Category Archives: SP2010 Admin General

Locating SharePoint Prerequisite Installer Log Files

Sometimes it’s important to see what happens under the cover especially if things fail or curious to learn while running installer programs. I have needed to perform exact same tasks during my recent SharePoint Prerequisite Installer run and check logs … Continue reading

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Step by Step – Configuring Least-Privileged Managed Metadata Service Application and Content Type Hub in SharePoint 2010 On-Premises and Developer VM

Update March 2013 – Please note that this article refers to only SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 On-premises. Both managed metadata and content type hub are pre-configured in Office 365 and SharePoint Online tenants. Here are the high level steps … Continue reading

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Step by Step – Configuring ADLDS User Profile Synchronization in SharePoint 2010

Note: Download artifacts discussed in this article from Here. First of all, bad news – SharePoint 2010 doesn’t support importing user profiles from the ADLDS (Active Directory Light Directory Services) out of box. Even though ADLDS has been widely considered … Continue reading

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Step by Step – Patching SharePoint 2010 RTM VM with latest Service Packs and CUs

I wanted to post this article for a while. This is mainly as my own self note. I have upgraded my SharePoint 2010 RTM VM to SharePoint 2010 SP1 and February 2012 CU last April. Since I have many VMs … Continue reading

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Checklist for Designing and Implementing SharePoint 2010 Extranets – High Level Items to Consider

I have been designing SharePoint extranets since MOSS 2007 days and it’s been amazing to see that even though on surface each extranet projects are approached same way, each and every extranet projects provides different architectural challenges. Recently I have … Continue reading

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