Friday, August 27, 2010

Download details: Configuring Kerberos Authentication for SharePoint 2010 Products

This is an excellent guide for configuring SharePoint 2010 with applications such as SQL Reporting Services, Excel Services, Visio Services etc.


This document provides you with information that will help you understand the concepts of identity in SharePoint 2010 products, how Kerberos authentication plays a critical role in authentication and delegation scenarios, and the situations where Kerberos authentication should be leveraged or may be required in solution designs. The document also shows you how to configure Kerberos authentication end-to-end within your environment, including scenarios which use various service applications in SharePoint Server. Additional tools and resources are described to help you test and validate Kerberos configuration. The "Step-by-Step Configuration" sections of this document cover several SharePoint Server 2010 scenarios.

Download details: Configuring Kerberos Authentication for SharePoint 2010 Products

Tools described in my Tech Ed session for troubleshooting Kerberos issues

During my Tech Ed Australia session (#auteched #DAT417) DAT417 | Solving the problems of SharePoint and SSRS Integration, I demonstrated a number of tools which can be used to troubleshoot reporting services, particularly Kerberos issues. This is the list of those tools.

Tool Description
Powershell and PowerGUI (

Powershell is your friend. If you are using SharePoint 2010, you should start getting used to using PowerShell. I am still getting to grips with it myself, but it is incredibly powerful. For example, I installed and configured the whole SharePoint environment for this demo using Powershell. There is a project on CodePlex called AutoSPInstaller which you can configure to do the installation for you.

ADSIEdit Allows you to view underlying properties of Active Directory objects such as SPN.
SetSPN –X and SetSPN -S New parameters in Windows 2008. The X parameter checks for duplicate SPNs and the –S parameter adds an SPN, but checks for duplicates and aborts if it finds one.
Klist View a list of tickets
Kerbtray “This tool is used to display ticket information for a given computer running the Kerberos protocol.”
Fiddler ( “Fiddler is a Web Debugging Proxy which logs all HTTP(S) traffic between your computer and the Internet. Fiddler allows you to inspect all HTTP(S) traffic, set breakpoints, and "fiddle" with incoming or outgoing data.”
Microsoft Network Monitor “Tool to allow capturing and protocol analysis of network traffic.”
Wireshark ( Network Analysis tool

ULS Viewer (

ULSViewer allows users to open a ULS log file and display its contents in a user friendly format. Users can then perform advanced functions such as filtering, sorting, highlighting, loading logs, appending logs, etc in order to single out the data that is important to the user. This information can be used to diagnose problems with machines running ULS services, or to monitor machines and the events they create in realtime.

Friday, August 6, 2010

How to: Customize the Document Set Ribbon

I was wondering about how to save a Document Set as a ZIP file. This MSDN doc shows how…

Users might want to download all of a document set’s contents rather than download each file individually. Document sets use an export framework for sending document sets to content organizers by using Send To, but you can also use the export framework to export .zip files so that users can download them. Do this by creating a .dll file that uses the document sets object model.

How to: Customize the Document Set Ribbon