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Infrastructure knowledge for SharePoint developers

As a SharePoint developer I find that having a good understanding of the underlying infrastructure (such as Active Directory, DNS server, etc.) is very useful. I must say I'm not that good when it ...
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Automatic updates on farm servers

I am having a hard time convincing the infrastructure team to turn off automatic updates on the SharePoint farm I have setup. It seems that regularly when automatic updates are applied, something ...
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Should i have the “Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web Application” role active on all servers in a large farm?

I've checked the resources at Microsoft TechNet, MSDN and Bing but I’m not aware of any information regarding the best practice about the configuration for the "Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web ...
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How to create DEVELOPMENT, UAT & PRODUCTION environment in SharePoint 2010

I just started digging sharepoint 2010. To get a clear picture of sharepoint environment my question is. In my office I have given a single Quad core machine and being told to get expertise on ...
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How much RAM is needed to host 10+ app pools per web server?

We are considering a SharePoint 2010 configuration where we deploy separate app pools/web applications for each business unit in our company. We would have 10 app pool/web app instances total in that ...
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KB2661254 breaks SharePoint

Over the weekend, a variety of patches went out to our servers. One of those installed updates, KB2661254, broke our WSS 3.0 farm. Specifically, we were seeing the following symptoms: Windows Server ...
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Databases from 2 SharePoint servers on the same database server?

I've got 3 servers: - DB1 - SharePoint1 - SharePoint2 On SharePoint1 I've installed WSS, using DB1 as database. Now I want to install WSS onto SharePoint2 and use DB1 as database storage as well. ...
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Is CAML process at client side, sharepoint server or sql server?

I am now working on some SSRS reports with Report builder 3.0. I built a datasource with CAML to query (and joined) data from SharePoint lists. In production environment there are over 50,000 records ...
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What to do if users upload confidential information?

I wonder what's the best practice when end-users upload confidential information to SP10, such as clients' SSN, competitor's private info, or military weapon contracts for various governments. And all ...
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Should we install SP2013 on Server 2012 R2

This is a doublon of this post. But since this post was answered, windows server 2012 R2 was released, and SP2013 SP1 (re)release. We are about to set up a new SP environment for intra/extra net. ...
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SharePoint 2010 — Visual Studio Project Structure

What are your project structures for sharepoint projects. For example my simple structure is: Think of a project named MyPortal MyPortal.sln --MyPortal.Branding (Custom master pages, page layouts, ...
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Implementation of AppFabric caching in SharePoint 2010 Farm

Firstly, I am a beginner in the SharePoint Infrastructure World; expect some dumb question :) My new application design requires data to be cached, I am leaning towards using Appfabric caching. In ...
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Multiple authentication modes within one WebApplication

I've one web application on SharePoint 2010. I've root site collection MainSite. Also I have another site collectionSubSite hosted on http://MainSite/SubSite. Question: Is it possible to have ...
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Error while creating a new web application in MOSS 2007 in a stand alone server farm

I am getting following error while creating any new web application on the server: "An update conflict has occurred, and you must re-try this action. The object SPWebApplication Name=SPsupport-17777 ...
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SharePoint 2010 Farm diagram

I am new to SharePoint 2010 and want to learn first how to setup an environment for DEVELOPMENT, STAGING and PRODUCTION. I am actually looking for a diagram which caters all three farms. I would ...
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Sharepoint Online O365 best practice

Is there a place or community where it is possible to find knowledge about O365 and SharePoint Online, and how to setup an large organization up to using this. My main concerns are the infrastructure,...
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Poll: How many SharePoint Web apps are there in your farm?

I am interested to know how many Web apps people have deployed in their SharePoint farms. If you are a consultant then an average figure would be helpful based on client installations you have worked ...
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Web Site Hosting

I am looking for a new company to host several web sites. The plan must include: -- Sharepoint 2010 Foundation (free version) -- SQL Server -- ASP.NET -- Shopping Cart - Specifically to allow ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Now that this has been released, I'm starting to look into upgrading my sharepoint servers. (plus everything else too i guess too) http://www.microsoft.com/oem/en/downloads/pages/windows_7_sp1.aspx ...
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What should be server bandwidth speed of for WSS 3.0?

Can someone please suggest on recommended internet speed of a VPS for Sharepoint (WSS3.0) usage with 1000 users database and 100 users online at any given point of time? Is 24 MBPS uplink enough? ...
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Service Application Fail-over

I am not seeing in the technical docs about how to deploy redundant service applications for a farm. I am seeking confirmation about my idea of having two web servers responsible for cross-farm ...
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Install SharePoint package on an NLB Cluster

I am trying to test a SharePoint package installation on a VPC environment. I have set up an NLB cluster with two VPC's. One problem may be that I have only one network card configured on the VPC's.(...
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Upgrading windows 2003 to windows 2008 in MOSS 2007 Farm

have MOSS 2007 SP2 installed in windows 2003 SP2 32bit and need to uprade the windows 2003 SP2 to windows 2008 SP2 in existing environment. I am not sure whether operating system can be upgraded in ...
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Using SharePoint with Hardware versus Software Load Balancing

Is there any difference when using Hardware or Software load balancing with SharePoint? What we want to do is to test a clustered solution using Windows NLB in test, and then run it using Hardware ...
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Running SharePoint 2010 on SQL Server 2014 with Compatibility Level 110?

Can anyone confirm if it is supported to run SharePoint 2010 on SQL Server 2014 with Compatibility Level 110? Have seen SQL Server 2014 and SharePoint 2010 is not a supported combination, but not ...
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Sizing of a SharePoint infrastructure

I'm working for a customer that need all features of SharePoint 2013 enterprise and I have to estimate a correct sizing of the infrastructure. On this SharePoint, there will be almost 300 users with ...
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Site vs Site Collection which to use in this situation

Wanted some opinions.....the way i have structured things at the moment on my site is as follows 1 upper level site collection -> 300 individual sites that will be accessible by our vendors (each ...
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Need guidance on SharePoint Environment Building

I just created a Virtual Machine on my laptop with Windows 2008 R2 Standard + SQLServer 2008 Standard + SharePoint 2010 Enterprise (everything on Single Box). I want to start my development of my ...
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Record Center and Content Database Infrastructure

I've ask yesterday about Document Libraries limits and the only thing that we have certain is that Microsoft recommends Content Databases <= 200gb. I'm facing a situation here where I'm setting ...
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How to Enumerate ALL SharePoint MOSS databases

I want to enumerate all databases used by my SharePoint 2007 system. The stsadm -o enumcontentdbs only handles content db's but I also want the names of the SSP, Search and any other databases used by ...
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SharePoint 2007 on Server R2 Core

Has anyone tried to configure SharePoint 2007 on Windows Server R2 CORE?
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SP2013 Host Web App on WFE and not on CA server

I creating a new SP2013 farm, with 3 servers. A database, a CA and a WFE. The CA server will only host CentralAdmin, when the WFE will host my differents web apps. I guess I understand that if I ...
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How do I export web application and site collections structure to production environment without deploying?

Microsoft tells us (yet again) that no custom code is needed in the new version of Sharepoint. However I'm curious how to export Web Application(s) | Site Collection(s) and Site(s) structure including ...
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SharePoint 2010 Web Design System Requirements

I have a background in website design and want to transition to development with SharePoint 2010. What soft/hardware is required to develop SharePoint 2010 sites? My research has produced a lot of ...
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what are the best distributed development methodologies for sharepoint

Let's say we have some distributed developers in different countries working on the same sharepoint project problems that they might face including (but not limited to): 1. webparts deployment & ...
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Access denied on edit in excel

Has anyone seen an error occur when a user performs the edit in excel action and the user gets an authentication prompt which they can't get past with their correct credentials and then a similar ...
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Separating OneDrive for Business from the main content database

I would like to separate the OneDrive for Business capability (we're running 2013 on-premises) to another, high capacity server. Reason for this is that we expect tens of terabytes of usage on ...
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How to locate FAST search server?

I am trying to identify which server (name and ip address) hosts the FAST search. I can't seem to find server-specific information on either Central Administration (servers in farm, search, etc.) or ...
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Multiple SQL databases in a farm

Is it recommended to have multiple SQL servers in a farm to host content databases or usually just one? sorry if this is a basic question but i am new to the SP architecture
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How does the Crawl Component propagate the Index to the Query component

I'm investigating how SharePoint Server 2010 search works, especially which technique is used to propagate the index (generated by the crawler) to the query server. In SP2007 the index was stored ...
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SharePoint 2010 with UAG - LDAP and AD users

We are trying to test the following setup. We have a SharePoint Farm in our forest (setup to use Kerberos). The DC of the SharePoint farm domain contains an AD with external users and their attributes....
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SP 2010: Scopes not updated for Web Applications using Claims BAsed Authentication

I have configured a web application with Claims Based Authentication because it needs to use FBA. I've created a search scope in the central admin to query all documents in my web app: contentclass = ...
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Doubts on SP infrastructure

My client has 2 WFEs. I have seen that the web applications and sites that I create in 1 server are mirrored in another server. But if I try to access sites under those web apps from another wfe using ...
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Learning SharePoint Infrastructure

Im learning SP and i would be so glad, if you could help me. I got a couple of questions, so if you please could answer them and teach me. 1)How does AD DS work together with SP? Is it only because, ...
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Create new home site and demote current to a subsite

I am using Sharepoint 2010 foundation. I started by creating several sites from a main site. Call It technicalhome. I now have to demote this home so I can now have finance home, HRhome etc all sites ...
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Organization Concept Design

Say I have an organization structured like so... -- Root Host ---- Group A ------ Project of A as P1 --------- Sub Project of P1 as SP1 ----------- Sub Project of SP1 as SSP1 ----------- Sub ...
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Aliasing the SQL Server name

I'm creating a new SP 2010 farm that will replace our existing 2007 farm (using the db attach method), and decided I should probably use SQL aliasing with this install. So 2 questions relating to this....
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Moving sites from one server to another

I am using SharePoint Server Enterprise 2007 with Windows Server 2008 Enterprise. I have a site collection which is using 3 types of sites publishing portal/wiki/blog. I want to move the template (e.g....
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SQL 2008 R2 standard vs enterprise

From a SharePoint Enterprise perspective what do you miss If you use SQL Standard?
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Several SharePoint farms using the same clustered SQL Server

In our current infrastructure we have several clients that have their own SharePoint farm hosted on dedicated WFE's and a dedicated SQL Server instance. We are thinking of moving our hosting to ...