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Does SharePoint 2010 Mess With My Active Directory?

May 31 2010 16 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...

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

May 31 2010 No comments yet

[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...

PowerShell Tip: Searching for Controls Without a Fully-qualified Type Name

May 28 2010 One comment

Today’s post is a quick tip. I’m working with some older code where a lot of the ascx files don’t have a fully qualified type name in the Inherits attribute of the Control directive. I wanted to find them without having to open dozens of files and manually search for offenders:

function Find-Controls-Without-PublicKeyToken([string]$directory) {

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64-bit SharePoint Assemblies and 32-bit PowerShell Are A Bad Match

May 27 2010 2 comments

Here’s a quick update to break the silence: while browsing Twitter this morning, I came across a link that should be interesting for us PowerShell aficionados. It turns out that trying to use the 64-bit SharePoint assemblies from a 32-bit PowerShell host might not work. While the fix is trivial, the error message is certainly misleading: it looks as if...

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...

Common Web Analytics Enhancements to SharePoint 2007

May 10 2010 8 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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