Potential Issues After Installing SharePoint Foundation 2010 Security Update

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff and Justin Crosby from Commercial Technical Support] Issue Description and Symptoms: Last Tuesday (9/13/2011), KB2494001 “MS11-074: Description of the security update for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010: September 13, 2011” was released to Microsoft Update. By default, the update will be automatically approved for installation on SBS… Read more

Another Reason Why Browsing CompanyWeb May Fail with HTTP Error 503 on SBS 2011 Standard

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby and Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support] We have found a second, somewhat less common, issue that can cause the error described previously in “HTTP Error 503 Accessing Company Web on SBS 2011 Standard”. You may experience this problem if you opted in to join the… Read more

Two Commands You Should Always Run First When Troubleshooting CompanyWeb

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby from Commercial Technical Support] Today’s post is going to cover two commands you should always run when troubleshooting CompanyWeb (SharePoint) on SBS 2011 Standard. These two commands take less than a minute to run and will catch two of our most common CompanyWeb issues. The commands… Read more

HTTP Error 503 Accessing Company Web on SBS 2011 Standard

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby and Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support] If your SharePoint service account passwords ever become out-of-sync, you will have issues trying to access http://companyweb. The most common error you will see is “HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable.” While this is the most common symptom,… Read more

Potential issues after installing SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP1

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Fang Xie, Guang Hu and Ning Kuang from Sustained Engineering and Christopher Puckett, John Bay and Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support] Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) was recently released through Microsoft Update. On a default installation, Windows SBS 2011 Standard administrators should be able… Read more

An Administrators Quick Look at SharePoint for SBS 2011 Standard

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan, Gagan Mehra, and Sabir Chandwale from Commercial Technical Support] SharePoint Services have been an integral part of Small Business product line since SBS 2003. It serves as a secure web based collaboration platform that is easy to deploy, maintain, and protect. Among the standard features that… Read more

You Must Manually Run PSCONFIG after Installing SharePoint 2010 Patches

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of John Bay from Commercial Technical Support] Patching SharePoint is a two-step process. The updated binaries are first installed and then psconfig must be run to update the SharePoint databases. SBS 2008 uses Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and updates automatically run PSconfig when installed via Automatic Updates or Windows… Read more

How to Configure Email Routing to SharePoint in SBS 2011 Standard

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan and Justin Crosby from Commercial Technical Support] Some of you who have worked with SBS 2011 so far may have noticed a change in how archived email for security groups is handled; for details see our previous post. SharePoint document libraries are no longer used for… Read more

How to Migrate Companyweb to a SQL 2008 R2 Standard Instance on SBS 2011 – Part 3: Migrating the Content Database

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan from Commercial Technical Support] This post is an extension of Part Two of this series, where we are discussing how to migrate Companyweb with a larger content database to a SQL 2008 R2 Standard instance. In the last post we covered the configuration of the SQL… Read more

How to Migrate Companyweb to a SQL 2008 R2 Standard Instance on SBS 2011 – Part 2: Premium Second Server

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Shawn Sullivan from Commercial Technical Support] In Part One of this series we discussed how to upgrade the preinstalled instance of Sharepoint on the SBS 2011 server to SQL 2008 R2 Standard in order to migrate a larger content database. This particular post is targeted to those who… Read more