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My most recent project has been to migrate a bunch of sites from WSS 3.0 (SharePoint 2007) to SharePoint Server 2010. The users are currently working with WSS 3.0 and Office 2003, so the new ribbon based UI in 2010 will be completely new. My client wants to avoid the new SharePoint 2010 look and feel until they’ve had time to train their users, so we’ve been testing the upgrades by keeping them with the 2007 user interface. Permission to perform the Visual Upgrade One of the first things we noticed ...
One of the things that I’ve heard people complain over the years after the release of SharePoint 2010 is the disappearance of Drag & Drop web parts capability. This feature was useful because it allowed the page designer to add as many web parts on a page without having to click add and repeating the process all over again. This feature is available on SharePoint 2010 with a little manipulation of the site URL of the page that you want to modify by adding the “?toolpaneview=2” If your URL is ...
If you have large files in a content source that is being indexed by Sharepoint you might run into the following error message: “The file reached the maximum download limit. Check that the full text of the document can be meaningfully crawled.” This is usually caused because SharePoint’s MaxDownloadSize setting is set lower than the size of the file you are attempting to index. You can increase this value, restart the service then kick off a full crawl in order to fix this issue, but SharePoint 2007 ...
A month or so ago I was working on a feature for a project that required a level of anonymity on the Sharepoint site in order to function. At the same time I was also working on another feature that required access to the Sharepoint search.asmx web service. I found out, the hard way, that the Sharepoint Web Services do not operate in an expected way while the IIS site is under anonymous access. Even though these web services expect requests with certain permissions (in theory) they never attempt ...
Hi All, just wanted to point out a teensy weensy but maybe very useful tip. It might be outdated information if you are using SharePoint 2010, but if you are using SharePoint 2007 then you might find this useful. I am sure all of you working with SharePoint has come across Heather Solomon through her blog, it being a really wonderful resource for skinning SharePoint. Heather also has provided a ton of help to the SharePoint community by sharing the minimal masterpages for WSS and MOSS. What I wanted ...
In my previous post after succesfully finshed installing the WSS v3 SP2 and now tried to restore my site to my surprise i came across another error :) Another site already exists at http://mysite. Delete this site before attempting to create a new site with the same URL, l choose a new URL, or create a new inclusion at the path you originally specified I had a look at the Sharepoint Central Admin and i could see the site but the delete button was greyed out So i taught it must be an orphan site so ...
I was trying to restore my WSS v3 dev server today after having some issues with IIS (see previous post) After installing the the Wss v3 SP2 and the wizard got to the end i got an error that the timer service wasn't started and it was unsuccesful. But truly i forgot to restart the Timer ser vice before clicking on the SP2 install. But then i said i would give it a try and try to restore my site from backup but unfortunately NO GO and got the error: An error has occurred on the server.http://go.microsoft.... ...
I was trying to install a new WSS v3 Sharepoint on a 64 bit Windows 2003 server today but the installation was giving some error saying i would need to allow ASP.NET 2.0 in the web server extension in IIS. Looking at the IIS there was a ASP.NET 2.0 32 bit allowed but not for a 64 bit. I tried registering the aspnet_regiis but no luck by doing so: For the 32 bit verison %SYSTEMROOT%\Microsoft.NET\... -i For the 64bit version %SYSTEMROOT%\Microsoft.NET\... ...
In the last couple of months SharePoint traffic (consulting, training and speaking) has picked up. And with that also the requests for deployments. There are good, great, bad and really bad things around this. But that is for another topic. However part of the good and great has been the fact of organizations wanting to do a proof of concept deployment (even when WSS or MOSS has been deployed). We can go through a session (Microsoft has the SDPS concept, SharePoint Deployment Planning Services) of ...
I've installed SharePoint 2010 and create first site collection. When I try to specify Target Audience for Announcements webpart in Home page via WebPart Properties, there is no "Target Audience" option. When I did google, articles which specifies how to set Target Audience for List. But that's not what I need. This article will explain how to get Target Audience for webpart in SharePoint 2010 sites. How to specifiy Target Audience for Webpart in SharePoint 2010? Well, It's obvious that free versions ...
A couple of days ago, I posted the general steps to create a Web Application using Central Administration for WSS 3.0. Now we are back from the past, and moving into SharePoint Foundation 2010. Assumptions made here, you have access to the Central Administration tool, either by remotely accessing the site or by achieving access through RDP to the server. First, we land at the main window for the Central Administration tool. Once there, you will click on the Manage Web Applications on the Application ...
Knowing fully we are now in SharePoint Foundation 2010 territory, I am going back in time. There are still questions around how to configure or create a Web Application and then a Site Collection using WSS 3.0. The questions have come up with companies moving to Team Foundation Server 2010 and not having had experience configuring WSS 3.0. And in many cases they have found in being the “go to” person for anything and everything that has to do with the TFS 2010 deployment you have done. Assumptions ...
SharePoint 2010 is released and available in 3 Editions. They are Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Standard Edition Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Edition Before start implementing Sharepoint, its must to select the right edition for given requirement. When we recommend SharePoint to customers, they first ask what's the cost? Well, it's based on what for SharePoint is going to be used. 1. Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 MSF 2010 is the least ...
Here’s how we migrated our TFS 2008 to TFS 2010. This is not an in-place migration. What is generally recommended as upgrade path is to backup the TFS 2008 DBs, restore them in the new TFS data tier and then install TFS 2010. This will migrate all the projects at once. However, we wanted to keep the TFS 2008 environment running for a while, so this path did not do. We first set up a new machine (and a new domain, but that is a whole other story) with TFS 2010 and WSS 3.0. The database tier was on ...
The good on the story is that migrations just keep on getting better, and actually never have been bad. This time around there was a curveball, and it came from the SharePoint side of things. SharePoint, it is no secret, can be temperamental when it comes to patches and cumulative updates. Add to that temperamental side a version migration/upgrade, now this just elevated concern and risk. Now, for the time being, I had to do what was best for the situation, and that warranted an uninstallation, and ...
I got the above errror when I tried to run WSS default site after installing and running the Advance System Optimizer 3.o. I resolve this by going to the following locations and adding permission for the admin users accounts (ASP.NET & IIS_WPG) I have set up for Sharepoint. C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Fr... ASP.NET Files C:\WINDOWS\System 32\Log Files C:\WINDOWS\Temp After the correct permissions have been added, Sharepoint works as normal ...
Have you ever wanted to connect to the “Windows Internal” database that WSS V3 uses? While “Windows Internal Database” is Microsoft SQL Server 2005 in a limited edition (just like MSDE, WMSDE before it), the familiar access tools to the DB went missing, and connecting using standard ways doesn’t work either. It doesn’t work right out of the box. First, you need SQL Management Studio Express. Install and start it. Specify the following connection string: \\.\pipe\mssql$microsoft##s... Please ...
I've attempted to install WSS 3.0 with SP1 several times as both stand-alone and server farm with no luck on Windows Server 2008. When I get to step 5 of Configuration wizard it begin installing and publishing services but on Step 5 I get the message "Failed To Register Sharepoint Services". The detail behind this message reads "An exception of type Microsoft.SharePoint.SPExce... was thrown". Then I Run the command psconfig -cmd configdb -create -database <whatever_unique_name> Click on Start ...
I migrated a WSS v3 to Sharepoint Foundation 2010 and all went ok apart from some few errors. I then tried installing a Sharepoint 2010 express search which went ok. But after trying to add the Search Core Result webpart to a search center i got the error : internal server error exception I found a solution here And you can download the hofix here Hope this helps ** TRIED THE HOTFIX BUT STILL DIDN'T FIX IT*** ...
I recently got an error when adding a new SharePoint 2007 (SP2) server to our existing MOSS farm. I had run the installation fine, and was walking through the SharePoint Configuration Wizard, when I got an error on step 2: “Resource retrieved id PostSetupConfigurationFaile... is Configuration of SharePoint Products and Technologies failed.” I searched the net, but didn’t really find anything. I then remembered that I had forgotten to run the latest SharePoint updates (for us, the latest applied ...
In WSS 3.0/MOSS 2007 we had to resort to things like HttpModules [1] for errors, access denied, or for 404 errors updating the WebApp properties [2] Well, in 2010, thanks to Andrew Connell for pointing this out, Todd Carter blogs about what we now have in SPS 2010 here: http://todd-carter.com/post... [1] http://blogs.msdn.com/ketaa... [2] http://blogs.msdn.com/jingm... ...
A few weeks ago I was updating the master page for a SharePoint 2007 (WSS) site. The client wanted the site updated to reflect the new look and feel that is being applied to another set of sites in the organization. I created a new theme and master page, which I already wrote about here and here. It worked well, except for a few pages on a subsite. On those pages, I got the following error: Server Error in '/' Application. Parser Error Description: An error occurred during the parsing of a resource ...
In my last blog post, I wrote how to deploy a SharePoint theme using Features and a solution package. As promised in that post, here is how to update an already deployed master page. There are several ways to update a master page in SharePoint. You could upload a new version to the master page gallery, or you could upload a new master page to the gallery, and then set the site to use this new page. Manually uploading your master page to the master page gallery might be the best option, depending ...
A while back, maybe 6 months, I got some bad news about 2010. Microsoft was removing Office from the MOSS equivalent of 2010, so basically my alias would be obsolete the second 2010 caught on in the community. I thought about it for some time. I had some discussions with friends in the community. I even noticed that the MOSSMan changed his twitter id. I started my blog around a WSS 3.0 project when I worked for LRS in there St. Louis Office in February/March 2007. So I think it’s fitting to keep ...
I have been using VSeWSS 1.3 since it first became available. As of this writing it is still in the CTP release stage. The previous version, 1.2 is still available, but the biggest advantage of the 1.3 release is support for 64 bit OS which was a prime motivator for me. Also 1.3 now supports publishing sites which was not possible with the previous versions. VSeWss 1.3 March 2009 CTP is available, and is the version I am using for the purposes of this article. A good blog post about the extensions ...
Ok so now we've reached the 2010 SharePoint version milestone, let's see how we got here: SharePoint last 3 major versions: 2003 -> 2007 -> 2010 (The year doesn't necessary correspond exactly to the year a SharePoint release was made) The light or free version: STS -> WSS -> SharePoint Foundation The paid server version: SPS -> MOSS -> SharePoint Server Version 2 or v2 (2003) of SharePoint often refers to STS, SPS ie. SharePoint Team Services and SharePoint Portal Server Version ...
We have a rather simple WSS portal that has about six sites, shown using the standard navbar (“tabs”) across the top of the page. This navbar is shared among all of the sites. Each subsite has different permissions, mostly giving certain users some level of edit permission on those subsites. Well, one of the sites has some out of the box Content Editor webparts and we wanted to allow a group of users to edit the content using these web parts. They already had contribute permission, so they could ...
Once you enable the Developer Dashboard in SharePoint 2010. See below for instructions by Jie Li using Powershell or STSADM: STSADM: stsadm -o setproperty -pn developer-dashboard -pv OnDemand Windows PowerShell: $svc=[Microsoft.SharePoint.... $ddsetting=$svc.DeveloperDa... $ddsetting.DisplayLevel=[Mi... $ddsetting.Update() You can write log information out to the Developer Dashboard ...
Introduction Welcome to this series of blog post that deals with Windows Sharepoint Services aka WSS. In this first part we will review the basics of a content management system, the types of content management system and the fitment of WSS in this space. We will delve into the technical details of WSS in the subsequent posts. The content that follows provide a birds eye view into the basics of a CMS system. Overview Basically a CMS is a system for organizing and facilitating collaborative creation ...
Here is a list of the items in my "essentials" toolkit this year (in no particular order): Remote Desktop + Citrix Metaframe + Rogers wireless USB key -- lets me work on the train!!! Microsoft Visual Studio + TFS + IIS + SQL Server (yah yah yah) TFS Build Manager, TFS Power Tools + SourceServer + BuildAutoIncrement (cause I have to) Jetbrains Resharper (yay! three thumbs up!) Sparx Enterprise Architect (good value) Google Search Bar + Bookmarks XML Notepad 2007 (Microsoft, free) Storm/WebServiceStudio/Soap... ...
Take the following and paste into a VBS file – then run. Still need to choose the Link, then set the “Run as administrator” when UAC is on… Set Shell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") Set Env = Shell.Environment("PROCESS") DesktopPath = Shell.SpecialFolders("Deskt... Set link = Shell.CreateShortcut(Deskto... & "\WSS CMD.lnk") cssHive = Env("CommonProgramFiles") & "\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12" currentPath = RTrim(Replace(WScript.Scrip... WScript.ScriptName, "")) envBatFile ...
I have a WSS v3 server with SP1 and i was looking at upgrading the search to MS search express 2008. So i taught let me upgrade it to SP2. Donwloaded the trouble and then installed it and it went like a breeze. Everything went ok only i didn't test whether the search was working(MY FAULT -trusted MS) After a while i got an email from a user saying search isn't working.And i taught i'll just restart the search service and it will be fine.But that didn't do the trick Look a the ULS logs and Event Viewer ...
Over three years ago I ran in to a Microsoft server product that I fell in love with. It is enormous, complex, and useful in so many ways. Enormous because it solves many common business problems out of the box there isn't many competitors that can top that. Complex because there isn't just one way to solve most of the business problems with this product. Any solution that you create with the product can be as unique as the client you are implementing it for. Useful because even with all of the out ...
SharePoint has been around for quite some time. I first worked with it in its original version in 2001. And so began a love hate relationship that has lasted these many years. Recently I have been spending a significant amount of time writing custom web parts. Below are a number of notes I have accumulated while rediscovering what SharePoint can do. I don’t claim that these are best practices, only that they have worked for me. Environment General Creating web parts for WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 requires ...
Over the last couple of weeks I have dedicated quite some time to knowing Team Foundation Server (from here on out referred to as TFS) and the interaction between it and Visual Studio Team System/Team Explorer. The process has not been without pain, but with pain come great lessons. So, over the next days I will be posting here what was the success story of installation in both HTTP and then the process to get HTTPS in place too. But, how about starting to lay down the foundation of what the process ...
It has been a long time coming and I was finally able to find a diamond in the rough by locating a wrapper for the “challenging” yet powerful Lists.asmx service provided by WSS 3.0. On my current project we had the need to interact with WSS to pull back some document templates that reside in a document library. It only made sense for the implementation of this repository to use Lists.asmx or interact with a custom service that uses the SharePoint object model. I figured by now someone had created ...
Adding a new user to a site looks like this: public static void AddPrincipalRoleToSite(SPPr... entity, SPRoleType role, SPWeb web) { SPRoleAssignment roleAssignment = new SPRoleAssignment(entity); SPRoleDefinition byType = web.RoleDefinitions.GetByTy... roleAssignment.RoleDefiniti... web.RoleAssignments.Add(rol... } Principle is the parent object to SPUser and SPGroup. Therefore you can use this method and send both user or group in and it will add it to the ...
Inside MS WSS 3.0 – Pattison & Larson Chapter 1 – Getting Started · WSS is a Site Provisioning (Creating) Engine · Multiple SQL DBs (2005 / 2000 / Express) store content & configuration data · Farm – one or more computers providing WSS to users · Configuration DB – farm wide settings o Server names o User roles · Content DB – one per WSS Application o · WSS runs on top of IIS · Needs IIS to handle incoming HTTP requests · The IIS Default Site has listener that passes HTTP requests to sharepoint/home ...
The Winnipeg SharePoint UG is back for another year of events and presentations! This Month: Enhancing Connected SharePoint Lists in Outlook 2007 Eric Legault, Microsoft Outlook MVP It's really easy to link an Events, Contacts or Tasks list in WSS to Outlook 2007. But what if you had custom list fields or list views? These elements are not supported! But by using Visual Studio Tools for Office to build an Outlook COM Add-In consuming SharePoint Web Services, you can easily design a custom Form Region ...
What is Sharepoint? SharePoint is Microsoft's product in the Enterprise Portal, Content Management and Colloboration space. SharePoint is actually 2 products. Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) - This is what is bundled into Windows Server 2003 and later versions and includes the set of standard site templates for building web sites in SharePoint. In addition WSS includes version control, alerts, RSS feeds ans task notifications. WSS is bundled into Windows Server 2003 and greater and I believe that ...
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: ...
Over the last few months I have made the move to 64 bit – Windows 7 RTM on my laptop and Windows 2008 standard server with hyper-v on my dev box. I’m also running 64 bit Office 2010 and a number of other 64 bit goodies. But it is in the area of development I’m really having ‘fun’. So first off it was time to setup a 64 bit dev image: Windows Server 2008 R2 Std (64 bit) SQL Server 2008 (64 bit) Visual Studio 2008 (32 bit only) BizTalk 2009 Developer Edition (64 bit) Windows SharePoint Server 3.0 (64 ...
To Get the SharePoint Versions:Go to any document library you will find it at the top And here you are the version number of the deployed components: MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 June 2009 Cumulative update: 12.0.0.6510 MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 April 2009 Cumulative update: 12.0.0.6504 MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 Service Pack 2: 12.0.0.6421 MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 Feb 2009 Cumulative update: 12.0.0.6341 MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 Aug 2008 Cumulative update: 12.0.0.6327 MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 Infrastructure Update: 12.0.0.6318 ...
This is an important list of SharePoint books I thought it will be good to share. Essential SharePoint 2007: A Practical Guide for Users, Administrators and Developers Beginning SharePoint 2007 Administration: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Designer 2007 Step by Step Mastering Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Professional SharePoint 2007 Web Content Management Development: Building ...
It’s 6am and I am bored, so I thought I would give you a quick heads up on what’s coming in the next version of SAF (due by the end August). Here’s the Feature list : DSL with Diagram capabilities inside Visual Studio 20008. This is probably been the most exciting one for the release. We have been spending a few months working on a way to create SAF Macros visually via a VS 2008 designer window. This will give you the following advantages : You don’t need to know the Schema for a SAF Macro (which ...
This evening I got to a point where I thought it would be wise to get my test environment ready for the SharePoint Saturday Ozarks. I got my SharePoint w/SP1 Installation disk on for my Win2k8 environment. When the installation started for some reason all the options apart from Stand-Alone server type(s) were disabled. It frustrated me because I’ve done this for so long and it couldn’t click why Complete Installation was disabled. After an hour and half of banging my head and thinking of Plan-B I ...
Yesterday I took my 70-630 MCTS exam in Configuring and Administrating Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. I have participated in Microsoft exams a few years ago, and for this one I felt seriously under prepared. I have been using MOSS now for a couple of years and have gone through various administration and deployment scenarios; however the scary thing about 70-630 is the lack of resources available to prepare. The biggest asset I could find where sympathetic community bloggers who have gone ...
Here's the error from one of my users: The list is displayed in Standard view. It cannot be displayed in Datasheet view for one or more of the following reasons: A datasheet component compatible with Windows SharePoint Services is not installed, your browser does not support ActiveX controls, or support for ActiveX controls is disabled. This just started happening this week. Only for one user. No recent patches on the sharepoint server. If you search this on the internet, you get tons of results ...
Microsoft has tools available that add SharePoint templates for things like Web Parts, Site Definitions, and List Definitions. I tried to download and install them onto my Windows XP system but (cue the sad tuba), it complained that WSS 3.0 wasn’t installed on my machine. Unfortunately WSS 3.0 won’t install on XP or Vista…its an OS supported install only. And if you look at the requirements for the VS WSS extensions, it clearly says: In our situation, I don’t eve really want WSS 3.0 installed on ...
Steps for installation of DPM to protect MOSS environment. 1- Install the MOSS then WSS sp1 then MOSS sp1 2- Install Knowledge Base article 941422, "Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0" (http://go.microsoft.com/fw... 3- Install Knowledge Base article 941422 on all protected servers on which Windows SharePoint SharePoint Services 3.0, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1 are installed. 4- Prepare the DPM Box: (Install DPM ...