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Home Network

Posted by Steven Kennedy on October 15, 2010

Home NetworkThis is a simple diagram of my home network that I use to investigate capabilities and functionality of various Microsoft products. They’re virtualized systems running on a single HP Desktop PC which is running Microsoft’s Hyper-V on Server 2008 R2. All of the servers have now been updated to Server 2008 R2.

The virtualized systems consist of a couple of AD controllers, Exchange server 2010, Exchange Edge Server 2010, SharePoint 2010, Unified Access Gateway/Threat Management Gateway and a Windows 7 Enterprise edition client.

These are hooked up through my FIOS connection (20Mb/5Mb) through a Firewall/Router/WAP. That means I have in effect two firewalls between my systems and the Internet.

I have a TechNet license so as to be able to do all of this. I’m also able to download and use the various OSes/applications including Beta versions, for this network, for test and evaluation purposes.

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Redirection options in SharePoint

Posted by Steven Kennedy on November 24, 2009

There’s a very good blog posting by Todd Klindt on some methods for ‘Redirection options in SharePoint’. I haven’t tried this yet on my home setup but I’m interested in it as I have a number of both WSS and MOSS sites that I want/need to move. In doing so I have a number of redirection issues to resolve, namely;

  1. Moving a MOSS SharePoint site so that the URL changes. That is re-organizing the site and moving it to another part of the SharePoint root
  2. Redirecting ‘vanity’ URLS to the new location of the SharePoint site

In the first scenario, moving a site, you’d only need to have the redirection in place for some period of time, say 6 months to a year. The trick being that you’d need to be able to redirect URLs that people had bookmarked. Todd Klindt’s posting deals with this.

In the second scenario it would be redirecting a set of URLs to the newly located site.

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Keep getting prompted for UserId/Password when accessing SharePoint?

Posted by Steven Kennedy on February 12, 2008

For a while now I’ve been prompted to enter my credentials when accessing the company instance of MOSS. Sometimes it just pops up out of the blue. The credentials it wants to use are my old AD domain credentials. I change the old domain name to the new domain name, old\userid to new\userid, and then enter my password and bingo! everything is okay. As I still have, and use, my old domain account, even though I’ve been migrated to the new domain, I thought it was something to do with it and was willing to live with it until such time as the old domain was retired.


Then, I was reading a blog posting How come I keep seeing that *^!#ing authentication screen? One of the comments associated with the post caused me to go and follow it’s instructions, shown below.

Go to the Control Panel and select User Accounts;

User Accounts

(I’ve redacted some of the information that’s company specific, but you should still get the idea)

Click on the Advanced tab

Advanced Tab

Click on Managed Passwords

Stored User Names 

As you can see from the picture above I had an entry for the MOSS site. When I clicked on Properties it showed that the site was associated with my old domain account.

I’ve deleted the entry and now I just have to see if I continue to get a UserId/Password prompt.

My working hypothesis is that I started to use the instance of MOSS, which is in the new domain, when I only had the old domain account. Some mechanism at the time put the entry in to Managed Passwords and since then whenever my system has had a reason to access MOSS for the first time it tried using the credentials in Managed Passwords and hence prompted me to enter a password.

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