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How to Setup Mail Enabled Document Libraries in SharePoint 2010
E-mail is an integral part of any SharePoint installation as it is the backbone of communication with in a SharePoint farm and its users. Needless to say, it becomes imperative for any SharePoint administrator to know the basics of configuring the SharePoint environments to send and receive emails. ...
22 Dec 2010
Service Pack 2 and the June Cumulative Update
A follow-up from last week's post about the release of SP2 for Office and SharePoint 2010 : The updates from the June Cumulative Update ( KB 2855357 ) will not install on SP2. The August Cumulative Update will be the first to do so. However, the June Cumulative Update includes some changes that are not...
5 Aug 2013
Issue found with .NET Framework 3.5.1 Security update KB2756920
After installing the update KB2756920 on a Windows Server 2008 R2/Windows 7 RTM computer running SharePoint Server 2010 with previously installed hotfixes for .NET 3.5 SP1. on the server, the following exception is thrown when any WCF service is hosted on IIS using HTTPS Server Error in ‘/SecurtyTokenServiceApplication...
15 Jan 2013
My Links in SharePoint 2010
In MOSS 2007, we’re used to seeing a link in a drop-down box at the top right of our SharePoint sites, called My Links. At first glance, it seems that this functionality has been removed from SharePoint 2010. It’s still there, sort of. There are MY LINKS in SharePoint 2010, but sort of HIDDEN...
12 Oct 2011
October 2012 Cumulative Update Package for WSS 3.0, MOSS 2007, SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 have been released
October 2012 Cumulative Update Package for WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 have been released KB2687535 - October 2012 CU for WSS 3.0 KB2687533 - October 2012 CU for MOSS 2007 Note This is build 12.0.6668.5000 of the cumulative update package October 2012 Cumulative Update Package for SharePoint...
20 Nov 2012
Warm up script in PowerShell for SharePoint 2010 Environment
# Warm up script for web apps along with the site collections within them in SharePoint 2010 environment Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue # The get-webpage function is from http: //kirkhofer.wordpress.com/2008/10/18/sharepoint-warm-up-script/ function...
11 Mar 2013
Post-October 2011 CU- Running the 'Update-SPProfilePhotoStore' PowerShell command fails with a 'The pipeline has been stopped' error
After you apply the October2010 Cumulative Update for SharePoint Server 2010 (14.0.6112.5000), the profile picture import can run into some issues. Profile picture is not imported or updated after running a full synchronization. The ULS logs will show the following entry: SavePictureToLibrary...
22 Nov 2011
Upgrading from WSS 2.0 to SharePoint 2013
There is no direct approach/method to upgrade from WSS 2.0 to SharePoint 2013. The changes between versions are too great, and the hardware requirements differ so much between versions that a direct, in-place upgrade is not possible or supported. You can, however, perform a series of database attach...
30 Oct 2013
Get a list of web templates and IDs in a SharePoint site
# Find the template name of SharePoint site using PowerShe ll $web = Get-SPweb http://SiteUrl Write-host “ Web Template :” $web . WebTemplate ” | Web Template ID:” $web . WebTemplateId $web .Dispose() # To get a list of all web templates, use the following PowerShell code function Get-SPWebTemplateWithId...
4 Apr 2013
Default Site Templates in SharePoint Server 2010
Posted @ http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/20100.default-site-templates-in-sharepoint-server-2010.aspx
4 Oct 2013
List Template types and IDs in SharePoint
To identify the template Id of the list, navigate to the list and go to the 'All Items' view. In the browser, go to 'View - Source' and search for “ctx.listTemplate”. The ‘Pages’ Library will show – “ctx.listTemplate = 850” and the ‘Images’ library will show “ctx.listTemplate = 101”. For other template...
6 Sep 2012
Event ID 8311, certificate validation errors in MSS 2010
Technorati Tags: Event ID 8311 , certificate validation , local trust relationship , claims authentication , SharePoint 2010 Issue In Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 or Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, you see the following error getting logged in the Application Event Log: Log Name...
10 May 2011
“The installation of this package failed” error while installing April 2013 CU (KB 2726992) for SharePoint 2013
There have been issues reported where the installation of April 2013 CU for SharePoint 2013 fails with the following error: “The installation of this package failed” If you navigate to the temp file location (open windows explorer and type %tmp% in the address bar) and open the log file, “OPatchInstall...
17 Jun 2013
Issues Uploading Large Files To SharePoint
To begin with, the Support for Large Files was one of the enhancements made in Windows SharePoint Services SP 1. By default, the maximum size for uploading files is set to 50 MB. The maximum file size that it can go up to is 2,047 megabytes. Now it is obvious that any cap on the maximum file size...
15 Nov 2012
Get Content types, Type IDs, Field names, Field Internal names and the GUIDs in SharePoint 2010
Below is the list of the display names (friendly names that are presented to the end user), GUIDs and corresponding internal names for the default fields of a Document Library. You can also use this PowerShell script to retrieve all available Content Type GUIDs and their respective fields from...
6 Dec 2011
Retrieve the list of Content Types in MOSS 2007 using PowerShell
MOSS 2007 [ void ][System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName( "Microsoft.SharePoint" ) | out-null Write-host ".." Write-host ".." Write-host "Get a list of Content types" $site = new -object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite( "http://spweb/extend"...
18 Jul 2013
SharePoint 2010 Management Shell does not load with Windows PowerShell 3.0
Let’s say that you install PowerShell 3.0 by by installing the Windows Management Framework (WMF) 3.0 from Description of Windows Management Framework 3.0 for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2506143 Description of Windows Management Framework 3.0 for...
15 Jan 2013
Intermittent "HTTP 403 – Forbidden" error while trying to browse to a SharePoint web app
Consider a scenario where you receive the following error when you browse to a SharePoint web app The website declined to show this webpage HTTP 403 Most likely causes: This website requires you to log in. This issue is intermittent. Strangely, if we create a copy of the web.config file, rename...
30 Apr 2013
SharePoint 2010 takes the first 3 property restrictions into account irrespective of the number of property restrictions specified in the search query
Using the Enterprise Search keyword syntax in SharePoint Server 2010, you can build a search query that uses multiple property restrictions to narrow the search focus based on the specified condition. However, SharePoint will only take the first 3 property restrictions into account irrespective...
4 May 2012
Configuring Claims and Forms based Authentication for use with an ASP.NET Membership Provider in SharePoint 2010
The steps included in this post are: Configure SQL for membership store Create a new Web Application with 'Claims-based authentication' Modify the Web.config files a. Configure the web.config of the web application to use ASP.Net membership provider ...
7 Sep 2011
Unable to send emails to lists and document libraries in SharePoint 2010
This post describes an issue with incoming e-mail to lists and document libraries after installing the April 2012 CU for SharePoint 2010. Those of you who have installed the April 2012 CU for SharePoint Server 2010 on the farm and configured incoming emails on document libraries or lists would have encountered...
28 Jun 2012
User Profile Synchronization Database Growing Out of Control
In SharePoint Server 2010, the profile synchronization database keeps growing after each sync. This seems to be expected behavior at the time of writing this post. If you review the Database Types and Descriptions ( http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc678868.aspx ) article on TechNet...
13 Dec 2011
Retrieve timer job history for a specified time range using PowerShell
# Retrieve timer job history for a specified time range # Initial settings $Wa = Get-SPWebApplication " http://WebAppUrl " # Supply the web app url here $From = " 2/13/2013 12:00:00 AM " # mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss $To = " 2/14...
14 Feb 2013
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