Category: SharePoint

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Tip 32: Are My Servers Offloading?

This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 2.0, SharePoint Portal Server 2003, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 when running on Windows 2003 SP1 w/Scalable Networking Pack and versions of Windows since 2003 SP2. There can be a...

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Tip 31: The 411 on 401s

This tip pertains to all versions of SharePoint and no versions of SharePoint. Again, it is really more of an IIS troubleshooting tip. Since you have gone through Tip 30 and enabled all of the extended logging options in IIS you will not doubt have access to the...

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Tip 30: Better Logs = Better Troubleshooting

This tip pertains to all versions of SharePoint and no versions of SharePoint. It is really more of an IIS troubleshooting tip. But we’ll let it slide for today. 🙂 The extended logging options in IIS can help in troubleshooting issues in SharePoint. HTTP status code logging can...

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Tip 29: X-Header Marks the Spot

This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and may apply to SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. Although it is a good practice to manage the RFC 2822 header fields, or X-Headers in your email system, SharePoint does use some X-Headers...

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Tip 28: Keep Slim and Trim

This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 2.0, SharePoint Portal Server 2003, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. To reduce update surface and reduce conflicts, it is always a good idea to only load the specific versions of...

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Tip 27: Workflow Overflow

This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and may apply to SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. There is a hidden list in SharePoint called Workflow History. This list is hidden from the “View All Site Content” and the “Manage Content...

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Tip 26: Separation of Authentication

This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and may apply to SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. Take the following example. You have a SharePoint web application with both NTLM and anonymous authentication enabled. You leave the default permissions on the...

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Tip 25: Check Up On Your Web Services

This tip is for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Just like a teenager, the Office Server Web Services need checking on from time to time as they both tend to get into trouble when left to their own devices. So what are the Office Server Web Services? When...

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Tip 24: Save Typing For The Typists

This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 2.0/3.0, SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. As a SharePoint administrator there will be many times that you will find youself running the SharePoint command line administration tool Stsadm.exe and...