SharePoint FoxHole

  • Software Boundary Guidance for SharePoint 2013 Gotcha’s (Don't do this)

    Recently published on Microsoft TechNet (30 October) were the Software boundaries and limits for SharePoint 2013 . Some noticeable adds are in this guidance so please take the time and familiarize yourself with the changes. Some of the guidance however...
  • What’s new in SharePoint 2013 Profile Sync

    In SharePoint 2010 we introduced FIM which acted as a broker of sorts when bringing profiles from AD into SharePoint. One of the key reasons for this add was to allow companies to not only pull AD info into SharePoint but also to push information from...
  • Kerberos FatFingeritis? How to set your Kerby SPNs the safe way

    <A Microsoft PFE’s Note from the Field> So in my day to day SharePoint support endeavors one of the classic cases that come in from time to time is customers trying to implement Kerberos into their Farms. One of the issues I see pop up...
  • SharePoint 2010 Patching Fun Facts

    One question I get asked a lot from customers is around patching their SharePoint environments. In general you were always able to install the bits on all your servers in any order you felt like going.. the real question or issue I have found is the completion...
  • SharePoint 2010 SP1 + June CU Slipstream

    Building a brand new SharePoint 2010 Environment? Want to decrease some of the time for making sure your environment is up to date with regards to versioning? Slipstream your build. In the following section I am going to detail how I build my slipstreams…...
  • FAST / SharePoint 2010 Server Gotchas

    I wanted to post out a couple things that I have found recently that may cause some confusion when trying to integrate an Existing SharePoint 2010 Environment with FAST Search. If you already have an existing Search SSA you can safely remove this once...
  • DisableLoopbackCheck. Lets do it the right way

    Way too much debate out in Twitterville and through other folks that are just flat out wrong. Why wrong? Well in a test lab environment I have no problem with this but folks tend to get lazy and that is where you run risks in your production environment...
  • Create your AD Server Instance on Windows R2 Core

    So as most of you know im a pretty big advocate on Virtualizing SharePoint and do a lot of talks on lab setups and such. Way back when Server Core came out I gave it a spin but found a lot of the toolsets to be lacking and frustrating. Windows Server...