Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Making Sharepoint Search better

Method for adding more relevant refiners to search. This method is relevant when using site content types for managing documents. For example having a MyDoc-Site Content Type with Site Column Department or labeling associated. This is handy when the enduser want a more relevant query filter.


  1. Make sure the column you want is
    1. a. Site Column
    2. b. Indexed on the list.
  2. Site Settings>Site Collection Administration>Search Schema
  3. Choose a refinable Managed Property depending on type of content. For example refinableString01
  4. Edit Refinable
    1. a. Change Alias to something more obvious
    2. b. Mappings to crawled Property > Add a mapping
    3. i. Search for the sought after crawled property. If theres more than one, choose one without ows_q in the name.
  5. Ok.
  6. Run new crawl.



Thursday, October 24, 2013

Preserve (some) document properties

There are some properties that’s usually already bundled with your documents. Like maybe the title, author, comments and categories. Ok, usually only author and title but still.

To get pull these values along when adding a document to a document library you can add the following columns (line text)






Neat thing is that these properties works both ways. Edit the columns in SP and it shows up in the document properties.








Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Check installation type

Its relevant to know what kind of installation a sharepoint server is.

For example User Profile Synchronization service is not supported in a Single Server installation, which is sort of relevant to know if troubleshooting a issue like that.

To check this on the local server:

  • SharePoint 2007: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\12.0\WSS\ServerRole
  • SharePoint 2010: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\14.0\WSS\ServerRole
  • SharePoint 2013: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\15.0\WSS\ServerRole

Value can be:

  • SINGLESERVER – means this is a standalone / single server installation
  • APPLICATION – means this is an application server on a full farm installation (could also include the web front end role as well if multiple roles are used)
  • WFE – means this is a web front-end server on a full farm installation




Reghacks for W8 annoyances

To get rid of the first-time-logon animation.


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]


To get rid of “Do you really want to run this file” warnings….


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00







Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Exchange RCAMaxConcurreny

Good to know.

In Exchange 2013 the default value for RCAMaxConcurrency 40 in the default Global policy. For a user to open 29 shared calendar at least a value of 100 is recommended. Therefore for 40 shared calendars, a value of 200 should be considered.

To be applied for all users needing to many calendars at the same time.