There has been some confusion on which SharePoint ULS log viewer to use when troubleshooting SharePoint issues. In May 2010, I blogged about the SharePoint 2010 ULS Log viewer published by Microsoft (http://www.jeremytaylor.net/2010/05/03/sharepoint-2010-uls-log-viewer).
SharePoint 2013 Alert: In August 2014, I blogged about a re-released ULS Viewer for SharePoint 2013 enhanced by Microsoft.
Read more about it here: http://www.jeremytaylor.net/2014/08/27/uls-log-viewer-sharepoint-2013/
In this post, I have discussed all the ULS log viewer tools here with screenshots and my final verdict..
In this article, we will discuss a few things to have you installing Reporting Services 2008 R2 with SharePoint 2010 in ‘SharePoint Integrated mode’ – not NATIVE mode using a config file for the SQL set up (Reporting Services is a SQL product) and also integrating Reporting Services with SharePoint (the Central Admin stuff). Continue reading
This link is an good list of ‘good’ practice points that a SharePoint Admin can discuss with your DBA.
You might have most in place due to the abundance of information online, but its worth a refresher..
A good practice is to move IIS off the system drive to another such as D:
Ok, so you tell your Server guys but they miss out on an important step such as updating the registry to the new D:\inetpub… location. You dont check this since you think they know what they are doing and go ahead and install SharePoint and once you are done, you realise that your Central Admin website has been installed and its virtual directory is located on C: – the system drive.
This is a reminder for SharePoint Admins, DBAs and Developers to ensure that they have taken the necessary steps recommended by Microsoft when it comes down to SharePoint 2010 database maintenance.
A few years ago, I posted out a similar ‘reminder’ for SharePoint (MOSS) 2007. http://www.jeremytaylor.net/2009/09/07/sharepoint-database-maintenance
More recently, last year, Microsoft (Bill Baer and Bryan Porter) published a document on SharePoint 2010 database maintenance. Continue reading to get a summary of what is involved in maintaining databases for SharePoint 2010…
When troubleshooting SharePoint 2010 issues, you often find the need to have a tool that can give you performance, availability and usage metrics over a period of time across the farm.
One such tool is Microsoft’s SharePoint Diagnostic Studio 2010 that comes free as part of the SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit v2.0.
Download here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=20022
PowerPivot (previously known as Project Gemini) is a Microsoft’s business intelligence (BI) solution, allowing business management and decision makers to collect and present business data in Excel or web based via SharePoint. Many business executives have the capability to harness PowerPivot for Excel 2010 or SharePoint 2010 as they already either have the platforms in place or are a few steps away in getting this state-of-the-art BI solution by Microsoft.
I was asked to generate a list of SharePoint sites and their sizes via powershell and notify certain people via email. Here is some powershell that generates a html file with all the site collections in your farm and the sizes in MB and then emails it off to different people.
Unfortunately, at this point in time, there is no powershell to get sizes for ‘subsites’ (SP-Web), only for site collections. Continue reading
I was keen from Day 1 to install SharePoint 2010 WITHOUT the GUIDs in the database names for the farm and service applications! That was possible through PowerShell but with the exception of ONE Service Application database – PerformancePoint!
Good news is that since SharePoint 2010 SP1 we now have a ‘DatabaseName’ switch parameter when creating a new PerformancePoint Service Application through PowerShell!
Type in: get-help New-SPPerformancePointServiceApplication -full
Specifies the name of the PerformancePoint Service database used for the service application.
Accept pipeline input? False
Accept wildcard characters? false