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 you know what your application pools are…

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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 not WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 are…

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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 have visual upgraded your sites after an…

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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 look and feel. If the sites are…

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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 browse. This setting is for the entire…

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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 search settings of SharePoint. One caveat is…

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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 though; the files list looks to be…

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Tip 35: Run Every Timer Job Now!

This tip is for SharePoint Foundation 2010, SharePoint Server 2010 and Search Server 2010 Express. Are you sick of waiting for a timer job to run? Don’t want to use the “Run Now” button in the timer job definitions properties page in Central Administration->Monitoring->Review Job Definitions? Or do not know which exact timer job needs…

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Tip 34: Adding a SharePoint 2010 Search Suggestion

This tip is for SharePoint Server 2010, Search Server 2010 and Search Server 2010 Express. SharePoint Server 2010 and Search Server 2010 Express include a new feature for search called Search Suggestions. Search suggestions are listing below the search box that suggests search terms while you are typing your search query. They have been around…

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Installing SharePoint 2010 RTM Over Previous Versions

Before even writing on how this can be done I have to state that I would not recommend this be done on a production system. Previous versions of any software is going to leave traces of itself even after an uninstall so, while everything may seem to be working fine at the time, issues may…

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