Understanding PRESCAN.EXE in MOSS 2007

Prior to upgrading to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007/Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 one of the prerequisites some of you may have already noticed is running PRESCAN.EXE from the installation directory.  This post will hopefully provide some insight into PRESCAN.EXE as well as best practices on when it should be run. PRESCAN.EXE has two primary purposes: It parses and saves…

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Improve the Overall Full-Text Search Queries for Large Database Tables

This post is a continuation on previous SharePoint Portal Server 2003 performace recommendations and details basic steps to improve the overall full-text search queries for large database tables.  The steps detailed are most applicable to enterprise deployments and/or large databases with a large number of unique full-text index words.  The steps detailed below should be applied to each…

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SPS Gathering Manager Recommendations

I recently came across an issue with a customer that uses large files in WSS, notably, .CAD files; as a result these files were either – one, not indexed or two, indexing did not gather the required information from the file to provide useful search criteria.  To remidy the issue MaxDownloadSize was increased to 64MB…

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Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview

Try IE7 – http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie7/default.mspx – dynamic security protection, tabbed browsing, streamlined user interface, printing advances, instant RSS feeds, toolbar search box and more…

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Recommendations to Improve Crawl Performance Post SPS Service Pack 2

SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 2, by default, will disable some features previously distributed in service pack 1; this article will key in on feaures specific to search and indexing recommendations to improve crawl performance post-service pack 2 and correct features disabled in service pack 2. Prevent the indexer from enumerating local groups on…

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What happens when a users profile is deleted in SPS.

Typically there is no real impact in the event a user profile is removed from the SharePoint profiles database; the profile will be restored during a full or incremental import. Though the statement is true for the most part when only considering Windows SharePoint Services sites, the behavior varies considerable when including My Site sites…

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Renaming a Resource Forest on SharePoint Servers

* I haven’t revisted this post in awhile and thought I would include some additional information on the topic; in response to dkbobe’s questions surrounding updating the user information; you can use the SPUserUtility to update the tp_Login column to reflect the new domain – more information on this tool can be found at Keith…

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Web Services, XSL and Windows SharePoint Services Content Management *UPDATED

I recently posted an article detailing how the Content Editor Web Part can be leveraged to display a menu based on the SELECT element, using hypertext markup and javascript to render hyperlinks in a manner that maximizes Windows SharePoint Services real-estate and promotes a positive user experience. Several requests and questions I received as a…

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