Renaming Content Databases

I received an inquiry this morning on what procedural steps are required to rename a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 content database and decided to make the information more broadly available. Step 1 Detach Content Database Detach the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 content database from its associated Web application in either Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or…

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Microsoft IT Site Delete Capture LE Version 1.0 Released

Microsoft IT Site Delete Capture LE version 1.0 has been released. Microsoft Site Delete Capture LE version 1.0 is an Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 solution package that when deployed to a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 server farm enables administrators to create a snapshot of site collections and Webs when…

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Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Data Protection and Recovery Whitepaper

The Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Data Protection and Recovery Whitepaper has been updated to include guidance for all sizes of enterprises, additional information on recovery environments, and updated guidance on managing the recovery of the Configuration Database.  Read more…

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One of the most common configuration inconsistencies I find in SharePoint farms is the Web application path, in most scenarios the Web applications are provisioned under the default root path of C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories.  This is usually the result of oversight during the provisioning process.  Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 provides a configuration field (see screenshot) that allows…

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Watch SharePoint Grow!

I visited http://www.carbongrove.com on the commute home this evening and planted SharePoint.  Watch SharePoint grow at http://www.carbongrove.com/Trees/243029#g=0 or plant your own! In partnership with a world leader in planting trees for environmental restoration, Windows Internet Explorer will sponsor the planting of up to 250,000 real trees in deforested regions around the globe. Users simply need…

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Planning a 100,000+ My Site personal site deployment? Notes…

This topic has frequented my Inbox over the past months, planning a My Site personal site deployment for 100,000+ users.  In this post we’ll examine the issues and potential solutions. First it is important to understand that while a My Site personal site is a site collection in basic form, it’s instantiation via a browser…

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We’re Hiring!

Do you want to help shape Microsoft’s Software + Services offerings?  If so, here’s your opportunity to jump into the fast growing area of Enterprise Information Worker solutions working on SharePoint Online.  As a Program Manager on our team you’ll be: Helping to shape the future of SharePoint Online as a platform that our customers…

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Absence

Keeping this blog up to date over the previous month and half has been challenging due to commitments and travel; however, I’m back in the office 😉 and will resume posting regularly again.  Please keep your comments and questions coming in the interim.  – Bill

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Announcing the SharePoint Administration Toolkit

The Microsoft SharePoint Administration Toolkit contains functionality to help administrateer (good catch A Mondale) and manage Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services version 3.0. This toolkit contains two new functions – the ability to perform bulk operations on site collections and a Stsadm operation to update alert emails after a Web application has…

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Tip of the Day, April 25, 2008

Tip of the day:  Deleting orphaned Timer Jobs Open SharePoint Central 3.0 Central Administration and click Operations. Select Timer job definitions under Global Configuration. Select the orphaned Timer Job from the list of Timer Jobs. Locate the Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) for the Timer Job in the browser address bar. Copy the GUID to the…

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