Keith Richie

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  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Help with building SPUserUtil

    I've been getting quite a few emails pretty much asking the same thing on building SPUserUtil, so I thought I would post this entry to help clarify the subject. I'll also ensure the SPUserUtil documentation is updated in the next release to help specifically call this out. The SPUserUtil documentation...
  • Blog Post: SPUserUtil (a.k.a the little tool that went BOOM!)

    I’ve decided that I’m not going to put much more effort into the 2.5 incarnation of SPUserUtil for reasons I’ll explain in a moment. What I will be doing over the next few days is the following: Updating it to utilize a resource file for syntax like the changes just made in SPSiteManager . ...
  • 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: Using SPUserUtil to synchronize SharePoint user Display Names and Email addresses with the information in Active Directory

    Using SPUserUtil to synchronize SharePoint user Display Names and Email addresses with the information in Active Directory 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...
  • Blog Post: Using SPUserUtil to update accounts when the NT Login Name changes

    Using SPUserUtil to update accounts when the NT Login Name changes 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 of a SharePoint...
  • 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: SharePoint User Migration Training

    Ok, so I set out to do this training a few months back, but due to my previous role, I could not get it taken care of. With my new career change, I'm going to start pummeling away at the following training soon. Give the items a look at, and let me know if there is anything you think would be useful...
  • 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: Moving a web and preserving permissions using SPUserUtil

    A long time ago, in a cubicle far, far away.... I placed an entry into the SharePoint User Util documentation that listed a few scenarios where SPUserUtil could be used. The entry had these famous words in it. <details coming soon> Well that was months ago [:)] And since then, I got...
  • 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...
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