Constrains On Setting Up Cloud SSA

A couple of gotchas I have encountered during setting up Cloud SSA (or Cloud Search Service Application, you can find out more about it at Learn about cloud hybrid search for SharePoint): On on-premises SharePoint side, only Integrated Windows Authentication (either NTLM or Kerberos) is supported. ADFS or other SAML based trusted identity providers would…

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Update SharePoint Workflow Manager's SQL Connection Strings

If for whatever reason you need to change your SharePoint Workflow Manager’s SQL connection strings (there are 3 for SB and 3 for WF farm), here is what you have to do: Run Get-SBFarm and Get-WFFarm PowerShell cmdlets and record all the outputs. This is very important and you will need the information to finalize…

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Where Should You Store Your SharePoint Solution’s Configuration Data?

This is a common scenario: you are designing a great SharePoint solution and you have some configuration information, such as URLs, connection strings, list names, and so on, that you have to deal with. What should you do? The easiest and dirtiest way is hard-coding them in code. It maybe fine for a small and quick…

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Changing SharePoint Account's Password on Client OS

As promised, I will show you how to refresh your SharePoint account on a client OS (Windows 7) after you changed its password. On my Windows 7 laptop, I use my corporate domain user (you have to use a domain account for a full version of SharePoint) as SharePoint 2010’s service account (for how to install…

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Installing Complete Version of SharePoint Server 2010 on Windows Client OS

Yes, I successfully installed complete version (not the standalone one) of SP2010 on my Windows 7 laptop. Here is how I did it: Make sure your Windows client OS is 64-bit and domain joined and you have a domain account with local administrator’s privilege.  I followed most of the instructions from this article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee554869(office.14).aspx At the #3 of Step 3,…

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