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Import IIS Logs into SQL Server

I often need to analyse SharePoint IIS logs for different purpose, mainly for capacity planning. The first step to do so (after collection the logs from the servers) is to bulk import the logs into SQL. To import the IIS logs into SQL I use the logparser tool (Download Details – Microsoft Download Center –… Read more

How-To: Self service site creation?

Creating a new site collection usually requires a farm admin permission level since the tools to do so are available through the central admin or by using an stsadm command line. In some cases, you want to delegate the site creation to end users (without granting them farm admin privilege obviously!). Self-Service Site Creation allows… Read more

error: “The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation “

this is a common DCOM error that often seen in sharepoint deployments. the error details form the application event log:   Event Type:    Error Event Source:    DCOM Event Category:    None Event ID:    10016 Date:        10/02/2009 Time:        10:51:42 AM User:        KIOSKPOC\svc_SP Computer:    HTS0367 Description: The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the… Read more

Patterns and Practices: SharePoint Guidance

The patterns and practices SharePoint Guidance is here, this guidance helps architects and developers design, build, test, deploy and upgrade SharePoint intranet applications. A reference implementation that is named the Contoso Training Management application demonstrates solutions to common architectural, development, and application lifecycle management challenges. This guidance discusses the following: Architectural decisions about patterns, feature… Read more