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Tip 42: Viewing Detailed Windows 7 Wireless Information

Happy 802.11 day! This tip is for Windows Vista, 2008 RTM, 2008 R2 and 7. If you work on a laptop, you will have undoubtedly run into the following scenario. You try to connect to the work WiFi network, only to find that you cannot get connected, but...

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Tip 41: The Phantom of the Session 0

This tip is for Windows Vista, 7, 2008 and 2008 R2. Windows Vista introduced session 0 driver and service isolation. To understand why this is cool, see the following article; http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg463353.aspx. When a program running in session 0 displays a window an icon shows up in the taskbar...

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Changing the Game

If anyone is out there and reading this, you may have noticed the scarcity of tips lately. Expect some new content in the future as I have moved on to a new position, Premier Field Engineer. I will be focusing on Platform Performance, so expect some good stuff...

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Tip 40: IIS Application Pool Tracking

This tip pertains to all versions of SharePoint and no versions of SharePoint. It is really more of an IIS troubleshooting tip. When strange things happen to IIS application pools I am reminded of the old public service announcement, “Do you know where your children are?” Well, do...

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Clarity on Microsoft Security Advisory 2416728 and WSS 3.0 / MOSS 2007

UPDATE 8:39P 9/21/2010 – Looks like the SharePoint Team blog post has been updated with new information. While you could do the steps below for WSS 3.0/MOSS 2007, they are not needed. Only SharePoint 2010 and WSS 2.0 are affected. There have been some questions on whether or...

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Tip 39: Set Visual Upgrade Back to Previous Version Part Deux

This tip is for SharePoint Foundation 2010, SharePoint Server 2010 and Search Server 2010 Express. So you have your heart set on the WSS 3.0/MOSS 2007 look; I know, how could you not just looooove it? But have just installed a fresh new SharePoint 2010 farm. Or, you...

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Tip 38: SharePoint 2010 Enable Visual Upgrade on Sites with PowerShell

This tip is for SharePoint Foundation 2010, SharePoint Server 2010 and Search Server 2010 Express. When upgrading to SharePoint 2010 from WSS 3.0, MOSS 2007 or Search Search 2008 there are some choices on whether or not the administrator wants to upgrade sites to the new SharePoint 2010...

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Tip 37: Dedicated Crawl Servers in SharePoint 2010

This tip is for SharePoint Server 2010 and Search Server 2010 Express. In the olden days MOSS 2007 😉 you could set a dedicated web front end for crawling which is used to reduce the stress of crawling from other web front end servers that users use to...

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Tip 36: SharePoint Search Server Name Mappings

This tip is for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Search Server 2008, SharePoint Server 2010 and Search Server 2010 Express. Need to return search results with a different URL than the URL that was crawled by SharePoint? You can do this using a Server Name Mapping in the...

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New SharePoint Foundation 2010 Update Out – KB2032588

If your SharePoint 2010 servers are running Automatic Updates you may see a new SharePoint Foundation 2010 update listed. Update 2032588 was released yesterday, July 13, 2010. For more information on what this update contains see the following KB; http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2032588. There is one thing to add to the KB...