Archive for the “Configuration and Administration” Category

Customizing PowerShell to be a Read-Eval-Print-Loop for SharePoint

May 12 2010 3 comments

In my previous post I briefly ventured into the world of on-the-fly SharePoint administration using PowerShell. Today, I want to take that idea a step further.

The first thing that popped into my mind when considering using PowerShell was the fact that doing anything interesting with the…

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Common Web Analytics Enhancements to SharePoint 2007

May 10 2010 10 comments

SharePoint 2007 out of the box usage reporting tools have been insufficient for many clients and many have chosen to purchase additional tools or build custom reports. This article introduces the most common enhancements that our clients in Finland have used.

Google Analytics and Snoobi are the most popular 3rd party tools in Finland

Most common enhancement we have seen…

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Inspecting and Modifying Live SharePoint Instance with PowerShell

May 10 2010 One comment

Continuing my quest to explore how PowerShell can help SharePoint developers and administrators, this time I’ll take a look at a fairly uncommon scenario: inspecting and modifying a live SharePoint instance.

The case I was working on involved a known problematic scenario: a subweb converted into a site collection. The site collection was one where the users could…

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Scripting STSADM with PowerShell

April 28 2010 32 comments

Recently I found myself in a phase of development, where I would try out some modifications to content types, notice that they weren’t what I wanted, and then re-do the entire web application from scratch to make sure my next modifications would be picked up by SharePoint. As you can probably imagine, doing that via the administrative interface got old quickly, so I decided I’d do my best to automate the process.

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Federated Search & External Web Sites

March 22 2010 9 comments

MOSS has a great search functionality, especially for indexing SharePoint content. But when it comes to indexing organization’s external web sites, some problems may arise. The crawling and ranking mechanisms are tuned for indexing structured intranal content and do not always perform optimically with external web site content.

Indexing organization’s external web sites creates also problems in presenting the content….

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Draft Item Security & Search Results Security Trimming

March 17 2010 11 comments

The content access account of MOSS search should have a read-only access to content. In some cases that is not enough – there is a list level setting to limit the visibility of draft versions of list items to only the ones with edit permissions. This means that the content access account cannot index the draft versions. So…

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