Archive for October 27, 2011

Farm Install Guide – Part 1

The purpose of this post is to show the typical steps required to install and configure a medium sized SharePoint Server 2010 farm.

Other pages of this post include:


The following aspects of setup and configuration are covered in this post (the topic is comprised of multiple posts):

  • Web Server Prerequisites and Configuration
  • Creating the Service Accounts
  • Installing SharePoint Server
  • Starting Services on SharePoint Servers
  • Importing Active Directory User Accounts
  • Configuring Search

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SharePoint Audit Solution

I’ve written some code for SharePoint 2010 (is also possible to make work with SharePoint 2007) that allows users to view audit information relating to site, list and individual items.

I’ve also added the code to Codeplex, which you can download by clicking this link. The code in the project should be straight forward enough to follow and understand.

Basically, the project comprises of some layout pages which reuse a configurable user control to display auditing information within a paged grid control. Access to these pages is either via the edit control block (ECB) context menu or the ribbon interface.

Once deployed, activate the Item Level Auditing web feature.

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