Create a Site Collection Administrator with stsadm

Taking over administration for SharePoint after a previous administrator was ‘let go’ always has little gotchas that pop up. One of those can be needing to create a new site collection administrator.  If you can’t get access to the site, you can use stsadm to create a site collection administrator. stsadm -o adduser -url URLOFSITECOLLECTION…

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SharePoint Comic SPSRichmond

I had put this comic together for team hosting SharePoint Saturday Richmond, and thought I would post it up here as well.  If you need one for your event, feel free to reach out and I can put one together for you.   Join SharePoint architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft Office…


SharePoint Comic – SPC09

This is the comic that I wore on my t-shirt today at the SharePoint Conference in Nevada (ok ok… Vegas)


Sharing The Point is now SharePoint Comic

Dear 7 readers, What an exciting week!  SharePoint 2010 NDA has been lifted with the 2009 SharePoint Conference in full swing, and I’m releasing my new blog (I was going to have a poll on which was a bigger moment, but it seemed pointless, I’m obviously more important than 2010 info) I have been very…


Windows Virtual PC – Shutdown XP Mode

Windows XP mode by default will not shutdown, but only Hibernate when you close it.  All fine and dandy, but what if you have a situation where you need it to shut down.  Close, Log Off… where is shutdown? With the machine still on, you need to click on Ctrl+Alt+Del on the Virtual PC bar,…


ShareComic – Chuck Norris and SharePoint

Chuck Norris never starts an Approval workflow in SharePoint.  Chuck doesn’t need approval. Chuck Norris’s favorite SharePoint site theme is Cardinal.  Chuck enjoys the color Red. Chuck Norris can modify SharePoint’s application.master in a supportable manner. Chuck Norris doesn’t have a SharePoint Disaster Recovery Plan.  He doesn’t recover data, only hostages. Chuck Norris can upgrade…

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Quiesce The SharePoint Server

Qui-what?  According to Wikipedia, Quiesce is used to describe pausing or altering the state of running processes on a computer particularly those that might modify information stored on disk during a backup in order to guarantee a consistent and usable backup. In SharePoint, quiesce allows you to reduce the number of users that are connected…

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Removing SharePoint from a Domain Controller

Never, never, never, ever, never ever… install SharePoint on a Domain Controller in a production environment.  On a development environment (like a virtual single server), sure I can live with that (and do it myself).  But installing SharePoint on a DC in a production environment is asking for many troubles down the road. If you…