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Best practices for Hardening Windows Domain Controllers
Best practices for Hardening Windows Domain Controllers 1.Decrease the Domain Controller Attack Surface. You can use the SCW ( http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2008.03.securitywatch.aspx ). 2. Enable auditing. By auditing changes made on domain controllers, you can identify who...
9 May 2013
SharePoint 2010 Best Practices: Removing SharePoint from Servers
This page discusses how to remove SharePoint from servers in the farm: 1. Log in to each of the SharePoint servers in the farm 2. Run the SharePoint Configuration Wizard on each of the Web Front End servers and unjoin them from the farm. Provided no Web Apps were built outside of SharePoint's...
8 May 2013
SharePoint 2013 Best Practices: Using Folders
Table of Contents Advantages Disadvantages Folder vs Metadata Conclusion See Also Should you use folders or not? Advantages Scale by partitioning a document library To apply permissions more effectively To use location based default metadata properties. You can set default metadata values...
3 May 2013
Security Best Practices to Protect Intranet Servers
One may wonder whether there are some potential security concerns regarding intranet web servers. The answer is globally "yes", depending on the context, and at least the following in most cases: - First of all, please note that internal machines, connected through VPN (mobility) can somewhat...
29 Apr 2013
CRM Deployment Best Practices
The purpose of this article to provide a series of best practices that you can use to assess the current state of your own CRM system, research the best practices for further detail then make improvements to your own deployment. Application Lifecycle Management Documented and agreed procedures...
26 Apr 2013
Best Practices and Tricks to Protect Local Admin Passwords at a Large Scale
Philippe Vialle - MSFT
How to secure local admin passwords, for instance on machines that are deployed using an image technology: First of all, 2 mandatory steps: - Make sure all applicable security fixes are being deployed - Have an inventory, updated on a regular basis, of the local admin accounts. First...
16 Apr 2013
BizTalk Administrator's Checklist Compiled by Microsoft BizTalk Support
This checklist can be used as a guide to maintain a healthy BizTalk environment. It includes proactive tasks that should be done a weekly basis and also includes To-Do items after BizTalk has been configured. This list was originally created by the Microsoft BizTalk support team. Feel free to...
5 Apr 2013
SharePoint 2013: Best Practices - Installing SPS 2013
Table of Contents Resolve Prerequisites Error Go back to Creating a Dev Environment Install SPS 2013 First run the prerequisiteinstaller. Nowadays, during SharePoint 2013 installation, you really want your server to have an internet connection. For a dev environment, a permanent was is just...
12 Mar 2013
PowerShell: Deep Dive and Best Practice
This will be a starting point to discussions on deep dives and best practices PowerShell - Running Executables PowerShell - Creating Custom Objects PowerShell - Getting the most from Trace-Command PowerShell - Optimization and Performance Testing PowerShell - Using $args in Script Blocks PowerShell...
1 Mar 2013
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 :Best Practice - Plan, Implement, Governace
A lot of IT professionals have couple of common questions like : What are the best practices to implement SharePoint Server 2010 to use its full potential and functionality? What are the Microsoft's recommendations for development and deployments? Here are some useful links help you with...
28 Feb 2013
SharePoint 2010-Backup and Recovery Guidelines
Blog Post: http://pathikhrawal.wordpress.com/2011/10/06/sharepoint-2010-backup-and-recovery-guidelines/ Introduction This blog post describes best practices that you can use to help ensure that backup and recovery operations in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 are successful and that the...
1 Feb 2013
SharePoint 2013 Installation Tip - Change the Default SQL Server Port Assignments
Locking Down SharePoint's SQL Server Posted by Ramona Maxwell 2013-01-10 Best practice guidance for SharePoint 2013 farms is that SQL Server's old familiar default port 1433 is now persona non grata for secure farm communication with the database. That port, and its near relative...
10 Jan 2013
SharePoint 2013 Best Practice: Creating a Development Environment
9 Jan 2013
SharePoint 2010: Tips for Dealing with Performance Issues
This Wiki page provides an overview of tips that may help you to deal with performance issues in your SharePoint environments: Get to know your application, it's usage, and it's response times by studying the IIS logs. One of the ways to do this is to use the free SharePoint Flavored Weblog...
17 Dec 2012
Hyper-V: Management Best Practices
Carpenter Local 1815
Table of Contents Best Practice Community Resources See Also References This is a work-in-progress to collect your best practices for Hyper-V and VM Management. Best Practice When planning, follow Windows Server Virtualization Guide from Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide Series...
7 Nov 2012
SharePoint 2010: SharePoint 2010 Best Practices à la Cristiano Ronaldo? (fr-FR)
Efficacité? On a beau a chercher partout sur internet, à lire les bouquins du XII siècle, à être un leader pure nature, mais quoi si l’on n’est pas efficace? Faut-il être un Cristiano Ronaldo du SharePoint pour être efficace ? Ou faut-il lire...
21 Sep 2012
SharePoint 2010 Best Practice: Row Limits in External Lists
Ed Price - MSFT
This Wiki page discusses best practices regarding row limits for external lists, a functionality of Business Connectivity Services (BCS). Keep in mind two important limits: The default Max is 2,000 items. The absolute Max is 25,000 items. Please see this link for more information: http...
2 Sep 2012
SharePoint 2010: crawl database is too large
This Wiki page contains best practices regarding the size of the crawl database. The crawl database stores the crawl data (time/status, etc.) about all items that have been crawled. Use the following formula to calculate it's average size: Crawl: 0.046 × (sum of content databases) For...
20 Jul 2012
SharePoint 2010 Best Practice: Keep Relational Data in a Database or Migrate it into a Custom List
Ed Price - MSFT
Is it better to keep relational data in a database or migrate it into a custom list? Or do you need a hybrid solution in the form of external lists giving it the UI of SharePoint, but leaving the data in a relational database? Benefit Database SharePoint List/Library External...
18 Jun 2012
VMM: Library Server Best Practices
Fernando Lugão Veltem
This article provides best practice recommendations for the library server in System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 and VMM 2008 R2. Table of Contents Installation Location Branch Offices Management Networking High Availability Security PowerShell Scripts Additional References ...
2 Jun 2012
SharePoint 2010 Best Practice: When should you back-up SharePoint via SharePoint Central Administration (SCA)
Normally, back ups or automated using either PowerShell or Stsadm. So when would you perform a back up of SharePoint via SCA? To perform an ad hoc backup. You've allocated the backup to an admin but don't want to allow him to have access to the server, or powershell. Inspired by...
7 May 2012
SharePoint 2010 Best Practice: Which API to use?
SharePoint offers several APIs. Which one should you use? We have: SharePoint object model SharePoint web services SharePoint Client object model Custom WCF service around server-side object model Server-side object model Pro: - Server-side api is more comprehensive...
7 May 2012
SQL server deployment - Useful links for trouble shooting deployment & upgrade issues
Ahmed Ibrahim - MSFT
Link Title URL Description SQL Server 2008 Failover Clustering http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/9/D/69D1FEA7-5B42-437A-B3BA-A4AD13E34EF6/SQLServer2008FailoverCluster.docx Multiple SQL Server Versions Within the Same Windows Server Cluster (SQL Server 2000 and...
1 May 2012
SharePoint 2010 Best Practice: Which API to use? (nb-NO)
Table of Contents Introduksjon Server - side objekt modell Fordeler Ulemper Webtjeneste Client object model Custom WCF service as wrapper for server-side object model Introduksjon SharePoint offers several APIs. Which one should you use? Vi har følgende muligheter SharePoint...
22 Mar 2012
Prescriptive Guidance for Deploying the MED-V Client via an Electronic Software Distribution Method such as SMS/ConfigMgr
This article describes one method that you can use to deploy the MED-V client using SMS/SCCM. The method that is described in this article is not the only method that is available. Additionally, you may have to modify the information in this article as appropriate for your particular environment. ...
29 Jul 2011
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