Ron Grzywacz's Blog

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    Service Pack 3 for SharePoint 2007 has been released

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    SP3 for SharePoint 2007 has been released. The October CU has been released as well. It’s a good idea to install the October CU(or later) and SP3 at the same time. More information can be found in the following articles: · Announcing Service Pack 3 for...
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    Document Sets and Folders

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    I’ve recently run into a scenario where I‘m having some issues using folders inside of SharePoint 2010 Document Sets. I did some digging, and it appears that we don’t support folders inside of Document Sets, even though there are ways to create them. ...
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    Look at all of the pretty sites….

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    I’m sure any SharePoint administrator who supports a reasonably sized farm struggles with the idea of how to contain the massive amount of site collections in their farm. As adoption grows, the number of site collections and the amount of data keeps growing...
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    AV Scanner Exclusions KB Updated

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    I just wanted to point out that the KB that details file/folder exclusions for local AV scanners has been updated. One important addition is the exclusion of the Blobcache folder for SharePoint. Review the KB to make sure you’re still in compliance. http...
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    SharePoint Conference

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    Don't forget the MS SharePoint Conference is coming up soon. There's still time to register. I'll be there, so if the one person who reads my blog is in attendance, feel free to say hello.
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    Log Shipping Content Databases in SP2010 and refreshing the listing of site collections

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    There seems to be a little bit of confusion about what happens to your sites tables/listing of sites when you're log shipping content databases in SharePoint 2010. Let's imagine this scenario. Let's say you create a site collection in your production...
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    DocumentSets - DocumentSet.Create() and the properties hashtable

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    I’ve been working on a small utility to do some mass document set creation for a couple of custom content types I created that inherit from the DocumentSet content type. This is a pretty easy thing to do. You just need to call the DocumentSet.Create(...
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    Slipstream SharePoint 2010 SP1 and Language Packs SP1 into RTM Builds

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    With the release of SharePoint 2010 SP1, it’s a good idea to include SP1 into your new builds. By slipstreaming the patches in your installation folder, this process gets much easier. This process is very similar to how things worked with WSS 3...
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    Mount-SPContentDatabase Errors on 2nd and subsequent attempts of same database

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    A colleague recently ran into an issue when trying to test upgrade some content via the content DB approach. On the second attempt of attaching the same content db (after detaching it, deleting it from SQL, and copying in a new copy) they saw the following...
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    Migrating Search Settings

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    I recently had a customer ask me how to move their MOSS 2007 search settings like scopes, best bets, etc. to FAST for SharePoint 2010, since there is no direct upgrade path between the two products. Initially I didn’t think this was possible, until a...
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    RBS does not get you around the 200GB DB limit

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    Just a warning to everyone out there. RBS is a good way to keep the size of your content databases at a more manageable level. Please realize that this doesn’t get your around the 200GB limit. The content on the file share plus the content DB still needs...
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    Crawling PDFs and using other iFilters with SharePoint Foundation 2010

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    There has been some confusion around whether or not you can crawl PDFs with SharePoint Foundation 2010. The answer to the question is yes, you can, without any other products. Numerous articles and blog posts say Search Server is necessary, but fortunately...
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    Information Policy Error

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    If you’re trying to work with Information Policies, and you see the following error, you need to look at the KB article linked below. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;927164 The file '/_layouts/DocumentConversionSettings.ascx' does...
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    List Web Part for MS Dynamics 4.0

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    For those of you using the List Web Part for Dynamics/CRM, we’ve recently updated the info on the download page to say that it is support both on SharePoint 2007 and 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID...
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    SP2010 Developer Training Course on Channel 9

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    Make sure you take some time to check out the SP 2010 developer training course on Channel 9. There’s a lot of great videos there as well as hands on labs. http://channel9.msdn.com/learn/courses/SharePoint2010Developer/
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    Uninstall SQL Embedded 2005

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    If you do a basic install of WSS 3.0, it installs SQL Embedded. There’s no option to remove this in Add/Remove Programs. The directions to do it can be found here. I’ve also pasted them below http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708491(WS.10)...
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    MOSS 2007 ULS/Event Throttling Logging Categories

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    Administration Backup and Restore Backward Compatible Administration Backward Compatible Site Object Model Business Data Communication Content Deployment Database Document Management E-Mail Excel Calculation Services Excel Services Administration Excel...
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    Free 2010 Training

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    The Ignite team, or whatever they’re called these days, has recently updated it’s free training. Take a look. IT Pro/Admin: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ff420396.aspx Developer: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ff420377.aspx
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    Export to Excel - “Allow Multiple Selections”

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    SharePoint lists have the ability to export content to Excel spreadsheets. As with any feature and multiple versions of Office, there are differences in functionality.  If you’re trying to export a list to Excel, and one of the columns has the “Allow...
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    New SP Identity Blog

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    With the release of SharePoint 2010, Venky and company have started a SharePoint Identity blog. There’s are a few good posts over there that talk about FBA and claims for 2010. If you need some info on those topics, check it out. SharePoint SPIdentity...
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    PAL 2.0 Released

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    If you’ve never checked out the PAL tool, head over to http://pal.codeplex.com and check it out. It’s a tool for analyzing Perfmon data, which spits out nice reports and explanations. It’s really handy for those times when you’re not sure which counters...
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    Project Server 2010 Requires MSS2010 Enterprise

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    For anyone planning on deploying Project Server 2010, please realize that it now requires MSS2010, in the Enterprise version specifically. The Project Server 2010 hardware and software requirements can be found here. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us...
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    STSADM Sync – Ignoreisactive flag

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    On the TechNet page that explains your options for the STSADM Sync command , there is no explanation for the IgnoreIsActive parameter. This is what it does. The IgnoreIsActive flag allows you to choose which profiles to sync. By default, only the active...
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    Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 VHD Download Available

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    We’ve recently released a MSS 2010 (beta) VHD for download. Download and test away. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0c51819b-3d40-435c-a103-a5481fe0a0d2&displaylang=en
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    URL Redirection Options

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    I spent some time recently looking at URL redirection options. With the upcoming potential for 2010 upgrades/migrations, there’s always someone who needs to change a URL. :)  I wanted to put together a number of options for folks who need the ability...
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