Tagged: Tip of the Day

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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...

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SharePoint Tip of the Day on Break

SharePoint Tip of the Day will be back Monday January 4, 2010. Some good tips on the way, so be on the lookout next year. Happy Holidays!

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Tip 23: Use SharePoint to Research SharePoint

Warning, this may create a space-time paradox, but the risk is worth it because of the payoff! Also, this tip pertains to all versions of SharePoint and no versions of SharePoint. I recently seen that the WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 Technical Libraries were updated and available in...

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Tip 22: Be Secure in Your SharePoint

This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. It happens, server configurations change. If the default file or registry locations for SharePoint change permissions issues can occur on the farm. Luckily there is an easy way to set them back to defaults....

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Tip 21: Don't Read That SharePoint ULS Log

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. A very good tool to use when troubleshooting SharePoint are the Unified Logging Service (ULS) logs located at %ProgramFiles%Common FilesMicrosoft SharedWeb Server Extensions<VERSION>LOGS and...

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Tip 20: “Papers Please!”, or SharePoint Extranet Authentication

This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Did you know that you have many options available for account storage and authentication in extranet scenarios in SharePoint by using Forms Based Authentication? Here is a list of just some of the different...

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Tip 19: Keep Track of That Application Pool

This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 2.0/3.0, SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and may apply to SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010; when running on IIS 6.0 or IIS 7.0/7.5 with the IIS 6 Management Compatibility role services installed. Knowing when...

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Tip 18: Trust in Thy SharePoint

This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 2.0/3.0, SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and may apply to SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. When entering an account to a securable SharePoint object, the “Check Names” function is very helpful in being able...