Configure disaster recovery across SharePoint farms by using SQL Server log shipping

The excellent guidance over on TechNet regarding DR farms using Log Shipping has been updated with additional details for SP2 and some excellent coverage of pre-requisites, fundamental planning considerations and performance. Essential reading for SharePoint administrators (even if you haven’t... [More]

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SharePoint 2007 / Project Server GUID Error
SQL Query to Search All Tables in Database At One Time

SharePoint and all those Guids... Ever get an event log error message that only revealed a GUID based field? Well, now you can search your entire database to find all instances of the GUID. This will dramatically save you time in tracing down that error! Just type in your database na... [More]

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Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.PerformancePoint.Scorecards.Server

UPDATE 11/2009: TechNet put out a new whitepaper for installing PerformancePoint Monitoring Server on a multi server farm. For some reason the link is not working now. So, I have it in folder for downloading here: Monitoring Server Deployment Guide for PerformancePoint Server 2007 Recently, I wa... [More]

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SharePoint 2007 - Server does not have any indexer propagating to it.

SharePoint 2007 - Server '<SERVERNAME>' does not have any indexer propagating to it. I ran into this problem on a farm that I inherited when starting a new job.  The former administrators were "learning on the job" when they set up the initial farm. The cause is that 1 of the servers in... [More]

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Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers

Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Servers / Windows SharePoint Services / Microsoft Project UPDATED: Infrastructure Updates are now part of SP2 We finally have the release of the Infrastructure Update for MOSS, WSS and Project! There are some big changes to the core infrastructure of the ... [More]

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SharePoint 2007 - Unlocking Longterm Checked-Out Documents

In SharePoint there are two types of document checking-out: Long term check out This is the explicit check out .  This holds a lock on the document whether you have it open for edit or not. Short term check out You get this feature implicitly.  If you open a document for editing, yo... [More]

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Clear the SharePoint Configuration Cache - PSConfig Errors

If you experience issues with WSS and MOSS timer jobs failing to complete and are receiving errors concerning psconfig, clearing the configuration cache on the farm is a possible method for resolving the issue. The config cache is where we cache configuration information (stored in the config databa... [More]

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SharePoint 2007 - You do not have permissions to open this file on Excel Services

1. In SharePoint Central Administration, go to 'Manage this farm's shared services'2. Select your shared service.3. In 'Excel Services Settings' select Edit Excel Services settings.4. Ensure that File Access method is Process Account. Click OK.5. Back in 'Excel Services Settings' select 'Trusted Fil... [More]

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Complete reference of all STSADM operations (with parameters) in MOSS 2007 SP1

stsadm -o activatefeature {-filename <relative path to Feature.xml> | -name <feature folder> | -id <feature Id>} [-url <url>] [-force] stsadm -o activateformtemplate -url <URL to the site collection> [-formid <form template ID>] [-filename <path to form tem... [More]

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SharePoint - Opening Links in a New Window

One of the questions that I get asked the most on SharePoint is how to open simple links from a link list in a new window.  Similar to javascript:window.open('url'). As you probably have found out - there is no way to do this out-of-the-box with a Links List in SharePoint. Here is an article ... [More]

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