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  • Blog Post: Tip 17: That’s A Lot of Commands

    This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Did you know that in WSS 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 there are > 200 stsadm.exe commands? Please see the following link for a complete reference; http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Tip of the Day on Break

    SharePoint Tip of the Day will be back Monday January 4, 2010. Some good tips on the way, so be on the lookout next year. Happy Holidays!
  • Blog Post: Tip 9: Adding Accounts to a Site

    This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 2.0/3.0, SharePoint Portal Server 2003, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. The reason I didn’t say in the title of this post “Adding Users to a Site” is that the best practice...
  • Blog Post: Tip 28: Keep Slim and Trim

    This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 , SharePoint Portal Server 2003 , Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 , Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 , SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 . To reduce update surface and reduce conflicts, it is always a good idea to only load...
  • Blog Post: Tip 43: SharePoint 2010 - Create a New Active Directory Attribute and Map into the User Profile Store

    This tip is for SharePoint Server 2010 . I had this post sitting for a bit in my drafts and decided I should put it out there. User profiles have been getting a lot of attention with SharePoint 2010. In this post I am going to show you how you can create your very own Active Directory attribute...
  • Blog Post: Tip 32: Are My Servers Offloading?

    This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 , SharePoint Portal Server 2003 , Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 , Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 , SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 when running on Windows 2003 SP1 w/ Scalable Networking Pack and versions of Windows since...
  • Blog Post: Introducing SharePoint Tip of the Day

    In the spirit of Sara Ford's Visual Studio 2008 Tip of the Day ( http://blogs.msdn.com/saraford/archive/2007/07/21/introducing-visual-studio-2008-tip-of-the-day.aspx ); I am going to attempt to put out a SharePoint Tip of the Day. I will not be version specific, so tips can be from SharePoint 2001/SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Clarity on Microsoft Security Advisory 2416728 and WSS 3.0 / MOSS 2007

    UPDATE 8:39P 9/21/2010 - Looks like the SharePoint Team blog post has been updated with new information. While you could do the steps below for WSS 3.0/MOSS 2007, they are not needed. Only SharePoint 2010 and WSS 2.0 are affected. There have been some questions on whether or not WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007...
  • Blog Post: Tip 18: Trust in Thy SharePoint

    This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 2.0/3.0, SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and may apply to SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. When entering an account to a securable SharePoint object, the “Check Names” function is...
  • Blog Post: Tip 2: Updating Big Content Farms

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  • Blog Post: Tip 4: No Mouse, No Problem

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  • Blog Post: Tip 35: Run Every Timer Job Now!

    This tip is for SharePoint Foundation 2010 , SharePoint Server 2010 and Search Server 2010 Express . Are you sick of waiting for a timer job to run? Don't want to use the "Run Now" button in the timer job definitions properties page in Central Administration->Monitoring->Review Job Definitions...
  • Blog Post: Tip 7: Set Diagnostic Logging Back to Defaults

    This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and may apply to SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. One great way to troubleshoot any SharePoint issue is to set the SharePoint diagnostics logging to “ Verbose ” for the category...
  • Blog Post: Tip 30: Better Logs = Better Troubleshooting

    This tip pertains to all versions of SharePoint and no versions of SharePoint. It is really more of an IIS troubleshooting tip. But we’ll let it slide for today. :) The extended logging options in IIS can help in troubleshooting issues in SharePoint. HTTP status code logging can help with unauthorized...
  • Blog Post: How to use Sysinternals Process Monitor and Process Explorer to Troubleshoot SharePoint

    Sysinternals Process Tools Descriptions and Information The Sysinternals web site was created in 1996 by Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell to host their advanced system utilities and technical information. Microsoft acquired Sysinternals in July, 2006. These tools are not loaded on Windows operating...
  • Blog Post: Tip 37: Dedicated Crawl Servers in SharePoint 2010

    This tip is for SharePoint Server 2010 and Search Server 2010 Express . In the olden days MOSS 2007 ;) you could set a dedicated web front end for crawling which is used to reduce the stress of crawling from other web front end servers that users use to browse. This setting is for the entire...
  • Blog Post: Tip 16: Moving the Default Logging Location

    This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 2.0/3.0, SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and may apply to SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. SharePoint logs are a great source to find in-depth information on what is going on inside SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Tip 15: An unspecified Error Has Occurred

    This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 2.0/3.0, SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and may apply to SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. Did you know that administrators can enable more verbose exception messages by editing the information...
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  • Blog Post: Tip 14: Virtual SharePoint

    This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 2.0/3.0, SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and may apply to SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. With data center consolidation, green data centers and resource efficiency being the trend. Where does...
  • Blog Post: Tip 21: Don't Read That SharePoint ULS Log

    This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and may apply to SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. A very good tool to use when troubleshooting SharePoint are the Unified Logging Service (ULS) logs located at %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Tip 8: What Is a Configuration Cache and Why Do I Care About It?

    This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and may apply to SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. Many times when troubleshooting an issue with Microsoft the engineer will have a customer “ Clear the Config Cache ”, so what...
  • Blog Post: Tip 20: “Papers Please!”, or SharePoint Extranet Authentication

    This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Did you know that you have many options available for account storage and authentication in extranet scenarios in SharePoint by using Forms Based Authentication ? Here is a list of just some of the different...
  • Blog Post: Tip 3: Better Upgrade Troubleshooting

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  • Blog Post: Tip 26: Separation of Authentication

    This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and may apply to SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. Take the following example. You have a SharePoint web application with both NTLM and anonymous authentication enabled. You leave the default...