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Shehan Peruma July 2008 Entries
Manually uninstalling WSS
Had a situation the other day where, after playing with the different installing options, WSS would not uninstall. Even running the repair option was of no help. Searching the net for solutions I came across this. Here are the steps I did: Disable and Stop the following services (If any): Windows SharePoint Services Administration Windows SharePoint Services Search Windows SharePoint Services Timer Windows SharePoint Services Tracing Windows SharePoint Services VSS Writer Backup and then delete the ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 23, 2008 3:04 PM

Search only items of a custom list
Had a requirement where search results should be limited to only items of a list. Naturally, I created a new Search Scope and set a rule of type Web Address to include the particular site holding the lists. Well...it did work, but not to my expectations. What was happening was that in addition to displaying the list items, the list views were also being displayed and so were other pages in the site....DOH! Doing a search on the net led me to this site. It was very informative, but it didn't provided ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 9, 2008 12:27 PM

Truncate the characters displayed in a blog post
This is how to reduce the number of characters displayed in a blog post on the default.aspx page of a blog site created from the OOTB SharePoint blog template. Open up the site in SharePoint Designer Open the default.aspx and switch to Code View Perform a Find & Replace for the following: Find- <Field Name="Body"/> Replace- <Limit Len="99" IgnoreTags="TRUE" MoreText="...">&... Name="Body&quo... This would limit the ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 8, 2008 9:35 AM

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