SharePoint Development – Quick Tips #1

For SharePoint developers, we will visit the “12” hive almost on a daily basis – to deploy features, check log files, deploy custom site definitions, etc. One old trick is to create an environment variable that short-cuts our way to the “12” hive (alternately, most of us would have a shortcut already created on the…

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Installing SharePoint without AD?

Update: Judging from the comments I’ve received, no doubt many has tried this path – however it is IMPORTANT to note that this is NOT A SUPPORTED deployment. Using non-domain account for installing and configuring SharePoint will result in ending up with only ONE web server and ONE database – that’s it – NO splitting of roles…

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Throttling SharePoint 2007 Logs

If you have ever developed on SharePoint, there’s gotta be at least once when you came across the superbly detailed error message: “Unknown error” …and its likes. That’s when we have to start ploughing through the humungous amount of log entries in “%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\Logs”. Well, but there’s an easier way – the…

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