Manage Web Part Page

I have been asked several times how to get to that page that displays
the web parts that are active on a WSS page.
Usually, you only see this page if one of the web parts loaded on the
page is giving an error when loading.
What we are looking for is called the Manage Web Part Page.
To get to it, use the following url:
http://VIRTUALSERVERNAME/_layouts/1033/spcontnt.aspx?&url=default.aspx

This will give you the web parts loaded on the default.aspx page.

If you have a top-level site or subsite underneath that name space,
you need to use the following syntax:

http://VIRTUALSERVERNAME/SUBSITE/_layouts/1033/spcontnt.aspx?&url=/SUBSITE/default.aspx
(notice the /SUBSITE/ before the webpage name)

Overview: Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 SP2 Beta in Windows Server 2003 R2

Here is a overview of the features planned for WSS 2.0 Service Pack 2 .
Some of the new features:
-Support for IP-bound virtual servers
-Kerberos enabled by default
-Support for advanced extranet configurations:
—>SSL Termination
—>Host Header Modification
—>Port Translation

Item-level backup/restore

One of the most asked questions concerning SharePoint is backup and
recovery. One step further is restoring individual files that users
have deleted off the site.
Here is a list of backup/restore options for individual documents:

“Add a Recycle Bin to Windows SharePoint Services for Easy Document
Recovery” from MSDN

“PowerRecycleâ„¢

“DocAve
Backup for Microsoft Office SharePoint Products and Technologies”

Alternatives:
– from Mart
Muller’s Weblog
using .fwp files created by smigrate (I have not
tested this!)

– from Bryant
Likes’ Blog
inserting a trigger and new table into the SQL
database (Microsoft may not support you after doing this! So be
warned!)

Check template used on a site (without programming)

If you would like to know what template a site is using (very useful
when you must move that site to another server; the same template will
need to be on the destination server), you can check in the content
database where that site resides.
-Open the database in SQL Enterprise Manager, and return all rows from
the ‘Webs’ table of the content database.
-Find the site using the ‘FullURL’ column; the template being used is
in the ‘WebTemplate’ column.
-You can match this number with the descriptions in the XML files
located in the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web
server extensions\60\TEMPLATE\1033\XML folder.

Copying/Moving Site Definitions

I thought it would be helpful to have the locations of the files that
makeup a site definition on a SharePoint server.
Why post this: several times, I have had to copy/move site
definitions, that I did not develop, to other servers.
Things to note:
–> c:\…\ means c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web
server extensions\60\TEMPLATE–> Each language pack uses a different folder name (i.e. 1033 = English)

Site definitions can use style sheets located here:
c:\…\LAYOUTS\1033\STYLES

The style sheets can use images located here:
c:\…\LAYOUTS\1033\IMAGES

The site definition folder is located here:
c:\…\1033

The site definition XML file is located here:
c:\…\1033\XML

There may be some images used by the site definition here:
c:\…\IMAGES

what a good sharepoint subject matter expert ought to know… [ANSWERS]

I also found a post on Prince
Joel’s Weblog
with someone’s answers (I am not sure who gave the
answer). However, there are some things I disagree with, but most of
it is correct when thinking of SharePoint when it comes
out-of-the-box.