My Site Default Quota Template

We recently encountered a subtle issue setting the quota used when creating My Sites; that is, My Content personal sites. The default quota template MUST be named “personal site” or sites are created without a quota. Here is the whole story. When you first open General Settings dialog for a new web application, it shows…

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Service Application Load Balancing Discoveries

Most SharePoint administrators know that Service Applications; for example Managed Metadata Service and Business Connectivity Services, have built-in load balancing. There are numerous blogs that explain how service application load balancing works. An excellent, in-depth blog is How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the SharePoint Topology Service, followed by What is the Service…

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Publishing Service Applications with PowerShell

Publishing Service Applications with PowerShell While scripting the deployment of a multiple farm SharePoint 2010 environment with a Shared Services farm providing services to consuming farms, the question arose, is it possible to publish a service application with PowerShell? Without this scripted capability, many manual steps would be necessary to build the farm. There are…

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Secure Store Service Access Denied

Secure Store Service Access Denied We recently ran into an Access Denied problem using the Secure Store Service. The environment has a Shared Services Farm which publishes the Secure Store Service (along with BCS, Managed Metadata, User Profile, FAST Query SSA, and Web Analytics) to consuming farms (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff621100.aspx). Each farm has unique Farm Administrator accounts;…

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