November, 2009

  • Use PortQry to Determine Ports Listening

    Working in a new server farm, it’s inevitable that you’ll have a moment where somebody (application) or something (server) is not talking to each other.  Windows Firewall, Hardware Firewalls, ISA Server, Named Instances, Non-Default ports, Load Balancing...
  • AD RMS Service Group in Windows Server 2008

    When configuring RMS server integration with SharePoint, one of the tasks is to add specific rights to the ServerConfiguration.asmx file within the RMS cluster application itself.  It took me a while to figure this out, but the RMS Service Group...
  • Network Card Adapters and Bindings on Windows Server 2008

    Well, no wonder I couldn’t find the NIC Bindings on Windows Server 2008.  Microsoft didn’t just move it, they hid it.  If you need to edit your advanced settings for bindings of your network cards on a Server 2008 box, there are two ways to...
  • Kill database connections to SharePoint

    There will be occasions where you need to work with the databases for SharePoint in SQL Server Management Studio.  Backups, restores, etc... If you run into problems with there being existing connections to the databases preventing you from performing...
  • Manually Register Service Connection Point for RMS

    There are times when deploying ADRMS that your install account may not have the appropriate permissions within the domain to create a SCP (Service Connection Point), or during installation your URL is not ready yet. Microsoft makes available a RMS Administration...
  • Files and Permissions for SharePoint 2007

    Last week while troubleshooting some rights and permission issues for groups in SharePoint, I found myself on this little gem of content. It covers the installation directory, windows directory, site directories, registry settings, databases, etc… what...