Tag Archive for SharePoint Administration

To leverage Windows Server 2012 R2 Deduplication feature prior to uploading documents into SharePoint

Win2k12LogoTo have SharePoint take place of a file share is a logical choice.  One of the many pillars of SharePoint is enterprise content management.

 

SharePoint robust features can be offset of bring the mess from a file share/shared drive and just simply bringing a new environment without cleansing the documents first.

Windows Server 2012 R2 has a great feature to help tackle the information explosion prior to migrating all your documents into SharePoint called Data Deduplication.

Data deduplication will allow your organization to help cut down on the number of “like” versions that can be scattered across numerous folders.

As a result, you get down the “single versions” of the truth with your primary documents.  Then you can take full advantage of search, records management, etc. within SharePoint to help your organization save money with regard to storage and time to search for vital information.

Here is the article on how you can use data deduplication in Windows 2012 R2.

http://redmondmag.com/articles/2014/03/13/data-deduplication-in-windows-server.aspx

 

I am speaking at the Tri-State SharePoint User Group – January 9th, 2014

I will be speaking at the Tri-State SharePoint Professionals group.Tri-State SP Professionals

Website: http://nkyspug.com/

Date: Thursday, January 9, 2014

Location: Radisson Inn in Covington, Kentucky

RegistrationClick here to register.

Topic: The evolution of the SharePoint Administrator – the future is bright!

Summary: ​So the rumor mill with cloud and Office365 states that SharePoint administration is a dying skill set, huh? Tony Maddin begs to differ. Tony will highlight areas to enhance your professional development so new skill sets can be required to future proof your role as it transforms from an “Administrator” into the future of an “Integrator.”

Microsoft releases SharePoint 2013 patches

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Microsoft has now released the first round of patches for SharePoint 2013 Foundation and Server.  Click here for the IT Pro Updates area.

Starting with March of 2013.

I am speaking at the Cincinnati SharePoint User Group on March 7, 2013

CincySPUG448_thumb.jpg I will be speaking at the Cincinnati SharePoint User group on Thursday, March 7, 2013.

Topic: SharePoint 2013 Real Estate – Do you buy, rent, or both?

I will be presenting on the SharePoint 2013 hosting models for on-premise, Office365, and the Hybrid (both on-premise and Office365 tied together) to share insight on features should be reviewed in order to help an organization to choose the right model that fits.

For more information please go to www.cincinnatispug.org for more information.

SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1 Finally Released!

Finally, finally, and finally!  SharePoint 2010 SP1 has now been officially released to the public.  Why does this excite me?  You know the length and process of getting SharePoint systems up-t0-speed with patches?  Believe me; they take time.   The good news is that all the cumulative updates are now including so now I can clear off 2.5 gigabytes of drive space to keep the other patches around. 

But please review these white papers located in the list below.   There is a required SQL Server patch associated to the Service Pack.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26573

The Infamous Double Loop Back bug in SharePoint 2007

Let’s see; when you try to run an index within SharePoint 2007 it should work as advertise right?  Well there is this topic and fix called, the loop back bug.

Below is the registry hack to get around the issue.  I apply this to all SharePoint 2007 WFE’s.

How to prevent a double loop back when authenticating against a local server Internet Explorer instance of SharePoint:  (Here is the link to the Microsoft Knowledge Article.)

  1. Go to Start, Run, and type, “regedit”
  2. Navigate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa
  3. Right-click Lsa, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  4. Type DisableLoopbackCheck, and then press ENTER.
  5. Right-click DisableLoopbackCheck, and then click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  7. Quit Registry Editor