A configuration is an arrangement of functional units according to their nature, number, and chief characteristics. Often, configuration pertains to the choice of hardware, software, firmware, and documentation. The configuration affects system function and performance.

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NTLM vs Kerberos

I just want to know the difference between NTLM and Kerberos. When to use NTLM and Kerberos and when not to use it? Why do you need to use Kerberos for authenticated feeds? Our admin is asking me why? ...
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Can't install Sharepoint Foundation 2010 on Windows 7

I'd really like to prepare development environment for Sharepoint 2010. This is what I did: I installed Windows 7 x64 I installed VMWare Workstation Created a VM domain controller based on Windows ...
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Clone SharePoint 2010 Production environment for Test Environment

We have cloned the SharePoint 2010 Production environment(Company Portal, around 3500 users) using VMWare clone feature. The purpose is to Create a Test environment for Restructuring the content, ...
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SharePoint Search: Exclude lists and listitems from search results

I'm very new to MOSS 2007 search and just started playing around with the configuration. At the moment the index contains nearly everything a site has to offer. After testing the search on my ...
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Skip part of page during crawl

Is there any way to mark parts of a page not to be indexed by Microsoft Search Server Express 2010? For example all pages have footer, and I wan't be able to do something like <div ...
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Managing Changes to SharePoint Configuration

We have 5 seperate environments which code needs to move through within the project lifecycle (6 if you count individual developer VMs.) This does not include the support enviornments which are used ...
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How to edit display of search results in SharePoint 2010?

I am running a pretty standard SharePoint 2010 intranet site whose primary functionality is to act as a central repository for documents. When I search for an item on the site, each individual result ...
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Central Administration cannot connect to configuration database

I made a script for batch uploading files, which I successfully used to upload more than 900 files (few gigs of data). Today I prepared another set of files and everything was working fine, but ...
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How to configure incoming email in SharePoint Foundations without local SMTP

How I can to configure incoming email in SharePoint Foundations without local SMTP?
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how can we check the current SharePoint Installation type?

how can we check the installation type of a SharePoint server if it's Farm or Standalone /Foundation or MOSS
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Should “Search Query and Site Settings Service” run on all servers in a SP2013 farm?

I've got a SharePoint 2013 farm of 6 servers configured like this: SQL Server (Clustered) SQL Server (Clustered) Front End (Load balanced) Front End (Load balanced) Search Query, Central Admin, some ...
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Can I deploy a feature with a configuration value?

I have a feature. This gets compiled into a WSP package, and installed on a particular SharePoint server. So far very standard. But - the feature deploys a custom timer job. The custom timer job ...
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Move database to new SQL Server

My client has asked me to move all the Database used by the SharePoint Farm to a new SQL Server Machine. I came across this article ...
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How do I disable\stop or enable\start Sharepoint 2010 on my Windows 7 development machine

I used the SharePoint 2010 Easy Setup Script to setup my Windows 7 machine for Sharepoint Development. However, I don't want the Sharepoint services hogging up CPU in the background when I'm doing ...
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How to configure a two-tier farm

We have 4 servers available for the SharePoint Server 2010 installation. I were thinking that 2 servers will be SQL servers with SQL Server failover clustering and the other 2 to have both Web ...
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Is there a way to dynamically configure the remote webapp url of a provider-hosted SharePoint app?

In our scenario we are developing a provider-hosted app for SharePoint 2013. For each on-premise SharePoint installation there will be a separate (remote) web application with a different URL. Hence, ...
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TaxonomyClientService GetTermSets - Error The maximum string content length quota (65535) has been exceeded while reading XML data

I'm using the TaxonomyClientService to retrieve the TermSets using the GetTermSets call, the code works fine except one of the result is getting big and I'm receiving this error The maximum string ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Configuring Database Connections without using alias

After migrating all SharePoint databases to a new SQL Server, how can I configure SharePoint to to reference the new SQL Server without using an Alias? The reason we need to avoid using an Alias is ...
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Multiple login prompts are driving users nuts

What are the typical causes of multiple login prompts on sharepoint sites? We have a production site where users who login outside of the domain (from home) are prompted multiple times (3 or so ...
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Sharepoint 2010: Custom Timer Job Configurable Properties

I would like to know if it is possible to have configurable properties for a timer job that can be managed via Central Administration, prior to the job actually running. Let me paint a usage ...
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SharePoint repair after unknown failure

Few days ago something happened in my machine (for development - Win7 ver 6.1 (7601 SP1) ) and I saw blue screen two times. STOP 0x0000007A Physical dump fails with status 0xC000009c I scan my HDD ...
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Opening SharePoint Central Admin throws an error

I am getting the following error when trying to access my SharePoint site admin via Start > Microsoft Office Server > SharePoint Central Administration Exception Details: ...
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Amending Alternative Access Mapping

An internal SharePoint Administrator of my customer has configured Alternate Access Mapping for an intranet portal. However, when creating a new web application, he entered the URL including SSL in ...
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Failed to detect if this server is joined to a server farm

Hi As I said in one of my previous question, I have got a virtual Machine Image (VMWARE) for MS server 2003 with MOSS 2007 setup. Where they changed both IP and host name. Following problems I face ...
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Can SharePoint 2013 be configured & Installed without connecting to Active Directory

We want to build a public facing web site using SharePoint 2013 . but as the public facing web site will be accessed by public users, so can we configure and install the SharePoint server 2013 , ...
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Remove SQL Dependencies from SP Standalone Cloned VM

I have made a copy of a standalone SP 2010 VM -> VM_2. I've renamed it, defined another IP. Now VM_1 and VM_2 run simultaneously. I've added following line to hosts file: MY_NEW_IP VM_1 VM_2 to ...
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Are there any way to change the Membership Provider & Role Manager through code or Powershell

I know that you can specify the Membership provider and Role manager for a web application on creation, but I need to update it after creation. any clue.
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How to have settings per web part instance

We have developed a Sharepoint 2010 Visual Web Part. This web part adds some extra functionality to Sharepoint but depends on a custom database we've created to index some stuff in a scheduled job. ...
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Show link only to specific group

I have a page in which several sharepoint groups have access to. Picture a department page in sharepoint. On this page we have several webparts that we would like everyone to see. My question is, how ...
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Do I have to run Register-SPWorkflowService for each site collection?

As part of my SharePoint Server 2013 setup I sometimes need to integrate the new workflow infrastructure into the farm. I've followed the documentation starting from the SharePoint side of things: ...
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Configuration File for Features

I am creating some features in SharePoint 2010. I need to have some settings for all the features that I intend to keep in a xml file that should get deployed to 14 hive. On feature activation, ...
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Accessing connection string in custom job

I have configured connection string in my IIS since I'm reusing it through my sharepoint solutions and custom services running next to sharepoint sites. I'm using following snippet throughout my ...
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Change web application's content database

Is it possible to configure my existing SharePoint 2010/2013 web application to point to a new/existing content database residing on another database server? If yes then how could I do it.
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Configuration Error (Authentication)

I am a newbie when it comes to server configuration and maintenance. I installed a copy of SharePoint 2013 for evaluation purposes and got everything up and running okay, but have run into issues ...
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Search Document in “Pending”

Does SharePoint search the documents which are in state "PENDING" or "Draft" and which requires approval?
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Sharepoint Server 2010 development environment setup error

*Tears hair out* I've been following this - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee554869.aspx walkthrough to set up Sharepoint Server 2010 on my local machine (Windows 7 64-bit). Sharepoint ...
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Get default db instance

I'm writing web service which will be part of my sharepoint solution. This service will save and read some data from custom db which will reside on the same mssql instance as sharepoint. I'd like my ...
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How to configure cloned MOSS 2007 environment?

We are undertaking a process of cloning our QA environments to a new environment. Machines and urls will be changed. How we can configure these changes in central admin level in new environment? For ...
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Two SharePoint Installations on one Server

Is it possible to have two Sharepoint installations on one server? By two installations I mean one is Sharepoint 2010 for Internet Sites and other is Sharepoint Foundation 2010 Any way to do it ...
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“Open in Visio ” & “Open in Excel” is not working, and I will get an error message

I have the following inside my SharePoint server 2013 :- EnterPrise Wiki site collection. i have both "Excel services Application "& "Visio Graphics Service" running correctly. The problem i ...
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using Windows update tool to update my sharepoint 2013 server, will show many unnecessary updates

I have the following:- Windows server 2008 R2. SharePoint enterprise server 2013 sp1. SharePoint Designer Today I ran the windows update and it showed that there are 28 important update with total ...
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Scaling out Search Crawl service

I have a large content database on a Sharepoint 2010 site collection (130GB). The search crawl component which has a job to index items in the site collection is taking too long and in the process ...
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Sharepoint Custom Configuration

Please let me know how do I store custom configuration XML files in SharePoint? Like the way we do in ASP.NET applications with App.config.
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No log on as batch - but sites still work

So I came across an interesting error today. I've got a SharePoint 2010 server setup and running a few web applications. Each of these web applications are configured with their own app pools and ...
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Multiple authentication modes within one WebApplication

I've one web application on SharePoint 2010. I've root site collection MainSite. Also I have another site collectionSubSite hosted on http://MainSite/SubSite. Question: Is it possible to have ...
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How SharePoint 2007 forms the Mysite URL ?

How SharePoint 2007 forms the Mysite URL (i.e /personal/firstname_lastname or /personal/domainName_firstname) ? and what is the use of the registry key "PersonalSiteURL" ?
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how can i know the wiki pages that are referencing a document inside my enterprise wiki site collection

I am working on an enterprise wiki site collection and I have two libraries; “Page” which contain the html wiki pages & “Documents” which contain uploaded documents. Now on some wiki pages users ...
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How can I import related queries into SharePoint's search?

I have a .csv with related queries on it that I exported from our old Google Search Appliance. I would like to import these into SharePoint if possible, but I'm not sure what the equivalent is called ...
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Best practice for maintaining web.config files with multiple front-end servers

How are people handling the maintenance of the individual web.config files when dealing with multiple SharePoint front-end servers (FES)? Microsoft recommends that you should not update your IIS ...
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Reduce Logs of Custom App

We've written an app for SP 2013 that reloads pictures from a library permanently to show a kind of slide show. All for good and this is running well but now we've detected that the app writes loads ...