Jerry Orman

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  • Blog Post: Testing SSL URLs when using SSL Termination

    Here’s the situation, SSL is setup to terminate at the load balancer.  Sticky sessions are setup as well, so once you hit a particular WFE, your future requests are routed to the same box.  The problem is that there is not an easy way to validate that the sites are responding from a client...
  • Blog Post: Why is my control working even though I don’t have a SafeControl entry?

    This one came as a surprise to me.  Customer pushes out a master page to all their site collections using a solution and feature.  The master page has a server control that renders some information, so the control should have a SafeControl entry in the web.config file.  Oddly enough, the...
  • Blog Post: Broken Images After My Site URL Change in SharePoint 2007

    When you setup a My Site picture, the URL to the image is stored in your profile under the Picture property.  You can either upload an image into your My Site, or you can type in the URL to an image.  Since the property, by default, has the replicable property set in the SSP, the Profile Synchronization...
  • Blog Post: Finding a workflow using an activity

    Had an issue come up where we wanted to find all the workflows in a SharePoint 2007 environment that were using a certain workflow activity.  Each list has a workflow association collection that tells you the workflows that are configured for the list.  From the workflow association, we were...
  • Blog Post: System.Security.SecurityException accessing TermSet

    During some upgrade testing, a customer found one of their custom controls not working in the 2010 environment.  They had built out a custom search web part that contained a custom property picker control.  The custom property picker control allowed users to leverage the Picker.aspx page to...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell to change the UIVersion on a subweb in SharePoint 2010

    Recently ran into the need to revert a specific web back to the SharePoint 2007 UI after an upgrade to SharePoint 2010.  The main reason for the change was a custom masterpage that was not ready for the 2010 styles and ribbon.  After the UI was upgraded, the masterpage rendering was pretty...
  • Blog Post: For perf’s sake, check-in your XSL files

    We were running some load testing on a SharePoint site that will be hosting a company’s portal page.  The page relies heavily on ContentQueryWebParts that have custom XSL files specified .  Before starting the load testing, we were expecting to see the backend databases getting hit pretty hard...
  • Blog Post: Updating a SharePoint 2007 WSP in Visual Studio 2010

    For this scenario, we have a WSP file that was packaged a few years ago and deployed to a production SharePoint 2007 environment. After the original WSP deployment, changes and additional files were pushed out directly to the file system. This brings up a couple concerns: If there was a full DR...
  • Blog Post: Unable to edit documents in SharePoint 2007/2010

    This was a pretty interesting issue as it caused some unique symptoms, as well as closing up an issue I blogged previously with regards to Self-Service Site Creation Announcements . The symptom we have was that users could upload documents to document libraries, but they could not edit them. For example...
  • Blog Post: Self-Service Site Creation Announcements keep showing up

    Self-Service Site Creation is a feature that lets end users create new site collections without the need to access Central Administration.  You turn it on for the Web Application, and when you do, an Announcement is added to the first Announcements list that is found in the root site collection...
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