My List of SharePoint troubleshooting tools

Netmon or your favorite Network Sniffer SharePoint is a website, and there is lots of communication that goes across the network between Client, App Servers, Web Servers, Active Directory, DNS, and SQL.  I would recommend this is installed on all servers and be prepared to run it in multiple locations at once.  You can download…

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SharePoint Tidbit – New ULSViewer released by Microsoft

Hello All,   Microsoft has released a new version of ULSViewer to help you with all your troubleshooting needs. The new download has all the same features as the old version with some new features.  The new feature that I like the best is the ability to monitor the ULS logs of all your SharePoint…

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Exposing SharePoint to the Internet

Hey Guys, This is a very high level view of how to expose SharePoint to the internet. Methods:       Place all of SharePoint or SharePoint WFE in DMZ.       Allow traffic thru DMZ passing into internal network (Using router or Load balancer).       Place TMG or similar product in DMZ. Pro's and Con's: 1. Place…

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SharePoint Tidbit – Creating custom Templates in PAL

Hello All,   In continuing with the last tidbit I wrote I want to bring your attention to another article written by Jeff (Former PFE).   http://www.windowsperf.com/blog/2014/6/29/how-to-create-custom-templates-in-pal-aka-how-does-this-thing-work-anyway   In this article he goes thru how the templates work together (There is inheritance so that a SharePoint Admin doesn’t need to be concerned with OS counters…

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SharePoint Tidbit – Using PAL to help collect Performance data

Hello All, If you do not realize yet I love PAL, I think it is a fantastic tool that really helps the individual to collect and analyze performance data.  PAL is created by fellow PFE Clint Huffman and has been around for several years you can download it from http://pal.codeplex.com. It will help with collecting…

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SharePoint Tidbits – SharePoint 2013 Distributed Cache Service

Hello All, Today I did some work with one of my customers around the distributed cache, and just wanted to discuss it with you a bit.  First the service is a local service and not a service application, so when you do anything to it you are affecting the single server. Second servers are combined…

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What can I do about the deadlocks?

Hello All, Since I seem to be discussing this all the time, I thought I would put it in writing for everybody.  When dealing with SharePoint and Deadlocks there is little we can do to directly change the behavior since we are very limited in what can be done to the databases, the Product Group does work to eliminate…

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