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Is it safe to have SQL Server auto-shrink turned on?

There are many SQL Server options that can be enabled for databases, and one of the most misunderstood ones is auto-shrink. Is it safe? If not, why not?
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Resources for the accidental DBA

Within the Microsoft platform, most of the enterprise level programs (SharePoint, any of the System Center apps, any of the Dyamics apps, etc) all run on top of SQL Server. For administrators of ...
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How can I tell what version of SharePoint a site is using, from the outside?

how can I tell what version of SharePoint a site is using, without being able to see the admin panel? Is there anything, perhaps in the source of the pages, that would give me a clue?
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Combining SharePoint and Database Mirroring

This isn't a how-should-I-do-this question, just to set the stage. It's a what has your experience been? Please read through the whole question before quickly replying. I spent the day yesterday ...
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Sharepoint 2007 Backup Solutions? [closed]

SharePoint 2007 comes in with a built-in backup facility, but I've heard bad things about it. Namely, you can backup but not restore the configuration database, and generally that restoring is always ...
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Sharepoint replacement

We're looking for a sharepoint replacement. We're looking for an open source application that runs on apache2. It should basically be a document store with comments. Integration with AD to ...
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Maximum size of SharePoint content databases

Another question from talking to the SharePoint gurus while teaching MCM yesterday. The SharePoint guidelines are that content databases above 100GB are not supported. Without getting into the reasons ...
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Stopping Microsoft Office 2010 from integrating with Subversion server as if it's Sharepoint

We have an Apache Subversion server that we store (amongst other things) all of our documentation on. We have a lot of Word, Excel, PDF etc. documents in svn, and all of our users use TortoiseSVN as ...
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How to solve Access Denied errors with stsadm -o retractsolution

We have a 2 server farm running MOSS 2007 SP1. I am a member of the Administrators group on both servers. I am also a member of the Farm Administrators group. I needed to upgrade a few solutions, ...
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Really clear introduction to Sharepoint architecture

I think I understand Sharepoint, but to be honest I don't know what I don't know. A link to some clear documentation would be helpful, or short of that, descriptions of what the following are: A ...
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How to virtualise a SharePoint ASP application

I have noticed the occasional article that mentions virtualising a site on sharepoint so that the site appears as if it is replicated among several site collections. I have a requirement to deploy a ...
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SharePoint Backup/Restore without stsadm

Due to problems we found with the restore of sites/site collections using stsadm (our tasks generated from workflows were not restored), we've taken a different route for backup/restore. We plan a ...
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Is it a good idea to install Office 2007 on a server?

I noticed a lot of 3rd party SharePoint applications require that Office be installed on the server in order to function - PDF converters, for example. To me, this seems like a horrible idea. The ...
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Sharepoint 2007: Active Directory and Sharepoint Groups

I have a Sharepoint 2007 installation and several Active Directory Domains. Now, since I can't have a user from Domain A be in a Security Group in Domain B, I need to create groups within Sharepoint ...
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What's your best practice Recovery Model for SharePoint databases

Paul Randal asked some really nice questions about best practices for SharePoint SQL databases. Today, while helping a customer to maintain SharePoint installation he asked me a question about best ...
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How to find which template is used for a site or a page in SharePoint

How/where can I find the template used for a SharePoint site or page. I have a page I want to resemble, but I don't know where to find the template for that page and site?
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How to disable multiple form submit (POST) in IIS

We had a major SharePoint outage a few months back because a user wedged their keyboard in such a way as to cause the Enter button to be pressed indefinitely. The user was on a customized people ...
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How do I restart SharePoint Timer Service from command line?

How do I restart SharePoint Timer Service from command line?
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Site Collections in Sharepoint 2007 - how many, and why?

I wonder what the common guidelines for large-scale Sharepoint 2007 Architecture is? Mostly, I'd like to plan how many Site Collections are needed, and why I should split my Intranet into multiple ...
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How to rename a project in the Team Foundation Server (TFS)

How to rename a project in the Team Foundation Server 2008? What are khown issues?
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Can A Virtual Machine Be Converted to a Virtual Server e.g VMWare?

The Simple Question Can I convert an existing VM to a Virtual Server (e.g. VMWare)? I'm using Oracle's one and only awesome product, VirtualBox, and I'm trying to setup a SharePoint Farm to ...
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Improved SharePoint/MOSS 2007 Wiki

We use SharePoint (MOSS 2007) for storing all of our internal documents, and it works great as a document management system. One of the problems we have though is using the Wiki feature of ...
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SharePoint Governance, is it purely for the academics?

Governance around the different workloads associated to SharePoint seems to be a pretty hot topic, however all of the guidance comes across as more academic/theory. Is Microsoft making too big a deal ...
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Microsoft Office documents collaboration - Open Source alternative

I am looking for a good solution to collaborate on Microsoft Office documents, we currently just edit directly on a Samba share but it's one big mess because sometimes people leave the office with ...
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How can I get alerted when auto-growth occurs on a SQL Server database?

Our SharePoint databases are set to the (nonsensical) 1MB default autogrow out-of-the-box, and I need to "convince" our application owner that this is wrong. Is there a means to monitor the autogrow ...
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Sharepoint Backup

If you backup the databases of Sharepoint, do you have everything backed up? Or are the documents for the instance stored on the disk drive?
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Need process to request, approve, and track technology needs of new hires

We currently have about 150 seats and growing. Our IT staff is very small so we need an efficient and accurate way to handle the provisioning of new-hires with equipment, software, credentials, etc. ...
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Active Directory max photo size

We are looking at putting photos in Active Directory. We have many domain controllers, some are in areas with not a lot of bandwidth. What are the recommend/max files sizes for photos or is this a ...
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Getting a BSOD after upgrading to MOSS SP2

Recently we updated a SharePoint test server to MOSS SP2. After doing so, a series of errors appeared in the error log, along with a random blue screen of death. After the BSOD, the following screen ...
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Sharepoint / SSRS subscriptions intermittently not emailing

I am running MOSS with SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services in integrated mode. There are a number of reports that are generated and then output emailed through SharePoint's subscriptions. Sporadically ...
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MOSS 2007 cannot configure Forms Authentication using ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider

I'm having a really difficult time trying to get my Sharepoint site to use Forms Authentication. I've tried using an ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvder and the LDAP equivalent but both of them seem ...
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How long should I expect CheckDB with REPAIR_ALLOW_DATA_LOSS to run

I am running CheckDB with REPAIR_ALLOW_DATA_LOSS on a Shairpoint search DB that is 47mb It has been running for > 30min. Is that normal? How long should it take?
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Central Admin always opens up in Firefox

I'm running Server 2008 64-bit on my laptop. I have installed SharePoint (MOSS SP2). Whenever I launch Central Admin, it always opens up in a Firefox browser instead of IE, even though IE is my ...
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Powershell provider for Sharepoint 2007

Would a Powershell Provider for SharePoint 2007 be worthwhile or is stsadm.exe sufficient?
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Best book to learn Sharepoint Administration (MOSS)?

What is the best available book for learning Sharepoint administration? Would prefer a cover-to-cover read rather than a reference book, but would take a good reference over a bad guide any day.
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A free WebDAV client for Windows?

I'd like to copy files from a network drive to a SharePoint site (perhaps as a mapped drive). What's a good client to do so? Obviously Windows (XP) Explorer is bad, I'm trying RichCopy at the ...
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Google Wave vs Sharepoint

What insight do you have as to the pros and cons of using Google Wave as a primary collaboration tool for our network team (as opposed to MS Sharepoint?) -- more details -- We have just begun using ...
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Using Google Analytics to track Usernames

We have a SharePoint Installation (MOSS, IIS 7.0, Windows Authentication, Windows 2008) and Google Analytics has been installed to track site usage. The site is an intranet site, and all users are ...
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SharePoint 2007 Problem After Feb 2010 CU

We just applied the SharePoint 2007 Feb CU and there were no errors in the update process. The problem is whenever we attempt to work with columns in a list (add or update) we get the following ...
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Sharepoint - one way sync to a second SP server for standby/backup

Using MOSS 2007 on SQL server 2005 is there any way to do a "one-way" synch of data from a production server to a standby server? This would be a one-way process only, and can happen daily rather ...
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Time to recrawl and repopulate a SharePoint search database?

And yet one more SharePoint question from MCM yesterday. What kind of HA do you provision for your SharePoint search databases? I heard from one admin of a very, very large SharePoint farm that they ...
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Change & release management in a SharePoint Environment

How do you handle change & release management in SharePoint? Do you have a registry of installed solutions,form templates, etc? Do you documentyour installations with a tool or by hand? Where do ...
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How can I make sharepoint use a small URL (e.g. http://internal.com instead of http://internal.com/sites/osfc/Pages/Default.aspx)

I'm new to sharepoint 2007, currently the home page is htp://internal.com/sites/osfc/Pages/Default.aspx but I would like to use htp://internal.com or have htp://internal.com redirect to the long URL. ...
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Antivirus Configuration for dedicated SQL and dedicated IIS Servers

Our corporate standard is McAfee Enterprise, unfortunately this is non-negotiable. On two types of servers I'm responsible for, SQL & Web, we have noticed major performance issues with the ...
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What is a good SharePoint 2007 anti-virus solution? [closed]

What real-world experiences have you had with SharePoint anti-virus products? Are there any that should be avoided? So far I have had Microsoft Forefront recommended but that's it. Thanks for your ...
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How to stop .Net's Dr Watson running in Server 2008?

Summary: My "dual-core" VM has one core being totally wasted by a constantly running Dr Watson process (provided by the .Net Runtime), and I can't figure out how to stop if from running. ...
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Outlook unable to synchronize SharePoint library - error 0x80004005

We have one large library (~10 GB) on SharePoint that cannot be synchronized with Outlook, even if you only attempt to synch one of the smaller sub folders in the library. Other libraries (or other ...
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Export SharePoint Wiki to PDF from the Command Line

We use a SharePoint wiki* at the office to serve as a knowledgebase for our IT operations. Recently we went through a disaster recovery exercise where we realized we had a key hole in our plans: how ...
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Changing farm account in Sharepoint 2010

After changing the the farm account to a domain user account I get the following error when trying to access the Central Administration page: "Cannot connect to configuration database" After I ...
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Kerberos issues after new server of same name joined to domain

Environment: Windows Server 2012, 2 Domain Controllers, 1 domain. A server called Sharepoint1 was joined to the domain (running Sharepoint 2013 using NTLM). The fresh install for Sharepoint1 (OS and ...