Renaming a MOSS server

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Steps necessary to rename your MOSS server: NOTE: Use only letters, digits and minus for the machine name (so no underscores), max 15 characters. Change each alternate access mapping for your MOSS/WSS deployment in Central Administration: Open Central Administration, “Operations” Tab, “Alternate access mappings” link Modify each mapping item to reflect your newly chosen server … Continue reading Renaming a MOSS server

Why carry out regular ‘Full Crawls’ on your MOSS / Sharepoint farm

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To be updated: Reasons for an SSP administrator to do a full crawl include: One or more QFE or service pack was installed on servers in the farm. See the instructions for the hotfix or service pack for more information. An SSP administrator added a new managed property. To re-index ASPX pages on Windows SharePoint … Continue reading Why carry out regular ‘Full Crawls’ on your MOSS / Sharepoint farm

Hard coded limitations in WSS 3.0

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Entity Max Permissible Size Site Name 128 characters Site URL 255 characters Display name 128 characters Connection string 384 characters Email address 128 characters Version numbers 064 characters Virtual Server Friendly Name 064 characters SQL Database Name 123 characters SQL Database Column 128 characters SQL Database Table Name 128 characters SQL Role Name 128 characters … Continue reading Hard coded limitations in WSS 3.0

Using People Search in Sharepoint for Department Contacts

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A simple yet effective solution from Paul Galvin: This article describes how to use Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) People Search to display department-level contacts in a simple-to-read grid format. This solution arose from a consulting engagement. The client’s portal taxonomy included many corporate departments. Most departments wanted to display member’s contact information on their … Continue reading Using People Search in Sharepoint for Department Contacts

Best Practices Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2007

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To avoid common pitfalls and keep your Office SharePoint Server 2007 environment available and performing well, follow these best practices based on real-world experience from Microsoft Consulting Services and the product team. Operational Excellence Use 64-bit hardware, plenty of memory, and fast network cards Stay close: Do not put too much network distance between front-end … Continue reading Best Practices Resource Center for SharePoint Server 2007

MOSS 2007 Enterprise search example SQL queries

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Finds relevant results containing the keyword SharePoint. SELECT WorkId,Path,Title,Write,Author,HitHighlightedSummary, HitHighlightedProperties,CollapsingStatusFROM Scope()WHERE FREETEXT(defaultproperties, ‘SharePoint’) ORDER BY Rank DescFinds relevant results containing at least one of the keywords SharePoint and Search. SELECT WorkId,Path,Title,Write,Author,…FROM Scope()WHERE FREETEXT(defaultproperties, ‘SharePoint Search’) ORDER BY Rank DescFinds relevant results containing both the keywords SharePoint and Search. SELECT WorkId,Path,Title,Write,Author,…FROM Scope()WHERE FREETEXT(defaultproperties, ‘+SharePoint +Search’) ORDER … Continue reading MOSS 2007 Enterprise search example SQL queries

Migrating an Access Database to MOSS / Sharepoint

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You have an Access database which is currently being used within your company ie. Contacts, Sales Order Processing, Asset Logging etc etc…..And you now want to migrate it to Sharepoint/MOSS You open your Access Database in Office 2007 You click the ‘External Data’ ribbon then select ‘Move to Sharepoint’ Now choose the Sharepoint site you … Continue reading Migrating an Access Database to MOSS / Sharepoint

Installing AvePoint 5.0

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Update: After completely removing AvePoint & reinstalling with the new patches all works fine now. AvePoint has just released version 5.0 of its SharePoint infrastructure management and protection solution. I recently installed this & for the short time I got to use it, it did look like a good product, a nice improvment on previous … Continue reading Installing AvePoint 5.0

Five tips to improve document management in MOSS 2007

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Here are 5 tips Bob English gave about document management in Sharepoint at the Best Practices SharePoint Conference. Bob English is founder over at Mindsharp. * Most important, English said, is to define a document’s lifecycle. This includes determining where a document will be incubated, what metadata will be in the document, who owns the … Continue reading Five tips to improve document management in MOSS 2007

Convert you physical MOSS machine to a virtual machine

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You can do this using VMware Converter which will convert your physical machine into the VMware format which can then be run on VMware Server. Both of these products are free. VMware Server Begin enjoying the benefits of server virtualization with the free VMware Server. VMware Server is a hosted virtualization platform that installs like … Continue reading Convert you physical MOSS machine to a virtual machine

SharePoint SUSHI – SharePoint Utility with a Smart, Helpful Interface

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SUSHI is a powerful, user-friendly SharePoint application enabling you to accomplish common SharePoint administrative and development tasks. You can think of SUSHI as a Swiss army knife for SharePoint. What does the name SUSHI stand for? SUSHI = SharePoint Utility with a Smart, Helpful Interface SUSHI Features Copy View – Copy a view from one … Continue reading SharePoint SUSHI – SharePoint Utility with a Smart, Helpful Interface