How to Get DB Server Information from the Command Line

Life is simple in SharePoint development environments. You typically have administrative access to all servers. Need to check database permissions or grant access to another account? Want to create or drop a database? Want to do a backup or restore? No problem, logon the DB server and open up SQL Server Management Studio. But what…

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Schedule a Full User Profile Import

It may be desirable to perform full profile imports on a regular schedule, possibly once a month or once a quarter. This would ensure picking up changes in the import connection rules (included containers and filters for example), and changes to the profile property schema (new properties and changes in mapping to existing properties). The…

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Kerberos Access Denied for Domain Local Groups

We recently encountered a situation where users were denied access to site collections in SharePoint 2010 web applications using Kerberos authentication. The users should have been granted access because they were members of domain local security groups, and those domain  local groups were added to the visitors SharePoint group for the site collections. The same…

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Where to Start Office Web Apps Related Services?

This question was recently asked: Where do I start the Office Web Applications in a farm with multiple web front ends (WFEs) and application servers (APPs)? There is a TechNet article that talks about this, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff431687.aspx#bkmk_ins_exis_farm. This rather long article includes this sentence: Start the services on the Web front-end servers on which you want…

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