SharePoint 2010 – Auto configure the Outlook Web Access webparts

As you know, SharePoint comes with webparts which allow to display the inbox, tasks, calendars and others folders from the Exchange mailbox. Unfortunately, users have to configure the webpart to display these folders, especially the server to use. SharePoint administrators may want to configure automatically. If you take a look at the user profile in …

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SharePoint 2010 – Backup your synchronization profile connection

If you implement a complex synchronization profile connection (specific OU, some exclusion…), you may to backup it in case of disaster recovery or need to reuse it. To do so, launch the FIM console (located in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\14.0\Synchronization Service\UIShell directory – the program is miisclient.exe). Click on the Meta Agents tab to …

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SharePoint – Synchronization service with Windows 2000 domain controllers

As you already know, the user synchronization profile service in SharePoint 2010 is managed by ForeFront Identity Manager (FIM). This product (FIM) is still in beta – Release Candidate 1; so we may expect a SharePoint update to install the RTM version. As I’m currently involved on a SharePoint 2010 PoC, I had//have some issue …

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SharePoint – Security vulnerability detected

A security vulnerability has been detected on Windows SharePoint Service 3.0 and MOSS 2007. This vulnerability may allow remote attacker to inject arbitrary code. This infect the _layouts/help.aspx. Microsoft is currently investigating to provide a solution. During this time, a workaround has been provided http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/983438.mspx

SharePoint 2010 – Office Web Applications need additional configuration steps

As you already know, one of the new feature provided by SharePoint 2010 is the Office Web Applications (additional product to be installed) to allow users to display and edit Office document with a browser. However, if you configure manually – I mean without running the SharePoint wizard – the Office Web Applications you may …

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Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 – Member of AD 2000 domain

If you (still) have Windows 2000 AD domain mode running and add Windows 7 clients or Windows Server 2008 R2 server, you may experience issue when resolving user name. Browsing the directory is successful and you can find the user/group you want to apply security but after the validation it changes to display the SID. …

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SQL Server – Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

Our purpose in Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 is to point out both the new and the improved in the latest version of SQL Server. Because this version is Release 2 (R2) of SQL Server 2008, you might think the changes are relatively minor—more than a service pack, but not enough to justify an …

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