Installing SharePoint 2007on SQL 2008 R2

I have heard some confusions on this recently and wanted to post this for generic reference. You can install SharePoint 2007 connecting to SQL 2008 R2 as long as you have SP2 for SharePoint 2007 or later CU installed. Ref: (scroll down to software requirements under Server Farm Installation requirement >> Database server) http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262485(office.12).aspx  Hope…

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Removing Orphan sites from SharePoint 2007

I am sure you have seen enough blog posts on this and so I thought will add one more to the ever growing list!! So for last few days I have been working with one my my colleagues to install and Configure Enterprise Portal (AX 2009) with SharePoint 2007 Farm (1 WFE + 1 App…

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SharePoint 2010 Demo Virtual Machine

If you are a Microsoft Partner (or even a customer) and want to demo / Test  a SharePoint Solution and don’t want to spend days configuring your demo environment use the ready made VHD’s below: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=751fa0d1-356c-4002-9c60-d539896c66ce&displaylang=en I use the a similar image everyday in my demos and they save me hours (at times even days!)…

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SharePoint 2010 Version Comparison

Check out the version comparison at: http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-us/product/Pages/Features.aspx http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-us/buy/Pages/Editions-Comparison.aspx   This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

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Configure Remote Blob Storage (RBS) with FILESTREAM for SharePoint Foundation 2010

Ok, so i just finished configuring Remote Blob Storage with FILESTREAM for SharePoint Foundation. I hit a few glitches hence thought I will share the steps with you. First, why RBS?? For all of you guys who has WSS 3.0 running on Windows Internal Database, when you install SharePoint Foundation 2010, it installs SQL 2008…

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SharePoint Foundation Install Error – SQL Server has an unsupported Version…

I just started an install of SharePoint Foundation and while running PSCONFIG hit an error stating that the SQL Server version 10.0.2531.0 is unsupported. Upon further investigation, I found out a rookie mistake:). My SQL 2008 was running SP1, however the minimum software requirement is 2008 with SP 1 and CU 2 or CU 5…

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Exploring Business Connectivity Services (BCS) in SharePoint Foundation 2010

That’s right. It’s not a typo!! SharePoint Foundation 2010 now allows Business Connectivity Services that runs on BDC Technology. Read it yourself at – http://office2010.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-foundation-help/what-s-new-in-microsoft-sharepoint-foundation-2010-HA010370062.aspx#_Toc257206748 This means that the feature which was only a part of Enterprise SKU and available to select few is now available to all and this is a huge Partner Service…

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