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SharePoint Saturday Denver 11-11-11
SharePoint 2010 Configuration Wizard Fails
If you ever run the SharePoint 2010 configuration wizard and it continually fails on step 9 check to make sure that the timer service is still running. I ran into this while adding a SharePoint server to a farm. Apparently the timer service was having problems restarting during the configuration so I had to watch the timer service during the configuration and then manually start the timer service once the configuration wizard reached step 9. This was probably specific to this environment but just wanted to throw it out there for everyone.
Change SharePoint 2010 Passphrase

If you ever update the SharePoint passphrase here's a good powershell command to make sure everything was successful. Make sure to run this on each server in the farm. This will tell you if there's a conflict with the passphrase on a given server as the passphrase has to replicate to all servers in the farm.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607627.aspx

SharePoint 2010 Farm with Local Accounts
If you are creating a dev environment and need to use local accounts for a SharePoint farm setup you'll notice that PSConfig doesn't let you use local accounts in a Farm setup. To get around this problem:
  1. Use PowerShell and the new-spconfigurationdatabase command to create the configuration and administration content databases (when it prompts you for credentials enter the local account credentials for the farm account).
  2. Run the configuration wizard to complete the farm configuration.
User Profile Service Synchronization Settings
IF you try to configure the synchronization settings for the user profile service to import profiles from you AD domain controller, the synch account has all the required AD permissions, you're using host headers in IIS, and SharePoint doesn't allow you to expand the AD nodes on the UPS synch settings page then you probably have a loopback check issue with Windows Server 2008. Trying using option #1 in the following KB.
 
 
 

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