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Configure SharePoint User Profile Service Part 2

Configure User Profile synchronization with Active Directory Select the User Profile Service and click the Manage button on the ribbon. You should see the screen just like the one below. Default User Profile Service configuration window after being created Select Configure Synchronization Connections in the Synchronization section. Now click the Create new Connection option, if you see the pop-up window In that […]

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Configure SharePoint User Profile Service

SharePoint UPS (User Profile Service) can be a challenge to setup.  UPS in SharePoint requires a little extra attention to make it work as expected but trust me that this service is worth that time. What is SharePoint User Profile Service? You may be wondering – why do I need SharePoint UPS. Just to make it […]

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Open PDF documents in SharePoint

SharePoint is capable of opening PDF documents however there has been a change since SharePoint 2007 which could open PDFs be default. The enhanced security features of SharePoint 2010 mandates that you must manually adjust the security settings to view PDFs otherwise users will only be able to download the PDF and not view it. […]

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SharePoint Security – SharePoint Authentication Part 1

Running SharePoint  on Windows Server 2008 R2 offers a wealth of possible  SharePoint authentication scenarios. You are no longer limited to the basic, often unsecure authentication types. In this article I will cover the SharePoint authentication methods, which closely mirror Windows Server 2008 R2 authentication scenarios since both SharePoint relies on Windows Server for much […]

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Using SSL Authentication for SharePoint Sites

When using the default HTTP protocol for external SharePoint sites (for example Extranet zone for your clients) – you are taking a huge risk that someone will sniff and retrieve data trasnferred between your SharePoint front-end server and end-user. To prevent a data leak, you should encrypt the data that is being transferred between the […]

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SharePoint Security – Managed Accounts

In the SharePoint 2007 farms I’ve often heard complaints about the requirement to setup “Password Never Expires” on the SharePoint service accounts which breaches many corporate security plans. That’s why I felt a great relief when SharePoint 2010 introduced  Managed Accounts. Simply put, Managed Accounts allow you to setup SharePoint service accounts and automatically change […]

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PowerShell Cmdlets for SharePoint

The set of cmdlets which come with PowerShell is restricted to generic cmdlets and those intended for managing aspects of the Windows Server OS. If you are unfamiliar with using PowerShell cmdlets please check out PowerShell Cmdlets Tutorial first. For technologies such as SharePoint, PowerShell uses snap-ins which are .NET Framework assemblies that contain custom […]

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Least Security Privilege Strategy for SharePoint

The easiest way to install SharePoint is to use one account which  will be the domain admin, SQL admin and all other security levels admin. However the easiest method is very often not the best from a security standpoint. From a security perspective it is best to use as little permissions as possible even if it means much […]

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SharePoint Security – Five Golden Rules

SharePoint Security is an often ignored issue , many users and admins focus on optimizing SharePoint for performance and convenience to the detriment of security. To kick off our SharePoint security series we present the four golden rules for ensuring the security of your SharePoint site/farm, we will dive into greater depth on security in […]

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