Priyo's SharePoint Blog

Essential tips on SharePoint from Priyo Lahiri - Microsoft North America Partner Support Team.

A quick note on manually creating DPM Catalog for SharePoint backup

… before I forget wanted to put a quick note on how to manually create DPM catalog for SharePoint...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 01/24/2014

Configuring SharePoint 2013 Forms-Based Authentication with SQLMemberShipProvider

Another post I did for our Team blog site… how to configure SharePoint 2013 with...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 12/13/2013

Configure SharePoint 2013 Search with PowerShell

wrote a post a while back that’s posted on your official Team blog on how to Configure SharePoint...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 12/13/2013

SharePoint 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2

… not yet supported. It will be with SP1. Read more here:...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 10/01/2013

Office 2013 vs Office Old

Check this out…. Compare the different Office versions from 2003 – 2013 :...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 09/27/2013

Configure SharePoint 2013 Farm with PowerShell

A little PowerShell script that I often use while setting up my demo environments. There is more...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 09/13/2013

SkyDrive Pro stand alone client

You can now use SkyDrive Pro without having Office Pro. Download the stand-alone client here. This...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 09/13/2013

SQL Alias for SharePoint

Technorati Tags: SharePoint 2013,SharePoint,SharePoint Foundation,SQL Alias Having SharePoint...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 09/13/2013

SkyDrive Pro in SharePoint 2013

I often get this question so thought will document this for easier reference:   What is...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 02/07/2013

Automating SharePoint 2010 Administration with PowerShell: Renaming the Admin Content DB

If you don’t like the GUID that trails the Central Admin Content DB, you have 2 options,...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 01/20/2013

Automating SharePoint 2010 Administration with PowerShell: Cleaning up Central Admin Backup with PowerShell

How about getting rid of all those Backups that has failed? They are just sitting there doing...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 01/20/2013

Automating SharePoint 2010 Administration with PowerShell: Automating Central Admin Backup

SharePoint 2010 out-of-the-box doesn’t have the capability of scheduling a backup....

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 01/20/2013

Connecting SharePoint 2013 External List to Outlook 2013

The steps haven't changed since SharePoint 2010, so I am not going to bore you with how to create an...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 01/08/2013

Recreate a VM .. over and over again

For the kind of work I do, I have to create same kind of VM’s very frequently.. sometimes multiple...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 12/19/2012

Compare SharePoint 2013 Feature–Online, On-Premise and between various Online Plans

A great resource for comparing various feature of SharePoint Online VS On-Premise and between...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 12/17/2012

Publishing Excel Services over the Internet using Kerberos Constrained Delegation

So here is a very common requirement – You have Excel Services connecting to a Cube and its working...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 06/07/2011

Installing SharePoint 2007on SQL 2008 R2

I have heard some confusions on this recently and wanted to post this for generic reference. You can...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 09/20/2010

Removing Orphan sites from SharePoint 2007

I am sure you have seen enough blog posts on this and so I thought will add one more to the ever...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 09/10/2010

SharePoint 2010 Demo Virtual Machine

If you are a Microsoft Partner (or even a customer) and want to demo / Test  a SharePoint...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 05/13/2010

SharePoint 2010 Version Comparison

Check out the version comparison at:...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 05/12/2010

Configure Remote Blob Storage (RBS) with FILESTREAM for SharePoint Foundation 2010

Ok, so i just finished configuring Remote Blob Storage with FILESTREAM for SharePoint Foundation. I...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 04/27/2010

SharePoint Foundation Install Error – SQL Server has an unsupported Version…

I just started an install of SharePoint Foundation and while running PSCONFIG hit an error stating...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 04/22/2010

Exploring Business Connectivity Services (BCS) in SharePoint Foundation 2010

That’s right. It’s not a typo!! SharePoint Foundation 2010 now allows Business Connectivity Services...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 04/21/2010

SharePoint 2010 Public Beta available now…

SharePoint 2010 is now available as a public beta.. visit the links below and download them today!!...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 11/18/2009

Having a custom Admin Content Database in SharePoint 2007

One of the common business requirements is to have a custom name for the Admin Content (Central...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 05/11/2009

DTS_E_OLEDB_EXCEL_NOT_SUPPORTED : Resolved

Today morning i was working with a SSIS package and came across this error while running the package...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 05/04/2009

Do I need SP1 for WSS and MOSS before I install SP2

A question on everyone's mind now!! The answer – No You don't. SP2 has the following inbuilt:-) This...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 05/01/2009

More about SharePoint 2007 SP2

If you haven't read it yet there is a nice document posted here that has overall view of the great...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 05/01/2009

SharePoint 2007 and WSS 3.0 SP2 is here….

The long awaited SP2 for MOSS and WSS is here!! Download them from here:...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 04/29/2009

Error: Essentials is already installed in this domain

Recently I am working on a project where i am using SCE 2007 to monitor MOSS. Yesterday my DC...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 03/25/2009

How to install System Center Essentials on Windows Server 2008

Recently I was working on a project and preparing a Lab environment. The goal was to install and...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 02/25/2009

Move MOSS 2007 from test to production

I get this question quite often and frankly speaking there is no one way of doing it. This is what I...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 01/14/2008

Remotely reboot Windows Server 2003

I know I know its a SharePoint Blog. But I faced this problem in my server farm and thought of...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 11/20/2007

Microsoft Search Server 2008

Its there and its there to rock!! Microsoft Search Server 2008 is launched. Read what Forrester has...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 11/11/2007

Crawl Lotus from MOSS

One of the great feature of Microsoft Enterprise Search - crawling a Notes Database through MOSS....

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 11/11/2007

MOSS and SAP Integration

Some really good information on SAP and MOSS Integration available at the following post:...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 10/26/2007

MOSS Deployment - How to mix 32 bit and 64 bit servers

One most common deployment questions that I get is whether it is possible to to have a mix and match...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 10/26/2007

Configuring WSS 3.0 on Longhorn (Windows Server 2008) RC0 Build

Sorry folks, I have been pretty busy lately and its been long that I have posted something here. So...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 10/26/2007

Estimate performance and capacity requirements for search environments

Good capacity and performance planning guidance at...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 08/12/2007

Event ID: 6482 : Parameter name: SearchDataAccessServiceInstance

After I removed a WFE from the Server Farm (MOSS), I get the following error in the Application Log....

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 08/12/2007

Complete reference of all STSADM operations (with parameters) in MOSS 2007

Great work done by Jose in his Blog. He has all possible command line references for STSADM in MOSS....

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 08/12/2007

Add new SharePoint Server to Existing Server Farm - "An unhandled exception occurred in the user interface.Exception Information: Unable to connect to the remote server "

Here is the situation and i must tell you that i cracked my head for almost 4 hours on this :( I had...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 08/11/2007

Upgrading to SharePoint 2007

Great resource for Upgrading to SharePoint 2007.:...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 09/15/2006

Migration - Move SharePoint 2007 from 1 server farm to another (Beta 2)

Ref: http://technet2.microsoft.com/Office/en-us/library... The scenario is to backup the Office...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 09/15/2006

Content types in SharePoint 2007

Refer to the following for details on content type: Plan content types (Office SharePoint...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 09/14/2006

MOSS Beta 2 Technical Refresh

Ok the long awaited TR build of MOSS 2007 is now available for public download. Refer to the...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 09/14/2006

WSS 3.0 Beta 2 Known Issues

Workflow Unable to start workflows via browser on list item if list item was created and never...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 09/14/2006

How to enable Publishing features in SharePoint 2007

To use the Web content management features of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, you need to...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 09/14/2006

SharePoint 2003 in 64 Bit mode

The most common question that I hear these days is do we have support for 64 Bit mode for SPS 2003?...

Author: Priyo Lahiri [MSFT] Date: 04/12/2006

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