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Update URL After cloning Server in SharePoint

This would be very common scenario most of us bump into. You may need to clone your Web Front End to host it in different environment. After restoring the cloned instance you may find your new server refers to the old server name. Quick and easy way to…

SharePoint 2010 Solution Stuck in “Deploying” Status

I used PowerShell to deploy a solution to a SharePoint farm (h/t:  Corey Roth and his blog post).  I then went to the central admin, accessed System Settings and then “Manage farm solutions” to deploy it to the farm and to my (slight) di…

Export-SPWeb Tells Me “InvalidData” But the Data is Valid

I’m in the process of writing an article for the good people at www.sharepointbriefing.com and it involves deploying an list from a development farm to a production farm.  I’m still accustomed to using stsadm and need to break that habit, so I…

Use owssvr.dll to Display Useful Site Information in SP2010

I was reading forums this afternoon and learned something new (something that happens almost every day).  This is the posting: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepointadmin/thread/1cbdb0b4-eeda-4c61-9a52-da6212eebec5/ Basically…

How to Restrict SharePoint Designer Access at Site Collection in SharePoint 2010

The following Restrictions for SharePoint Designer usage can be applied to SharePoint 2010 Site. Allow Site Owners and Designers to use SharePoint Designer in this Site Collection Allow Site Owners and Designers to Detach Pages from the Site Defi…

How to Restrict SharePoint Designer Access at Site Collection in SharePoint 2010

The following Restrictions for SharePoint Designer usage can be applied to SharePoint 2010 Site. Allow Site Owners and Designers to use SharePoint Designer in this Site Collection Allow Site Owners and Designers to Detach Pages from the Site Defi…

Solution: Compiling MOSS Audience Adds No New Members

Bottom line: if you want to use a profile property in a rule for creating audiences, the property must be visible to “everyone.” I was working with a co-worker yesterday and he was building out a MOSS audience based on a custom user profile proper…

Fun SharePoint SSO Fact of the Day

I’ve been working with SharePoint SSO and learning as I go. One way in which this works is that you tell SharePoint about external applications. Users log into that application via some SharePoint function (e.g. iView web part). The first time …

Adventures With iView Web Parts

I needed to do some minimal proving today that iView web parts can work in my client’s environment. I’ve never worked with this slice of SharePoint before. Microsoft has created a very high quality white paper on this subject. The first obstacl…

VPN Strikes Again, Slowing Me Down and Ruining My Beer

Tonight, I’m doing some hobby work with a virtual machine running on my desktop. I’m connecting via IE on my laptop and I’m noticing horrible performance. IE keeps freezing, especially when I access anything in the upper right han…