Keith Richie

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  • Blog Post: Hey! Where can I get SPSiteManager 2.2??? It's not in the Utility Suite!

    A lot of folks are asking me where they can get SPSiteManager 2.2 since I noted that it was complete . SPSiteManager (along with an update to SPUserUtil, and a couple of other tweaks) were going to be packaged up as the 2.6 release of The SharePoint Utility Suite and updated at the SharePoint Products...
  • Blog Post: Thanks All! - The #1 download from the SharePoint Products and Technologies Web Component Directory is now The SharePoint Utility Suite

    Thanks to everyone for helping make this happen by your suggestions and requests! Sometime over the last couple of days, the SharePoint Utility Suite moved to the top of the Top Five Downloads ( http://www.microsoft.com/sharepoint/downloads/components/results.asp?s=5 ) Thanks John Kozell...
  • Blog Post: SPSiteManager 2.2 complete

    SPSiteManager 2.2 complete Over the past few evenings, I've finalized changes; tested; regressed; tested; sighed a lot; did the hokie pokie; and performed weird rituals to fight the voices in my head shouting " Implement me! Implement me! " for some new features, yet finally finished this set of updates...
  • Blog Post: The SharePoint Utility Suite recommended as number 1 tool kit of “must haves” !! Thanks Joel!

    Joel Oleson has the following to say in his Top 10 and a few "MUST HAVE" Management Tools for WSS v2 & SPS 2003 posting about the tools I've been writing: Site, Database & User Management SharePoint Utility Suite v2.5 – User, Site, & Database Manager & Analyzer Keith Richie...
  • Blog Post: Understanding SharePoint - Part 2 - The Infamous Query Plan Bug and The Origins of SPSiteManager

    Understanding SharePoint - Part 2 - The Infamous Query Plan Bug and The Origins of SPSiteManager This is the second in a series of posts in regards to "Not being mislead by what your seeing :)" In the next post in this series, I'll talk about SharePoint index sizes vs the size of your databases...
  • Blog Post: Welcome John Kozell to the blogging world!

    John Kozell was co-author for the Portal additions to SPUserUtil. If it were not for John, those changes would probably never made it in. John is also the author of the .Net Protocol Handler example in the SharePoint Utility Suite. John has now joined the blogging world!! He's already made a few...
  • Blog Post: SPSiteManager update coming soon

    As I noted in my previous post The Next Big Thing - The SharePoint Configuration Analyzer V.Next , we'll be combining the functionality of SPSiteManager with the SharePoint Configuration Analyzer, and incorporating SPUserUtil as well. In the mean time, we've found some immediate additions we need...
  • Blog Post: Dispose of those Objects! SPSites, SPWebs, and SPBears oh my!

    For the past two years or so, I've constantly worked with customers on issues related to not properly disposing of SPSite/SPWeb and other objects when necassary in long running applications, web parts etc. We've pushed for SDK updates etc where necassary, but we didn't have a complete "Developers Guide...
  • Blog Post: The Maestoso Interstellar Suite - Part II

    First I want to thank those who placed comments on and the emails I received with comments on Part I of The Maestoso Interstellar Suite . I was quite surprised at the many positive comments. I was hoping "someone" would like it, but didn't realize it would generate so many kudos back. Over this past...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting WSS Event 1000 DB Connectivity Problems - Part 2

    Chris Gideon has posted a great article with a list of the most common reasons why you'll see the dreaded WSS Event 1000 DB Connectivity even as noted in my previous article Troubleshooting WSS Event 1000 DB Connectivity Problems . In my article I noted that this can be caused by numerous things. ...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Account Management using SPUserUtil - Part 3 - Auditing Accounts

    SharePoint Account Management using SPUserUtil - Part 3 - Auditing Accounts SPUserUtil will mean either WSSUserUtil or SPSUserUtil respectively (WSSUserUtil is used to administer Windows SharePoint Sites on a standalone WSS Farm/Virtual server OR Windows SharePoint sites in the same virtual server...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Account Management using SPUserUtil - Part 2 - Adding Accounts

    SharePoint Account Management using SPUserUtil - Part 2 - Adding Accounts SPUserUtil will mean either WSSUserUtil or SPSUserUtil respectively (WSSUserUtil is used to administer Windows SharePoint Sites on a standalone WSS Farm/Virtual server OR Windows SharePoint sites in the same virtual server...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Account Management using SPUserUtil - Part 1 - Cloning Accounts

    SharePoint Account Management using SPUserUtil - Part 1 - Cloning Accounts SPUserUtil will mean either WSSUserUtil or SPSUserUtil respectively (WSSUserUtil is used to administer Windows SharePoint Sites on a standalone WSS Farm/Virtual server OR Windows SharePoint sites in the same virtual server...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Account Management using SPUserUtil - Part 0 - Removing Accounts

    SharePoint Account Management using SPUserUtil - Part 0 - Removing Accounts SPUserUtil will mean either WSSUserUtil or SPSUserUtil respectively (WSSUserUtil is used to administer Windows SharePoint Sites on a standalone WSS Farm/Virtual server OR Windows SharePoint sites in the same virtual server...
  • Blog Post: Keeping the dream alive

    I get to actually flag multiple categories on this post :) Over the past few months, I've waited patiently for payments to arrive from the various digital download services that host my music. I knew that those sales, along with parsing my logs on my music site were going to help me getter a better...
  • Blog Post: It's Live! The SharePoint Utility Suite release 2.5 is now live!

    It took a few days :) But it's finally live. Download the 2.5 version now! http://www.microsoft.com/sharepoint/downloads/components/detail.asp?a1=724 For quick details on this release: Announcing the SharePoint Utility Suite Release 2.5 - Keith
  • Blog Post: A sampling of the analysis data from the new version of SPSiteManager

    Our team just got back from a “SWAT” team approach with one of our customers and we spent the better part of two days discussing SPSiteManager and SPUserUtil. We spent some time digging into the data reported by the new version of SPSiteManager, and we made a few slight changes to incorporate...
  • Blog Post: With Great Power comes Great Responsibility or Wicked Cool stuff you can do in SPSiteManager 2.0

    I don't remember performing some weird ritual when I originally wrote SPSiteManager , but it must have some weird possessive attribute engrained in it. I was just about ready to take the 2.0 version out of the oven, stick a fork in it and call it done when I got a wild hair up my butt to add Cross Virtual...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Utility Suite 2.1 - Coming Soon, revisited :)

    In my previous post ( SharePoint Utility Suite 2.1 - Coming Soon ) I noted that It will include "some minor, but important, changes to both SPUserUtil and SPSiteManager " (See that posting for details). In this release, It "Was" going to have the official 1.3 version of SPSiteManager (The changes...
  • Blog Post: Quick Fix for UpdateUsers() in SPUserUtil

    I've seen this problem reported at least 3 or 4 times in the past moth, so I thought I would provide this Quick Fix until I can complete the changes for the next release of SPUserUtil. The basic problem is described as follows: When using the -o update operation with the -adu switch, this causes...
  • Blog Post: Hi Andrew!

    One of my new peers asked me if I had blogged about my new position or if I told someone specifically. I can only assume that "Andrew" reads my blog frequently. What I know is "Andrew" stated: "Cool news about Keith’s promotion!" Thanks Andrew! Looking forward to working with you :) -...
  • Blog Post: A new job, and new mission

    I'm known sometimes as SPAM Master K in my world :) Simply because of the amount of email I send out on alias', etc within Microsoft in regards to SharePoint. I thought this was really funny, and would use this as my note here about me switching roles within Microsoft. From: Newts’ New Manager...
  • Blog Post: SPUserUtil and SPSiteManager download location

    More than a few folks have pinged me with the following quesitons, so I thought I'd repost on the subject to help clarify a few of these. Question: Where exactly do I download SPUserUtil and SPSiteManager Answer: These tools became part of a larger tool package call the SharePoint Utility...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft Information Technology Collaboration Services Group wants you!

    The Microsoft Information Technology Collaboration Services Group wants you! That’s right! MSIT Collaboration Services has an immediate opening for a Tier 3 Operations Analyst supporting cutting edge collaboration technologies such as SharePoint, Project Server and Windows Distributed File System...
  • Blog Post: Orphaned Sites - Part 2

    Orphaned Sites - Part 2 In my previous post " Orphaned Sites - Part 1 " I detailed the following points: What's an Orphaned Site? What do we know about what causes Orphaned Sites? How do I determine if I truly have an orphaned site? What we've done to prevent Orphaned Sites What...
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