The Zero Downtime SharePoint Patching Myth

Unfortunately it is not possible to update/patch SharePoint without occurring some amount downtime. So the only options available to us are to minimize downtime. I think of downtime in two ways, ‘not available’ and ‘reduced functionality’. The second obviously is more closely aligned to zero downtime however for a large farm it is difficult logistically…

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Where Did That AppPool Go?

I am a big fan of anything that gives me more insight as to what is happening on my system. One such IIS 6 tweak which I find is greatly overlooked is the additional AppPool logging you can get out of IIS 6. It blows me away that this was not “on” by default —…

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Database Disconnect Issues with SharePoint

I have spent a good deal of time lately working with one of my MOSS 2007 customers on a database disconnect issue that has been plaguing them since SPS 2003. The following blog entry are the steps I went through to track down this issue. It was not without the help of some of my…

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