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  • Blog Post: 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, Multiple Nics, IIS Ports, and more. ...
  • Blog Post: Office Live Workspace

    If you haven’t yet, I recommend checking out the Microsoft Office Live Workspace.  It really is a great solution for individual(s) who need to collaborate on documents (that are Microsoft centric).  Personally, it feels like a lite version of Windows SharePoint Services (WSS), but more in-line...
  • Blog Post: Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client - Error with Vista & Wireless

    Recently working with a client and they had a Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client to connect to their network (version 2.1.0148).  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to connect to their VPN when my laptop was wireless. After some searching on the internet, I only found 1 post or two about it.  So, here's...
  • Blog Post: Disable Weak Algorithms - 128 bit encryption enforced

    I recently did an implementation of ISA Server 2006 in a SharePoint farm.  The server was being utilized as a Reverse Proxy in the DMZ.  Security was a key element in this project so after implementation there was some penetration testing completed.  That revealed my server was allowing...
  • Blog Post: 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 on 80, and another app running on 8080. HTTP 502...
  • Blog Post: 12 Days of SharePoint

    (to the tune of "12 days of Christmas"...) On the twelfth day of Sharing, my SharePoint sent to me Twelve master pages Eleven site collections Ten site templates Nine BI dashboards Eight blogs a-blogging Seven search keywords Six wiki pages Five content types Four different libraries Three...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Language Packs - Uninstall

    I recently re-installed Vista Ultimate 64bit on my laptop, but unfortunately I didn’t get control of the Windows Update settings in time.  I took a break and came back to my machine rebooting and installing updates… 3 hours later I had every language pack imaginable on my machine. Ouch!  Besides...
  • Blog Post: Avoid Speeding Tickets in SharePoint

    Last evening I drove to Asheville, NC to present at a SharePoint User Group meeting.  It’s about 2.5 hours from Charlotte (where I’m located).  On my way back to Charlotte I was heading down a mountain road enjoying the curvy road in my Mazda.  Well, I got pulled over by a State Trooper...
  • Blog Post: OneNote to rule them all

    Okay, silly title but I couldn't resist.  :)   I'm a big fan of OneNote, and after exploring the features and a trial run of using it as my sole source for note taking, I became hooked.  Actually, I don't remember the last time that I even carried an actual notebook around. There...
  • Blog Post: Setting up Live Writer to Blog on Weblogs.asp.net

    Joe Stagner has a great post on how to set up Live Writer to blog at asp.net's weblogs.  I like a lot of Live's tools, so going to start using this for blogging my posts.  (Mainly so I have a better system of managing my drafts). Setting up Live Writer to Blog on Weblogs.asp.net
  • Blog Post: GoToCommand - Open Command Prompt on any folder

    This registration edit allows you to right-click on a folder, and select Go To CMD.  It will open the command prompt with it already on that folder's directory path, thus you don't have to open a command prompt and then change directories.     Download by right-click and save as, then...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Server 2005 R2 on Vista

    When you install Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 on Vista, you may not be able to login initially, and presented with an error message. HTTP Error 404.2 - Not Found Description: The page you are requesting cannot be served because of the ISAPI and CGI Restriction list settings on the Web server. To...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Article, Speaking, and News

    Quick update for my 7 readers: Article I wrote an article, Discussion Board vs Blog , that was published on EndUserSharePoint.com today: http://www.endusersharepoint.com/?p=1272 .  If you haven’t ever been to this site – you should!  They have a great deal of information on that site for all...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Administrator dissolves Webmaster role?

    I saw a general discussion on a SharePoint forum about SharePoint making the Webmaster role in organizations obsolete.  Below was my response.  I'm looking forward to hearing what the rest of the SharePoint community thinks.  Personally, I think the title of 'webmaster' died quite some...
  • Blog Post: More Microsoft Tag Ideas

    I keep thinking of new ideas!  See this post for my original ideas on Microsoft Tag   Here are some latest: Amber Alert Amber Alerts could have tags, so that individuals that are mobile could grab a tag to get a picture of what the missing child looks like, and a vehicle description. PowerPoint...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Tag – Include in SharePoint and more

    Microsoft recently released Microsoft Tag.   It took me a second to get my head around the concept, but immediately realized how powerful this can be. How it works: You create a tag. You put this tag on offline/online material. An individual aims a camera enabled phone at this tag. Microsoft...