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Dec
22

GoTo Beeps When you start a meeting and are waiting for people to join the meeting you hear an annoying beep. You can stop this beep by pressing the “Edit” button and uncheck “Play On-Hold Beeps”. Sometimes the Edit button doesn’t have an arrow and you can’t change it. Most of the time it does, […]

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Filed Under: General
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Dec
19

I use a PowerShell script to upload my WordPress content to Amazon’s S3 Storage Services which is globally distributed by Amazon’s Cloudfront service. Recently Amazon changed its default security; if you upload a file to a bucket it does not inherit the buckets top level security. You need to put a Bucket Policy in place. […]

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Dec
19

A colleague of mines Derek Wade modified Richard Ding’s sp_SDS stored procedure to work with SQL Server 2008 R2 & SQL Server 2012. You can run the original stored procedure on SQL Server 2008 R2 however the report would be blank because there is version information in query for SQL Server 2008 R2 and this […]

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Filed Under: SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012
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Dec
15

When reviewing the event log you will see the following error and you get the error in the screen shot below. Failed to create the configuration database. An exception of type System.Security.AccessControl.PrivilegeNotHeldException was thrown.  Additional exception information: The process does not possess the ‘SeSecurityPrivilege’ privilege which is required for this operation. System.Security.AccessControl.PrivilegeNotHeldException: The process does […]

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Filed Under: Active Directory, SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010
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Nov
16

I perform a lot of SharePoint installs. I like to Slipstream both the Service Pack and the Cumulative Updates before I begin an install. In the zip file you find the batch file and links to the latest MOSS 2007 and SharePoint 2010 Service Packs. I will keep this zip file up to date when […]

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Apr
04

Step 1 – Prerequisites Account needed for Syncing We need an account set up for the AD profile synchronization. Let’s call it “Service-spADsync”, we need to configure a couple of things on this account in AD: Add “Replicate Directory Changes” permission On the domain controller, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory […]

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Filed Under: Active Directory, SharePoint 2010
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Feb
24

1. Install Adobe PDF iFilter 9 for 64-bit platforms on the INDEXING server(s) in your farm. You can get the binaries here: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4025 2. Verify that PDF has been added to the registry. a. Run Regedit by browsing to c:\Windows\system32\regedt32.exe and double-clicking it. b. Within left-side tree, browse to: \\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office Server\14.0\Search\Applications\{site GUID}\Gather\Portal_Content\Extensions\ExtensionList c. If PDF […]

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Filed Under: SharePoint 2010
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Nov
03

In this article I will install SharePoint 2010 Cumulative Update on my SharePoint 2010 farm. You can find the latest news and updates about SharePoint 2010 products on this site: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ff800847.aspx    Needed Updates: * SharePoint Foundation 2010: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2394323/ * SharePoint Server 2010: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2394320/ I did the actual installation using the August 2010 cumulative updates. […]

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Oct
20

In this article I will install the August SharePoint 2010 Cumulative Update on my SharePoint 2010 farm. You can find the latest news and updates about SharePoint 2010 products on this site: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/ff800847.aspx Needed Updates: SharePoint Foundation 2010: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028568 – the file that will be extracted from the zip file is “spf-kb2352346-fullfile-x64-glb.exe” SharePoint Server 2010: […]

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Oct
20

These step-by-step guides help IT Professionals learn about and evaluate Windows Server 2008. They are not as visually great as the guides I try to create, however they are still helpful. Original article @ http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=518D870C-FA3E-4F6A-97F5-ACAF31DE6DCE&displaylang=en Creating_and_Deploying_Active_Directory_Rights_Management_Services_Templates_Step-by-Step_Guide.doc 158KB Download Deploying Active Directory Rights Management Services in a Multiple Forest Environment Step-by-Step Guide.doc 314KB Download Deploying Active […]

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Jul
29

Issue: You go to activate Microsoft Office 2010 and you receive a message stating, “Your copy of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 cannot be activated because the specified Product Key has already been activated the maximum number of times permitted for your software license as specified in the Microsoft Software License Terms.”    The solution […]

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Jul
26

I created a small utility using C# to do the following in tasks (listed below) in SharePoint. The example code used for this is also located in this article it covers all of these SharePoint tasks. 1. Create 3 columns in SharePoint.      a. “Example Amount” – Type: Current, Not a Required Field      b. […]

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Filed Under: C# (C-Sharp), SharePoint 2007
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Jul
21

In this article we will change the default listening port for RDC/RDP from 3389 to 5555. This is useful when you want to prevent external or internal users from scanning port 3389 to see what computers are available to connect to. Sure they can scan port 5555 however it is another step for an intruder […]

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Filed Under: Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows 7, Windows Vista
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