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Must Knows SharePoint 2010 Part 1: SQL Server by Tom Vandaele

Welcome to my first post in a series of "Must Knows" for SharePoint 2010. Since you cannot install SharePoint 2010 without a SQL Server, this fist part is about what people should know about SQL Server before installing SharePoint 2010. And...
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Techdays 2010 Review by Tom Vandaele

So the Techdays 2010 are over again. Three days (including Preconference) of technical sessions at the Metropolis cinema complex in Antwerp. First a word for Arlindo Alves , the organizer of this event: The organisation was as usual top-notch. Good venue...
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Installing SQL Server 2008 SP1 CU3 on Failover Cluster by Tom Vandaele

So last week I was installing a brand new SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition 2-node cluster. This of course on a Windows Server 2008 operating system. Nowadays when applying updates to SQL Server 2008 clusters, you're not updating the entire cluster...
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[non-technical post] Giving SharePoint courses by Tom Vandaele

So, I was thinking about writing some general posts concerning daily life in IT. Not about the technical aspect (you know: this problem, that solution), but more about the other stuff. Things that happen at customers, the way I see IT or at least the...
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Search your internet MOSS without a root Site Collection by Tom Vandaele

Since Service Pack 2, it's not possible anymore to crawl a MOSS 2007 Web Application, without the presence of a root Site Collection. And if you use IIS 7.0 HTTP Redirection to redirect the root to a different URL, MOSS 2007 can't see there is...
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I really like Search Server 2008 Express by Tom Vandaele

And now for something completely different , me for once not talking about problems or screwed up stuff in Sharepoint, BUT about something I actually like. Well, I really like Search Server 2008 Express . When customers nowadays want to install Windows...
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MOSS 2007 Service Pack 2 released. by Tom Vandaele

So, it's here, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2. For all information, downloads, instructions, check THIS LINK . Have fun Tom
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Never turn off "Auto create & Auto Update Statistics" by Tom Vandaele

As you all know, in SQL Server (any version actually) you have the options "Auto Create Statistics" and "Auto Update Statistics". By default this is enabled (these parameters are set to true on the model database and thus to all newly...
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MOSS 2007 and the Local Intranet Zone by Tom Vandaele

Aren't logon popup boxes annoying? Especially when you're browsing on your intranet MOSS 2007 sites? Oh common, I'm connected to the corporate network, I'm logged in to the corporate Active Directory and still I'm getting logon boxes...
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What about Site Collections, webrootid and id? by Tom Vandaele

So, what about it? First the basics: For each Web Application in MOSS 2007 you have at least 1 database. In that database you can put your Site Collections. (How to dedicate databases for Site Collections, that you can read here .) And now in Fight Club...
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Windows 2008 IIS 7 Kernel Mode causes bluescreens... by Tom Vandaele

Nowadays, for all new installations, we use Windows Server 2008. Of course this is the new OS server platform you really want to use. (I won't get started on the benefits of Windows Server 2008, I bet you can find that on the Microsoft site). There...
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Let's blog again... by Tom Vandaele

It has been extremely busy for me the last few months (due to Music , Basketball and other personal stuff) and thus I really hadn't the time to blog a lot. So now, I'll be picking it up again. Have fun Tom
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What about PDF iFilters for MOSS 2007? (32 and 64 bit) by Tom Vandaele

Huh? Aren't there already enough blogposts about PDF iFilters? Apparently not, since I receive on a regular basis lots of questions about this aspect of SharePointing. So I deceided to dedicate a small post about PDF iFilters and especially how to...
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SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 released :-) by Tom Vandaele

Old news already (but since everyone was on holiday during most of December): SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 was released on December 15. You can download it here . Since you're downloading anyway, don't forget to download the update version of...
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I don't like the Definition Extraction feature by Tom Vandaele

I don't know if any of you have already met the Definition Extraction feature in MOSS 2007? This feature, described in this blogpost by my collegue Joris Poelmans, has some disadvantages.... concerning security... As we all know (or should know),...
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