Archive for the “Configuration and Administration” Category

SQL Server – What Every SharePoint Administrator Should Know – Part 1

March 15 2010 15 comments

During the time I have been working with SharePoint, I have noticed that there are quite a lot of admins that don’t know much about one of the most important part of any SharePoint-farm – the database.

My purpose is to clarify some of the very basics of SQL Server running in SharePoint-farms. These writings will cover subjects such as defining…

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Remote BLOB Storage Does Not Save Your SharePoint

March 3 2010 21 comments

SharePoint stores all portal content in content databases. This means that large documents and other binary large objects (BLOBs) quickly push the databases towards the recommended 100GB maximum size limit. Item versioning settings make this even worse, as every minor or major version creates a new binary copy of the document into the database.

A brand new feature of SharePoint…

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Upgrade Path from SharePoint 2010 Beta/RC to RTM is Blocked

February 17 2010 15 comments

In the installation notice of SharePoint 2010 public beta, it was mentioned that:

“This beta is not supported and you CANNOT upgrade the installation to RTM when it’s released.”

It was later clarified in more detail in a TechNet blog article by Steve Chen. The upgrade paths and the content database attach methods from pre-RTM to RTM will be prevented by technical means. Apparently Microsoft…

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MOSS Installation Pitfalls

January 31 2010 One comment

The Office SharePoint Server 2007 administrators now have three years of experience in installing MOSS in various environments. I thought to gather here all the common errors faced in MOSS installation process. Most of these are now luckily documented in MS KB articles. This was not case a year or two ago.

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