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Luke Smith

I’ve been working with Microsoft Technologies for over 20 years, my main focus now being Microsoft Online Services. I manage the Cloud Services at ElysianIT Limited and as a P-SELLER at Microsoft. I have worked with many organisations from SMC to Enterprise. I’ve been working with Microsoft Technologies since DOS 5.0, to date I have been working on Microsoft’s latest cloud technology Windows Azure, Windows 10 Office 365 and Microsoft SharePoint

Hyper-V Unable to access guest machine

Written by Luke Smith. Posted in Microsoft

Hyper-V Host machine unable to access shares on the guest machines. All other machines on the network can.

On the Hyper-V server the network card properties used by the Virual hosts is unable to bind ‘Client for Microsoft network”

Attempting to add ‘Client for Microosft network’ you recieve the following error

Your current selction will also disable the following features
Client for Microosft Networks

Are you sure you want to continue


Open Network and Secuiry Center from the Contol panel
Select Manage network connections under tasks
In network connectoins press ‘alt’ to view the menu bar
Select Advanced and the Advanced settings
For the Hyper-V network cards confirm that the bindings for the connection are enabled on both IP 4 and 6

Enterprise Search Online Training

Written by Luke Smith. Posted in Microsoft

Sharepoint Enterprise Search, more details at 

Full three-day training class!

Module 1 – Introduction

This module introduces the full three-day class.

Module 2 – Enterprise Search Overview

This module provides some astounding figures as to why organizations require Enterprise Search Solutions! We recommend that you do not skip this module.

Module 3 – SharePoint Search Walkthrough

This module is more than an overview. It cuts through the marketing hype in an informed, intelligent manner! We recommend that you do not skip this module.

Module 4 – Search Architecture and Deployment

This module provides essential insights, discussions, and very deep technical information on architecture and server layouts.

Module 5 – Crawl and Query Processes

This module provides the ‘under-the-hood’ story about what happens at crawl and indexing time, and follows up with essential information about the query-time processes. This is how Search in SharePoint actually works, regardless of what you see in the user interfaces.

Module 6 – Relevance Ranking

If relevance ranking is perceived to be inaccurate by your users, they will simply stop using your solutions. This module explains in detail how you can tune the relevance ranking subsystem.

Module 7 – Customizing the End-User Experience

This module shows you ALL that can be achieved by customizing Search Center in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, without requiring additional development effort. It is the definitive guide to customizing Search Center.

Module 8 – Developing Search Solutions

Where Search Center cannot be customized sufficiently to suit your needs, you might need to develop your own solutions. This module shows you how! Developer topics include the KeywordQuery syntax, the FullTextSQLQuery syntax, the Search object model, the Search Web service, and the Search Administration object module.

Module 9 – Business Data Catalog Search

This module shows you how to set up BDC search from scratch. It also highlights some common pitfalls.

Module 10 – Extensibility and Integration for Search

This module provides more information about the crawl and indexing process by focusing on iFilters and Protocol Handlers. It also discusses full and incremental crawls, as well as providing guidance around 32-bit/64-bit architecture.

Module 11 – Search Administration

This module provides a comprehensive discussion of search administration.

Module 12 – Security for Search

This module covers a variety of topics from search accounts, through Information Rights Management, to crawling Forms-based authenticated sites.

Module 13 – Performance, Scalability, and Capacity Planning

This module provides invaluable discussions of indexer requirements, query server requirements, and other scalability approaches. Most importantly, it discusses how you can plan disk space requirements for indexing large corpuses.

Module 14 – Search Operations

This module concludes the class by discussing operations and management tasks for enterprise search solutions.