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  • Blog Post: Tip 48: Setting Up and Installing Printers in Windows

    This tip is for Windows XP SP3, Vista, 7 and possibly 8. This is going to be a long post, but is not meant to be all inclusive. There are definitely other ways to setup and install printers, but the ways below are a good practice to follow as they do not rely on any registry hacking or trickery to...
  • 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: Tip 50: Wipe your **** after you’re done

    I know what you were thinking but the **** stands for data, or bits. I remember using some old Norton Utilities to wipe deleted files from hard drives. I’m not sure why I did it, as I’m sure the data I had deleted was not important to anyone to want to take the time to try and recover, but...
  • 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: Cipher wipe shell extension

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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 52: Mixing the Old and New; Setting a Printer’s Print Processor Using PowerShell, WMI and Setprinter.exe

    This tip has a little bit of everything thrown into the mix. Old Windows Resource Kit files, PowerShell, WMI and printers all in one; for the same low price of free! I just helped one our hardware partners on an issue with printing. Turns out I don’t know as much as I thought about the subject...
  • 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: Tip 49: How Do You Set Default User Profile Registry Settings

    This tip is for Windows 2000 and up. Instructions for Windows NT 4.0 can be found at; http://support.microsoft.com/kb/146050 . The following instructions are based on Windows 7. The steps may be different in other versions of Windows. Since the instructions in this post will show how to edit the Windows...
  • 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 45: WBEMTEST, the underappreciated tool

    This tip is for all versions of Windows, Windows NT and up. One of my favorite built in tools in Windows is Wbemtest.exe. It is not the prettiest program ever created, but the power to find out information on your computer and other computers on the network is second to none. This tool should be in...
  • Blog Post: Setting Different Networks in Hyper-V

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  • 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 51: Cleanup on Isle 3! Get Back Disk Cleanup Wizard on Windows Server 2008 & 2012

    This tip is for the server administrators out there with messy disks on Windows Server 2008 and 2012. I just finished upgrading all of my lab infrastructure to the newest coolest and cloudiest server OS, Windows Server 2012. I did an actual upgrade also, not a custom installation. The difference being...