Help! I’ve enabled anonymous access to my SharePoint 2010 Site, but it’s still prompting me to log in!

Scott ZischerkThere are a couple of steps to enabling anonymous access on a SharePoint 2010 site.  Here are some steps I take to ensure I have everything set up correctly.

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Adding Asp.Net MVC 4 into an existing Asp.Net Webforms Project

Scott ZischerkI had a client that had an existing ASP.Net webforms application and wanted to move to ASP.Net MVC without rewriting the existing web site.  Well, as it turns out, you can!  Since ASP.Net MVC is an abstraction on top of ASP.Net you can run both simultaneously. Here are the steps I followed to get it working.Bootstrapping MVCTo get Asp.NET MVC4 working in an Asp.NET webforms website we need to add a few files and settings.

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SharePoint products and technologies configuration wizard cannot connect to the database server

Scott ZischerkAfter installing SharePoint 2010 SP1 with the June CU on a clients server.  I ran the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard like I always do and I got an error that said that it couldn’t connect to the database.  The Actual message from the PSConfig log was:

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Checking Your SharePoint 2010 Sites For Stale Content

Scott ZischerkOne of the best ways of keeping your users using your SharePoint site is keep the content fresh.  You could do this manually, but depending on how large you site collection is this could take hours or even days.  Or, using PowerShell it could take seconds.

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Help, I lost my WSP files for my SharePoint 2010 farm!

Scott ZischerkWhen working on a client site, sometimes I need to bring their site back to my office to replicate their environment on a server that I can play around with.  When doing this I take my usual backup-spsite or SQL backup, but in order for the site to function properly I also need all of the solutions that were installed.  More times than not, the client does not know where all of the wsp files are.  So what can you do?

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