Archive for September, 2012

Website(s) Merger 2012

Starting today, I will be consolidating content from several satelittle websites that I run, all in to this single site… 

The idea being:   "A Multi-Media Portfolio and Personal Technology Blog : 10 Years of Random Notes"

… and simpler administration.


Configuring the User Profile Service In SharePoint 2010

This article is just fantastic.  It covers everything you need to know to setup and configure the UPS (user profile service) in SharePoint.

One note:  the service account used for the UPS sync will require "Replicate Directory Changes permission in AD.  Setup instructions here:

SharePoint 2010 User Profile Properties Disabled

If you've ever come across the following error when looking at Sharepoint 2010 My Sites:

There was a problem retrieving data for this field. Updating values in this field is disabled temporarily. You can still update values in other fields.

Look no further.  This is why:

However, you will need to first configure your Managed Metadata Service.  Great Instructions here:

Clear Sharepoint Cache

After learning to clean the sharepoint cache hardway, I have come up with basic commands, that would help all of who needs to get this done in easier way, below is the script, you can cut and paste it on to a notepad, save the file as clearSPCache.bat file and place it on the sharepoint server, when you execute the file, it will clean the sharepoint cache for you with one click. (assuming your sharepoint is installed in default locations as per microsoft).

========Script Start below===================

cd “%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Web Server Extensions\Cache”

del *.web /S /Q “%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Web Server Extensions\Cache”

cd “%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WebsiteCache\”

rmdir /S /Q “%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WebsiteCache\.”

mkdir “%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WebsiteCache”

dir “%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Web Server Extensions\Cache”
dir “%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WebsiteCache”


========Script End========================


Change Favicon in SharePoint 2010

The easiest way to change your favicon in SharePoint is to replace the default one with your own.

You can find this, among many other default files, here:

\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\IMAGES\


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