ForeFront protection for SharePoint 2010 whitepaper

Hi guys,

I came across this whitepaper today (through @Joe_Elway) about ForeFront protection for SharePoint 2010. I wanted to share this whitepaper with you.

Here’s some more info:

Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint (FPSP) is designed to protect Microsoft Office SharePoint Services (MOSS) 2010 and SharePoint Server 2007 environments from malware and inappropriate content. This is accomplished through tight integration with SharePoint through SharePoint’s VSAPI (Virus Scanning API). The VSAPI provides realtime protection for malware and content scanning. SharePoint database scanning is accomplished through FPSP’s scheduled and on-demand scans. These scans use the SharePoint object model to navigate and retrieve content for scanning. Each of these integrations requires specific permissions and access requirements. This document explains FPSP’s integration with SharePoint as well as details around each of the integration points.

You can download the whitepaper from the Microsoft website here.

Powershell script to pre-download prerequisites

Hi guys,

I spotted this script on the web ( and wanted to share it with you all.

This script will download all files required by Prerequisiteinstaller.exe in advance, in order to support an ‘offline’ installation of SharePoint 2010 (that is, on a server without Internet connectivity, as is often the case). Normally it will attempt to download any missing files, which of course doesn’t help you if your server can’t browse the Internet. Thankfully, PrerequisiteInstaller.exe also accepts command-line switches to allow installation from a locally-accessible file for each respective hotfix/prerequisite.

The script contains a list (current as of this writing) of the URLs for each prerequisite, and attempts to download them all in sequence. It uses the BitsTransfer module included with Windows 7 and Win2008 (R2, at least), but hasn’t yet been tested on other OSes yet.

Download the powershell script and the AutoSPInstaller.

Just to make it clear I didn’t write these scripts but i found it on te web. Here’s a link to the creators website.

For more information about how to use the script and installer. Check this page.

That’s it for now and until next time.


Downloadable books SharePoint

Downloadable content for SharePoint Server 2010

The content in this technical library is augmented by content available for download. You can download a copy of the entire Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 TechNet library as a compiled help (.chm) file, or review the following table for a list of downloadable books, posters, and white papers.

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Provisioning a new SharePoint 2010 farm using powershell

This post will take you down the process of configuring your SharePoint farm while introducing the new administrative functionality shipping in the PowerShell provider.

During the SharePoint Installation, make sure you choose “Server Farm” and then “Complete” install.  This will allow you to create a SharePoint farm rather than a standalone server.

After the install completes, the setup program will ask you if you want to run the SharePoint Technologies Configuration Wizard (default is checked). Uncheck the box to NOT run the wizard. Continue reading “Provisioning a new SharePoint 2010 farm using powershell”

Topology and Licensing Example of a Medium SharePoint 2010 Server Farm

This topology is typically used for medium farms with the ability to expand to a large farm.  In terms of performance, capacity, and scalability, a three-tier topology is recommended over a two-tier topology.  A three-tier topology provides the most efficient physical and logical layout to support scaling out or scaling up, and provides better distribution of services across the member servers of the farm.  The Web Front-End servers should be Load Balanced, and the Database servers should be in an Active/Passive cluster. Continue reading “Topology and Licensing Example of a Medium SharePoint 2010 Server Farm”

What NOT to Migrate into SharePoint 2010

It’s amazing both how much and yet how little things have changed in terms of what this list consisted of in SPS 2003 and now in SharePoint 2010.  I’ll call out what I think are the main differences to help you understand what has changed. Continue reading “What NOT to Migrate into SharePoint 2010”