Keith Richie

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  • 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: 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 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: 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: MOSS 2007 Upgrades and The SharePoint Configuration Analyzer V.Next

    MOSS 2007 Upgrades and The SharePoint Configuration Analyzer V.Next With the Beta 2 release of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS), my team and I are in the process of helping our customers develop their migration plans and testing to deploy MOSS...
  • 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: SharePoint blog ideas

    Man time flies. I'm finally getting to the point where I'm going to have some time to actually start working alot heavier on my User Management training. I dug around for the old post where I outlined this and see that it was WAY back in January!! I'm also working on an update to my previous post...
  • 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: The Next Big Thing - The SharePoint Configuration Analyzer V.Next

    Yesterday, I did a quick presentation on the new analysis features in SPSiteManager (See attached PPT to this post) Those of you following my blog may have noticed that I have stated a few times that SPSiteManager, SPUserUtil, etc.. were going to be combined into one tool in the future which I eluded...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the SharePoint Utility Suite Release 2.5

    I sent the 2.5 package of the SharePoint Utility Suite off for update on the SharePoint Products and Technologies Web Component Directory yesterday and it will hopefully be live within a couple of days at http://www.microsoft.com/sharepoint/downloads/components/detail.asp?a1=724 The purpose of the...
  • 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: SharePoint Utility Suite for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

    I've had quite a few emails already asking "Are you planning on continuing and building a SharePoint Utility Suite for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 " The answer is Yes. The next question is, "what will be in it" :) I will not be blogging on anything...
  • Blog Post: SPSiteManager 2.0 Perftest and Update

    A couple more changes to SPSiteManager 2.0 before I spread the icing on top (Uh, I mean finish the documentation :)) When I distributed the last package of the SharePoint Utility Suite It was based on an argument processor I wrote called XAP (That wasn't it's first name :), but I was limited with...
  • 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: SPSiteManager - important bugfix!

    Someone notified me of a problem in the current public release of SPSiteManager that is currently available in the SharePoint Utility Suite at http://www.microsoft.com/sharepoint/downloads/components/detail.asp?a1=724 There are three main steps to repartition sites as follows: Backup the current...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Utility Suite 2.1 - Coming Soon.

    I'm preparing to release the 2.1 package of the SharePoint Utility Suite (It's the 3rd on the list on the Microsoft Top 5 Web Component Downloads page , and pushing hard for the number 2 spot!!!) . It will include some minor, but important, changes to both SPUserUtil and SPSiteManager as follows:...
  • 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: Codin' till the fingers go numb

    As I was driving in this morning, my mind raced at the many development projects I’m dying to work on. There are some really cool ideas I want to implement, and one in particular that I know for sure is going to cause me to code till my fingers go numb. There is nothing more exhilarating than that...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the SharePoint Utility Suite Release 2 including SPSiteManager 1.1 and SPUserUtil 2.2

    Announcing the SharePoint Utility Suite Release 2 and SPSiteManager 1.1 Now available live at http://www.microsoft.com/sharepoint/downloads/components/detail.asp?a=724 This release also contains an update to the SPUserUtil tools (SPSUserUtil and WSSUserUtil) with a couple of really good additions...
  • Blog Post: SPUserUtil 2.1 is complete!

    SharePoint User Utility 2.1 The purpose of the SharePoint User Utilities (WSSUserUtil and SPSUserUtil) is to assist SharePoint administrators with performing user maintenance activities for SharePoint Products and Technologies (which includes Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 and SharePoint Portal Server...
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