Multiple Authentication Providers in SharePoint 2010, Part II

The folks over at Orbit One Internet Solutions took my blog posting regarding automatic selection of authentication providers in SharePoint 2010 and really ran with it. They’ve posted what looks to be a fine solution adding and extending all the things that I pointed out would be needed in order to turn my original sample…


User Profiles & Service Application Associations

I ran into a completely understandable, but rather funny error condition today and thought I’d write up a quick note in case anyone else out there bumps against this, too. In SharePoint 2010, service applications sometimes have dependencies on other service applications. Take User Profiles for instance. While in 2007, the SSP managing user profiles also…


Why Is Central Administration Broken?

Answer: It’s not. You just followed our guidance, and we probably should’ve told you a few additional things. We frequently give people the advice that they should run Central Administration on more than a single machine in the SharePoint farm. The thought goes that, if something really bad were to happen and you lost the…

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Stupid SharePoint PowerShell Tricks, Part I

Q: I want to enable anonymous access for a Web Application through PowerShell! A: Well, time was the Set-SPWebApplication cmdlet had a -AllowAnonymous switch that made this simple. We have documentation that even refers to the -AllowAnonymous switch. Unfortunately, sometime between Beta 2 and RTM, this switch was removed. Here’s a little script that’ll enable…

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