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SharePoint 2007 Development Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach by Mark E. Gerow

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Chapter 8. Advanced Dishes

There just never seems to be an end to the ways in which you can customize SharePoint 2007! In this chapter, you'll explore a few more. Specifically, you'll look at how to index a SQL Server database by using the Business Data Catalog (BDC) in MOSS, how to create a custom search page—also in MOSS, and last but not least, how to add your own commands to STSADM (sure to win your SharePoint administrator's heart).

As with all of our recipes, you're sure to find plenty here to spark your imagination and set you on the path to creating your own unique variations. Let's dig in.

Customizing the STSADM Command

You're probably familiar with the STSADM utility that can be used to perform a variety of SharePoint administrative functions ...

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