August, 2009

  • Turn off Ctrl+Alt+Delete in Windows 7

    Personally, I don’t think this adds a whole lot of security when I login to my machines running Windows 7.  Its more of a nuisance that I have to press Ctrl Alt Delete before I can login, so I typically disable this security feature. To do so: Navigate...
  • SharePoint Farm Credentials – Error encrypting or decrypting credentials

    I would give you the background on how this SharePoint environment ended up in such disarray, but considering that it took me 9 hours to get it back up and running, there were way too many things for me to take note of.  This little baby stuck out...
  • Notepad2 – A notepad replacement for Windows 7

    I just did a rebuild of my main laptop, taking it from RC to RTM of Windows 7.  It rules, enough said there.  Probably the most daunting part of a rebuild isn’t the software reinstallation, it’s all of these little utilities that we grow to...
  • Reset SharePoint Web Application Policy Permissions

    Probably the most painful part of being a consultant, is coming in behind another company who had previously been working on your client’s SharePoint environment.  It’s not always a case of ‘they did something bad’.  Even if they did everything...
  • How SharePoint Locates the Configuration Database

    Well, I guess I never really thought about this much until I had to (long story).  SharePoint actually stores the connection to the configuration database in the registry.  Makes pretty good sense considering I’ve never seen it in a config file...
  • Change Passwords for SharePoint Accounts

    While on a project I had taken a couple of days off to move to another project.  I left the implementation fully configured, and returned to migrate data to the new SharePoint environment.  When I walked in the door, I was greeted with “Dan...
  • Event ID: 14148 in ISA Server – Port 8080

    I was configuring ISA Server for a client, and ran into an interesting issue.  It made sense once I realized what the error was.  I was creating two rules, 1 for IP:80 and one for IP:8080.  It was the same IP, but there was an app running...