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This question has come up before. Take a look in the Related column on the right where you will find 4-6 similar questions: Getting started with SharePoint 2010 for SharePoint 2007 Developers Recommendations for SharePoint 2010 training? What resources would you recommend to someone who would like to learn and possibly become a SharePoint Developer? What ...


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The Lynda SharePoint Essentials Training is an excellent starter video series for understanding the general components and concepts behind SharePoint. Getting Started Developing on SharePoint 2010 from MSDN is an authoritative guide for fresh developers. For an understanding more towards the business side of things, start with the Total Economic Impact of ...


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Check out this article on nothingbutsharepoint.com on how to find the versions in SP2010. And Todd Klindt has a nice break down too. Taken from Todd's article, To see which build your farm is, go to Central Administration > System Settings > Manage servers in your farm (/_admin/FarmServers.aspx) Or using Windows PowerShell: ...


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You can purchase a book on the subject or spend some time reading blogs. There are many good ones out there that can help you either better understand the features and components of SharePoint or to tackle specific issues or implementations. Since you are looking at this for an Intranet replacement, I would highly recommend you focus on some Information ...


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I very recently had the same issue with Nintex Workflow 2010: It wouldn't install properly from my App server because this service was turned off. Other than that, yes it's a good way to turn an application server into a true application server, and prevent it from running and serving the content web applications and IIS sites. Have a look at the ...


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This is what I follow. The most important thing to note is if you screw up somewhere along the way you have to blow away your service application before trying again. Update Very rarely I have to remove the FIM certificates when things are really broken with the user profile service: Stop the SharePoint Timer Service Stop the User Profile Service if ...


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As almost always with SharePoint the answer is "It depends". Why should I have a separate Install account? The main purpose of a separate Install account is to be sure you have an account which is owner of all the installed files and therefore always have the rights to update these. So at least you shouldn't use a personal account for the installation as ...


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Check with your IT department. You probably already got an SMTP server that you can use. Then it is just a question of configuring SharePoint for outgoing mail from Central Administration > System Settings > Configure outgoing mail settings The whole setup (including if you do not have an SMTP server) are described pretty well on Technet here. If you ...


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The Local parameter can be used, and exists, for two reasons as you and Anders describes. 1) Execute the deployment immediatley withouth the timer service - on single server farms. Most common approach. 2) Deploy the solution on one server at a time to maintain uptime for the farm while updating/deploying. It's not as easy as it sounds. First of all you ...


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If you are a Farm Administrator or have access to a Farm admin account, you can then add yourself as a Site Collection Admin on any Site Collection for any Web application in that Farm. You mention that several sites are not showing up in CA. Are you sure these are Site Collections and not sub sites? If so, could they possible be in a different Web ...


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If you want to know databases in your farm instance, use Get-SPDatabase as suggested by another answer. If you want to understand what databases sharepoint creates and what exactly sharepoint stores in them, check Databases That Support SharePoint 2010 Products


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This is a nightmare situation to be in! Got it escalated in Microsoft who indeed know and have already fixed the source (so terminated backups don't trigger this) in the April CU http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2013/04/27/april-2013-cu-for-sharepoint-2013-has-been-released.aspx - you have to install March CU first. However, it does not yet ...


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The domain that needs to be isolated is only a DNS domain not a new AD domain. This is purely such that you have a separate IIS site where Cross Site Scripting is prevented by the browser. You can add that new domain in DNS (see Configure an environment for apps for SharePoint (SharePoint 2013)) or hosts file. The High trust app still needs the same ...


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The 'enterprise' way to do this would be to use a proper monitoring tool such as Microsoft Operations Manager. The process I have in mind would involve: Configure SharePoint diagnostic logging such that the 'least severe' event to write to the Windows event log is [your desired severity threshold] Configure MOM to e-mail alert you whenever something is ...


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Never disable the Timer and Administration Service. From TechNet: To facilitate this centralized configuration model, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 relies on two new and enhanced services: the Windows SharePoint Services Administration service and the Windows SharePoint Services Timer service. The Windows SharePoint Services Timer ...


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Jobs that are already running take priority, and new jobs that want to take over will fail. In order to ensure the new job to run, the old job must finish or be aborted. What does your timer job do exactly? If there are database transactions or file movement, I would say to avoid the abortion of the job if you can help it.


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Not entirely sure why you add "except CA". Sure you can automate security using PowerShell. But this gives you only real value if you have multiple farm environments that you want to stay as much "the same" as possible. The important thing here is to harden security for your farm, not really how you do it. As a primer you should read Plan security hardening ...


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Leave it on, as it provides flexibility. You should already be directing traffic to your WFEs with DNS or a load balancer, so other servers won't have traffic hitting them. But leave it on. Down the road you'll need to perform some sort of troubleshooting, and this will come in handy. "Well, then turn it on when you need to!" I hear you say. The problem ...


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If you are running this from the server, you will need to make sure you "run as administrator" also, the farm account is the account that is used for the identity for Central Admin. You can grant other accounts privileges to run PowerShell Commands, and you have to do this if you are going to use a non-farm admin account to run PowerShell. You can find that ...


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The account will need permissions on the content database. Just executing: Add-SPShellAdmin CONTOSO\User1 Will give you access to the configuration database, but not the content database. Also provide access to the content database by giving access to the content database by using the -database parameter Add-SPShellAdmin -UserName CONTOSO\User1 -database ...


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(1) How do I transfer the Central Admin site from being hosted on the old server to the new server? You do that via the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard. Remove the CA from the old server, then add it (again via the wizard) to the new one. Here it is explained in a little more detail: ...


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Why not simply using Central Admin... :-) (works even if you do NOT have access to either the physical server (console) or databases server. Central Admin -> Upgrade and Migration -> Review Database Status. By pasting /_admin/DatabaseStatus.aspx at your CA url. Rgds, Arjan Vos


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Couple of things Disable Loopback. Disable IE SEC from Server Admin. Try adding the http://centraladmin to Trusted Sites / Local Intranet EDIT 2 Could you check the SQL rights for the account that you use to open SharePoint. It should be dbowner and securityadmin or just for the sake of seeing if it fixes your problem make the account a sysadmin on ...


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Site Collection Administrator and Site Owner are really two very different roles. The SCA is more of a technical role and has the ability to dramatically change the way the whole site operates, including enabling/disabling features and so forth. The Site Owner is typically content focused and is more comparable to a Power User as they can only use the ...


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First off its not available in SharePoint Foundation, so you need the full SharePoint 2010 Server. Here it can be enabled at site collection level. The feature is called Document Sets. When enabled you can add a document set content type to your list, giving you the ability to create document sets from the "new document" button in the ribbon.


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You could use the SPSite.Usage property which returns a UsageInfo object. This object contains information such as storage. Or you can go to the top-level site of the site collection and choose Site Settings > Usage Summary.


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It's make me to laugh sometime when i look at SharePoint the way programmed. My scenario really sucks, We have a huge 1.3 Tera (single) content database, and we thought we need reduce the size the share point be faster, We planned to create a custom to archive old content/documents to the separate record center and it's archived, here comes the truth the ...


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SharePoint will NOT shrink the actual SQL Server database files. Removing items in SharePoint will delete the files (after passing the recycle bin procedure as Lori says) and free up space within the file which makes room for new files - without expanding the database files. You can shrink the database files if you need to (probably get shot by saying this ...



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