Russ Maxwell

This is a short blog which briefly discusses Shared Service Architecture in a multi farm environment.   I will discuss some core components and describe how these components work together.  I will not go into exact setup steps due to the fact TechNet has a great run through here:   Exchanging Certs: Publishing a Service […]

Several things have changed in SharePoint 2010 Query.   Query infrastructure is also componentized so now you only provision what you need.   This blog will go through will define the query components, how they work together, and how to provision them.  Special shout-out goes to Jon Waite for his valuable technical input\review… Query Basics Just like […]

Several things have changed in 2010 SharePoint search.   Search is now componentized so now you only provision what you need.   This blog series will go through what these components are, how they work together, and how to provision them.  The first blog we will focus on scaling Crawl.  The next blog will be Query and […]

Part 2 – Configuring Hosting​ Configuring hosting requires powershell so the steps are all based off of using it.  The following steps take you through the process of setting up Multi-Tenant Hosting.   Before starting, create two site collections that reside within the same web application.   1. Create a subscription and assign sites to it: $sub […]

Hosting 101 Part 1 ​Before providing the steps of setting up hosting, it’s important to understand the main concepts behind O14 hosting. SharePoint 2010 has a rich set of hosting features which triumph over the previous version in many ways.  It’s now simple to setup hosting on the site collection level.  For Example: Tenant “customer […]

I recently had a customer that was using custom code against the OM in order to pull list items via the Lists.GetListItems() method. When attempting to run this method it was returning the following exception: Microsoft.SharePoint.SoapServer.SoapServerException, No InnerExpection System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHttpClientProtocol.ReadResponse(SoapClientMessage message, WebResponse response, Stream responseStream, Boolean asyncCall) System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHttpClientProtocol.Invoke(String methodName, Object[] parameters) customApp.Lists.Lists.GetListItems(String listName, String viewName, XmlNode […]

This blog is intended to quickly ramp up the reader on requirements and steps to successfully provision a user profile synchronization service. User Profile Service Application setup has been one of the most problematic issues for customers so I hope this will clear up some misconceptions.  I’ll cover some basics including components involved and improvements […]

If you’re not sure what security only crawl is, please see some of my earlier post on this subject. It’s much easier to troubleshoot security only crawls now that we have included Security Updates category within the crawl log in SharePoint 2010! For example, now I can easily spot the incremental crawl at 11:03 AM […]

I recently had a couple of questions around the (oob) profile picture property and thought it would be good to share a couple of things I discovered with it. As you may already know, a User Profile Service Application contains a manage user properties page in which you can map properties to/from Active Directory or […]