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WSS 3.0 and Windows Server 2008
We recently moved a WSS 3.0 farm from a Win2K3 server to a Win2K8 server. I was just told that Windows Server 2008 will only allow one remote user at a time. This means I can't be on the server at the same time as the network technician configuring the antivirus software. Making things even more interesting, when he logs on, it kicks me off with no warning (to either one of us). I miss Windows Server 2003 allowing three of us. Guess I have to plan a little more than I did before. UPDATE: 09/15/09: ......

Posted On Friday, August 28, 2009 2:17 PM

SharePoint Saturday - Virginia Beach
The first, ever (but not last) SharePoint Saturday was held January 10th in Virginia Beach. Congratulations to the organizers of this very successful event. The primary organizers were Susan Lennon - Virginia Beach/Hampton Roads UG leader Michael Lotter - SharePoint architect, author and evangalist Kevin Israel - Richmond UG leader There was an awesome lineup of presenters including many SharePoint MVPs and authors. Each of them volunteered not only their time but many paid their own expenses. I ......

Posted On Monday, January 12, 2009 4:44 PM

RV.NUG and RVSPUG Combined meeting
December user group meeting we combined the Roanoke Valley .NET User Group and Roanoke VAlley SharePoint User Group into one meeting. Kudos to Kevin Israel for addressing an audeince that is: 50% SharePoint Admins that do not know .NET 50% .NET Develoeprs that have never seen SharePoint He lived up to the promise of providing contnet for all. Quick overview of SharePoint OTB, SharePoint Object Model and SharePoint Services and then a demo in C#. Might have to do this again sometime before next December. ......

Posted On Thursday, December 4, 2008 7:42 PM

WSS 3.0 - Move a subsite with subsites
Last Updated: 10/17/08 I'm working in a test WSS 3.0 environment and I would like to be able to move a subsite with subsites to another environment. There are several ways to move a WSS 3.0 site. The first one I tried almost worked. I will document my attempts (and reason each attempt was or was not successful here. SharePoint Designer The technique: Create a placeholder for the new location of the site Use WSS 3.0 browser Create a site using the Blank Site template. Create a backup of the site to ......

Posted On Thursday, October 16, 2008 11:23 AM

WSS 3.0: Document Library saved as a template is not in the Libraries choices on the Create Page
Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: Document Library saved as a template is not in the Libraries choices on the Create Page The scenario: A SharePoint user, named Pat, creates a Document Library and saves several forms. The user then requests an administrator of the site to save this as a template (and include the content) named SchoolDocumentLibrary. Pat then tries to Create a new Document Library with the newly created template. However, the SchoolDocumentLibrary is not listed in the Libraries templates. ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 14, 2008 2:41 PM

WSS 3.0: Permission To Add Users to SharePoint Groups
General information The Group Owner of a SharePoint group has permission to add / remove users from a group. The Site Collection Administrator has permission to add / remove users from a group. Only one person (or group) can be assigned as the Group Owner. SharePoint Groups belong to the Site Collection. Set an individual as the Group Owner Navigate to the Change Group Settings page. One way to do this is: Browse to any site within the site collection. On the Quick Launch Click People and Groups. ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 14, 2008 2:02 PM

WSS & MOSS 2007 Tools
Links showing tools to help make development and/or administration of WSS 3.0 and/or MOSS 2007 easier Katrien's About .NET Blog Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: Software Development Kit (SDK) ......

Posted On Monday, October 13, 2008 2:29 PM

WSS 3.0 - Features vs features
Now that I have migrated a site from WSS 2.0 to WSS 3.0 I am discovering that the sites migrated do not necessarily have the same functionality as new sites created in WSS 3.0. That's fine -- but I would like get a handle on what is different between the two sites. Features seems to be an area with differences. I began researching this with google. Why oh why, did Microsoft call a feature a Feature in WSS 3.0. I am returning more results with new features (meaning new functionality) than I am for ......

Posted On Thursday, June 12, 2008 1:48 PM

WSS 2.0 to 3.0 Upgrade - Alerts are not working
Following a recent upgrade of a WSS 2.0 to WSS 3.0 (using database migration due to moving to new hardware) it was discovered that alerts set in WSS 2.0 were not firing in WSS 3.0. It was strange because if you looked in Site Settings - User Alerts (under Site Administration column) it will look like the alerts migrated successfully. It turns out, if you are using a different URL for the sites in 3.0 than 2.0, the alerts will not be correct. The alerts are stored in a table in the content database ......

Posted On Friday, April 11, 2008 9:09 PM

RCC4 Presentation: WSS 2.0 to WSS 3.0

If you want the slide deck for my presentation "Wss 2.0 to Wss 3.0" I delivered at  Richmond Code Camp 4 you can find it on the RCC4 site here.


Posted On Wednesday, November 7, 2007 6:22 PM

Upgrading from WSS 2.0 to 3.0: Another Approach
Microsoft provides three approaches for upgrading from WSS 2.0 to WSS 3.0. More here. If you are installing WSS 3.0 on a different server than the existing WSS 2.0, the only approach available is the “Database Migration”. This approach is considered "advanced" and requires additional steps. If you have a WSS 2.0 that has not been customized, this seems likes overkill for such a simple upgrade. The following approach lets WSS do some of the behind the scenes work for you. This approach has WSS 3.0 ......

Posted On Friday, October 26, 2007 8:59 AM

WSS 3.0 - Behind the scenes of creating a new Web Application
The new Central Administration site for WSS 3.0 is proving quite easy to use. In fact, it's so easy to use you can click some links, fill in the blanks and have a new Web Application in no time. It's so easy, if you don't know the best value for the "fill in the blanks" as you create the Web Application it still works. But then, if you want to remember what your answers were; it's not just a single click away. I needed to document the steps used in creating a Web Application and after some digging ......

Posted On Monday, August 27, 2007 7:09 PM

WSS: Form Validation Error - No wait, I mean Invalid character in file name
One of my co-workers received the following error message when uploading a .pdf into a SharePoint Document Library Form Validation Error Please correct the information you provided by following these steps, then submit the information again: The URL 'FolderA/FolderB/FolderC/Fo... #1234.pdf' is invalid. It may refer to a nonexistent file or folder, or refer to a valid file or folder that is not in the current Web. Turns out this means: You have an invalid character in the document name. ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 22, 2007 9:06 AM

SharePoint - IE Crashes when opening Office documents
Running WSS 2.0, IE 7, Office 2003 AND Groove 2007 - recently IE 7 crashes everytime I try to open an Office document. PDF documents open just fine. The error was: "Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." Googled and tried several suggestions that did not correct the problem, including remove the Office Tools - Windows SharePoint Services Support (under the advanced add/remove for Office2003). This worked from Microsoft MVP post - Outlook ......

Posted On Monday, June 18, 2007 9:34 AM

Another Good SharePoint Blog

Happy happy... joy joy.....

Another RELIABLE blog with information on the upcoming release of SharePoint

Sahil Malik

Posted On Saturday, May 6, 2006 7:11 PM

RV.NUG & El Maliko
Kudos and cheers to: INETA for the speaker's bureau RV.NUG membership for the keen interest in .NETSahil Malik for a fantastic presentation Hard to believe that last fall I was considering giving up on being a UG leader. I sure am glad I didn't (our founder checks in often to make sure I don't quite). Since the VS 2005 / SQL Server 2005 Launch we keep growing and growing and ........The May meeting of RV.NUG was no exception. Sahil Malik (brought to us by INETA) presented on Transactions. He discussed ......

Posted On Saturday, May 6, 2006 7:02 PM

SharePoint V3 Info from the ASP.NET Team
Tom Rizzo has moved from the SQL product team to the SharePoint product team, and I have been following his blog here But here is an entry from Scott Guthrie's blog (ASP.NET product team) that sounds like really good news for developers using the next release of SharePoint (due out 4th quarter 2006??). I was able to attend a couple of Scott's and a couple of Tom's presentations at Dev Connections last month; both of them were some of the favorite conference sessions. I'll definitely be watching Tom ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 2, 2006 6:59 PM

WSS: Use FrontPage when.... - part 1 of ?
More on making modifications to WSS.... specifically more on using FrontPage or not for modifications in WSS. I finally have the answer to “Should you use FrontPage for modifications in WSS?”. The answer is “It depends”. Of course that's the answer! So with that, I want to start a list of modifications that can/should be made using FrontPage and a list of modifications that should NOT be made using FrontPage. Today I have two items for the “Use FrontPage for modification ......

Posted On Friday, December 23, 2005 8:35 AM

Windows SharePoint Services: FrontPage - Need to know or not?
Finally, at long last, after much encouragement from others, and much discouragement in trying to modify Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services, I have decided to begin my blog. I remember my first experience at Web development. It began with .NET. I never had the pleasure of using classic asp; for that matter, I didn't even know HTML! As I began developing in .NET I often heard FrontPage mentioned, but it seemed to be a “dirty word“. “Real developers don't do FrontPage“. With ......

Posted On Thursday, December 15, 2005 4:27 PM

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