Updating the docicon.xml File with a Feature

File types are associated to an icon in SharePoint by mapping a particular file extension to a specific icon. This makes the file easily recognizable to end users as they navigate a site and skim a document library. For licensing reasons, only a select list of file types has an icon associated with them by…

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Changing the Port and Host Header for the Central Administration Web Application

The first server in a SharePoint farm that runs the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard provisions the SharePoint Central Administration web application and SharePoint configuration database. This Central Administration web application uses the server’s name as its host header, and by default a random port number. It also creates a content database for the…

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Renaming the SharePoint Central Administration Content Database (SharePoint_AdminContent)

Installing SharePoint using the GUI works really well and makes the install process pretty simple. Using the Command Prompt to perform the install on the other hand probably gives you a better sense for what is being done. It certainly gives you more control over the naming of things like databases and application pools. One…

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Adding New SSP Administrators

Delegating administration duties for a SharePoint Shared Service Provider (SSP) separates duties while keeping the environment secure and practicing the principle of least privilege. The process to grant access to other administrators might not be so obvious at first because you do not assign all SSP permissions in the Site Permissions section using SharePoint groups…


Custom Web Applications Coexisting with SharePoint 2007

SharePoint has the concept of managed and unmanaged paths. As the names imply, managed are paths that SharePoint processes and handles such as sites and site collections. Unmanaged on the other hand are those paths that are outside of SharePoint and are not processed by the SharePoint engine. Custom web applications that need to coexist…

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