Teo Nedev

Teo Nedev is a senior consultant for Perficient. He has more than eight years of progressive IT experience in various industries, and has worked for small, mid-size, and Fortune 500 companies. During his career he has deployed and maintained large SharePoint environments with emphasis on infrastructure, scalability and disaster recovery. He is also experienced in Active Directory, SQL and virtualization solutions. Teo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration as well as Master’s of Computer Science degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He is a certified MCITP SharePoint Administrator 2010, MCSE, CCNA and VCP. He currently resides in Chicago’s north suburbs. Teo enjoys theatre and comedy and spends his free time reading, biking, cooking and entertaining friends and family.

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Virtualizing SharePoint 2013 Workloads

Most new SharePoint 2013 implementations these days run on virtual machines, and the question on whether to virtualize SQL servers has been long put to rest. Indeed, with the new Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V VM specs of up to 64 vCPUs, 1 TB RAM and 64 TB data, it is  hard to make a case […]

Configuring Network Load Balancing (NLB)

Let me just get this out of the way: I am not a big fan of Windows NLB (Network Load Balancing) clusters. They are not inteligent in the sense that they cannot tell when a node is not serving up a page properly, or a web application pool crashed for example.  Sometimes when you have a […]

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Group Policy tricks for the SharePoint Admin

If you are like myself, you don’t get to work with Active Directory Group Policies very often, as a matter of fact the AD guys make it a point to keep us away form managing GPOs in any shape or form. It could get challenging to troubleshoot security issues that stem from restrictive GPOs not […]

Problem installing PowerPivot on SharePoint server with existing SQL components

If you happen to install PowerPivot on a SharePoint server that has prior SQL Server installation (SQL engine, Analysis Services, Reporting Services etc.) you will run into problems.   You may see error that the installation was unable to register Microsoft.AnalysisServices.SharePoint.Integration.dll assembly. Or if you are really lucky, you may get by far more helpful […]

FAST for SharePoint 2010 Non-Admin node configuration

I spent considerable time last week trying to build 2-node FAST for SharePoint 2010 implementation. Creating the setup.xml file and building the admin FAST node was the easy part, but trying to connect the non-admin node is what took up most of my time. (The default FAST installation creates 3 example files under C:FASTSearchetc directory, […]

Changing passwords for managed service accounts in SharePoint 2010

There are couple of blog posts out there that talk about how to change passwords for SharePoint 2010 manages service accounts. You can do it using the GUI (Central Admin) or powershell.   I actually had to go through this exercise recently, and what I found is that certain service applications will stop working after […]

SharePoint 2010 Search-Method failed with unexpected error code 3

I run into very interesting problem when trying to modify the topology of my search service application. I was basically trying to move my administration component and index role to another server in the same farm, but the wizard kept crashing with TimerJob timeout error. When looking at my target server (where I was trying […]

Fab 40 for SharePoint 2010 activation error

If you downloaded the redesigned Fab 40 templates (there are actually substantially less than 40 templates for SharePoint 2010 as of yet) from here , you may run into difficulties when trying to create your sites. Apparently, there are multiple features that need to be installed on the site collection ahead of time, and the […]

FAST for SharePoint – unable to get any search results

I recently encountered peculiar problem when configuring FAST for SharePoint server in my lab environment. I was using the MS technet document http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff381267.aspx After configuring the two Search Service Apps (Content and Query) and starting full crawl, I was able to see items in the default search content collection "sp" by running Get-FASTSearchContentCollection -name "sp" […]

The Given Key was Not Present in the Dictionary Error

While running SharePoint 2010 configuration wizard you may see the following error: “The given key was not present in the dictionary”.   The sharepoint config database gets created, however the wizard fails at trying to create Central Admin site and CA content database. You need to : 1. delete the config database from the SQL […]