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The best way to do get a quick view of what is being used where in a given content database is with the stsadm command enumallwebs using the addtional parameters supplied with the October 2009 Cumulative Update: stsadm -o enumallwebs -includefeatures -includewebparts -includeeventreceivers -includesetupfiles -includecustomlistview There's also a useful ...


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Your focus shouldn't be on getting people to use SharePoint as SharePoint, because the goal shouldn't be to use SharePoint. Instead the focus should be on helping the users getting their business problems solved. Some of these problems may be solved by using SharePoint as SharePoint in which case they should have help doing that. If you keep focusing on ...


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You could do this through PowerShell. I used this script as a basis and created the following script to list all webparts of all pages in all webs in a site collection. Take a look: # Basis: http://www.glynblogs.com/2011/07/listing-all-web-parts-in-a-site-collection-with-powershell.html # Modified by http://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/users/2509/tarjeieo ...


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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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When drafting a governance plan, you want to make sure that you get input from both IT, management, and business stakeholders. They will help to ensure that the needs of the business are considered in the plan. From a SharePoint administrator perspective, you will want to include things like permission levels, inheritance, and a plan to manage new site ...


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What comes to mind to achieve this is to either programmatically create all the lists and control the list names like that, or to create the lists using normal CAML (i.e. using ListInstance) and then use code to update the list names afterwards. Both methods would need code intervention, probably using a Feature Receiver. If you're planning on creating a ...


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From my experience: Hot Fixes are to be applied IF and ONLY if the issue affects you. Hotfixes can go horribly wrong if applied in production without testing out in a staging environment first CUs are usually pre-requisites for SP installs, so you can either do it in one shot before the SP Install or pace them out and do CU and then SP We usually wait ...


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You need to enable auditing at the web application level and then enable Opening or downloading documents, viewing items in lists, or viewing item properties in the Site Collection Audit Settings in Site Settings of the site collection. You can then collect data and run reports to see who accessed what and when.


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You need to removethe Use Remote Interfaces This permission gives users access to several types of remote interfaces including SharePoint Designer, Web services and the Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning, or WebDAV, publishing interface. The Use Remote Interfaces permission is part of all of the default permission levels except LimitedAccess and ...


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The built in MySite cleanup job handles this automatically: What is the My Site Cleanup Timer Job The My Site Cleanup Job is responsible for deleting user profiles and My Sites of those users. This includes the following activities: Remove user profiles that are queued for deletion. If those users have a My Site, assign the ...


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You can turn on Auditing and look into Audit Log Reports for such events. Following events are available, which can be turned on/off. • Opened and downloaded documents, viewed items in lists, or viewed item properties (This event is not available for SharePoint Online sites) • Edited items • Checked out and checked in items • Items that have been ...


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Capacity Planning is what you need here. Its a whole lot easier if you plan for capacity from the start as information tends to get bigger with passing time on any Intranet. With the context of SharePoint, there can be multitude of factors that should be considered before restructuring your intranet solution design along side sizing for content databases. ...


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Here are some other ideas you can use to increase SharePoint usage: 0) Force the users home page to go to the portal via group policy (you will see why below) 1) If you can get upper management to use it, then the rest of the crowd will be more willing to use it: See if you can convince upper management to use an Announcement list that goes out to ...


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To be honest, the best practice is to figure out what works best for your organisation. As you've noticed, there are a large number of factors involved - the cost of centralising administration, the expertise and training of the users, what permissions levels you need within a site, do you give different rights at the list level, and so on. It very much ...


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As far as departmental site is concerned each department has a seperate site. So its better to provide users with both create and edit permission. But with in that, if you need to restrict the permission create groups with unique permissions and add users to it.


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I agree with your stance and try to practice that as well. Even MS says only install this CU if you're being affected by something it fixes.


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Here's my 2 cents on governance: If you don't create a governance document, then your governance is "Ok everyone Free for all!" and you know how well that works. I would start small and at least get them to help define the way new sites are created, this will get them to see that there is so much more to think about than just implementing SharePoint and ...


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We use audiences alot, both for targeting web part content on pages, and for targeting list items like publishing pages to specific targets. You can also use them to target navigation links on my sites. Both me and my colleagues use audiences quite alot. They do have some teeth that can bite you, if you want to move your content as they contain guids that ...



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