Install and Download SharePoint 2013 prerequisites offline (manually)

  This article applies in a situation when you don’t have internet access in your SharePoint server , I have placed all the direct download links for the installers you might need. This article assumes you are having a new fresh installation of windows server 2008 R2 SP1 If you tried to run the installer…

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Understand FAST Search Logical Architecture for SharePoint 2010

  Architecture In this port , I’m going to talk about the FAST Search components and how they are interacting with each other , I recommend to read this article before start deploying FAST search as it should give a good guidance and understanding for your deployment plan:    FAST Content Search Service Application (SSA):…

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Upgrading from SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to SharePoint 2010 Part 2

In the first post we have covered the planning steps and upgrade options you need to consider for your upgrade process , in this post we will perform step by step upgrade from SharePoint portal server 2003 to SharePoint 2010 Upgrade Toolkit for Windows SharePoint Services from 2003 to 2007 Before starting the upgrade from…

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Upgrading from SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to SharePoint 2010 Part 1

In this post I will go through upgrading SharePoint sites from SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to SharePoint 2010 , I will include directions to use the most relevant upgrade approach, as start Upgrade from SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to SharePoint 2010 is really challenging as there is no direct path to upgrade from SPS 2003…

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Useful References – DPM 2010 for SharePoint

 As I was recently working on DPM 2010 for SharePoint I complied a list of references that can be used as a quick ramp-up for this product. Hope you will find it useful.   DPM 2010 for SharePoint References   DPM 2010 for SharePoint Storage Calculator     DPM 2010 System Requirements     Planning for…

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Downsizing HMC Environment to Prepare for Exchange 2010 SP2 Hosted Solution – Part3

As most of Hosted Messaging and Collaboration (HMC) companies start planning to migrate to Exchange 2010 SP2 hosted environment due to the change in strategy that was announced about the future of /hosting mode here, so most HMC customer have to move directly to Exchange 2010 SP2 in hosted mode as discussed here, and one…

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WCF Data Services 5.0 – Setup Failed (SharePoint 2013 Prerequisites)

When trying to install WCF Data Services 5.0 prior to installing SharePoint 2013 setup failed with the error: “0x800b010a – a certificate chain could not be built to a trusted root authority”. My test server is in a disconnected environment. I looked up the error message and the resolution was available in the KB Article…

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Downsizing HMC Environment to Prepare for Exchange 2010 SP2 Hosted Solution – Part2

As most of Hosted Messaging and Collaboration (HMC) companies start planning to migrate to Exchange 2010 SP2 hosted environment due to the change in strategy that was announced about the future of /hosting mode here, so most HMC customer have to move directly to Exchange 2010 SP2 in hosted mode as discussed here, and one…

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Downsizing HMC Environment to Prepare for Exchange 2010 SP2 Hosted Solution – Part1

 As most of Hosted Messaging and Collaboration (HMC) companies start planning to migrate to Exchange 2010 SP2 hosted environment due to the change in strategy that was announced about the future of /hosting mode here, so most HMC customer have to move directly to Exchange 2010 SP2 in hosted mode as discussed here, and one…

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Renaming SharePoint 2010 Search Service Database Name

 In this post I’m planning to walkthrough the practice of changing the SharePoint 2010 Search Service Database names as you might need it in the following scenarios: Replacing the Search Service Application Databases Names that Includes GUID’s to a friendlier name. The Database Admin in the Organization is planning to change the naming convention of…

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