Workaround: SharePoint 2013 Preview prerequisite installer doesn’t install the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Native Client

If you install SharePoint 2013 Preview by running the prerequisite installer (Microsoft SharePoint Products Preparation Tool) and you see this line in the log file: Error: The tool was unable to install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 Native Client. Use these steps to work around the problem: Go to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=262370 and manually download and…


White paper: Configuring Kerberos authentication for SharePoint 2010 and SQL Server 2008 R2 products

Hello, this is Norm, IT Pro writer for business intelligence in Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products. Kerberos is often used in business intelligence solutions to establish secure access to external data sources such as Microsoft SQL Server. Last week, a new white paper was published that gives instructions to configure Kerberos authentication in a multi-server environment…


Big farm deployment? No problem

If you’re faced with doing a large SharePoint deployment, you’re probably feeling dizzy and lightheaded at the prospect of prepping, installing, and configuring SharePoint on 40 … 50 … or even more individual servers. It’s a big, complex, and repetitive job that requires a high degree of precision. Fortunately, with the right set of instructions,…


Office SharePoint Server performance testing on Hyper-V

Since we published an initial support and guidance statement for deploying Office SharePoint Server on Hyper-V (Using SharePoint Products and Technologies in a Hyper-V virtual environment), a series of tests were run to measure Office SharePoint Server performance on virtual servers.   These tests collected performance data from small and medium farm configurations deployed on:…