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Hello! Russ Maxwell here and I’d like to provide a glimpse into SharePoint 2010 granular backup/restore. Several things have changed and have been improved in this area. This article is specifically themed around granular backup\restore and what you need to know. Key Concepts: Granular Backup: Granular backup has been placed into its own section within […]

How to automate prerequisite install without an internet connection I want to cover a few things about the prerequisite installer that everyone should know about.  First, all but one prerequisite component is installed locally.  The rest of them are downloaded from the web during setup.  This is great for servers with an internet connection but […]

NOTE:  This has been updated as of 2/2/2010!   This has only been tested against SharePoint 2010 “without Fast integrated”.  Thanks to Jon Waite for cleaning up some of these steps. It might be necessary at some point to use PowerShell to provision search service applications.  For Example, setting up a search service application for hosted […]

Configure Kerberos Authentication in SharePoint 2010  When configuring Kerberos with SharePoint 2010 you will be using IIS 7.0. Integrated windows authentication is now handled in kernel mode and enabled by default.  This technically was primarily for ease of use and performance boosts since auth is no longer happening in user mode.  The problem is that Kernel mode authentication […]

I’m checking in as it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything.  I’m currently a beta rotational engineer supporting SharePoint 2010.  I’ve been so wrapped up in supporting the new product in it’s early stages that I haven’t had a lot of time to post on 2007.  I’ll be providing an ample amount of blog post […]

This is part 2 of troubleshooting SharePoint performance problems.  In order to properly diagnose and troubleshoot SharePoint performance problems, Microsoft CSS support often depends on a performance monitor (perfmon) log during problem period.  In addition, we might request a baseline perfmon of healthy behavior.                          In […]

What is Security Only Crawl? Before troubleshooting Security Only Crawl’s, let’s start out with what is a security only crawl?  Security Only crawl’s take place when users are added/removed from Sharepoint groups and/or explicitly added/removed from a list.  When incremental crawl starts, these security changes, “Updated ACL’s”, must be pushed down to all affected items within the […]

Sharepoint Performance Blog Series Part 1 Where do I start with this performance issue?  HELP! I’m going to write up several blogs in a Sharepoint Performance series to provide our customers with some insight on how to approach and troubleshoot these challenging issues.  This first one will pertain to what data Microsoft is looking for […]

Greetings! My name is Russ Maxwell and I’m a Support Escalation Engineer at Microsoft supporting SharePoint.  I officially started in SharePoint sometime in November 2007.  I’ve been with Microsoft going on four years now and will continue immersing myself in this product and blogging on random SharePoint topics that I feel will benefit anyone outside MSFT.  My posts will […]