FAST / SharePoint 2010 Server Gotchas

I wanted to post out a couple things that I have found recently that may cause some confusion when trying to integrate an Existing SharePoint 2010 Environment with FAST Search. If you already have an existing Search SSA you can safely remove this once you install and configure your FAST environment.   This SSA is NOT…

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DisableLoopbackCheck. Lets do it the right way

Way too much debate out in Twitterville and through other folks that are just flat out wrong. Why wrong? Well in a test lab environment I have no problem with this but folks tend to get lazy and that is where you run risks in your production environment. Now im not going lament on the…

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Create your AD Server Instance on Windows R2 Core

So as most of you know im a pretty big advocate on Virtualizing SharePoint and do a lot of talks on lab setups and such. Way back when Server Core came out I gave it a spin but found a lot of the toolsets to be lacking and frustrating. Windows Server 2008 R2 has made…

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