I discovered what I thought was a strange issue with SharePoint 2010. The issue was that anonymous users were unable to post comments on a blog site. To be more specific, this blog site was part of a site collection that was provisioned as a Publishing Portal. Simply stated, the blog site is a sub-site […]

This blog is to provide a quick ramp up on SharePoint 2010’s new Shared Service Architecture. Some new concepts are introduced and this is part 1 of a 2 part series on this topic. Part 1 is for describing the components and concepts that are behind this new model. Part 2 will discuss using Shared […]

Changing service accounts is simple in SharePoint 2010. This blog briefly discusses how to set this up and what permissions are automatically provisioned behind the scenes. In the following example, I’m going to change the search service account on an existing Search Service Application to a newly created user account named Dan. It’s fairly simple […]

The steps in the most simplistic form are the following: 1. Create a forms-based\claims Web application to use an LDAP Provider using Central Admin 2. Configure the LDAP Web.Config files for the Central Administrator (web application), Security Token Service (web service), and FBA claims-based (web application). 3. Within User Policy for the newly created FBA\Claims […]

I will be moving a good portion of my blogs as well as any new ones over to our new SharePoint Escalation Services Team blog.  We think it’s a good idea to get our blogs more consolidated.  This also ensures that blog content is mostly coming from Microsoft Support Escalation Engineers and Escalation Engineer’s.  Check […]

Part 1 of this blog will describe ULS and Event log improvements and what you need to know. The new changes simplify troubleshooting and provide the Administrator more flexibility in managing different aspects of ULS logging. I will expand on this topic in Part 2 and will discuss Developer Dashboard. A special shout-out goes to […]

PowerShell has a rich set of advanced features that provide an Administrator with a multitude of options depending on what they would like to do. This nugget will take a more focused look into the many ways objects can be used. Remember, an object in this case is a variable. From Part 1 of this […]

PowerShell has been nicely integrated into SharePoint 2010 and is the eventual replacement of stsadm. Stsadm still exists with SharePoint 2010 for backward compatibility reasons but PowerShell is here to stay and will be the most widely adopted and used out of the two. PowerShell is included as a prerequisite which is automatically downloaded and […]

This is part 2 of granular backup/restore blog in which I’ll cover the Recover data from an unattached content database option in Central Administration. This is located in backup/restore section under granular backup/restore. SharePoint 2010 utilizes SQL snapshots both to create and to restore from. This blog will also cover the overall uses of snapshots since […]