Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Ever dreamed of Recycle Bin Security?

What I have learned today about the Recycle Bin Security behaviour:

  • The items in the recycle bin are only visible for the user who has deleted them.  It's not accessible to all users who had access to that document.

  • The "Recycle Bin" is only visible in the quick launch bar if you have the permission level "Delete Items". But ... if you click "View all site content" you can see the link to the recycle bin (bug?)

  • Only a site collection administrator can see the recycle bin of the end users and the site collection recycle bin.  Users with "Full Control" do not have acces.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Microsoft add Performance Point Server 2007 to the Enterprise CAL of SharePoint for FREE !

Great news for companies who own an enterprise license of SharePoint 2007.  Microsoft added a new product to the license for FREE !  The product is MS PerformancePoint Server 2007, this is a product for more advanced Business Intelligence (BI).

Announcement from Microsoft
More info on MS PerformancePoint Server 2007

Monday, 12 January 2009

How to configure a new SharePoint admin account?

What are the steps to create a new active directory user that can do installations in the SharePoint farm without having permission problems.

  • First add the user to the SharePoint Farm administrators group.  Go to "central administration" - "Operations" - "Update farm administrator's group" and add the user to the group.


  • Give the user access to the Shared Service Provider.  Go to "Personalization services permissions" of the SSP and give the user all rights.


  • Make the AD user DBOwner on all SQL databases of the Moss installation

  • Make sure the AD user is DBOwner on the content database of the administration site.  This is needed to add and install solutions in the farm.


If you run on Windows Server 2008 run all installation and .BAT files as administrator  ("Run as administrator").


With this account you now should be able to install all SharePoint solutions.

First Blogpost of 2009 !

First of all, I wish you all the best for 2009!

2009 will be an important and busy year for me. 

First of all we are expecting our first baby!  He or she, we don't know yet, will be very welcome this summer!   This is a picture from our baby last week at 12 weeks!  He or she is already 6,59cm!


And second ... we will start buidling our (dream)house this year.  Some months ago we bought a piece of ground in 'Waarmaarde' that's nearby Avelgem in West Flanders (Belgium).  During the past holiday I've tested Google Sketchup to create some 3D drawings to visualize our new home.  I must say Google Sketchup is an easy to use 3D tool and you can watch some video's as a start.  This is one of our idea's ... the water thing is phase 3 or 4 we think :-))