Listing of all NetFlix.com Movie Genres

Listing of all NetFlix movie Genre’s as of 1-25-2012. Action & Adventure Action Classics Action Comedies Action Thrillers Adventures African-American Action Blaxploitation Blockbusters Comic Books and Superheroes Crime Action Deadly Disasters Espionage Action Foreign Action & Adventure Heist Films Martial Arts Military & War Action Super Swashbucklers Westerns Children & Family Ages 0-2 Ages 2-4 …

SharePoint 2010 Security Reporting using PowerShell

SharePoint makes it pretty easy to assign very granular permissions to various elements of a SharePoint site. The problem is that managing those granular permissions over the long haul can be a pretty daunting task. Sure, you start off with the best of intentions: create groups, assign permissions to groups, put users in groups. But …

Access Denied to files in an Amazon S3 Bucket

I use a PowerShell script to upload my WordPress content to Amazon’s S3 Storage Services which is globally distributed by Amazon’s Cloudfront service. Recently Amazon changed its default security; if you upload a file to a bucket it does not inherit the buckets top level security. You need to put a Bucket Policy in place. …

sp_SDS Stored Procedure updated to work with SQL Server 2008 R2

Derek Wade modified Richard Ding’s sp_SDS stored procedure to work with SQL Server 2008 R2. You can run the original stored procedure on SQL Server 2008 R2 however the report would be blank because there is version information in query for SQL Server 2008 R2 and this version information is expected. This version information has …

Create a new Sharepoint 2010 Web Application and Site collection using PowerShell

Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 is one of the new products which supports Windows Powershell commands. Its really easy to do the most tasks you do normally in the Sharepoint Central Administration with Powershell. Microsoft created a Powershell Snapin for Sharepoint 2010, which is called “Microsoft.Sharepoint.Powershell”. This enables a lot of new Powershell cmdlets for Sharepoint. With …

Manage SharePoint 2010 Services with PowerShell

As you may already know, you can use the “Manage Services on Server” option from Central Administration to centrally start and stop service instances across all SharePoint servers in your farm. An example of this administration page is shown below: The issue with this page is that it can be cumbersome to use if there …

System.Security.AccessControl.PrivilegeNotHeldException error during SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard on MOSS 2007 or SharePoint 2010

When reviewing the event log you will see the following error and you get the error in the screen shot below. Failed to create the configuration database. An exception of type System.Security.AccessControl.PrivilegeNotHeldException was thrown.  Additional exception information: The process does not possess the ‘SeSecurityPrivilege’ privilege which is required for this operation. System.Security.AccessControl.PrivilegeNotHeldException: The process does …

Store Procedure SP_SDS – Custom Stored Procedure which generates Database and Log File size report

SQL has quite a few store procedure one of them is sp_spaceused it’s a useful one to see the space used by the databases however it’s a bit basic. Now luckily there are some much extended versions that give much more detail and is useful for a number of reasons, one is because it gives …

Stored Procedure to create a report on Database and Log File Size in SQL Server

Knowing the size of a SQL Server database is one of the many DBA responsibilities that you can accomplish easily with the stored procedure sp_SDS. Not only will sp_SDS determine “SQL Database Space,” but it can also be used to monitor database growth, alert a DBA on data or log file growth, execute a transaction …

Upgrading MySites – How to Upgrade the MOSS 2007 SSP User Profiles and MySite content to SharePoint Server 2010 using the Database Attach method

I highly recommend reviewing the Services upgrade model and User Profile Service overview on SP 2010 TechNet site before trying the following steps to upgrade a MOSS 2007 SSP database and My Site content to SharePoint Server 2010. Upgrading the SSP Database 1. Under Services on Server in Central Admin, make sure both the User Profile …

Alert Me Tricks for Power Users on MOSS 2007

About Alerts in MOSS 2007 The Alert Me functionality is crucial in that it provides a means of automatically communicating to employees what is happening in a company using SharePoint via email alerts. Employees that are well versed in Alert Me power user tricks can greatly increase their productivity. Limiting what you get Alerted on …

Enable tethering with a Samsung Focus on AT&T

1. First connect your phone via USB to your laptop for the first time. Let the phone download the drivers it has automatically. There will be one that will not install and it will be the SGH-i917. Unplug your phone from your laptop. 2. Dial ##634# and press call. This will take you into the …

Block Adobe Activation Servers for CS4 and CS5 via HOSTS file

Caution: Downloading and using any leaked builds or any hacked/cracked version of any software is not only illegal and a crime punishable by law, but also pose great security risks and should be avoided. The information posted here is for news purposes only and any illegal links posted in comments will be deleted. Do you …

Search Engine STOP Words, Words Ignored by Search Engines

Most search engines do not consider extremely common words in order to speed up search results or to save disk space. These filtered words are known as “Stop Words”. It would be a good idea to remove these words from your slugs and permalinks, although you do not have to. Below is a comprehensive list …

Finding Site Template Names and Template ID’s in SharePoint 2010 using PowerShell

SharePoint 2010 includes the new Get-SPWebTemplate cmdlet for getting a list of site templates from the farm. You can use it by typing the following command (note that I am also sorting the table by template internal name): Get-SPWebTemplate | Sort-Object “Name”   This can be quite useful, especially if you want to use PowerShell …

How to install/enable .Net 3.5 SP1 on Windows Server 2008 R2 for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2

The .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (also referred to as .NET Framework 3.5.1) is a prerequisite for SQL Server 2008. SQL Server 2008 Setup for standalone instance will install the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 if it is not already installed. In Windows Server 2008 R2, the .NET Framework is a feature and installing it is different …

Upgrading your Content Database to SharePoint 2010 – Part 2, the Database Attach method


Welcome back to the second article in this series on upgrading a SharePoint 2007 content database to SharePoint 2010.  In part 1 we deep dived into the preupgradecheck that Microsoft made available with SharePoint 2007 SP2 and today we will complete our upgrade journey utilizing one of the 3 upgrade models that are available to …

Upgrading your Content DB to SharePoint 2010 – Part 1, The preupgradecheck


I’m sure there are a lot of SharePointers out there who are excited about the 2010 release and as I have been working my way through the installation and configuration of this updated beast, I have also been providing you with posts along the way sharing my experiences.  Today isn’t any different, and in this …

Using Custom Error Pages in SharePoint 2010

Unless you love the default SharePoint 2010 error pages for 404 (not found) and 401 (access denied), it is usually a good idea to change them. The steps are a bit different than a standard ASP.net application. 1) Browse to C:\inetpub\custerr\ 2) You should now see a list of localization folders like en-US or fr-FR. …