Understanding SharePoint – Part 4 – Lock those sites before performing backups to prevent orphaned entries!

Understanding SharePoint – Part 4 – Lock those sites before performing backups to prevent orphaned entries! This is the fourth post in a series in regards to “Not being mislead by what your seeing :)” DISCLAIMER: This post may include steps that guide you through issuing statements against your SharePoint content databases.  By no means…

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deletecollection bug in SPUserUtil 2.5 – fix described

Someone noted this problem to me, and I just confirmed it to be a bug with the deletecollection operation in SPUserUtil. The problem is that regardless of what you have specified in your usermap file when you run the deletecollection operation, it removes more users than you specified. This is fixed in the current build,…

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Understanding SharePoint – Part 3 – Just because your database is larger doesn’t necessarily mean that your index size will be

Understanding SharePoint – Part 3 – Just because your database is larger doesn’t necessarily mean that your index size will be This is the third post in a series in regards to “Not being mislead by what your seeing :)” DISCLAIMER: This post shows using Query Analyzer to issue statements against your SharePoint content databases. …

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Understanding SharePoint – Part 1 – Understanding the SharePoint Portal Server Indexer

Understanding SharePoint – Part 1 – Understanding the SharePoint Portal Server Indexer This is the first in a series of posts in regards to “Not being mislead by what your seeing :)” In the next post in this series, I’ll talk about The Infamous Query Plan Bug, and the origins of SPSiteManager Be careful not…

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Welcome John Kozell to the blogging world!

John Kozell was co-author for the Portal additions to SPUserUtil.   If it were not for John, those changes would probably never made it in.  John is also the author of the .Net Protocol Handler example in the SharePoint Utility Suite. John has now joined the blogging world!! He’s already made a few posts, and you…


Orphaned Sites – Part 3

  Finally, the Orphan Repair extensions to STSADM are complete: For WSS Alone: Description of a new command-line operation that you can use to repair content databases in Windows SharePoint Serviceshttp://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;918744 If you have a SharePoint Portal Server 2003 environment, you may also need the following: Description of a new command-line operation that is available…

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SPSiteManager update coming soon

As I noted in my previous post The Next Big Thing – The SharePoint Configuration Analyzer V.Next, we’ll be combining the functionality of SPSiteManager with the SharePoint Configuration Analyzer, and incorporating SPUserUtil as well. In the mean time, we’ve found some immediate additions we need to make to SPSiteManager based on overwhelming customer requests and…

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SPSiteManager Postings – The Maestosso Interstellar Suite Complete –

SPSiteManager Postings Throughout this week, I hope to get some SPSiteManager postings complete matching the SPUserUtil series. For a recap of the SPUserUtil Series: SharePoint Account Management using SPUserUtil – Part 0 – Removing Accounts SharePoint Account Management using SPUserUtil – Part 1 – Cloning Accounts SharePoint Account Management using SPUserUtil – Part 2 -…