Delete Sites with PowerShell

A customer recently needed some help deleting a bunch of sites of old sites in an environment that was no longer in use. They used STSADM enumsites to take an inventory of what was in the farm/web application. They used the greater than(>) symbol in the command line to send the output to a file. Enumsites happens…


Look at all of the pretty sites….

I’m sure any SharePoint administrator who supports a reasonably sized farm struggles with the idea of how to contain the massive amount of site collections in their farm. As adoption grows, the number of site collections and the amount of data keeps growing and growing. Managing all of this data turns into a real challenge. …


AV Scanner Exclusions KB Updated

I just wanted to point out that the KB that details file/folder exclusions for local AV scanners has been updated. One important addition is the exclusion of the Blobcache folder for SharePoint. Review the KB to make sure you’re still in compliance.


URL Redirection Options

I spent some time recently looking at URL redirection options. With the upcoming potential for 2010 upgrades/migrations, there’s always someone who needs to change a URL. :)  I wanted to put together a number of options for folks who need the ability to do this. Here are  couple of links to other blogs and tools…


SQL Maintenance for SharePoint Databases

If you don’t already know, you can’t treat SharePoint databases like any other database in regards to SQL Server. Here’s a listing of articles that talk to what you can do. Before doing any maintenance, PLEASE read these articles. Index fragmentation is a big hotspot for alot of SQL DBAs. Database maintenance for Office SharePoint Server…


.NET 3.5 and SQL 2008 NOT SUPPORTED for WSS 2.0 and SPS2003

The .NET 3.5 Framework (RTM and SP1) are not supported for use on WSS 2.0 and SPS2003 platforms. (This includes installing Visual Studio 2008, as it installs .NET 3.5) It is going to cause webparts to error.Symptoms If .NET Framework 3.5 SP 1 is installed on WSS v2 the symptoms are:   Each web part will display…


ForeFront for SharePoint Issue

This post’s goal is to serve as a word of warning when using ForeFront and SharePoint together. If you’re going to disable ForeFront (or any of its services), please first disconnect SharePoint and ForeFront in Central Admin for SharePoint. If you don’t, ForeFront will think that it has been attacked and will flag all of your…


How do files open from the web from SharePoint?

As a SharePoint support professional, I often run into the statement, I don’t like how certain documents open from the web with Internet Explorer, specifically in regards to SharePoint. The Product Group has done some work to make sure Office documents open in the client applications themselves. This is done via some magic inside of…


SharePoint Anti-virus scanning exclusions

Occasionally different anti-virus products can interfere with SharePoint operations. The following is a list of suggested locations to exclude from your AV scanner. Remember, this is merely a suggestion, so use at your own risk!1.  %PROGRAM FILES%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\122.  %WINNT%\temp3.  %PROGRAM FILES%\Microsoft Office Server4.  %WINNT%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Temporary ASP.NET Files\5.  Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\SharePoint\Config\     (the config…


WSS 2.0 Post Service Pack 3 Hotfix Rollup Now Available

For those of you still running WSS 2.0, who have applied SP3, you’ve likely noticed a problm with Datasheet view. There was an issue with the service pack that caused this. Fortunately, a hot fix has been recently released that fixes this. If you’re experiencing the error, contact Premier Support to obtain the hot fix.