Poor man’s SharePoint warm-up script

It’s simple, it’s a little bit manual, but it works well. warmup.cmd stsadm pages.html pages.html <html> <body> <iframe src=”http://spca:18000/”></iframe> <iframe src=”http://myssp.domain/ssp/admin/”></iframe> <iframe src="http://sandbox/"></iframe> </body> </html>   warmup.cmd assumes you have added the 12 hive to your path, else you can just fully qualify the path to stsadm.  It’ll finish by calling your simple html page…

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SharePoint uninstall – "the product installation has been corrupted, run setup from original source"

"the product installation has been corrupted, run setup from original source" See this message before?  I saw this when trying to uninstall SharePoint from the Add/Remove Programs menu.  This happened after someone uninstalled IIS before trying to uninstall SharePoint and then reinstalled IIS. The suggestion was a good one.  After finding the SharePoint source files…

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Don’t recycle the Application Pool for Central Admin site for faster load times

The default app pool setting for the SharePoint Central Admin site is to recycle at a set time each day.  Given that most of us rarely use Central Admin more than once or twice each day (because we script all the changes to the SharePoint farm configuration, don’t we?  Don’t we??  Ok) we don’t like…

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How to uninstall Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 if you accidently deleted IIS first

So you’ve gone to uninstall SharePoint and you find that someone has removed IIS first. You go to Add/Remove programs and select uninstall for SharePoint but it fails with an error message “Error 1920.Service ‘W3SVC’ (W3SVC) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services”. No kidding, there is no IIS…

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Scripted provisioning of multiple Central Admin web applications

After reading some other posts about setting up the SharePoint Central Admin Web Application on multiple servers I thought it would be useful to post just a little more information on the topic. The From the Field blog covered this topic really well. I then read a post by Spence Harbar on Central Admin high…

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The secrets of SQL Syntax Queries for Relevant Results in MOSS 2007 Enterprise Search

I’ve been handing out this blog post URL (below) so much lately that I thought I’d share it here. The secrets of SQL Syntax Queries for Relevant Results in MOSS 2007 Enterprise Search http://blog.mondosoft.com/ontolica/archive/2007/07/31/The-secrets-of-SQL-Syntax-Queries-for-Relevant-Results-in.aspx Article has links to the MSDN pages explaining the syntax further.

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SharePoint Search site

http://SharePointSearch.com  

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Visual Studio 2008 ("Orcas") and .NET 3.5

Daniel Moth has a bunch of great posts on Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 Here are two great entry points: http://www.danielmoth.com/Blog/2007/06/visual-studio-2008-stack.html http://www.danielmoth.com/Blog/2007/06/net-framework-35.html

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Orcas Beta 2 Download URLs

http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2007/07/26/orcas-beta-2-download-urls.aspx Great post with all the download URLs for Orcas Beta 2.  Very handy.

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