Getting ready to leave for SharePoint MCM…

I’m getting ready to leave for 3 weeks of intensive SharePoint training in Redmond participating in rotation 4 of the SharePoint Microsoft Certified Master program.  Reading through the posts from previous participants it sounds like an awesome experience.      

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SQL Server 2008 Mirroring and "Restoring…" database state

In SQL Server 2008 — after you have restored your SQL Server databases to the mirror server and setup the connection between the principal and mirror instances, then you will discover that the database will stay in a “Restoring…” state.  In SQL Server 2005 it said DatabaseName (Mirror, Synchronized / Restoring…), but this behaviour has…

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401 error when configuring sharepoint with kerberos on IIS7

When you first configure kerberos authentication on IIS7 you will very likely experience 401 authentication errors when you try to access the site. To workaround this problem, change the authentication to have kernel-mode authentication turned off. On each front-end open IIS Manager, click the web site. Open the “Authentication” feature and select Windows Authentication. Then…

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Installing SharePoint on Windows Server 2008 R2

You will need to slipstream the install with SP2. Have a look at this post from Jie Li: http://blogs.msdn.com/opal/archive/2009/05/08/install-moss-2007-wss-3-0-on-windows-server-2008-r2-you-will-need-sp2-slipstream.aspx  

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Setting up NLB in Windows Server Hyper-V

I was setting up Microsoft NLB in a couple of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V images… and since infrastructure in general is one of my weaker sides, I was looking for help.  I came across a couple of articles which helped me: * A Guide which is very easy to follow: http://www.jppinto.com/index.php/2009/05/install-and-configure-wlbs-nlb-on-windows-server-2008/ * Support article on…

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