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…


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…