SharePoint Servers Time-zone

This is a small note. Please make sure that all servers belonging to the same farm are actually on the same time-zone. I had a very strange issue where performing any actions on a farm server would not be executed (as far as I saw it initially). I was trying to start or stop services…

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SharePoint 2010 User Profile Service: Part 1a Configuration

I wanted to write a series about how to get SharePoint 2010 user profiles service and synchronization scenario working. So this is the first post of this series and I will talk about the configuration alternatives of the user profiles service. The user profile service can be configured either on a single server installation or…

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Using a custom user profile property for people search results scopes

The scenario is simple; what have configured people search and allowed that to search using a custom metadata property that is being populated into the user profiles from an external system like a BCS system. For this post I assume that the user profiles synchronization is up and running and that we added an extra…

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SharePoint 2010 People Search using Metadata

The scenario is simple; what you want is to configure people search and allow that to search using a custom metadata property that is being populated into the user profiles from an external system like a BCS system. I will dedicate several posts for configuring the user profiles service and synchronization from an external source….

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Configuring WCF connection timeout for BCS

The scenario is that you have configured a BCS system connecting to a WCF service. Now this service is not connecting to a reliable system and you have a failover node for it. But since BCS by default will keep waiting for the service to respond you will not be able to fail to the…

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