SPDocKit helps SharePoint admins around the globe in provisioning and maintaining the best SharePoint farms out there. How does it do that, you might ask.
There are hundreds of different settings in a SharePoint farm and its supporting systems, like IIS and SQL Server, for example. No one knows all these settings by heart, and when multiple admins administer a single environment, problems can easily accumulate.
We in SysKit have built an extensive library of Microsoft and community recommended SharePoint best practices. SPDocKit uses that library; it gathers all the configuration settings from a client’s SharePoint farm and compares them to the best practices documentation. So, as you can imagine, we have a pretty good insight into what our clients configure wrongly. Here’s what our telemetry says are the most commonly misconfigured settings in a SharePoint Farm.
boundaries for SharePoint content databases. Once your database outgrows these limits you should employ smart governance and information architecture policies, and when possible separate content into different content databases.
Microsoft clearly states the hardware requirements for each version of SharePoint. Before you dig into any other performance-related investigation, make sure your servers are running on properly sized hardware.
One SharePoint farm can host only so many SharePoint Web Applications, and you should not have more than 10 application pools per web-front end. For farms that need more, consider spinning up a separate SharePoint farm.Microsoft's accounts planning recommendations and Microsoft's initial deployment accounts recommendations. Once you have determined the accounts that will be your service accounts, you should treat them as such. Do not use them to log-in to your servers. Make sure that every SharePoint admin who uses RDP to connect to a server has a dedicated admin account.
Not every best practice applies to every single SharePoint farm out there, but many are still worth checking. There are more than hundred different best practices that SPDocKit will check after a snapshot of your farm configuration is created. Download the trial to take a snapshot of your farm and check what’s going on.