Friday, March 29, 2013

How to find the number of Core processors in Windows

A computer processor, or CPU, is the device in a computer that runs programs and performs calculations. Processors only run programs one at a time; processors switch between programs to provide multi-tasking. However, this decreases performance when running multiple CPU-intensive tasks at once, such as encoding a video while running a computer game. Processor manufacturers increase a processor's multi-tasking performance by designing newer CPUs with multiple cores; each core functions and appears as a separate CPU in Windows.

Find the number of processor cores on your computer using the Windows Device Manager.

1) Open the System control panel by clicking Start right-clicking Computer and clicking Properties.

2) Open the Device Manager by clicking Device Manager in the left sidebar of the System control panel window.

3) Expand the list of processors by clicking the arrow to the left of Processors in the Device Manager Window.

4) Count the number of processor entries under Processors. Each core appears as a separate processor on a separate line, although they all have the same name. For example, the same processor name listed four times indicates the processor has four cores.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

IIS Logs location

I had checked this out in IIS 8.0

The default path would be on C:\inetpub\logs\LogFiles if C: is the primary partition

“Alert me” option missing in SharePoint

Recently, I came across this issue where the Alert Me option in SharePoint was missing.

How to fix this

Browse to Outgoing E-Mail settings in Central Administration.  System Settings -> Outgoing E-Mail Settings -> specify the outbound SMTP server & E-Mail settings.

This should fix the issue.

Monday, March 11, 2013

How to set Sharepoint 2007 into Read Only State

Please note that this can be done only with Sharepoint 2007 SP2.And usually this activity is done before an upgrade or migration.

1) Browse to Application Management -> Site Collection quotas and locks

2) Choose the Site Collection to see what the status is

3) Set to read only and set a custom message for the user to view.

Site collection becomes read only and does not give the user the option to add content. The actions menus are empty.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

How to enable Anonymous Access in SharePoint 2010

1. Browse to Central Administration, under Application Management, click on the Manage web applications.

2. Select the web application where you want to enable anonymous access and click on the Authentication Providers.

3. Click on the Default zone.

4. Under Edit Authentication, check Enable anonymous access and click Save.

5. Browse to Web Application Management click on the Anonymous Policy .

6. Under Anonymous Access Restrictions select your Zone and set the Permissions to None No policy and click Save.

7. Now, the web application is set for anonymous access. Now,navigate to the top level site collection for the web application. Click the Site Actions -> Site Settings. Under Users and Permissions click Site permissions.

8. Under Permission Tools, click Anonymous Access and set the permissions to Entire Web site and click OK.

Now you would have your site collection to be accessed anonymously.