Change Password for Service account in SharePoint

Recently had a customer ask me about how to do this so wrote this little article and thought I would share it with you. SharePoint 2007 There will be two times when you want to reset passwords in MOSS. In a planned fashion possibly due to Domain policy requirements you change the password. When you…

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Error exporting picture from UPA to Active Directory

While trying to export the picture from SharePoint My Sites to the Active Directory attribute ThumbnailPhoto my customer was getting the following error Error 8311 in Application logs which contained data like the following An operation failed because the following certificate has validation errors:\n\nSubject Name: CN=mysite.domain.com, OU=App, O=domain.com\nIssuer Name: CN=Company Sub Root CA, OU=App, O=cigna.com\nThumbprint:…

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Thoughts on Web Analytics in SharePoint 2010 – Part 2

So continuing down the road of Web Analytics see my Previous post Thought on Web Analytics in SharePoint 2010 – Part 1 The next question my customer asked was about architecture so I have gathered some information here.  We do have some great guidelines around the Web Analytics Databases and SharePoint (See the end for…

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Thoughts on Web Analytics in SharePoint 2010 – Part 1

Web Analytics data collection is actually driven by the Usage and Health service, and then it mines the data to help administrators improve their Sites and Search. To collect data the Usage and Health Service, aggregates the info thru Usage definitions which you can see  in Central Admin. Sandboxed Requests Content Import Usage WorkFlow Clickthrough…

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Presence Awareness in SharePoint

Hello All, In case you don’t realize the way this works is a web part or page that contains the Presence Indicator, calls an Active X controls that calls the ‘name.dll’ on the users local PC which makes a call to the Lync/OCS API Insure the client machine has the following They are using IE…

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SharePoint Tidbit – SharePoint 2013 Device Channels

Hello All, As promised I’m doing a series of SharePoint Tidbits on things I have learned about SharePoint 2013 during my classes.  And the first I thought I would discuss was device channels. Device Channels is a feature under Web Content Management, and this feature is to improve the way we deal with pages.  In…

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