SharePoint Tip of the Day – Quick reminder to add the SharePoint 2007 or 2010 BIN path to your environment paths

In a command prompt either type / paste
@set PATH=C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft Sharedweb server extensions12BIN;%PATH%
for SharePoint 2007

@set PATH=C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft Sharedweb server extensions14BIN;%PATH%
for SharePoint 2010

Edit : this will be lost when the command prompt will be closed, so you’re better of editing the environment varialble to add the bin path to it by going to

Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings > Environment Variable > System Variables > Scroll to Path and click the Edit button and add ;C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft Sharedweb server extensions12BIN (don’t forget the semicolon separator !)

SharePoint Tip of the Day – Ensure that the search crawler account that you are using is not a regular site collection user account !

Quick reminder because it took us a long time to figure it out, if you specify a limited (ie : reader member) account as the search crawler foolishly thinking like me that it would prevent the crawling of unaccessible page (admin page, anything unavailable thanks to the viewformpagelockdown, …) then stop doing so ! Any account specified as the search crawler account will be farm admin privileges (at least on the site collection crawled). That’s definitively not something you want to grant to your end-users 🙂

We never stop learning in SharePoint !