Keith Richie

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  • Blog Post: Upgrading a SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Shared Services Farm with NLB and Forced SSL to MOSS 2007

    How's that for a blog posting title! Oh, and I'll add IIS redirect virtual servers into the mix. I've been working with a customer on detailing all the steps necessary to make this a reality, and I've seen quite a few posts out on some internet searches where a ton of folks are asking this exact...
  • Blog Post: Capacity Planning for WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007

    The Capacity Planning documentation is available for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. For WSS 3.0, click here . For MOSS 2007, click here . Now that these are official, I'll be updating the Capacity Planning checker portion of SPSiteManager to reflect...
  • Blog Post: More reasons to ensure you're not exceeding capacity planning guidelines

    If I don't harp on it enough :) I knew I had seen the official KB on this subject long ago, and finally came across it again. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;830601 Keep in mind, that even with a MOSS 2007 indexer, indexing SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Windows SharePoint...
  • 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: SharePoint Account Management using SPUserUtil - Part 6 - Synchronizing Display Names and Email Addresses with Active Directory

    SharePoint Account Management using SPUserUtil - Part 6 - Synchronizing Display Names and Email Addresses with Active Directory Originally Posted as: Using SPUserUtil to synchronize SharePoint user Display Names and Email addresses with the information in Active Directory . Because of a ton of recent...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Account Management using SPUserUtil - Part 5 - Handling NT Login Name Changes

    SharePoint Account Management using SPUserUtil - Part 5 - Handling NT Login Name Changes Originally Posted as: Using SPUserUtil to update accounts when the NT Login Name changes .Because of a ton of recent queries on this exact subject, I'm re-posting it but also re-titling it to include it in the "SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Account Management using SPUserUtil - Part 4 - Replaying Permissions and Moving Webs

    SharePoint Account Management using SPUserUtil - Part 4 - Replaying Permissions and Moving Webs Originally posted as: Moving a web and preserving permissions using SPUserUtil . Because of a ton of recent queries on this exact subject, I'm re-posting it but also re-titling it to include it in the ...
  • 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: Understanding SharePoint - Part 5 - Keep those webs small if you must use SMIGRATE

    Understanding SharePoint - Part 5 - Keep those webs small if you must use SMIGRATE This is the fifth post in a series in regards to "Not being mislead by what your seeing :)" DISCLAIMER: This post may include steps that guide you through issuing statements against your SharePoint content databases...
  • 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 4 - Lock those sites before performing backups to prevent orphaned entries!

    Understanding SharePoint - Part 4 - Lock those sites before performing backups to prevent orphaned entries! This is the fourth post in a series in regards to "Not being mislead by what your seeing :)" DISCLAIMER: This post may include steps that guide you through issuing statements against your...
  • Blog Post: deletecollection bug in SPUserUtil 2.5 - fix described

    Someone noted this problem to me, and I just confirmed it to be a bug with the deletecollection operation in SPUserUtil. The problem is that regardless of what you have specified in your usermap file when you run the deletecollection operation, it removes more users than you specified. This is...
  • Blog Post: Understanding SharePoint - Part 3 - Just because your database is larger doesn't necessarily mean that your index size will be

    Understanding SharePoint - Part 3 - Just because your database is larger doesn't necessarily mean that your index size will be This is the third post in a series in regards to "Not being mislead by what your seeing :)" DISCLAIMER: This post shows using Query Analyzer to issue statements against...
  • 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: Understanding SharePoint - Part 1 - Understanding the SharePoint Portal Server Indexer

    Understanding SharePoint - Part 1 - Understanding the SharePoint Portal Server Indexer This is the first 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 The Infamous Query Plan Bug, and the origins of SPSiteManager ...
  • 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: Orphaned Sites - Part 3

    Finally, the Orphan Repair extensions to STSADM are complete: For WSS Alone: Description of a new command-line operation that you can use to repair content databases in Windows SharePoint Services http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;918744 If you have a SharePoint Portal...
  • 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: SPSiteManager Postings - The Maestosso Interstellar Suite Complete -

    SPSiteManager Postings Throughout this week, I hope to get some SPSiteManager postings complete matching the SPUserUtil series. For a recap of the SPUserUtil Series: SharePoint Account Management using SPUserUtil - Part 0 - Removing Accounts SharePoint Account Management using SPUserUtil...
  • 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: The Tangerine Dream Collection Project - Part 1

    As I was preparing for my first post of " The History of Musical Influences by that SharePoint Guy ", I did something that caused a stirring in me that's been going awhile, and thus it turned into a tornadic experience :) and I've started up a new project called " The Tangerine Dream Collection Project...
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