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By day, I'm a mild-mannered SharePoint infrastructure consultant for a Microsoft Gold partner. By night, I sleep. I've been working with SharePoint since 2006.

I have taken the time to write a few Microsoft exams and in turn Microsoft has graciously granted me the following certifications:

  • MCITP: SharePoint Administrator 2010
  • MCTS: SharePoint 2010, Configuration
  • MCTS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Configuration
  • MCSE 2003
  • MCSA 2003

  • Dec
    7
    comment How to configure cloned MOSS 2007 environment?
    No, the backup backs up all of the components in the farm. Part of the restore process is to specify where each component will be restored to. So say you have your SSP and Search Index on APPQA, when you do the restore you'll provide the location for SSP and Search Index as NEWAPPQA. If you're using the native tools, I recommend restoring from the Central Administration GUI as you get forms to enter in the information; with stsadm -o restore you need to put it all in the command line and you could miss something.
    Dec
    7
    answered How to configure cloned MOSS 2007 environment?
    Dec
    7
    answered How can I export User Profile Custom Properties for importing into a different environment?
    Dec
    6
    comment How can I export User Profile Custom Properties for importing into a different environment?
    I've used PowerShell to dump out user profile properties from one SP2010 farm into an xml which I then used to import into a second SP2010 farm. It's actually very simple to do, you just need to make sure you grab the correct properties.
    Dec
    6
    answered How could I know the exact reason behind Check In/Check Out failure?
    Dec
    6
    answered Viewing all permissions for a user or AD Group in SharePoint 2007?
    Dec
    6
    comment Why can't I create site collections in some CDBs?
    Release To Manufacturing. It's the first version released to the public. In SharePoint 2010's case, you have the version released in April 2010. Since then there has been a cumulative update released every two months. SP1 was released in June and there have since been two more CUs. See here for updating SharePoint: technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ff800847
    Dec
    6
    comment What does “unified infrastructure” mean, and how is it different in 2010 than in 2007?
    +1 The idea is any server in the farm can run any service is generally what this means. There are a few exceptions (eg. user profile synchronization for a UPA can run on only a single server at a time).
    Dec
    6
    comment Why can't I create site collections in some CDBs?
    Looks like RTM. It may not solve your problem, but you could try installing (at a minimum) SP1.
    Dec
    6
    comment Why can't I create site collections in some CDBs?
    +1 for good troubleshooting step
    Dec
    6
    comment Why can't I create site collections in some CDBs?
    If I understand correctly, it sounds like you are saying that there could be are content databases that are in a state between online and not attached to the farm. They are referenced somewhere in some database but are missing a GUID, or the GUID in the database is not present? The scenario sounds interesting, but I'm not clear where these values should (or should not?) exist.
    Dec
    6
    comment Why can't I create site collections in some CDBs?
    SharePoint build number? (Central Admin -> System Settings -> Manage Servers in the Farm -> Configuration database version)
    Dec
    3
    comment SharePoint 2010 - Enable all logging timer jobs. Performance?
    A good way to answer this question would be to explain what each of these jobs is for, and what it does when enabled. This would give a better understanding of the performance.
    Dec
    2
    comment Securing SharePoint for External Access
    Microsoft has a security hardening guide: technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262849.aspx
    Dec
    1
    comment Outlook Distribution List and WSS 3
    If it's not a user or a mail-enabled security group, the only other option I can think of is a customization where an email is send to a defined email address. You can't add contacts or DLs within SharePoint.
    Dec
    1
    comment How can I let users enter credentials for a Secure Store Target Application?
    I remember reading somewhere that you need to create a custom webpart that can collect credentials and store them in SecureStore.
    Dec
    1
    comment SharePoint 2010 - Database Schema
    I'm +1'ing this thing because there's nothing about accessing the databases in the FAQ and because it is an extremely common question.
    Dec
    1
    comment SharePoint 2010 - Database Schema
    Actually, the table schemas change all the time. CUs are known to change table names, column names, stored proceedures, etc. Just a recent example: SP2010 SP1 changed the dbo.Sites table in the content database to dbo.AllSites. This is a primary reason why modifying the databases is unsupported, because you can't be sure your changes will conflict with a future update.
    Nov
    30
    comment Rename database pointer in SharePoint 2010
    Yes, there are lots of issues with using a FQDN for the SQL Server... setting up an alias would require the alias name be a FQDN... so I agree an alias won't likely solve the problem. A farm backup/restore redirected to a new database may work.
    Nov
    30
    comment Adding document version number on Excel Spreadsheet as label for printing purpose
    The text section on the insert tab is screaming for a Quick Parts button... Too bad :(