How to add a STP template for a new SharePoint site collection

To  add STP template for a new SharePoint site collection you will need to take the following steps in command line using the stsadm.exe command. These type of tempales are called ‘Server Admin Tempalates’. The command is as follows. Note that the description is optional. stsadm -o addtemplate -filename <template filename> -title <template title> [-description <template description>] You will be […]

How to add a STP template to an existing SharePoint site

This is a fairly easy process depending on where you are intending to add the template. These type of templates are called ‘Site Admin Templates’.The template is going to be part of an existing site collection take the following steps in the existing SharePoint site. Open the ‘Site Actions’ Click ‘Site Settings’ Click ‘Site Templates’ listed under the ‘Galleries’ section […]

Changing Service Accounts in SharePoint

One of the most common mistakes I see people making in SharePoint is attempting to change SharePoint Application Pool identities incorrectly. The proper way to change SharePoint Application Pool identities is as follows:   Open SharePoint Central Administration Go to Operations > Security Configuration > Services Accounts Select ‘Web application pool’ > set ‘Web service’ to ‘Windows SharePoint Services Web […]

Moving 'My Sites' in SharePoint to a sub-site

I recently ran across this senerio where a client who has Micrsoft Office SharePoint 2007 Standard was not able to create an additioanl DNS entry for the ‘my sites’ to work as designed but they wanted that functionality. As an example the domain that will will call ‘http://domain123.com’ could not create ‘http://my.domain123.com/<username>’ so that my sites will work as expecte […]

Add SharePoint templates via command line

To  add SharePoint templates via command line you will need to run the following command. Note that the description is optional. stsadm -o addtemplate -filename <template filename> -title <template title> [-description <template description>] You will be prompted to do an iisreset to complete the template installation. Once iisreset is complete login to a web site create a new site and […]

Slipstream Search Server 2008 installs

Hello All, It has been a while bu I’m back. Today’s topic covers how to build SharePoint using slipstream installation. Slipsteam installations allows for users to build installs with the latest services packs and cumulative update of their choosing. Please note that I will use Search Server Express and not the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS). Search Server express is […]