as consultant I am often facing to unknown SharePoint-installations. To have a fast overview to the Farm and the installed features etc. I use spsfarmreport from codeplex.
Easy to use, fully functional for 2007 AND 2010 SharePoint.
Also for documentation perhapses it is cool, because you have a file with a time stamp and also all settings to show the customer, what was the status after leaving the server.
The tool has to be run under propper permitted usercontext directly on one of the SharePointservers. After running the tool, a HTML-File will be generated. That file contains a lot informations about the farm and the settings.
Please find out this awsome tool. All informations can be loaded directly on CODEPLEX! Don’t forget to help the dev-guysolving problems, or even report them.
nearly every Sharepoint installation I have seen, the health analyzer shows the message “ Drives are at risk of running out of free space“, shown as Warning, or „Drives are running out of free space“, shown as Error.
Reason is, that there are two rules set up within SharePoint 2010 to check the free space. To get the Warning, the free space on one of the drives has to be lower than 5 times of installed RAM.
The Error-Message will come up, if there is less than 2 times of free installed RAM.
Installed RAM: 16GB
Minimum required free space without Warning: 5*16=80GB
Real free space: 79GB or less than that, you will get the warning.
Minimum required free space without Error: 2*16=32 GB
Real free space: 31 or less than that to get the Error.
The link to the rules you will find in another post of mine here.
An overview to the rules are given by Microsoft here.
i am looking several times for the Link to the rules. The direct link is provided by default within monitoring section, but i will get this directly.
To make sure, you are also not searching as much as mine:
Don’t waste time on searching 😉
sometimes customers want solutions, which are easy to create and deploy…in mind. 🙂
Something like this is to display the Version-number within a Word-Doc. In MOSS2007 it was a high sophisticated action to display the version number.
Now, a customer asked me for that using SP2010. After my experience using 2007 I was warned. Now, after a short time of research I found an helpful article at the blog of Ola, a Swedish SharePointer. This describes the „how to“ I an easy way.
Also some Screenshots are available. Please refer to his article: