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Jun 17, 2014 at 8:16 PM
Edited Jun 30, 2014 at 9:37 PM
Thank you for this tool. Here are some observations.
  1. In Windows Server 2008 R2, for SP 2013, I needed a newer version of PowerShell to avoid an error ‘A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name ‘File’ – ref: http://autospsourcebuilder.codeplex.com/workitem/21061 and http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40855.
  2. Trouble running Get-Help .\AutoSPSourceBuilder.ps1 –Full - Make sure the script is not blocked – look in the file properties and unblock if needed. Also try running Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted .
  3. UpdateLocation - It was unclear to me but you want to download your updates to a different folder than the slipstream folder. e.g. Updates are downloaded to D:\SP2013\SP\2013\Updates folder and automatically extracted to D:\SP2013\SP\2013\Sharepoint\Updates (for slipstream processing).
    .\AutoSPSourceBuilder.ps1 -SourceLocation E: -Destination D:\SP2013\SP\2013 -UpdateLocation D:\SP2013\SP\2013\Updates -GetPrerequisites $true -CumulativeUpdate "April 2014"
  4. In April 2014 CU, each file extracted has a hotfix.txt file - the process pauses asking whether to replace the file or not - meaning you can't leave it unattended. It would be nice if this pause could be eliminated.