SharePoint Québec UserGroup in Québec City

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I am on my way to Québec city, where I will be teaching a SharePoint class for the next 2 days.  I will also be speaking at the SharePoint Québec UserGroup event on Friday night.  If you are around you are welcome to join us:

RENCONTRE MENSUELLE – CHAPITRE DE QUÉBEC Octobre 2011
Retour sur la conférence SharePoint 2011
Jeudi le 20 octobre 2011 18h00

2323, Boul. Du Versant Nord, bureau 119, Québec, QC  G1N 4P4       

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Retour sur la Conférence Microsoft SharePoint 2011

Serge Tremblay, MVP SharePoint Server, fera un compte-rendu de la
conférence SharePoint 2011 de Microsoft qui s’est tenue à Anaheim, CA au
début du mois d’octobre. Serge a assisté à cette conférence et il nous fera
part de son expérience ainsi que des éléments principaux qui ont été annoncés.

SharePoint profiles and Netbios domain name different then FQDN domain name

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If your Netbios domain name is different then your FQDN domain name, and you configured a profile service SA and the importation is not showing your Netbios domain name.  You must have missed something during the configuration.  The order seems to be important.  I used this order in the last two environments I configured and it worked.

You need to grant the Replicating Directory Changes permission on the domain to the account that will be used by the UPS synchronisation connection.

You need to grant replicating directory changes on the Configuration Naming Context for the domain.

You need to grant  the log on locally right to the Farm Service account on the SharePoint Server running the User Profile Synchronization Service.

Temporarely Add your farm service account to the local administrator group of your SharePoint Server.  Then reboot your server.  You should remove the account from the local admin group once you have completed the UPS configuration.

  1. Delete the existing User Profile Service Application.  This will render the User Profile Synchronization service into the stopped state. You can check that in the next step.
  2. Go to Central Administration / System Settings / Manage Services on Server page.
  3. Stop the User Profile service.
    If you have multiple servers, stop it on all of them.
  4. Wait 2 minutes.
  5. Perform an iisreset.
  6. Start the User Profile service.
  7. Create a new User Profile service application.
    When creating the UPA, enter the details for the MySite host and the managed path.
  8. Open the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell window
    You can find it under All programs / Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products
  9. Type in the following commands:
    Get-SPServiceApplication
    <lists the Service Applications and their GUIDs>
    Here note down the ID of the UPA you just created.
    $var = Get-SPServiceApplication –Id <GUID of User Profile Service Application>
    $var.NetBiosDomainNamesEnabled = “True”
    $var.update()
  10. Start the User Profile Synchronization service.
  11. Create a Profile Synchronization Connection.
  12. Import the users.

My User Profile Service connection disappeared

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Don’t panic If after a server reboot you don’t see the Synchronisation Connections in the User Profile Service application.  Just go to Windows Services console and start the Forefront Identity Manager service.  Then refresh you profile synchronisation connection page you should see your connections.

PowerShell Command Builder for SharePoint

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Microsoft just released the PowerShell Command Builder for SharePoint 2010 that enables IT pros and power users to visually assemble commands in the browser and then take those commands to their respective products.

You can start using from your browser on install it on your desktop.

Serge

 

En route vers SharePoint Conference Anaheim

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I am at the Montréal airport getting ready to board my plane to go the Anaheim.  This week I will be attending the Microsoft SharePoint Conference.  SharePoint is getting so popular that  the conference is sold out.   It should be a great week, loaded with presentations from MVPs, MCMs, Microsoft product group staff and Customers  who will be presenting best practices and tips and tricks on how to use/configure/developp applications with SharePoint 2010.

I am looking forward for this week.