Database layer in SP 2010

      Configuration Database The configuration database handles all administration of the deployment, directing requests to the appropriate database, and managing load-balancing for the back-end databases. When a front-end Web server receives a request for a page in a particular site, it checks the configuration database to determine which content database holds the site’s data….

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SharePoint 2010 is now mirroring-aware

  SharePoint 2010 has built in support for database mirrors, and allows you to define a failover SQL server for any databases you have mirrored. You can mirror one database, you can mirror several, it's all up to you. You can do this with content databases or service application databases. To take advantage of this…


New Databases in SharePoint 2010

  New Databases SharePoint Shared Services became deprecated in SharePoint 2010, and instead we have new Services architecture, where all services are independent from each other. Such architecture affected the way information and configuration are stored and each services has it’s own database. Previously, with SharePoint 2007 we had at least 6 databases for each…

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How to Setup Mail Enabled Document Libraries in SharePoint 2010

  E-mail is an integral part of any SharePoint installation as it is the backbone of communication with in a SharePoint farm and its users. Needless to say, it becomes imperative for any SharePoint administrator to know the basics of configuring the SharePoint environments to send and receive emails.   Dave Coleman (Microsoft MVP) has an…


Inside a SharePoint Content DB

  Below are some of the basic tables within a content database and a very high level diagram on some of the relationships between them.    Features Table that holds information about all the activated features for each site collection or site. Sites Table that holds information about all the site collections for this content…


Setting up load balancing on a SharePoint farm running on Windows Server 2008

     Install Network Load Balancing Feature on each Web Front End   On each front end in the farm, within Server Manager, add the NLB feature:                    Click Install and wait a bit        Add a New Cluster   Through the start menu, Administrator Tools, click Network Load Balancing Manager:…


Fantastic 40 Application Templates for SharePoint (WSS & MOSS)

  What are Application templates Application templates are out-of-the-box custom scenarios which are developed to address the needs and requirements of specific business processes or sets of tasks as in they can be used to create a dedicated site or workspace for a particular business process or task. Application templates in WSS and MOSS are…


SharePoint 2010 >> Taxonomy Picker.ascx Failed Error

  On SharePoint 2010 you will run into the following error : Log Name        :  Application Source             :  Microsoft-SharePoint Products-SharePoint Foundation Date                :  9/27/2010 Event ID          :  7043 Task Category  :  Web Controls Level                :  Error Keywords         : User                 :  MSS\SPFARM Computer         :  MOSSSERVER Description       :  Load control template file /_controltemplates/TaxonomyPicker.ascx failed: Could not load…