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Where did it go…

Mon, 12 Mar 2007 10:04:00 +0000

The new blog is here  

This blog is moving to SharePoint!

Tue, 06 Mar 2007 19:22:36 +0000

This week I will be moving my blog over to SharePoint and I will post the URL shortly when it goes live. I know I haven't been blogging much lately but if you're one of my customers you know why. J We've been busy upgrading to MOSS or WSSv3. When I move to my new...

Understanding and Troubleshooting SharePoint Explorer View Whitepaper released

Fri, 27 Oct 2006 13:49:14 +0000

Steve Sheppard has released an excellent white paper on SharePoint Explorer View. You can find it here:

Central Admin and Kerberos

Mon, 11 Sep 2006 16:37:01 +0000

I recently came across a problem with trying to use Kerberos for Central Administration Virtual Server/Web Application/IIS Web Site. In short here is the problem: Symptoms: Unable to get to Central Admin with 401.2 Troubleshooting: Machine name = SpServer, App Pool Identity= SPServiceAcct, Domain= Contoso Used ADSUTIL to check the NTAuthenticationProviders metabase key for the...

Focus on WSSv3/MOSS upgrade…keeping Kerberos in mind

Sun, 10 Sep 2006 22:48:00 +0000

This is my first post in awhile because I have been intently learning and experimenting with WSSv3 and MOSS 2007. I will be focusing on upgrade for awhile. In fact, I am going to put a series of short posts on getting ready for WSSv3/MOSS. First quick note: If you have followed my earlier advice...

New Best Practices: Using Disposable WSS Objects document released

Thu, 15 Jun 2006 15:00:00 +0000

This is a document that I have been eagerly awaiting. If you are doing SharePoint OM development you definitely need to check this out. Best Practices: Using Disposable Windows SharePoint Services Objects Although its posted under the V3 SDK, the methods are just as valuable for V2 Development. If someone were to create a series...

#50070: Unable to connect to the database

Tue, 23 May 2006 19:53:00 +0000

During my trek through Windows SharePoint Services I frequently hear about this error message. I like to refer to “Unable to connect to the database” as one of the dreaded errors of SharePoint. Why would I do this? Because in the majority of cases this is not a WSS problem. It comes from a variety...

NTLM Authentication with SharePoint Part 2

Thu, 18 May 2006 17:18:12 +0000

In my last post I laid out the basic flow of NTLM authentication with SharePoint when all the accounts (user, service and machine) reside in the same domain. In this post I will discuss the implications of multiple domains in two different scenarios. Scenario 1: Active Directory; Domain for users=; SharePoint WFE, SQL...

NTLM Authentication with SharePoint

Thu, 18 May 2006 15:11:00 +0000

NTLM Authentication in SharePoint Most SharePoint environments today are using NTLM (the default) as the authentication protocol. This has some hidden performance implications that are not widely known. But before we dive into the world of NTLM Performance bottlenecks with SharePoint lets address the NTLM authentication process first. Order of actions for inbound user authentication...