Month: September 2010

Import only enabled users from Active Directory to SharePoint 2010

In most cases you will want to sync only the enabled users from AD into SharePoint. There is one extra step needed to do this. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827754 BELOW IS A SUMMARY FROM THE LINK To import user profile information of user accounts that are enabled in Active Directory to SharePoint Server 2010, follow these steps: On the Manage Profile Service page, click Configure Synchronization Connections. On the Synchronization Connections page, click the Active Directory connection that you want to edit, and then click Edit Connection Filters. On the Edit Connection Filters page, follow these steps: 1. In Exclusion Filter for...

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SharePoint 2010 | Manage Site Content and Structure is Missing

Moss 2007 had a bunch of items that loaded up with the site, in SP2010 we get a little more granular and can activate certain features as the need arises.  The publishing features are great because they allow all sorts of goodies like being able to brand the site so that it has your corporate look and feel and you can enable users to edit the corporate site within the context of the Web. Of course, sometimes we try to get fancy and just set the minimum amount of features for a web, which would be best practices, but that means that we end up looking for features that seem to have suddenly disappeared.  One of those is the Site and Content structure page, I get a lot of the following comments: “I went to follow your instructions, but I can’t see the Content and Structure option in the site settings page” “I went to site actions, and there is no option for Manage Content and Structure in the menu drop down” The “fix” for this is fairly simple.  Content and Structure is a part of the Publishing feature, so the site needs to have this feature activated in order to enable this in the UI. First: activate the feature at the site collection level: Open the SharePoint site Click Site actions->Site Settings Under the Site Collection administration click...

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Useful SharePoint 2010 Links

A brief collection of links that have been very useful: SharePoint 2010: Planning and Deploying User Profiles SharePoint 2010: Governance Planning SharePoint IE8 Accelerator The SharePoint 2010 developer center SharePoint Cascading drop downs using jQuery Adding Intellisense for SharePoint 2010 Custom Workflow .Actions File Set object caching user accounts with PowerShell SharePoint 2010 Themes Gallery Video: Creating Custom SharePoint 2010 Field Types Creating Multicolumn SharePoint 2010 Field Types (Visual How To) Creating Custom SharePoint 2010 Field Types (Visual How To) Video: Creating Multicolumn SharePoint 2010 Field Types Blog Post: Microsoft launches the Online Service Health Dashboard for BPOS –...

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SharePoint 2010 Interview Questions/Answers – IT Pro / Architect

Basic Intro SharePoint Architecture Questions 1) What are Web Applications in SharePoint? An IIS Web site created and used by SharePoint 2010. Saying an IIS virtual server is also an acceptable answer. 2) What is an application pool? A group of one or more URLs that are served by a particular worker process or set of worker processes. 3) Why are application pools important? They provide a way for multiple sites to run on the same server but still have their own worker processes and identity. 4) What are zones? Different logical paths (URLs meaning) of gaining access to...

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