#50070: Unable to connect to the database <Database Name>

During my trek through Windows SharePoint Services I frequently hear about this error message. I like to refer to “Unable to connect to the database” as one of the dreaded errors of SharePoint. Why would I do this? Because in the majority of cases this is not a WSS problem. It comes from a variety…

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NTLM Authentication with SharePoint Part 2

In my last post I laid out the basic flow of NTLM authentication with SharePoint when all the accounts (user, service and machine) reside in the same domain. In this post I will discuss the implications of multiple domains in two different scenarios. Scenario 1: Active Directory Forest=Farbrikam.com; Domain for users= CHILD.Fabrikam.com; SharePoint WFE, SQL…

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NTLM Authentication with SharePoint

NTLM Authentication in SharePoint Most SharePoint environments today are using NTLM (the default) as the authentication protocol. This has some hidden performance implications that are not widely known. But before we dive into the world of NTLM Performance bottlenecks with SharePoint lets address the NTLM authentication process first. Order of actions for inbound user authentication…

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