Exchange Server 2007 ActiveSync with a Self-Signed Certificate

I was recently helping a customer that was attempting to establish ActiveSync capabilities from their Windows Mobile 6 devices with an Exchange Server 2007 installation.  The customer wanted to use a self-signed certificate (instead of one from a publicly regarded certification authority).  The trick was that ActiveSync has the following considerations from a WM6 device:…


How to move My Sites to a new Content Database and Web Application

A great article below on how to move My Sites from an existing content database to a new web application in SharePoint 2007.  Many customers will find this link valuable because having done a database upgrade and not taken the painstaking steps to separate My Sites from the main content database in SPS2003, the My…

Wallpaper Manager 1.0 Update

Hi all, I’ve updated the Wallpaper Manager written in WCF to the 3.5 version of the Framework.  I have also included some bug fixes and eliminated some exceptions when the program can’t find a directory, or there are no items in a specified directory.  Below is the original post and the link to download still…

Installing Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1

Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1 is a much anticipated release in that it contains several key fixes and patches that affected many implementations.  However, installing SP1 requires careful planning, testing (regression and functional) as well as considerations and a deep understanding of farm topology.  Here is a great article on planning and implementing SP1 for…


How to Manage SharePoint 2007 Objects in Code

Here is a great article on how to manage and dispose of SharePoint objects when using the Object model in C# or VB.NET.  This article discusses different coding practices and communicates the best way to ensure that the pesky “excessive requests” message doesn’t get logged to the ULS logs.

How to Deploy Software Updates to a MOSS Farm

Here is a handy article on how to deploy patches and updates to a MOSS farm.  If your farm has more than one server, you can’t use Windows Update.  You have to download the specific patch manually and install on the farm.  More details here:


How to View Email Conversation Threads You Started

Here is a great tip that helps me navigate the wealth of distribution lists at Microsoft for replies to posts that I started.

How to Upgrade your Laptop Hard Disk With Vista and a USB Hard Drive

So, I recall having to purchase Norton Ghost to create an image and then to reapply that image to a new hard disk.  For a laptop this would have been a great challenge.  My steps would have looked something like the following: Purchase Norton Ghost Copy the entire existing hard drive to the new hard…


Excluding A Site from MOSS Enterprise Search While Maintaining Search Within the Site

I think the title on this one says it all.  Say you have a collaboration portal with a search center in a site collection while a records center sits beside it in the same web application.  The goal is to hide the records center from the collaboration portal’s search, while maintaining search inside the records…


Problems Setting Up SharePoint Server 2007 Search

When attempting to configure SharePoint Server 2007 Search, the SSP configuration completes, but search settings may be inaccessible.  In the event log you notice several entries in the Application Log with EventID 6482 and some error text related to the following: Application Server Administration job failed for service instance Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchServiceInstance (cfd0d527-b277-4bef-8a5f-157f9ebf3dc2). Reason: Access is denied….