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The TechNet Article "Storage and SQL Server capacity planning and configuration (SharePoint Server 2010)" should be your first port of call: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc298801.aspx


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Here's a checklist I use when going into a new client to do a 'Health-Check' of their systems before starting on anything.


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If you've got MS Premier Support then ask about a MOSS RAP (Risk Assesment Program), they have some good diagnostic tools and you are licensed to use them for 12 months after the RAP takes place. They will also recommend you a decent maintenance plan which will be ideal for the size of your environments. Keep a close eye on your search crawls. When are ...


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Something to be aware of along with SQL aliasing is the SQL instance. There are instances where if patching hasn't been applied, features and services within SharePoint will not configure properly on named instances. This you can also bypass using SQL aliasing. Personally, I am a proponent of SQL Aliasing, but you should always make sure that you configure ...


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Theres a good planning guidance for this on TechNet: Plan for site maintenance and management Ask users what they want in IT-managed sites. Perform periodic surveys to determine what your users need from the site. Use usage logs and reports to find out which areas of the site are being used, and then correlate that with user surveys to find out what can be ...


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I would like to add a biggie to your list of common problems admins hit: The need to move the SharePoint farm to a different database server. SharePoint 2007 (not sure about 2010) does not like it when you change database servers. There are numerous articles out there about how to move your farm to a new server, but the big gotcha in doing it is that you ...


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Make sure your content databases do not go over 50-100GB. Check SharePoint Collection Governance for more details.


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Another thing i can highly recommend is to do a performance baseline check for your solution before you start installing any custom code or third party products, for both your test/integration servers and preprod/prod environments. After each deploy you do another benchmark and compare it to your baseline. This will help you alot when you start developing ...


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I can follow up on your own answer with these articles from Kimberly Tripp: Database Maintenance Best Practices Part I – clarifying ambiguous recommendations for Sharepoint Database Maintenance Best Practices Part II – Setting FILLFACTOR Database Maintenance Best Practices Part III - Transaction Log Maintenance


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No, it's not possible, but you can use the javascript csom to accomplish this. Here's an example: var clientContext = new SP.ClientContext.get_current(); var web = clientContext.get_web(); var listCollection = web.get_lists(); var list = listCollection.getByTitle("MyList"); var viewCollection = list.get_views(); var view = ...


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Make sure you have properly configured diagnostic logs and check for possible errors in these logs on regular basis.


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In my opinion, it is a good practice if you can afford it, but it is not strictly necessary. I mean: If you are using SQL Server with SharePoint, you should stop SharePoint services first. That WILL have a performance impact. If you have a timeslot allowed for maintenance, reboot the machine once a month or every 2 months. Adjust this frequency along time ...


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This Article explains Sql Server Database maintenance.have a look at it


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no need for any of those! you just need to add it to web.config http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj653752(v=vs.110).aspx and http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms228094(v=vs.85).aspx somthing on the lines of: <appSettings> <add key="SQLConnectionString" ...


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I'm reasonably sure that using only OOB functionality that is the only way to do it. In fact, I think the only thing you can delete multiple of at a time is list items/documents.


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There is app_offline and here is a good extension of this for sharepoint: http://spoffline.codeplex.com/ "SharePoint Offline displays a friendly error messasge that enables farm administrators to take a web application offline and display a custom message" I think this is a nice elegant way, and it also supports a schedule, so you don't have to rush ...


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It seems like somewhere inside your webpart an exception is thrown. I would suggest you to wrap all your code inside CreateChildControls and client_DownloadStringCompleted methods with try..catch something like that: try{ ... } catch (Exception ex){ this.Controls.Add(new LiteralControl(ex.Message+"; "+ex.StackTrace)); } It is a good practice to ...


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This 'bug' is fixed by: Copy the web.config file in the "12\Config" folder and paste it in "12\Templates\Layouts". And you can run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard again. I've found that this bug as happened to me and this is the blog that fixed it for me. Source: ...


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Like Project 2007, it's not supported to uninstall Project from a farm because the Database Schema is updated. Removing it anyway may reset all your IIS customizations as well, as well as creating problems / inconsistencies with your SP farm. What is the purpose of uninstalling it?


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My first port of call would be SQL Server Management Studio. This is available even with the Express version (download the "with tools" edition, or download SSMS as separate package). Is 16GB a reasonable size for your database? It is quite easy to set up a database with a FULL recovery model and no log backup schedule, which can result in huge database ...


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I'm surprised no one has mentioned the number one check I make as soon as possible when taking over a SharePoint installation, check the restore plan. Checking backups is only useful if you know that you can restore them. Restoring your backups on a regular basis is the only way to check that they are sufficient when you need them.


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You mentioned checking the event logs. I'm not sure about the others, but I don't have time to log into each server to check events lots, disk space, etc so I always insist on some form of a monitoring system that can do that for me. It makes it easy to setup rules so that you know what is important and can take quick action. With regards to Disk Space, ...


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Make sure all SharePoint services are running, and that proper privileges are set (e.g. Search content access account has proper privileges)



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