We’ve identified that the user profile import in the SharePoint 2010 public beta can’t handle hyphens in domain names. The import will succeed but the portion of the domain name preceding the hyphen will get trimmed. When a user logs on a new profile is created but it is orphaned from the imported data. In principal we’ve been able to work around this by migrating the user profiles with STSADM (thanks to my colleague Martin Hatch for the suggestion) but we haven’t put this approach to the test over a sufficient period of time to be able to recommend it firmly yet. We also don’t have a mechanism for triggering the update for newly-imported users but it shouldn’t be rocket science to come up with a solution to that problem for the duration of the beta.
Microsoft have confirmed this is a problem in the SharePoint 2010 public beta and that a fix will be included in the next release. Their response was on a closed beta forum, so I can’t include that detail here, but this is my description from MSDN: Continue reading “Hyphens in domain names get trimmed from account names in SharePoint 2010 User Profile Import”
In the first five parts of this series I covered the project objectives and the system design, then turned my attention to the Hyper-V host image build, automated deployment and the guest virtual machine build. In this post I review some of the questions and issues we’ve encountered after a few months of working this way and some overall reflections on the approach. Continue reading “Building a SharePoint 2007/2010 development environment — Part VI: Issues and Results”
The answer, obviously enough, is that it can if it has Silverlight installed. Read on if you’re interested in how the web part will behave in its absence.
Continue reading “Can a hardened server play a SharePoint 2010 Silverlight Media Web Part?”
About a year ago John Howard published guidance on how to get Hyper-V Manager to connect to Hyper-V servers over VPN. His network monitoring and suggestion to change the VPN connection IP settings so that the VPN adapter registers the machine’s new address in DHCP/DNS went a long way towards fixing the issue for me – however, we recently uncovered a couple of caveats as detailed in the comments on his original post. Continue reading “Hyper-V Manager over VPN may fail if the server is VMM-managed”
Working with software developers, I’ve probably seen SelfSSL used more often than in most lines of work, and also misuse of it. The purpose of this article is to draw some boxes around the different areas that come in to play when a site is self-certified.
Most obviously, the user requests the page through the browser, but the browser also warns of Certificate/DNS name mismatches. Unless the certificate was issued to the address through which the site is being browsed, the browser will produce certification warnings. This behaviour is expected and desirable as part of browser security. Continue reading “The stuff around SelfSSL”