SharePoint Server 2010 Configure People Picker

When the People Picker control is used, a user’s name is resolved when the Check Name icon is clicked or a list of users is displayed when the Browse icon is clicked.

If the Web application is using Windows authentication and the site user directory path is not set, the People Picker control searches the entire Active Directory to resolve users’ names or find users, instead of searching only users within a particular organizational unit (OU). The setsiteuseraccountdirectorypath operation allows the user’s directory path to be set to a specific OU in the same domain. After the directory path is set to a site collection, the People Picker control will only search under that particular OU.

If a site collection is new and an administrator uses the setsiteuseraccountdirectorypath operation to specify a target OU, only users under the specified path can be added to the site collection and no one else can be added to the site collection.

If users have already been added to a site collection and the setsiteuseraccountdirectorypath operation is run, only users under the specified path will be able to be added going forward.

To set a list of users to a specific OU (for example, Sales) in the Contoso Corp domain, use the following syntax:

stsadm -o setsiteuseraccountdirectorypath -path “CN=Sales,DC=ContosoCorp,DC=local” –url http://server_name

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263328(office.12).aspx

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg602075(v=office.14).aspx#section5

 

Change service accounts and service account passwords in SharePoint Server 2007

  1. Update the password for the account that is used by the Central Administration application pool. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. On all servers in the server farm, open a command prompt, type the following line, and then press ENTER:
      cd %commonprogramfiles%\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\12\Bin
    2. On the server that hosts the Central Administration Web site, type the following line at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:
      stsadm -o updatefarmcredentials -userlogin DomainName\UserName -password NewPassword
    3. On all other servers in the server farm, type the following line at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:
      stsadm -o updatefarmcredentials -userlogin DomainName\UserName -password NewPassword -local
    4. Restart Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0. To do this, type the following line at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:
      iisreset /noforce
  2. Verify that the Administration Application Pool Credential Deployment job definition is no longer displayed on the Timer Job Definitions page of SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Open SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration, click Operations, and then click Timer job definitions under Global Configuration.
    2. Verify that the Administration Application Pool Credential Deployment job definition is no longer displayed in the list.

      Note If the Administration Application Pool Credential Deployment job definition is displayed in the list, wait until it disappears from the list.

  3. Update the password for the application pool account that is used by Web applications on the server farm. To do this, type the following line at a command prompt on every server on the server farm, and then press ENTER:
    stsadm -o updateaccountpassword -userlogin DomainName\UserName -password NewPassword -noadmin
  4. Update the password for the account that is used to run the Windows SharePoint Services Help Search service. To do this, type the following line at a command prompt on every server on the server farm, and then press ENTER:
    stsadm.exe -o spsearch -farmserviceaccount DomainName\UserName -farmservicepassword NewPassword
  5. Update the password for the default content access account that is used by the Windows SharePoint Services Help Search service. To do this, type the following line at a command prompt on every server on the server farm, and then press ENTER:
    stsadm.exe -o spsearch -farmcontentaccessaccount DomainName\UserName -farmcontentaccesspassword NewPassword
  6. If you are running SharePoint Server 2007, you must also follow these steps:
    1. Update the password for the account that is used by every Shared Services Provider (SSP) on the server farm. To do this, type the following line at a command prompt on every server on the server farm, and then press ENTER:
      stsadm.exe -o editssp -title SharedServicesProviderName -ssplogin DomainName\UserName -ssppassword NewPassword
    2. Update the password for the account that is used to run the Office SharePoint Server Search service. To do this, type the following line at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:
      stsadm.exe -o osearch -farmserviceaccount DomainName\UserName -farmservicepassword NewPassword
    3. If the server farm is configured to use single sign-on, update the password for the account that is used by the Microsoft Single Sign-On Service. To do this, follow these steps:
      1. Click Operations in SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration, and then click Service accounts under Security Configuration.
      2. Under Windows service, click Single Sign-On Service.
      3. Under Configurable, specify the password, and then click OK.
    4. Update the password for the default content access account that is used by the Office SharePoint Server Search service. To do this, follow these steps:
      1. Open SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration, and then click the link to the SSP Web application under Shared Services Administration.
      2. Under Search, click Search settings, and then click Default content access account.
      3. Specify the password to use for the content access account, and then click OK.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934838/en-us?p=1

Move a SharePoint 2007 Site

This example moves a SharePoint 2007 application into a subcollection but can be used to move a site anywhere.

stsadm -o export -url http://mysharepointsite -filename z:\mysharepointsite.cmp -includeusersecurity -nofilecompression

-nofilecompression will allow you to write directly to the tartget drive without having to cache the export to the environmentvariables temp folder which is a problem if you’re running out of space on the machine you’re moving from.

2: Create a blank site at:

http://myportalsite/sites/mysharepointsite

3: Then overwrite it using an import of mysharepointsite.cmp

stsadm -o import -url http://myportalsite/sites/mysharepointsite -filename mysharepointsite.cmp -includeusersecurity