Handling Cross-forest deployments

In many corporate or external-facing SharePoint deployments, it becomes necessary to develop multiple forests or domains to handle different users.  A great explaination of this concept can be found in the SharePoint Team’s blog on Support for Cross-forest deployments.    The basic idea here is that you have two domains, e.g. DomainA and DomainB.  DomainA has your SharePoint servers and you want to be able to add users from DomainB to be allowed access to your site.  An example would be to use the People-Picker on your SharePoint site and you want to add DomainB\User1.  This can work if there…

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Failed to provision the SharePoint Central Administration Web Application

In this situation, I ended up getting the error message: Failed to provision the SharePoint Central Administration Web Application   My setup is a Windows Server 2008 Enteprise x64 box with SQL Server 2008 – attempting to configure my recently installed SharePoint 2007.  That should have done the trick but I ended up getting the above error message anyways.  After some additional research, it became apparent that my IIS 7.0 installation was incorrect.  And once I fixed that, I was good to go.   So thanks to Jonas Nilsson on the linked thread below for identifying that IIS was the…

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Failed to provision the SharePoint Central Administration Web Application

In this situation, I ended up getting the error message: Failed to provision the SharePoint Central Administration Web Application   My setup is a Windows Server 2008 Enteprise x64 box with SQL Server 2008 – attempting to configure my recently installed SharePoint 2007.  That should have done the trick but I ended up getting the above error message anyways.  After some additional research, it became apparent that my IIS 7.0 installation was incorrect.  And once I fixed that, I was good to go.   So thanks to Jonas Nilsson on the linked thread below for identifying that IIS was the…

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