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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
    8
    answered What permissions are needed to deploy a WSP to SharePoint 2010?
    Dec
    8
    comment Why can't I create site collections in some CDBs?
    Have you run the configuration wizard?
    Dec
    8
    comment How to configure cloned MOSS 2007 environment?
    The restore will create an IIS web site (and app pool) just as it would for a new web application. It's not restoring the IIS metadata so if you had performed any manual customization you'll may need to provide this if you need it in your new environment.
    Dec
    7
    revised How to configure cloned MOSS 2007 environment?
    added the step to deploy solutions
    Dec
    7
    comment How to configure cloned MOSS 2007 environment?
    Oh, right. You'll need to add a step between step 1 and 2 to add the solutions to the new farm so they are available (I've edited my answer to include this step). This part will handle the files in 12\TEMPLATES and the GAC. If you've modified IIS in any way, you'll need to make those same changes on your new servers.
    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.