Beside the Point

A discussion of SharePoint-related concepts from multiple perspectives.

May, 2010

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    Double-hop authentication: Why NTLM fails and Kerberos works

    A common scenario in SharePoint is the need to retrieve data from back-end data sources – external databases, Web services, reports via SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), and data cubes via Analysis Services are some common examples. Often these data...
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    PowerShell Remoting for SharePoint

    Well, well, well, if it isn’t our friend the double-hop authentication problem again rearing its ugly head when trying to use PowerShell remoting technologies to manage a SharePoint farm… So you’ve run Set-WSManQuickConfig and/or Enable-PSRemoting on...
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    How SharePoint integrates with the ASP.NET Infrastructure

    SharePoint is built on top of ASP.NET. There are several key classes/objects in the SharePoint infrastructure which customize the ASP.NET pipeline; or in the case of SharePoint 2010 the integrated ASP.NET/IIS pipeline. The abstract and base implementations...
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    Calculate Time-to-First-Byte with PowerShell script (Ping-Url)

    Technorati Tags: powershell , sharepoint One of the ways the Microsoft IT team monitors performance of our internal SharePoint servers is using a tool which calculates time-to-first-byte for a client-generated HTTP request (code at the end of this...
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    Turn Developer Dashboard on/off via PowerShell

    I couldn’t find a simple way to turn the developer dashboard on and off via PowerShell - there’s a STSADM property for it, but who wants to use STSADM anymore? So here’s a function to change the setting quickly. 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010...
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