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Tip 11: Troubleshooting SharePoint Events Log Entries with EventTriggers.exe

This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 2.0/3.0, SharePoint Portal Server 2003, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, SharePoint Foundation 2010, SharePoint Server 2010 and really any Windows computer, XP and up which is writing an Event Log entry that needs investigation. If you have ever had to troubleshoot...

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Tip 10: Recycling is good for SharePoint’s Environment Too

This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and may apply to SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. Did you know that there are 2 recycle bins in SharePoint? One bin that can be used by site users to recover items...

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Tip 9: Adding Accounts to a Site

This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 2.0/3.0, SharePoint Portal Server 2003, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. The reason I didn’t say in the title of this post “Adding Users to a Site” is that the best practice is not to...

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Tip 8: What Is a Configuration Cache and Why Do I Care About It?

This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and may apply to SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. Many times when troubleshooting an issue with Microsoft the engineer will have a customer “Clear the Config Cache”, so what does this mean...

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Tip 7: Set Diagnostic Logging Back to Defaults

This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and may apply to SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. One great way to troubleshoot any SharePoint issue is to set the SharePoint diagnostics logging to “Verbose” for the category which fits with...

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Tip 6: Browsing to a Document Library

This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and may apply to SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. Did you know you can browse to documents in a SharePoint document library without going to the web site? To open a document...

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Tip 5: Use a SQL Connection Alias

This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 2.0/3.0, SharePoint Portal Server 2003, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. This tip can save some headaches when making changes to your SQL configuration for SharePoint. Take some time before running the SharePoint products and...

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Tip 4: No Mouse, No Problem

This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 2.0/3.0, SharePoint Portal Server 2003, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and may apply to SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. Okay, enough of the upgrade tips. Today we’ll take a break and do a small tip on navigating a SharePoint...

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Tip 3: Better Upgrade Troubleshooting

This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and may apply to SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. When the SharePoint Technologies Configuration Wizard does not finish successfully, the wizard will direct you to look at the following file, C:Program FilesCommon...

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Tip 2: Updating Big Content Farms

This tip is for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and may apply to SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010. If your SharePoint farm has a large amount of content then detaching the content databases from the web applications before running the SharePoint...