl>Page-Not-Found.aspx</PageUrl>
				   <PageContent></PageContent>
				   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			   </Page>			   		   
			</Site>		
		</Sites>
	</WebApplication>
	<WebApplication>
		<WebAppConfig>
			<Name>Contoso Intranet</Name>
			<AppPool>SharePoint - ContosoDemo</AppPool>
			<AppPoolAccount>ISG1085\SpAppPool</AppPoolAccount>
			<DBServer>ISG1085\SharePoint</DBServer>
			<DBName>SP2010_Content_Contoso_Demo</DBName>
			<HostHeader>intranet.contoso.com</HostHeader>
			<InetpubPath>C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories</InetpubPath>
			<Port>80</Port>
			<Protocol>http://</Protocol>
			<OwnerAlias>ISG1085\SharePointRyan</OwnerAlias>
			<OwnerEmail>SharePointRyan@demowebsite.com</OwnerEmail>
			<SecondaryOwnerAlias>ISG1085\SPFarm</SecondaryOwnerAlias>
			<SecondaryOwnerEmail>SPFarm@demowebsite.com</SecondaryOwnerEmail>
			<RootSite>
				<WebTemplate>BLANKINTERNET#0</WebTemplate>
			</RootSite>
			<BlobCacheLocation>C:\SharePointBlobCache\Contoso.com</BlobCacheLocation>
		</WebAppConfig>
	</WebApplication>
	<WebApplication>
		<WebAppConfig>
			<Name>Contoso Website</Name>
			<AppPool>SharePoint - ContosoDemo</AppPool>
			<AppPoolAccount>ISG1085\SpAppPool</AppPoolAccount>
			<DBServer>ISG1085\SharePoint</DBServer>
			<DBName>SP2010_Content_Contoso_Demo</DBName>
			<HostHeader>www.contoso.com</HostHeader>
			<InetpubPath>C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories</InetpubPath>
			<Port>80</Port>
			<Protocol>http://</Protocol>
			<OwnerAlias>ISG1085\SharePointRyan</OwnerAlias>
			<OwnerEmail>SharePointRyan@demowebsite.com</OwnerEmail>
			<SecondaryOwnerAlias>ISG1085\SPFarm</SecondaryOwnerAlias>
			<SecondaryOwnerEmail>SPFarm@demowebsite.com</SecondaryOwnerEmail>
			<RootSite>
				<WebTemplate>BLANKINTERNET#0</WebTemplate>
			</RootSite>
			<BlobCacheLocation>C:\SharePointBlobCache\Contoso.com</BlobCacheLocation>
		</WebAppConfig>
	</WebApplication>
	<WebApplication>
		<WebAppConfig>
			<Name>AdventureWorks Intranet</Name>
			<AppPool>SharePoint - ContosoDemo</AppPool>
			<AppPoolAccount>ISG1085\SpAppPool</AppPoolAccount>
			<DBServer>ISG1085\SharePoint</DBServer>
			<DBName>SP2010_Content_Contoso_Demo</DBName>
			<HostHeader>intranet.adventureworks.com</HostHeader>
			<InetpubPath>C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories</InetpubPath>
			<Port>80</Port>
			<Protocol>http://</Protocol>
			<OwnerAlias>ISG1085\SharePointRyan</OwnerAlias>
			<OwnerEmail>SharePointRyan@demowebsite.com</OwnerEmail>
			<SecondaryOwnerAlias>ISG1085\SPFarm</SecondaryOwnerAlias>
			<SecondaryOwnerEmail>SPFarm@demowebsite.com</SecondaryOwnerEmail>
			<RootSite>
				<WebTemplate>BLANKINTERNET#0</WebTemplate>
			</RootSite>
			<BlobCacheLocation>C:\SharePointBlobCache\Contoso.com</BlobCacheLocation>
		</WebAppConfig>
	</WebApplication>
	<WebApplication>
		<WebAppConfig>
			<Name>AdventureWorks Extranet</Name>
			<AppPool>SharePoint - ContosoDemo</AppPool>
			<AppPoolAccount>ISG1085\SpAppPool</AppPoolAccount>
			<DBServer>ISG1085\SharePoint</DBServer>
			<DBName>SP2010_Content_Contoso_Demo</DBName>
			<HostHeader>extranet.adventureworks.com</HostHeader>
			<InetpubPath>C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories</InetpubPath>
			<Port>80</Port>
			<Protocol>http://</Protocol>
			<OwnerAlias>ISG1085\SharePointRyan</OwnerAlias>
			<OwnerEmail>SharePointRyan@demowebsite.com</OwnerEmail>
			<SecondaryOwnerAlias>ISG1085\SPFarm</SecondaryOwnerAlias>
			<SecondaryOwnerEmail>SPFarm@demowebsite.com</SecondaryOwnerEmail>
			<RootSite>
				<WebTemplate>BLANKINTERNET#0</WebTemplate>
			</RootSite>
			<BlobCacheLocation>C:\SharePointBlobCache\Contoso.com</BlobCacheLocation>
		</WebAppConfig>
	</WebApplication>
	<WebApplication>
		<WebAppConfig>
			<Name>My Sites</Name>
			<AppPool>SharePoint - ContosoDemo</AppPool>
			<AppPoolAccount>ISG1085\SpAppPool</AppPoolAccount>
			<DBServer>ISG1085\SharePoint</DBServer>
			<DBName>SP2010_Content_Contoso_Demo</DBName>
			<HostHeader>mysites.adventureworks.com</HostHeader>
			<InetpubPath>C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories</InetpubPath>
			<Port>80</Port>
			<Protocol>http://</Protocol>
			<OwnerAlias>ISG1085\SharePointRyan</OwnerAlias>
			<OwnerEmail>SharePointRyan@demowebsite.com</OwnerEmail>
			<SecondaryOwnerAlias>ISG1085\SPFarm</SecondaryOwnerAlias>
			<SecondaryOwnerEmail>SPFarm@demowebsite.com</SecondaryOwnerEmail>
			<RootSite>
				<WebTemplate>BLANKINTERNET#0</WebTemplate>
			</RootSite>
			<BlobCacheLocation>C:\SharePointBlobCache\Contoso.com</BlobCacheLocation>
		</WebAppConfig>
	</WebApplication>
</WebApplications>

Subsite XML Syntax:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<SubSites>
	<Sites SPSiteUrl="http://www.adventureworks.com">
		<!-- root site -->
		<Site Create="false">
			<SiteTitle>Home</SiteTitle>
			<SiteUrl>http://www.adventureworks.com/</SiteUrl>
			<WebTemplate>CMSPUBLISHING#0</WebTemplate>
			<LangId>1033</LangId>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Home</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Home.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
		   </Page>	
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Terms of Use</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Terms-of-Use.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
		   </Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Privacy Policy</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Privacy-Policy.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
		   </Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Linking Policy</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Linking-Policy.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
		   </Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Legal Disclaimer</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Legal-Disclaimer.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
		   </Page>	
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>404 - Page Not Found</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Page-Not-Found.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
		   </Page>			   		   
		</Site>		
		<!-- 2nd level sites -->
		<Site>
			<SiteTitle>Products</SiteTitle>
			<SiteUrl>http://www.adventureworks.com/Products</SiteUrl>
			<WebTemplate>CMSPUBLISHING#0</WebTemplate>
			<LangId>1033</LangId>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Awesome Widget</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Awesome-Widget.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>The Spectacular Thingamajig</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>The-Spectacular-Thingamajig.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Store</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Store.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
		</Site>
		<Site>
			<SiteTitle>Solutions</SiteTitle>
			<SiteUrl>http://www.adventureworks.com/Solutions</SiteUrl>
			<WebTemplate>CMSPUBLISHING#0</WebTemplate>
			<LangId>1033</LangId>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Customer Engagement</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Customer-Engagement.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Custom Solutions</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Custom-Solutions.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
		</Site>
		<Site>
			<SiteTitle>Shipping and Returns</SiteTitle>
			<SiteUrl>http://www.adventureworks.com/Shipping-and-Returns</SiteUrl>
			<WebTemplate>CMSPUBLISHING#0</WebTemplate>
			<LangId>1033</LangId>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Shipping Policies</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Shipping-Policies.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Return Policies</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Return-Policies.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
		</Site>
		<Site>
			<SiteTitle>About Us</SiteTitle>
			<SiteUrl>http://www.adventureworks.com/About-Us</SiteUrl>
			<WebTemplate>CMSPUBLISHING#0</WebTemplate>
			<LangId>1033</LangId>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Company</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Company.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>History</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>History.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Locations</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Locations.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Blank Web Part page</PageLayout>
			</Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Employment Opportunities</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Employment-Opportunities.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
		</Site>
		<Site>
			<SiteTitle>Contact Us</SiteTitle>
			<SiteUrl>http://www.adventureworks.com/Contact-Us</SiteUrl>
			<WebTemplate>CMSPUBLISHING#0</WebTemplate>
			<LangId>1033</LangId>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Social Media</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Social-Media.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Locations</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Locations.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Service Requests</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Service-Requests.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Request a Catalog</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Request-a-Catalog.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
		</Site>
		<Site>
			<SiteTitle>Our Company</SiteTitle>
			<SiteUrl>http://www.adventureworks.com/Our-Company</SiteUrl>
			<WebTemplate>CMSPUBLISHING#0</WebTemplate>
			<LangId>1033</LangId>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Forms</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Forms.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Travel</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Travel.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
		</Site>
		<Site>
			<SiteTitle>Our Customers</SiteTitle>
			<SiteUrl>http://www.adventureworks.com/Our-Customers</SiteUrl>
			<WebTemplate>CMSPUBLISHING#0</WebTemplate>
			<LangId>1033</LangId>
		</Site>
	</Sites>
</SubSites>

PowerShell code:

#Region New-SPWebApplicationFromXml
function New-SPWebApplicationFromXml {
<#
.Synopsis
	This advanced PowerShell Function uses XML and PowerShell code to provision
	one or more Web Applications, Site Colections, Subsites and Pages. It can 
	also deploy and activate solutions and features.
.Description
	This advanced script uses New-SPWebApplication, New-SPSite and 
	Enable-SPFeature to configure web applications and site collections using
	specified Site Templates from the included XML. Features, Managed Paths, 
	subsites and even Publishing pages can be created using XML as the input.
.Example
	C:\PS>New-SPWebApplicationFromXml -ConfigXmlInput .\WebApps.xml `
	-SubsiteXmlInput .\Subsites.xml
	
	This example runs with the default parameter values to configure a Web App
	and Site Collection based on the contents of an XML file called 
	WebApps.xml in the current file directory.
.Notes
	Name: New-SPWebApplicationFromXml
	Author: Ryan Dennis
	Last Edit: 9/7/2012
	Keywords: New-SPWebApplication, New-SPSite
.Link
	http://www.sharepointryan.com
 	http://twitter.com/SharePointRyan
#Requires -Version 2.0
#>
[CmdletBinding()]
Param(
[Parameter(Mandatory=$true)][System.String]$ConfigXmlInput,
[Parameter(Mandatory=$true)][System.String]$SubsiteXmlInput
)

#Region Miscellaneous stuff at the beginning
# If SharePoint Snapin isn't loaded - load it #
if ((Get-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell)-eq $null)
{
	Write-Warning "Adding SharePoint Snapin"
	try	{ Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell }
	catch { throw "Unable to add SharePoint Snapin";return }
}
# Start SP Assignment for proper disposal of objects such as SPSite and SPWeb #
Start-SPAssignment -Global

# Read Web Apps from XML file #
[xml]$WebAppXml = Get-Content $($ConfigXmlInput)
if ($WebAppXml -eq $null) { return }

[xml]$SubsiteXml = Get-Content $($SubsiteXmlInput)
if ($SubsiteXml -eq $null) { return }


#EndRegion

#Region Enable Blob Cache function 
function Enable-SPBlobCache { 
param( 
	[Parameter(Mandatory=$true, ValueFromPipeline=$true, Position=0)]
	[Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPWebApplicationPipeBind] 
	$WebApplication,
	[Parameter(Mandatory=$false, ValueFromPipeline=$true, Position=1)]
	$BlobCacheLocation="C:\BlobCache\14"
) 

process { 
    $WebApp = $WebApplication.Read() 
    # SPWebConfigModification to enable BlobCache 
    $configMod1 = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebConfigModification 
    $configMod1.Path = "configuration/SharePoint/BlobCache" 
    $configMod1.Name = "enabled" 
    $configMod1.Sequence = 0 
    $configMod1.Owner = "BlobCacheMod" 
    ## SPWebConfigModificationType.EnsureChildNode -> 0 
    ## SPWebConfigModificationType.EnsureAttribute -> 1 
    ## SPWebConfigModificationType.EnsureSection -> 2 
    $configMod1.Type = 1 
    $configMod1.Value = "true"
		
    ######################################################################
	
	# SPWebConfigModification to enable client-side Blob caching (max-age) 
    $configMod2 = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebConfigModification 
    $configMod2.Path = "configuration/SharePoint/BlobCache" 
    $configMod2.Name = "max-age" 
    $configMod2.Sequence = 0 
    $configMod2.Owner = "BlobCacheMod" 
    ## SPWebConfigModificationType.EnsureChildNode -> 0 
    ## SPWebConfigModificationType.EnsureAttribute -> 1 
    ## SPWebConfigModificationType.EnsureSection -> 2 
    $configMod2.Type = 1 
    $configMod2.Value = "86400" 
	
	######################################################################
	
	# SPWebConfigModification to change the default location for the Blob Cache files
	$configMod3 = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebConfigModification
	$configMod3.Path = "configuration/SharePoint/BlobCache"
	$configMod3.Name = "location"
	$configMod3.Sequence = "0"
	$configMod3.Owner = "BlobCacheMod"
	## SPWebConfigModificationType.EnsureChildNode -> 0 
    ## SPWebConfigModificationType.EnsureAttribute -> 1 
    ## SPWebConfigModificationType.EnsureSection -> 2 
	$configMod3.Type = 1
	$configMod3.Value = $BlobCacheLocation
    # Add mods, update, and apply 
    $WebApp.WebConfigModifications.Add( $configMod1 ) 
    $WebApp.WebConfigModifications.Add( $configMod2 )
	$WebApp.WebConfigModifications.Add( $configMod3 )
    $WebApp.Update() 
    $WebApp.Parent.ApplyWebConfigModifications() 
} 
}

#EndRegion Blob Cache Function

#Region New-BalloonTip Function
function New-BalloonTip {
[CmdletBinding()]
Param(
$TipText='This is the body text.',
$TipTitle='This is the title.',
$TipDuration='10000'
)
[system.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName('System.Windows.Forms') | Out-Null
$balloon = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.NotifyIcon
$path = Get-Process -id $pid | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Path
$icon = [System.Drawing.Icon]::ExtractAssociatedIcon($path)
$balloon.Icon = $icon
$balloon.BalloonTipIcon = 'Info'
$balloon.BalloonTipText = $TipText
$balloon.BalloonTipTitle = $TipTitle
$balloon.Visible = $true
$balloon.ShowBalloonTip($TipDuration)
}
#EndRegion New-BalloonTipFunction

#Region Load the Form Dialog
# Load Assemblies for System.Windows.Forms and System.Drawing #
[void] [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("System.Windows.Forms")
[void] [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("System.Drawing") 

# Store the 14 Hive in Variable, create an Img variable for Icon #
$14 = 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14'
$Img = $14+"\Template\Images\Favicon.ico"

# Create the Form Object #
$objForm = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Form 
$objForm.Text = "SharePoint Web Application Deployment Wizard"
$objForm.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(500,350) 
$objForm.StartPosition = "CenterScreen"
$objForm.Icon = $Img
$objForm.FormBorderStyle = 'FixedDialog'
$objForm.KeyPreview = $True
$objForm.Add_KeyDown({if ($_.KeyCode -eq "Enter") 
    {
		$objForm.DialogResult = [System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult]::OK
		$SelectedApps = $null
		[System.String]$Items=$objListBox.SelectedItems;
		[System.Array]$SelectedApps=$Items.Split(' ');
		if($SelectedApps -eq $null){
		throw "You must select at least one web application!"}
		$objForm.Close()
	}
}
)
$objForm.Add_KeyDown({if ($_.KeyCode -eq "Escape"){$objForm.Close()}})

# OK Button #
$OKButton = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Button
$OKButton.Location = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(330,280)
$OKButton.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(75,23)
$OKButton.Text = "OK"
$OKButton.Add_Click(
{
	$objForm.DialogResult = [System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult]::OK
	$SelectedApps = $null
	[System.String]$Items=$objListBox.SelectedItems;
	[System.Array]$SelectedApps=$Items.Split(' ');
	if($SelectedApps -eq $null)
	{
	throw "You must select at least one web application!"
	}
	$objForm.Close()
})

# Cancel Button #
$CancelButton = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Button
$CancelButton.Location = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(405,280)
$CancelButton.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(75,23)
$CancelButton.Text = "Cancel"
$CancelButton.Add_Click(
{
	$objForm.DialogResult = [System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult]::Cancel
	$objForm.Close()
}
)

# Listbox Object #
$objListBox = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.ListBox 
$objListBox.Location = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(10,40) 
$objListBox.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(470,20) 
$objListBox.Height = 230
$objListBox.SelectionMode = "MultiExtended"

# Listbox Label #
$objLabel = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Label
$objLabel.Location = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(10,20) 
$objLabel.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(470,20) 
$objLabel.Text = "Please select the web application(s) you wish to deploy:"

$WebApps = $WebAppXml.WebApplications.WebApplication
$WebApps | ForEach-Object {
	[void] $objListBox.Items.Add($_.WebAppConfig.HostHeader)
}

# Add the controls to the Form Object #
$objForm.Controls.Add($objLabel)
$objForm.Controls.add($objListBox)
$objForm.Controls.Add($OKButton)
$objForm.Controls.Add($CancelButton)
$objForm.Controls.Add($SearchButton)

# Display the form on top of all other windows #
$objForm.Topmost = $True

# Add the dialog box to the screen #
$objForm.Add_Shown({$objForm.Activate()})
[void] $objForm.ShowDialog()

#EndRegion Form Dialog

#Region Web App ForEach-Object Loop to create everything
# If the dialog result is OK, run the code to create navigation #
if ($objForm.DialogResult -eq "OK" -and $SelectedApps -ne $null)
{
$SelectedApps | ForEach-Object {
	
	#Region Create Web Application
	# Clear Host for a clean, empty shell #
	Clear-Host
	
	[System.String]$CurrentWA = $_
	$wa = $WebAppXml.WebApplications.WebApplication |
	Where-Object {$_.WebAppConfig.HostHeader -eq $CurrentWA}
	
	# Store start time in variable for calculation later #
	$StartTime = Get-Date

	# Read in list of sites from XML file and create variables for use later #
	$Name = $wa.WebAppConfig.Name
	$ApplicationPool = $wa.WebAppConfig.AppPool
	$ApplicationPoolAccount = $wa.WebAppConfig.AppPoolAccount
	$DatabaseServer = $wa.WebAppConfig.DBServer
	$DatabaseName = $wa.WebAppConfig.DBName
	$InetpubPath = $wa.WebAppConfig.InetpubPath
	$HostHeader = $wa.WebAppConfig.HostHeader
	$Port = $wa.WebAppConfig.Port
	$WebsitePath=$InetpubPath+"\"+$HostHeader+$Port
	$Protocol = $wa.WebAppConfig.Protocol
	$Url = $Protocol+"://"+$HostHeader+":"+$Port
	$ManagedPaths = $wa.WebAppConfig.ManagedPaths
	$Solutions = $wa.WebAppConfig.Solutions
	$BlobCacheLocation = $wa.WebAppConfig.BlobCacheLocation
	$AuthType = $wa.WebAppConfig.Authentication.Type
	$AuthMethod = $wa.WebAppConfig.Authentication.AuthMethod
	$AuthProviderName = $wa.WebAppConfig.Authentication.AuthProvider.Name
	$AuthProviderMember = $wa.WebAppConfig.Authentication.AuthProvider.MembershipProviderName
	$AuthProviderRole = $wa.WebAppConfig.Authentication.AuthProvider.RoleProviderName
	
	# Start SP Assignment for object disposal later #
	Start-SPAssignment -Global

	# Change Shell Title #
	$title = $Host.UI.RawUI.WindowTitle
	$Host.UI.RawUI.WindowTitle = "Provisioning Web Application..."

	$ErrorPref = $ErrorActionPreference
	$ErrorActionPreference = "SilentlyContinue"
	$WarningPref = $WarningPreference
	$WarningPreference = "SilentlyContinue"

	# Tell us the Web App is getting created #
	$iMax = 11 #Number of Steps#
	$i = 0 #Number to start on#
	
	$i++ #step 1
	Write-Progress -Activity "Step $i of $iMax : Creating Web Application at Url $($HostHeader)" `
	-PercentComplete ($i/$imax*100) -Status "Creating IIS Website, Content Database and Application Pool"
	# Create a Classic App #
	if($AuthType -eq "Classic"){
		try {
			# Create the Web App #
			New-SPWebApplication -Name $Name -ApplicationPool $ApplicationPool `
			-ApplicationPoolAccount $ApplicationPoolAccount -DatabaseName $DatabaseName `
			-DatabaseServer $DatabaseServer -HostHeader $HostHeader -Port $Port `
			-Path $WebsitePath -Url $HostHeader -WarningAction SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
			New-BalloonTip -TipText "The web application at Url: $($HostHeader) has been created." `
			-TipTitle "Web Application created successfully"
		} 
		catch {	throw "Unable to create the web application";return	}
	}
	# Create a Windows Claims App #
	if($AuthType -eq "Claims"){
		try {
			# Create the auth provider #
			$ap = New-SPAuthenticationProvider
			# Create the Web App #
			New-SPWebApplication -Name $Name -ApplicationPool $ApplicationPool `
			-ApplicationPoolAccount $ApplicationPoolAccount -DatabaseName $DatabaseName `
			-DatabaseServer $DatabaseServer -HostHeader $HostHeader -Port $Port `
			-Path $WebsitePath -Url $HostHeader -WarningAction SilentlyContinue `
			-AuthenticationProvider $ap -AuthenticationMethod $AuthMethod | Out-Null
		} 
		catch {	throw "Unable to create the web application";return	}
	}
	#EndRegion Create Web Application
	
	#Region Creating Managed Paths
	$i++ #Step2
	# Create Managed Paths #
	$wa.WebAppConfig.ManagedPaths.ManagedPath | ForEach-Object {
		$path = $_.path
		$type = $_.type
		if($type -eq "explicit"){
			New-SPManagedPath -Explicit -RelativeURL $path -WebApplication $Url `
			-ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
			New-BalloonTip -TipText "The managed path at path: $($path) has been created." `
			-TipTitle "Managed path created successfully"
		}
		elseif($type -eq "wildcard"){
			New-SPManagedPath -RelativeURL $path -WebApplication $Url `
			-ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
			New-BalloonTip -TipText "The managed path at path: $($path) has been created." `
			-TipTitle "Managed path created successfully"
		}
	}
	#EndRegion Creating Managed Paths
	
	#Region Installing Solutions
	$i++ #Step3
	# Change Shell Title #
	$Host.UI.RawUI.WindowTitle = "Installing Solutions..."
	# Enable solutions #
	try {
		$Solutions.Solution | ForEach-Object {
		$SolutionId = $_
			if($SolutionId.GACDeployment -eq "true"){
			Write-Progress -Activity "Step $i of $iMax : Installing Solutions..." `
			-PercentComplete ($i/$imax*100) -Status "Activating $($SolutionId) solution"
			Install-SPSolution $($SolutionId) -WebApplication $Url `
			-GACDeployment -ErrorVariable +err -Confirm:$false
			Start-Sleep -Seconds 5
			}
			else{
			Write-Progress -Activity "Step $i of $iMax : Installing Solutions..." `
			-PercentComplete ($i/$imax*100) -Status "Activating $($SolutionId) solution"
			Install-SPSolution $($SolutionId) -WebApplication $Url `
			-ErrorVariable +err -Confirm:$false
			Start-Sleep -Seconds 5
			}
		}
	}
	catch { Write-Error "Error enabling solution $($SolutionId)" }
	#EndRegion Installing Solutions	
		
	#Region Create Site Collections
	# Change Shell Title #
	$Host.UI.RawUI.WindowTitle = "Provisioning Site Collections..."
	$i++ #step4
	$siteCollections = $wa.SiteCollections
	# Create Site Collections using ForEach-Object loop #
	try {
	$SiteCollections.SiteCollection | ForEach-Object {
		$NewSiteUrl = $Url+$_.Path
		$sName = $_.Name
		$sOAlias = $_.OwnerAlias
		$sOEmail = $_.OwnerEmail
		$sSOAlias = $_.SecondaryOwnerAlias
		$sSOEmail = $_.SecondaryOwnerEmail
		$sTemplate = $_.WebTemplate
		$subSites = $_.Sites
		$srchUrl = $_.SearchSettings.SearchCenterUrl
		$srchDD = $_.SearchSettings.DropDownMode
		$srchPage = $_.SearchSettings.TargetResultsPage
		# Tell us the Site Collection is getting created #
		Write-Progress -Activity "Step $i of $iMax : Creating Site Collection at Url $($HostHeader)..." `
		-PercentComplete ($i/$imax*100) -Status "Provisioning $($sTemplate) site"
		$SPSite = New-SPSite -Name $sName -OwnerAlias $sOAlias -OwnerEmail $sOEmail `
		-SecondaryOwnerAlias $sSOAlias -SecondaryEmail $sSOEmail `
		-Template $sTemplate -Url $NewSiteUrl | Out-Null
		New-BalloonTip -TipText "The site collection at Url: $($NewSiteUrl) has been created." `
		-TipTitle "Site collection created successfully"
		Start-Sleep -Seconds 5
		
		$_.Features.Feature | ForEach-Object {
		# Enable Features #
		try {
			$FeatureId = $_
			Write-Progress -Activity "Step $i of $iMax : Configuring Site Features..." `
			-PercentComplete ($i/$imax*100) -Status "Activating $($FeatureId) feature"
			Enable-SPFeature -Identity $($FeatureId) -Url $NewSiteUrl -ErrorVariable +err `
			-ErrorAction SilentlyContinue -Confirm:$false
			}
		catch { Write-Error "Error activating feature $err" }
		} #end Feature ForEach
		New-BalloonTip -TipText "The specified features have been enabled." `
		-TipTitle "Features activated successfully"
		Start-Sleep -Seconds 5
		
		
		#Region Search Settings
		.\Set-SPSiteSearchSettings.ps1 -SiteUrl $NewSiteUrl -SearchCenterUrl $srchUrl `
		-SearchDropDownMode $srchDD -SearchResultsUrl $srchPage
		#EndRegion Search Settings
		
	} #End Site Collection ForEach
	} #End Site Collection Try
	catch { throw "Unable to create site collection at path: $NewSiteUrl";return }
	
	#EndRegion Create Site Collections

	#Region Configure Blob Caching
	$i++ #step 7
	Write-Progress -Activity "Step $i of $iMax : Configuring Cache Settings..." `
	-PercentComplete ($i/$imax*100) -Status "Configuring BLOB Caching"
	try {
	Enable-SPBlobCache -WebApplication $Url -BlobCacheLocation $BlobCacheLocation
	}
	catch { Write-Error "Unable to configure BLOB caching" }
	#EndRegion Configure Blob Caching
	
	#Region Run External Scripts
		$location = Get-Location
		$modPath = $PSHOME+"\Modules\PSSAT002\"
		Set-Location $modPath
	
		#Region Create Web App Policy
		$i++ #step8
		Write-Progress -Activity "Step $i of $iMax : Creating Web Application Policy..." `
		-PercentComplete ($i/$imax*100) -Status "Configuring Full Control Policy"
		
		.\Configure-SPWebApplicationUserPolicy.ps1 -WebApplicationUrl $Url
		#EndRegion Create Web App Policy	
	
		#Region Meta Fields
		# Create Meta Fields #
		$i++ #step 9
		Write-Progress -Activity "Step $i of $iMax : Configuring SEO Fields..." `
		-PercentComplete ($i/$imax*100) -Status "Provisioning SEO Meta Fields"
		
		#Write-Host "Configuring SEO fields"
		.\Create-MaventionMetaFields.ps1 -Url $Url
		#EndRegion MetaFields

		Set-Location $location
	#EndRegion Run External Scripts
	
	#Region Create Subsites
	
		# Create subwebs from XML input #
		$i++ #step 11
		Write-Progress -Activity "Step $i of $iMax : Creating Subsites from XML..." `
		-PercentComplete ($i/$imax*100) -Status "Retrieving sites from XML file"
		Start-SPAssignment -Global
		
		$SubsiteXml.SubSites.Sites.Site | ForEach-Object {
		Write-Progress -Activity "Step $i of $iMax : Creating Subsites from XML..." `
		-PercentComplete ($i/$imax*100) -Status "Creating an SPWeb at $($SiteUrl)"
		$SPSiteUrl = $_.SPSiteUrl
		$SiteTitle = [string]$_.SiteTitle
		$SiteUrl = [string]$_.SiteUrl
		$SiteOwner = [string]$_.Owner
		$SiteUser = [string]$_.User
		$WebTemplate = [string]$_.WebTemplate
		$LangId = [string]$_.LangId
		$SiteUrl = $SiteUrl
		# Create the SPWeb #
		if ($_.create -ne "false")
		{
		$Web = New-SPWeb -Url $SiteUrl -Language $LangId -Template $WebTemplate `
		-Name $SiteTitle -ErrorAction Inquire
		}
		else {
		$Web = Get-SPWeb -Identity $SiteUrl -ErrorAction Inquire
		}
		# Get publishing site and web objects
		$site = $Web.Site
		$pWeb = [Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.PublishingWeb]::GetPublishingWeb($web)

		# Create all Pages using ForEach-Object #
		if ($_.Page -ne $null){
		$_.Page | ForEach-Object {
		
		# Create page content variables from XML file
		$PageTitle = [string]$_.PageTitle
		$PageUrl = [string]$_.PageUrl
		$PageLayout = [string]$_.PageLayout
		#$PageContent = [xml]$_.PageContent
		$PageImage = [string]$_.PageImage
		$layout = $pWeb.GetAvailablePageLayouts() | Where-Object {$_.Title -match $PageLayout}
		
	    # Create blank page using Add method
		Write-Progress -Activity "Step $i of $iMax : Creating Subsites from XML..." `
		-PercentComplete ($i/$imax*100) -Status "Creating $($PageTitle).aspx page in $($SiteTitle) site..."
	    $pages = $pWeb.GetPublishingPages($pWeb)
		$page = $pages.Add($PageUrl, $layout)
		$page.Update()
		
	    # Update the filename to the one specified in the XML, add HTML content to Page Content zone
	    $item = $page.ListItem
		$item["Title"] = $PageTitle;
		$item["Page Content"] = $PageContent;
		$item.Update()
		
	    # Check-in and publish page
	    $item.File.CheckIn("")
	    $item.File.Publish("")
		$file = $item.File
		$pWeb.Update()
		
		} #end Page Foreach
		
		} # End if block 
		Start-Sleep -Seconds 2
		} #End Site ForEach
		New-BalloonTip -TipText "The specified subsites have been created." `
		-TipTitle "Sites created successfully"
	#EndRegion Create Subsites
	
	#Region Clean up and launch site
	# Dispose all objects #
	Stop-SPAssignment -Global

	#Region Start SharePoint Warmup
	.\Start-SharePointWarmup.ps1 -WebApp $Url
	#EndRegion
	
	# Set Error and Warning Preferences back #
	$ErrorActionPreference = $ErrorPref
	$WarningPreference = $WarningPref

	# Open the site in IE #
	$ie = New-Object -ComObject InternetExplorer.Application
	$ie.Navigate($Url)
	$ie.Visible = $true;

	Write-Progress -Activity "Launching the site in Internet Explorer" `
	-Status "Opening IExplore.exe"
	#EndRegion Clean up and launch site
} #end Web App ForEach

#Region Calculate running time and finish up
$EndTime = Get-Date
$TimeSpan = New-TimeSpan $StartTime $EndTime
$Mins = $TimeSpan.Minutes
$Secs = $TimeSpan.Seconds
$Time = $EndTime.ToShortTimeString()
# Tell us it's done #
Write-Host "------------------------------------------------------------------"
Write-Host " Portal Configuration Complete at $($Time)."
Write-Host " Process took $($Mins) minutes and $($Secs) seconds to complete."
Write-Host "------------------------------------------------------------------"
Stop-SPAssignment -Global

New-BalloonTip -TipText "Portal configuration complete at $($Time)." `
-TipTitle "Portal configuration complete!"

#EndRegion Calculate running time and finish up
} #end If DialogResult = OK

#EndRegion Web App ForEach-Object Loop to create everything

#Region Else blocks
# If the Cancel button is clicked, exit #
elseif($objForm.DialogResult -eq "Cancel"){return} #end Else

# If attempting to run without selecting at least one site, output message #
else{Write-Warning "You must select at least one web application!"}
#EndRegion Else blocks

}#endFunction

#EndRegion New-SPWebApplicationFromXml

SharePoint Saturday Cincinnati 2012


This morning I spoke in front of a great crowd at the second annual SharePoint Saturday Cincinnati, also dubbed ScarePoint Saturday Spookinnati!

I chose to re-use my Build your SharePoint Internet presence with PowerShell presentation, as I still think it’s a good presentation that gives a good introductory view into how you can automate site provisioning with PowerShell. I also try to keep it light from a technical standpoint and tend to focus more on the business case around using PowerShell as an automation tool.

Below is a description of the topic itself along with PowerPoint Slides and the PowerShell and XML code that was used in the demo:

Build your SharePoint Internet presence with PowerShell

The topic: Build your SharePoint Internet presence with PowerShell
The story: Everybody knows PowerShell is powerful, it’s in the name! But did you know that PowerShell can read and understand XML? By leveraging XML among other things, complete builds can be automated – making them efficient and predictable.

In this fun, interactive and demo-filled session – I will show you how you can leverage PowerShell to help you build your branded, company website from the ground up using PowerShell and XML. I will also pass along some tips and tricks that will help you become a PowerShell Rockstar!

Here are my slides, and below are the code snippets:

Demo Script – Setup-SPWebAppAndSite.ps1

XML Syntax:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<SubSites>
	<Sites SPSiteUrl="http://www.vandelay.com">
		<!-- root site -->
		<Site Create="false">
			<SiteTitle>Home</SiteTitle>
			<SiteUrl>http://www.vandelay.com/</SiteUrl>
			<WebTemplate>CMSPUBLISHING#0</WebTemplate>
			<LangId>1033</LangId>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Home</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Home.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
		   </Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Terms of Use</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Terms-of-Use.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
		   </Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Privacy Policy</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Privacy-Policy.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
		   </Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Linking Policy</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Linking-Policy.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
		   </Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Legal Disclaimer</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Legal-Disclaimer.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
		   </Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>404 - Page Not Found</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Page-Not-Found.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
		   </Page>
		</Site>
		<!-- 2nd level sites -->
		<Site>
			<SiteTitle>Products</SiteTitle>
			<SiteUrl>http://www.vandelay.com/Products</SiteUrl>
			<WebTemplate>CMSPUBLISHING#0</WebTemplate>
			<LangId>1033</LangId>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Awesome Widget</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Awesome-Widget.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>The Spectacular Thingamajig</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>The-Spectacular-Thingamajig.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Store</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Store.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
		</Site>
		<Site>
			<SiteTitle>Solutions</SiteTitle>
			<SiteUrl>http://www.vandelay.com/Solutions</SiteUrl>
			<WebTemplate>CMSPUBLISHING#0</WebTemplate>
			<LangId>1033</LangId>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Customer Engagement</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Customer-Engagement.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Custom Solutions</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Custom-Solutions.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
		</Site>
		<Site>
			<SiteTitle>Shipping and Returns</SiteTitle>
			<SiteUrl>http://www.vandelay.com/Shipping-and-Returns</SiteUrl>
			<WebTemplate>CMSPUBLISHING#0</WebTemplate>
			<LangId>1033</LangId>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Shipping Policies</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Shipping-Policies.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Return Policies</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Return-Policies.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
		</Site>
		<Site>
			<SiteTitle>About Us</SiteTitle>
			<SiteUrl>http://www.vandelay.com/About-Us</SiteUrl>
			<WebTemplate>CMSPUBLISHING#0</WebTemplate>
			<LangId>1033</LangId>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Company</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Company.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>History</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>History.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Locations</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Locations.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Blank Web Part page</PageLayout>
			</Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Employment Opportunities</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Employment-Opportunities.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
		</Site>
		<Site>
			<SiteTitle>Contact Us</SiteTitle>
			<SiteUrl>http://www.vandelay.com/Contact-Us</SiteUrl>
			<WebTemplate>CMSPUBLISHING#0</WebTemplate>
			<LangId>1033</LangId>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Social Media</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Social-Media.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Locations</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Locations.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Service Requests</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Service-Requests.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Request a Catalog</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Request-a-Catalog.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
		</Site>
		<Site>
			<SiteTitle>What We Do</SiteTitle>
			<SiteUrl>http://www.vandelay.com/What-We-Do</SiteUrl>
			<WebTemplate>CMSPUBLISHING#0</WebTemplate>
			<LangId>1033</LangId>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Engagement</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Engagement.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Ambassadors</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Ambassadors.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
		</Site>
		<Site>
			<SiteTitle>Our Company</SiteTitle>
			<SiteUrl>http://www.vandelay.com/Our-Company</SiteUrl>
			<WebTemplate>CMSPUBLISHING#0</WebTemplate>
			<LangId>1033</LangId>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Forms</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Forms.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
			<Page>
			   <PageTitle>Travel</PageTitle>
			   <PageUrl>Travel.aspx</PageUrl>
			   <PageContent></PageContent>
			   <PageLayout>Body Only</PageLayout>
			</Page>
		</Site>
		<Site>
			<SiteTitle>Our Customers</SiteTitle>
			<SiteUrl>http://www.vandelay.com/Our-Customers</SiteUrl>
			<WebTemplate>CMSPUBLISHING#0</WebTemplate>
			<LangId>1033</LangId>
		</Site>
		<Site>
			<SiteTitle>News</SiteTitle>
			<SiteUrl>http://www.vandelay.com/News</SiteUrl>
			<WebTemplate>CMSPUBLISHING#0</WebTemplate>
			<LangId>1033</LangId>
		</Site>
	</Sites>
</SubSites>

PowerShell code:

#Region New-SPWebApplicationFromXml
function New-SPWebApplicationFromXml {
<#
.Synopsis
	This advanced PowerShell Function uses XML and PowerShell code to provision
	one or more Web Applications, Site Colections, Subsites and Pages. It can
	also deploy and activate solutions and features.
.Description
	This advanced script uses New-SPWebApplication, New-SPSite and
	Enable-SPFeature to configure web applications and site collections using
	specified Site Templates from the included XML. Features, Managed Paths,
	subsites and even Publishing pages can be created using XML as the input.
.Example
	C:\PS>New-SPWebApplicationFromXml -ConfigXmlInput .\WebApps.xml `
	-SubsiteXmlInput .\Subsites.xml

	This example runs with the default parameter values to configure a Web App
	and Site Collection based on the contents of an XML file called
	WebApps.xml in the current file directory.
.Notes
	Name: New-SPWebApplicationFromXml
	Author: Ryan Dennis
	Last Edit: 9/7/2012
	Keywords: New-SPWebApplication, New-SPSite
.Link
	http://www.sharepointryan.com
 	http://twitter.com/SharePointRyan
#Requires -Version 2.0
#>
[CmdletBinding()]
Param(
[Parameter(Mandatory=$true)][System.String]$ConfigXmlInput,
[Parameter(Mandatory=$true)][System.String]$SubsiteXmlInput
)

#Region Miscellaneous stuff at the beginning
# If SharePoint Snapin isn't loaded - load it #
if ((Get-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell)-eq $null)
{
	Write-Warning "Adding SharePoint Snapin"
	try	{ Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell }
	catch { throw "Unable to add SharePoint Snapin";return }
}
# Start SP Assignment for proper disposal of objects such as SPSite and SPWeb #
Start-SPAssignment -Global

# Read Web Apps from XML file #
[xml]$WebAppXml = Get-Content $($ConfigXmlInput)
if ($WebAppXml -eq $null) { return }

[xml]$SubsiteXml = Get-Content $($SubsiteXmlInput)
if ($SubsiteXml -eq $null) { return }

#EndRegion

#Region Enable Blob Cache function
function Enable-SPBlobCache {
param(
	[Parameter(Mandatory=$true, ValueFromPipeline=$true, Position=0)]
	[Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPWebApplicationPipeBind]
	$WebApplication,
	[Parameter(Mandatory=$false, ValueFromPipeline=$true, Position=1)]
	$BlobCacheLocation="C:\BlobCache\14"
)

process {
    $WebApp = $WebApplication.Read()
    # SPWebConfigModification to enable BlobCache
    $configMod1 = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebConfigModification
    $configMod1.Path = "configuration/SharePoint/BlobCache"
    $configMod1.Name = "enabled"
    $configMod1.Sequence = 0
    $configMod1.Owner = "BlobCacheMod"
    ## SPWebConfigModificationType.EnsureChildNode -> 0
    ## SPWebConfigModificationType.EnsureAttribute -> 1
    ## SPWebConfigModificationType.EnsureSection -> 2
    $configMod1.Type = 1
    $configMod1.Value = "true"

    ######################################################################

	# SPWebConfigModification to enable client-side Blob caching (max-age)
    $configMod2 = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebConfigModification
    $configMod2.Path = "configuration/SharePoint/BlobCache"
    $configMod2.Name = "max-age"
    $configMod2.Sequence = 0
    $configMod2.Owner = "BlobCacheMod"
    ## SPWebConfigModificationType.EnsureChildNode -> 0
    ## SPWebConfigModificationType.EnsureAttribute -> 1
    ## SPWebConfigModificationType.EnsureSection -> 2
    $configMod2.Type = 1
    $configMod2.Value = "86400"

	######################################################################

	# SPWebConfigModification to change the default location for the Blob Cache files
	$configMod3 = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebConfigModification
	$configMod3.Path = "configuration/SharePoint/BlobCache"
	$configMod3.Name = "location"
	$configMod3.Sequence = "0"
	$configMod3.Owner = "BlobCacheMod"
	## SPWebConfigModificationType.EnsureChildNode -> 0
    ## SPWebConfigModificationType.EnsureAttribute -> 1
    ## SPWebConfigModificationType.EnsureSection -> 2
	$configMod3.Type = 1
	$configMod3.Value = $BlobCacheLocation
    # Add mods, update, and apply
    $WebApp.WebConfigModifications.Add( $configMod1 )
    $WebApp.WebConfigModifications.Add( $configMod2 )
	$WebApp.WebConfigModifications.Add( $configMod3 )
    $WebApp.Update()
    $WebApp.Parent.ApplyWebConfigModifications()
}
}

#EndRegion Blob Cache Function

#Region Load the Form Dialog
# Load Assemblies for System.Windows.Forms and System.Drawing #
[void] [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("System.Windows.Forms")
[void] [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("System.Drawing")

# Store the 14 Hive in Variable, create an Img variable for Icon #
$14 = 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14'
$Img = $14+"\Template\Images\Favicon.ico"

# Create the Form Object #
$objForm = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Form
$objForm.Text = "SharePoint Web Application Deployment Wizard"
$objForm.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(500,350)
$objForm.StartPosition = "CenterScreen"
$objForm.Icon = $Img
$objForm.FormBorderStyle = 'FixedDialog'
$objForm.KeyPreview = $True
$objForm.Add_KeyDown({if ($_.KeyCode -eq "Enter")
    {
		$objForm.DialogResult = [System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult]::OK
		$SelectedApps = $null
		[System.String]$Items=$objListBox.SelectedItems;
		[System.Array]$SelectedApps=$Items.Split(' ');
		if($SelectedApps -eq $null){
		throw "You must select at least one web application!"}
		$objForm.Close()
	}
}
)
$objForm.Add_KeyDown({if ($_.KeyCode -eq "Escape"){$objForm.Close()}})

# OK Button #
$OKButton = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Button
$OKButton.Location = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(330,280)
$OKButton.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(75,23)
$OKButton.Text = "OK"
$OKButton.Add_Click(
{
	$objForm.DialogResult = [System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult]::OK
	$SelectedApps = $null
	[System.String]$Items=$objListBox.SelectedItems;
	[System.Array]$SelectedApps=$Items.Split(' ');
	if($SelectedApps -eq $null)
	{
	throw "You must select at least one web application!"
	}
	$objForm.Close()
})

# Cancel Button #
$CancelButton = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Button
$CancelButton.Location = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(405,280)
$CancelButton.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(75,23)
$CancelButton.Text = "Cancel"
$CancelButton.Add_Click(
{
	$objForm.DialogResult = [System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult]::Cancel
	$objForm.Close()
}
)

# Listbox Object #
$objListBox = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.ListBox
$objListBox.Location = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(10,40)
$objListBox.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(470,20)
$objListBox.Height = 230
$objListBox.SelectionMode = "MultiExtended"

# Listbox Label #
$objLabel = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Label
$objLabel.Location = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(10,20)
$objLabel.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(470,20)
$objLabel.Text = "Please select the web application(s) you wish to deploy:"

$WebApps = $WebAppXml.WebApplications.WebApplication
$WebApps | ForEach-Object {
	[void] $objListBox.Items.Add($_.WebAppConfig.HostHeader)
}

# Add the controls to the Form Object #
$objForm.Controls.Add($objLabel)
$objForm.Controls.add($objListBox)
$objForm.Controls.Add($OKButton)
$objForm.Controls.Add($CancelButton)
$objForm.Controls.Add($SearchButton)

# Display the form on top of all other windows #
$objForm.Topmost = $True

# Add the dialog box to the screen #
$objForm.Add_Shown({$objForm.Activate()})
[void] $objForm.ShowDialog()

#EndRegion Form Dialog

#Region Web App ForEach-Object Loop to create everything
# If the dialog result is OK, run the code to create navigation #
if ($objForm.DialogResult -eq "OK" -and $SelectedApps -ne $null)
{
$SelectedApps | ForEach-Object {

	#Region Create Web Application
	# Clear Host for a clean, empty shell #
	Clear-Host

	[System.String]$CurrentWA = $_
	$wa = $WebAppXml.WebApplications.WebApplication |
	Where-Object {$_.WebAppConfig.HostHeader -eq $CurrentWA}

	# Store start time in variable for calculation later #
	$StartTime = Get-Date

	# Read in list of sites from XML file and create variables for use later #
	$Name = $wa.WebAppConfig.Name
	$ApplicationPool = $wa.WebAppConfig.AppPool
	$ApplicationPoolAccount = $wa.WebAppConfig.AppPoolAccount
	$DatabaseServer = $wa.WebAppConfig.DBServer
	$DatabaseName = $wa.WebAppConfig.DBName
	$InetpubPath = $wa.WebAppConfig.InetpubPath
	$HostHeader = $wa.WebAppConfig.HostHeader
	$Port = $wa.WebAppConfig.Port
	$WebsitePath=$InetpubPath+"\"+$HostHeader+$Port
	$Protocol = $wa.WebAppConfig.Protocol
	$Url = $Protocol+"://"+$HostHeader+":"+$Port
	$ManagedPaths = $wa.WebAppConfig.ManagedPaths
	$Solutions = $wa.WebAppConfig.Solutions
	$BlobCacheLocation = $wa.WebAppConfig.BlobCacheLocation
	$AuthType = $wa.WebAppConfig.Authentication.Type
	$AuthMethod = $wa.WebAppConfig.Authentication.AuthMethod
	$AuthProviderName = $wa.WebAppConfig.Authentication.AuthProvider.Name
	$AuthProviderMember = $wa.WebAppConfig.Authentication.AuthProvider.MembershipProviderName
	$AuthProviderRole = $wa.WebAppConfig.Authentication.AuthProvider.RoleProviderName

	# Start SP Assignment for object disposal later #
	Start-SPAssignment -Global

	# Change Shell Title #
	$title = $Host.UI.RawUI.WindowTitle
	$Host.UI.RawUI.WindowTitle = "Provisioning Web Application..."

	$ErrorPref = $ErrorActionPreference
	$ErrorActionPreference = "SilentlyContinue"
	$WarningPref = $WarningPreference
	$WarningPreference = "SilentlyContinue"

	# Tell us the Web App is getting created #
	$iMax = 11 #Number of Steps#
	$i = 0 #Number to start on#

	$i++ #step 1
	Write-Progress -Activity "Step $i of $iMax : Creating Web Application at Url $($HostHeader)" `
	-PercentComplete ($i/$imax*100) -Status "Creating IIS Website, Content Database and Application Pool"
	# Create a Classic App #
	if($AuthType -eq "Classic"){
		try {
			# Create the Web App #
			New-SPWebApplication -Name $Name -ApplicationPool $ApplicationPool `
			-ApplicationPoolAccount $ApplicationPoolAccount -DatabaseName $DatabaseName `
			-DatabaseServer $DatabaseServer -HostHeader $HostHeader -Port $Port `
			-Path $WebsitePath -Url $HostHeader -WarningAction SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
		}
		catch {	throw "Unable to create the web application";return	}
	}
	# Create a Windows Claims App #
	if($AuthType -eq "Claims"){
		try {
			# Create the auth provider #
			$ap = New-SPAuthenticationProvider
			# Create the Web App #
			New-SPWebApplication -Name $Name -ApplicationPool $ApplicationPool `
			-ApplicationPoolAccount $ApplicationPoolAccount -DatabaseName $DatabaseName `
			-DatabaseServer $DatabaseServer -HostHeader $HostHeader -Port $Port `
			-Path $WebsitePath -Url $HostHeader -WarningAction SilentlyContinue `
			-AuthenticationProvider $ap -AuthenticationMethod $AuthMethod | Out-Null
		}
		catch {	throw "Unable to create the web application";return	}
	}
	#EndRegion Create Web Application

	#Region Creating Managed Paths
	$i++ #Step2
	# Create Managed Paths #
	$wa.WebAppConfig.ManagedPaths.ManagedPath | ForEach-Object {
		$path = $_.path
		$type = $_.type
		if($type -eq "explicit"){
			New-SPManagedPath -Explicit -RelativeURL $path -WebApplication $Url `
			-ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
		}
		elseif($type -eq "wildcard"){
			New-SPManagedPath -RelativeURL $path -WebApplication $Url `
			-ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | Out-Null
		}
	}
	#EndRegion Creating Managed Paths

	#Region Installing Solutions
	$i++ #Step3
	# Change Shell Title #
	$Host.UI.RawUI.WindowTitle = "Installing Solutions..."
	# Enable solutions #
	try {
		$Solutions.Solution | ForEach-Object {
		$SolutionId = $_
			if($SolutionId.GACDeployment -eq "true"){
			Write-Progress -Activity "Step $i of $iMax : Installing Solutions..." `
			-PercentComplete ($i/$imax*100) -Status "Activating $($SolutionId) solution"
			Install-SPSolution $($SolutionId) -WebApplication $Url `
			-GACDeployment -ErrorVariable +err -Confirm:$false
			Start-Sleep -Seconds 5
			}
			else{
			Write-Progress -Activity "Step $i of $iMax : Installing Solutions..." `
			-PercentComplete ($i/$imax*100) -Status "Activating $($SolutionId) solution"
			Install-SPSolution $($SolutionId) -WebApplication $Url `
			-ErrorVariable +err -Confirm:$false
			Start-Sleep -Seconds 5
			}
		}
	}
	catch { Write-Error "Error enabling solution $($SolutionId)" }
	#EndRegion Installing Solutions

	#Region Create Site Collections
	# Change Shell Title #
	$Host.UI.RawUI.WindowTitle = "Provisioning Site Collections..."
	$i++ #step4
	$siteCollections = $wa.SiteCollections
	# Create Site Collections using ForEach-Object loop #
	try {
	$SiteCollections.SiteCollection | ForEach-Object {
		$NewSiteUrl = $Url+$_.Path
		$sName = $_.Name
		$sOAlias = $_.OwnerAlias
		$sOEmail = $_.OwnerEmail
		$sSOAlias = $_.SecondaryOwnerAlias
		$sSOEmail = $_.SecondaryOwnerEmail
		$sTemplate = $_.WebTemplate
		$subSites = $_.Sites
		$srchUrl = $_.SearchSettings.SearchCenterUrl
		$srchDD = $_.SearchSettings.DropDownMode
		$srchPage = $_.SearchSettings.TargetResultsPage
		# Tell us the Site Collection is getting created #
		Write-Progress -Activity "Step $i of $iMax : Creating Site Collection at Url $($HostHeader)..." `
		-PercentComplete ($i/$imax*100) -Status "Provisioning $($sTemplate) site"
		$SPSite = New-SPSite -Name $sName -OwnerAlias $sOAlias -OwnerEmail $sOEmail `
		-SecondaryOwnerAlias $sSOAlias -SecondaryEmail $sSOEmail `
		-Template $sTemplate -Url $NewSiteUrl | Out-Null
		Start-Sleep -Seconds 5

		$_.Features.Feature | ForEach-Object {
		# Enable Features #
		try {
			$FeatureId = $_
			Write-Progress -Activity "Step $i of $iMax : Configuring Site Features..." `
			-PercentComplete ($i/$imax*100) -Status "Activating $($FeatureId) feature"
			Enable-SPFeature -Identity $($FeatureId) -Url $NewSiteUrl -ErrorVariable +err `
			-ErrorAction SilentlyContinue -Confirm:$false
			}
		catch { Write-Error "Error activating feature $err" }
		} #end Feature ForEach

		Start-Sleep -Seconds 5

		#Region Search Settings
		.\Set-SPSiteSearchSettings.ps1 -SiteUrl $NewSiteUrl -SearchCenterUrl $srchUrl `
		-SearchDropDownMode $srchDD -SearchResultsUrl $srchPage
		#EndRegion Search Settings

	} #End Site Collection ForEach
	} #End Site Collection Try
	catch { throw "Unable to create site collection at path: $NewSiteUrl";return }

	#EndRegion Create Site Collections

	#Region Configure Blob Caching
	$i++ #step 7
	Write-Progress -Activity "Step $i of $iMax : Configuring Cache Settings..." `
	-PercentComplete ($i/$imax*100) -Status "Configuring BLOB Caching"
	try {
	Enable-SPBlobCache -WebApplication $Url -BlobCacheLocation $BlobCacheLocation
	}
	catch { Write-Error "Unable to configure BLOB caching" }
	#EndRegion Configure Blob Caching

	#Region Run External Scripts
		$location = Get-Location
		$modPath = $PSHOME+"\Modules\PSSAT002\"
		Set-Location $modPath

		#Region Create Web App Policy
		$i++ #step8
		Write-Progress -Activity "Step $i of $iMax : Creating Web Application Policy..." `
		-PercentComplete ($i/$imax*100) -Status "Configuring Full Control Policy"

		.\Configure-SPWebApplicationUserPolicy.ps1 -WebApplicationUrl $Url
		#EndRegion Create Web App Policy

		#Region Meta Fields
		# Create Meta Fields #
		$i++ #step 9
		Write-Progress -Activity "Step $i of $iMax : Configuring SEO Fields..." `
		-PercentComplete ($i/$imax*100) -Status "Provisioning SEO Meta Fields"

		#Write-Host "Configuring SEO fields"
		.\Create-MaventionMetaFields.ps1 -Url $Url
		#EndRegion MetaFields

		Set-Location $location
	#EndRegion Run External Scripts

	#Region Create Subsites

		# Create subwebs from XML input #
		$i++ #step 11
		Write-Progress -Activity "Step $i of $iMax : Creating Subsites from XML..." `
		-PercentComplete ($i/$imax*100) -Status "Retrieving sites from XML file"
		Start-SPAssignment -Global

		$SubsiteXml.SubSites.Sites.Site | ForEach-Object {
		Write-Progress -Activity "Step $i of $iMax : Creating Subsites from XML..." `
		-PercentComplete ($i/$imax*100) -Status "Creating an SPWeb at $($SiteUrl)"
		$SPSiteUrl = $_.SPSiteUrl
		$SiteTitle = [string]$_.SiteTitle
		$SiteUrl = [string]$_.SiteUrl
		$SiteOwner = [string]$_.Owner
		$SiteUser = [string]$_.User
		$WebTemplate = [string]$_.WebTemplate
		$LangId = [string]$_.LangId
		$SiteUrl = $SiteUrl
		# Create the SPWeb #
		if ($_.create -ne "false")
		{
		$Web = New-SPWeb -Url $SiteUrl -Language $LangId -Template $WebTemplate `
		-Name $SiteTitle -ErrorAction Inquire
		}
		else {
		$Web = Get-SPWeb -Identity $SiteUrl -ErrorAction Inquire
		}
		# Get publishing site and web objects
		$site = $Web.Site
		$pWeb = [Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.PublishingWeb]::GetPublishingWeb($web)

		# Create all Pages using ForEach-Object #
		if ($_.Page -ne $null){
		$_.Page | ForEach-Object {

		# Create page content variables from XML file
		$PageTitle = [string]$_.PageTitle
		$PageUrl = [string]$_.PageUrl
		$PageLayout = [string]$_.PageLayout
		#$PageContent = [xml]$_.PageContent
		$PageImage = [string]$_.PageImage
		$layout = $pWeb.GetAvailablePageLayouts() | Where-Object {$_.Title -match $PageLayout}

	    # Create blank page using Add method
		Write-Progress -Activity "Step $i of $iMax : Creating Subsites from XML..." `
		-PercentComplete ($i/$imax*100) -Status "Creating $($PageTitle).aspx page in $($SiteTitle) site..."
	    $pages = $pWeb.GetPublishingPages($pWeb)
		$page = $pages.Add($PageUrl, $layout)
		$page.Update()

	    # Update the filename to the one specified in the XML, add HTML content to Page Content zone
	    $item = $page.ListItem
		$item["Title"] = $PageTitle;
		$item["Page Content"] = $PageContent;
		$item.Update()

	    # Check-in and publish page
	    $item.File.CheckIn("")
	    $item.File.Publish("")
		$file = $item.File
		$pWeb.Update()

		} #end Page Foreach

		} # End if block
		Start-Sleep -Seconds 2
		} #End Site ForEach

	#EndRegion Create Subsites

	#Region Clean up and launch site
	# Dispose all objects #
	Stop-SPAssignment -Global

	#Region Start SharePoint Warmup
	.\Start-SharePointWarmup.ps1 -WebApp $Url
	#EndRegion

	# Set Error and Warning Preferences back #
	$ErrorActionPreference = $ErrorPref
	$WarningPreference = $WarningPref

	# Open the site in IE #
	$ie = New-Object -ComObject InternetExplorer.Application
	$ie.Navigate($Url)
	$ie.Visible = $true;

	Write-Progress -Activity "Launching the site in Internet Explorer" `
	-Status "Opening IExplore.exe"
	#EndRegion Clean up and launch site
} #end Web App ForEach

#Region Calculate running time and finish up
$EndTime = Get-Date
$TimeSpan = New-TimeSpan $StartTime $EndTime
$Mins = $TimeSpan.Minutes
$Secs = $TimeSpan.Seconds
$Time = $EndTime.ToShortTimeString()
# Tell us it's done #
Write-Host "------------------------------------------------------------------"
Write-Host " Portal Configuration Complete at $($Time)."
Write-Host " Process took $($Mins) minutes and $($Secs) seconds to complete."
Write-Host "------------------------------------------------------------------"
Stop-SPAssignment -Global
#EndRegion Calculate running time and finish up
} #end If DialogResult = OK

#EndRegion Web App ForEach-Object Loop to create everything

#Region Else blocks
# If the Cancel button is clicked, exit #
elseif($objForm.DialogResult -eq "Cancel"){return} #end Else

# If attempting to run without selecting at least one site, output message #
else{Write-Warning "You must select at least one web application!"}
#EndRegion Else blocks

}#endFunction

#EndRegion New-SPWebApplicationFromXml

DAYSPUG Presentation October 9th 2012


Last night I spoke to a great crowd of SharePoint folks at the Dayton SharePoint Users Group (DAYSPUG) in Dayton, Ohio. I knew most of the folks in attendance from other local SharePoint and PowerShell events, so it was nice to see everyone again.

This time instead of talking about PowerShell, which by the way I love to do – I decided to present on Microsoft InfoPath. I have a presentation I have used a few times now that in my opinion is a great intermediate view of what you can do with InfoPath and SharePoint 2010.

The topic is called “Funnel your Info down a new Path“, and it focuses on different types of forms available to you in SharePoint 2010. It was a pleasure to go west to Dayton and present to other Microsoft enthusiasts!

Here are my slides from Slideshare.

Thanks again to Tony Maddin and the rest of the DAYSPUG members for welcoming me to speak. See you all next time!

PowerShell Saturday Charlotte 2012


Today I had the privilege of speaking (twice) at the second PowerShell Saturday, in Charlotte, NC!

Originally I was accepted to speak about advanced functions and XML, so I tweaked my “Build your SharePoint Internet presence with PowerShell” talk to be more of a deep-dive into XML and PowerShell advanced functions (it’s also called “The Power is in the Shell, Use it Wisely!”). However, another speaker was unable to attend and I ended up doing two SharePoint-focused PowerShell presentations. I’ll detail them below, and since this will be a long post, here are links to the different areas within the page:

  1. The Power is in the Shell, Use it Wisely!
  2. Getting Started with SharePoint + PowerShell

The Power is in the Shell, Use it Wisely!

The topic: The Power is in the Shell, Use it Wisely!
The story: Everybody knows PowerShell is powerful, it’s in the name! But did you know that PowerShell can read and understand XML? By leveraging XML among other things, complete builds can be automated – making them efficient and predictable.

In this fun, interactive and demo-filled session – I will show you how you can leverage PowerShell to help you build your branded, company website from the ground up using PowerShell and XML. I will also pass along some tips and tricks that will help you become a PowerShell Rockstar!

This was the second PowerShell Saturday, and the first in Charlotte – and I was very proud to be a part of a great event.

My session went pretty flawlessly, as I lucked out and had zero issues with the presentation or the demos. For those of you who attended, thank you for being a part of it – and if you have any feedback or questions feel free to contact me either on Twitter or via e-mail (Ryan at SharePointRyan dot com).

I promised to upload my slides and demo PowerShell code, so the slides are on Slideshare and the XML and PowerShell code is saved on SkyDrive.

Intro to SharePoint + PowerShell

The topic:  Intro to SharePoint + PowerShell
The story: You may have heard of PowerShell, but do you know what it’s capable of? Gone are the days of long, painful STSADM batch files – we have Windows PowerShell, and it’s here to stay.Learn how you can use Windows PowerShell both to perform simple one-off tasks as well as complex, bulk operations. Leveraging the Object Model gives Administrators and Developers the ability to do in a few lines of code what would’ve taken a lot more work (and probably a Developer or two) in the WSS platform. You’ll see how you can get started with PowerShell, and you will hopefully leave with not only a greater understanding of what PowerShell is – but what it is capable of and how you can start using it to automate tasks in your SharePoint 2010 environment.

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