Extract your main OS partition into a VHD for transfer to new machine or to Hyper-V

I have been running on a dual boot solution between Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. I now have a new laptop and would like to have the same environment that I have since customized so well. I would have to start from scratch. Solution? Disk2Vhd.exe, a utility that will copy your whole OS…

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How to Disable Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-interface 6to4 Adapter

Ok so sometimes this IPv4 to IPv6 shim can become a problem and in some cases it does not appear in the list of adapters where you can quickly disable it. Fortunately there is a way to quickly disable the Teredo Tunneling interface using the command line. Open an elevated command window and type the…

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Term Store Management Tool Create New Option Missing in SharePoint 2010

Whether you pull up the Term Store Management Tool from Central Administration or via Site Settings for the site collection the ability to add new terms in disabled unless you explicitly add your account to the service administrators in Central Administration. To enabled an account to manage the term store follow the steps below: Go…

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Required User Profile Synchronization Permissions in Active Directory for SharePoint 2010

In order for SharePoint 2010 to successfully synchronize user profiles with Active Directory you have to allow the User Profile Service account specific permissions to the AD container. Failure to do so would result in access denied errors that are not so easy to troubleshoot if you are not familiar with this requirement. We need…

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User Profile Results Empty in SharePoint 2010: Configure Crawl and Search for User Profiles

Technorati Tags: User Profile Service,Search Results Empty,SharePoint 2010,Enterprise Search,Central Administration,Configure Crawlers,User Profiles After configuring SharePoint 2010’s User Profile Services with successful synchronization of user profiles, setting up your My Site host you assume that all should be well to be able to perform People search and bring people’s profiles. Well, not all the time. In…

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Showing the Search Scope Drop Down on the Enterprise Search Center site

By default the Enterprise Search Center site does not display any of your additional search scopes, even when they are shared, populated and ready for people to use. This is a common challenge for people so I thought I would add it here to save someone some time. Anyhow, the solution is to modify the…

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Adding a custom Login Account for a Content Source in SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Search

I get this question a lot from people who get stuck when trying to crawl content that belongs Technorati Tags: Enterprise Search,Content Sources,Authentication,Crawler to a different domain or system that requires a different set of credentials than the service account. Most people expect this option to be on the content sources edit page, which might…

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