Archive for May 31st, 2010

Does SharePoint 2010 Mess With My Active Directory?

May 31 2010 21 comments

Before the launch SharePoint 2010 was advertised to come with “AD or LDAP writeback” capabilities. SP2010 ships with the the profile synchronization engine from ForeFront Identity Manager (FIM). This is a huge step from the simple profile import functionality of MOSS.

When hearing this, every IT administrator gasps. Will SP2010 mess with my Active Directory?  Suspicions arise when SharePoint guys come to…

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Disconnecting a SharePoint Server from a Farm When the Config Database Is Missing

May 31 2010 4 comments

[edit: I forgot to save after updating the post with the relevant registry path. Apologies.]

Last weekend I was tasked with installing a cumulative update on two SharePoint servers and then joining them to two different farms. Pretty basic stuff, except for one thing: the servers were configured to be connected to two older farms, but the old farms were…

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