List of MOSS Timer Jobs

This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. MOSS has many default timer jobs; information about them can be useful to understand the workings of your MOSS farm, and potentially to troubleshoot problems or plan for related types of customizations. The attached document provides a list of all MOSS timer jobs provided out-of-box,…

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SharePoint 2007 Permissions Matrix

This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Many times it helps to see an overall comparison of SharePoint 2007 permissions.  I assembled a matrix that shows lots of useful information that helps you understand how permission levels are related, and how they affect security trimming of Site Actions and Site Settings. Screenshot…

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Trial Period [Evaluation Period] for this product has expired

This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. I was still getting this error on one of my VPCs, and found some blog entries with a little difficulty.  Thought I’d post another to make it easier to find.  One thing is, there are two possible issues that are known to cause it. StandaloneDCWorkaround…

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Self Service Site Creation

This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. By default, in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (if you are using the Corporate Intranet Portal template as your default site) when you go to the “Sites” link and click the Create Site button…SharePoint creates a subsite as a member of your portal’s site collection. …

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Where is My Picture stored? What if My Sites are off?

This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010. MOSS 2007 MOSS user profiles have a property called Picture, which can store the URL of an image file.  When this property is filled in, other MOSS features display the user’s picture at useful times: in search results, or on a My Site. …

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Managing My Site Creation and Usage

This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Permissions may be tailored to control creation My Sites separately from the ability to use the My Profile page.  This allows creation of My Sites to be blocked, but still allow users to access their own profile information, and to search for and view profiles…

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Configuring Administrators across MOSS Farms and Sites

This blog posting applies to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. I assembled the following table to organize pertinent details about the different places and ways that administrators can be configured.   Permissions Where configured May contain Farm Administrators Configure all servers in the server farm. All tasks in Central Administration. STSADM command-line operations. No access…

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