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Theming a Sharepoint Site
If you wish to create a custom theme in a WSS installation and wanted to install that theme into your Sharepoint installation, you will realize that there is no quick and easy one click method to do it. Below are the steps to illustrate what has to be done to upload a new theme to the WSS installation After creating your theme, copy the content of the theme into the "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\THEMES" folder Open SPTHEMES.XML located in "C:\Program ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 23, 2008 1:37 AM

This server is not the indexer of this search application
While installing WSS 3.0, I came across another strange error when I try to start my Search Service in the server farm. For some reason WSS refuses to acknowledge that the machine is the indexer. The setup was on single a 64 bit machine installed as a server farm. After reinstalling and re-confirming that everything is where it should be, I decided to try the most unlikely reason why it fails. I used the server name instead of its IP address when specifying the configuration. Strange enough, WSS ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 22, 2008 9:16 PM

Machine.Config, Web.Config and Configuration Inheritance
I was trying to set up a development server recently on a 64 bit machine with Windows Sharepoint Services 3.0 and came across this. After installing the server farm, while Sharepoint tries to load the Central Administration page, it popped up with this error This can be easily fixed by going to your parent web.config file under C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Fr... and change to allowOverride="true", this allows the Sharepoint's webconfig to override the settings in your parent configuration ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 22, 2008 5:46 PM

How to get Oracle Drivers to work on an x64 Box for SSIS
Just a couple of weeks ago, I was tearing my hair out trying to meet a really tight timeline and at the same time trying to solve a technical issue which in my opinion is a total waste of time. If anyone of you had ever tried to make SSIS and Oracle work on a 64 bit machine, I am sure you know what I was referring to. Fortunately we have people like Steve McHugh and Greg Galloway, who both wrote some excellent how-to articles addressing this issue. I've now grown so dependent on these articles (especially ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 22, 2008 9:37 AM

Online Drive with Gmail
I recently stumbled upon an excellent shell extension for Windows which allows users to map your regular Gmail account as a virtual online drive on your computer. I thought this is an example of how technology is converging. Simply download the setup files, extract it into a temporary folder and run the setup.exe. Once done, you will see a Gmail drive in your explorer. Clicking it will bring up a username and password prompt for the first time. Once you're login, you can start to use your regular ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 22, 2008 5:05 AM

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