Archive: December, 2010

Install and Configure Microsoft Network Load Balancing on Windows 2008.

No comments December 29th, 2010

I’m always being asked about Microsoft Network Load Balancing, so I figured I would document the steps.  While there are many ways NLB can be configured, this is just a base configuration that can be expanded upon. 

The following steps will need to be performed on ALL NODES that will reside within the NLB Cluster. 

Open Server Manager, you can open this several different ways in Windows Server 2008. Probably the quickest way to open Server Manager is to right click “My Computer” and choose “Manage”, another way is open “Control Panel” go to “Program and Features” and select “Turn Windows features on or off”. A third way to open it is “Server Manager” option under Administrative Tools. 

  1. Select Features from the Server Manager menu on the left.
  2. Press Add Features.

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NothingButSharePoint.com

No comments December 29th, 2010

Check out an awesome new SharePoint site with more SharePoint information than any other site on the web:

NothingButSharePoint.com (NBSP) was started in December of 2010 by combining the resources of three existing sites: SharePointDevWiki.com, EndUserSharePoint.com and SharePoint Joel.com. Our mission is to be the world’s largest SharePoint Community, open to every level of SharePoint user.  By combining sites that are already highly visible in the SharePoint Community, we hope to become a central repository of real world Sharepoint knowledge. NBSP includes the SharePoint Community Calendar, an aggregated list of SharePoint User Groups, Q&A forums and constantly updated content for all levels of SharePoint user.  Dozens of authors are commited to providing content on a daily basis to each area of the site: End User, IT Pro, Developer, Business. Content on the site is created by contributing authors as well as members of the SharePoint Community.  All members of the SharePoint Community are encouraged to submit articles, no matter what their level of expertise.

Preparing W2K8 for SharePoint 2007/2010 Installation.

5 comments December 9th, 2010

The following tweaks can be made to the Windows 2008 Operating System to allow for a smooth installation of SharePoint while increasing the performance of the sites as well:

  1. Remove Internet Explorer Enhanced Security – This option is removed in order to prevent Enhanced Security from interfering with the process of ensuring farm configuration is proceeding correctly

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