Setting up Visual Studio 2012 for SharePoint 2013 development offline

*********************************************  Update – 3/12/2013  ****************************************** Microsoft has release RTM versions of some of the items above and the links have been update. ****************************************************************************************************************   If you are getting started with App or Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 development, you will notice that there is no option in Visual Studio 2012 when you first install it. In…

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Using AD FS WIndows Token-based Web agents and MOSS

Installing AD FS Windows Token Based Web Agents with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 References: http://blogs.technet.com/b/adfs/archive/2008/05/13/using-adfs-with-constrained-delegation.aspx When using the Windows Token-Based web agents for ADFS, the server hosting SharePoint must be able to delegate a user’s account to any line of business (LOB) database when using BDC web parts.  Without using the following steps, the…

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Event ID 560 – SharePoint Least Privilege meet DISA STIG

If you are following Microsoft’s guidance on installing SharePoint 2007 with least privilege mode (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc298465(office.12).aspx),  your SharePoint farm account should not be added to the local Administrators group.  If you add this security practice with following DISA’s STIG for the Microsoft Windows operating system, you are likely to see numerous Event ID 560 events filling…

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Client Integration, SharePoint and ADFS

If you have ever used ADFS and SharePoint, you know that the client integration experience leaves a lot to be desired.  With the release of Service Pack 2 for the Office Client Suite and a bit of code, this exprerience is greatly improved.  The ADFS team has provided the code for a simple yet powerful…

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Unable to remove user from SharePoint Farm Administrators group : Error 1387

I ran into this issue last week when trying to clean up individuals ACLed to the Farm Administrators group.  When I attempted to delete this one user, SharePoint threw up the default error page with ‘1387’ on it.  Nothing more to the error message just 1387.  Digging into this I found that the user no…

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MOSS 2007 : You receive a 403 error when trying to access SSP Search Settings

While working with my customer, we noticed an odd behavior when accessing Search Settings underneath the SSP. We have a 6 machine environment ( 2 WFE, 2 APP and 2 SQL (Clustered) ) and could only access the Search Settings page from the index server ( one of the APP boxes ).  After some troubleshooting…

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