My Top Twenty Free SharePoint Farm Troubleshooting/Tuning Tools

Going beyond the out of the box tools (like PowerShell, STSAdm, PSConfig, NETSH, Developer Dashboard, SQL Profiler, etc.), here is a list of the tools that I keep in my toolbox for troubleshooting and fine-tuning SharePoint farms.   ULS Viewer – Makes scouring through ULS logs a bit easier on weary eyes.   SNAP tool  -…

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Intrusion Detection as one cause for latency when browsing to a SharePoint site

  Problem Details / Symptoms I have been troubleshooting a SharePoint performance problem in which clients were wait over 75 seconds to get and render an InfoPath browser form of a SharePoint site.    Interestingly, usually the first GET tended to take the longest.  And that’s not because the w3wp.exe process hadn’t already been spawned on the server and not because…

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If your SP2010 Workflows are stuck in the Starting state

[This post is not meant to be an exhaustive treatise on this multi-faceted topic.] If your SharePoint workflows run fine until you apply some kind of SharePoint update to the farm and then proceed to get stuck in a “starting state” (rather than “In Progress”), I have a couple suggestions to offer.   First, check to see if one or…

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One reason for slow performance in SharePoint (authPersistNonNTLM)

  When discussing possible causes for sluggish performance in SharePoint farms, there is one provocative KB article that has helped many people out:  954873   – You may experience slow performance when you use Integrated Windows authentication together with the Kerberos authentication protocol in IIS 7.0http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954873/EN-US The idea there, in short, is that when an IIS setting named AuthPersistNonNTLM is…

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