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Site Owner Unable to Add/ Remove Users to/ from a Group
I get questions from time to time where people say they cannot add/ remove users to/from certain groups even though they have full control on the site. Matter of fact when they open the group (to add user to the group) the site owner is missing the ‘Add Users’ submenu (as shown on the figure 1). The...
27 Mar 2015
Provide a search GUI for huge excel file using SharePoint 2010 and InfoPath 2010
Many times when working with SharePoint there are requirements like to keep huge data on SharePoint site and provide user friendly search functionality to it. A data with large number of rows or items cannot be accommodated within list. So most of the times it is kept inside excel file. It is then...
26 Mar 2015
Wiki: Platforms Portal
A platform is a crucial element in software development. A platform might be simply defined as 'a place to launch software.' It can include a framework or operating system. Read more about the following platforms mentioned in TechNet Wiki. Table of Contents .NET Framework...
25 Mar 2015
PowerShell: Open SharePoint Web Applications in Internet Explorer tabs.
PowerShell: Open SharePoint Web Applications in Internet Explorer tabs. Summary This TechNet Wiki is based on the TechNet forum post . Requirement Open SharePoint Web Application in IE tabs. OP tried and ended up with the below error Exception calling "Navigate" with "1"...
23 Mar 2015
FIM 2010: Management Agents from Partners
Forefront Identity Manager includes a number of different management agents to connect to a variety of data sources. To enable you to connect to other data sources, FIM includes the Extensible Connectivity Management Agent (ECMA). To interact with a data source, the ECMA uses a connected data source...
19 Mar 2015
SharePoint Resources on the TechNet Wiki
Table of Contents Introduction SharePoint 2013 Articles SharePoint 2010 Articles SharePoint Articles Common Across Versions See Also Other Languages Introduction This page contains mostly all links to all the SharePoint resources that are available on the TechNet Wiki. Not all articles are...
18 Mar 2015
PowerShell: Add MSG file metadata to a SharePoint list
Table of Contents Introduction Setting the scene Requirements Document Library and List EmailDocs EmailDocs2 The PowerShell scripts Download the MSG files Video Conclusion Introduction SharePoint has an out-of-box feature to extract metadata such as To, From, CC and Subject from Exchange's EML...
16 Mar 2015
SharePoint: Understanding the _spPageContextInfo object
13 Mar 2015
SharePoint 2013: Programatically increase security validation timeout for a web application
Requirement : Programatically increase security validation timeout for a web application in SharePoint. Solution : The following line of code will set the Web Page Security Validation expiry to 60 minutes: SPWebApplication webApp = SPWebApplication.Lookup( new Uri( "...
25 Feb 2015
Create \ Extend a SharePoint 2010 \ 2013 site for Internet (extranet)
This works for both SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013. Normally web application on SharePoint server are created for internal (intranet) access only. If you want to extend this web application and access it from internet out side your organisation, you need to follow below: If you just created...
23 Feb 2015
The CodePlex Corner: SharePoint Instant List Filter
Table of Contents Link to SharePointReviews.com product review "End User – Developer" scale Potential pitfalls / problems Tutorials Conclusion The link to the Instant List Filter is https://instantlistfilter.codeplex.com/ This edition of the CodePlex Column delves into the SharePoint...
23 Feb 2015
SharePoint 2010: Configure Navigation Settings in a Sandbox Solution
Table of Contents Requirement General Approach How to configure navigation settings for a sandbox scenario References See Also Requirement Sometime back I came across with a scenario where I had the requirement to configure the Navigation Settings (available in the Look And Feel section) so...
20 Feb 2015
No-code solution to lookup previous item in a list
Table of Contents Description Setting the scene Solution Get data from previous item Add previous and current items Example Conclusion See Also Description This article describes how to pull data from the previous item of a list while working on the existing (or new) item. This no-code solution...
20 Feb 2015
SharePoint 2010/2013: Create custom MySite host template
This article demonstrates how to create a new mysites host. Once you apply this mysite site host template, all new mysite will use this as a template to create a mysite Steps Create a new Mysite host. Open Central admin > Application management > Create new site collection Provider...
17 Feb 2015
SharePoint Error: "External Data Refresh Failed: We are unable to refresh one or more data connections in this workbook.The following connections failed to refresh."
Issue : I recently saw an issue when someone created Excel with External Data source to pull data into worksheet. By default we get the option to ‘Refresh data when opening the file’. Excel file is then saved to a SharePoint site collection. Now when users try to open the file in Online Excel it...
17 Feb 2015
SharePoint Server 2010
SharePoint Server 2010 is the business collaboration platform for the enterprise and the Web. The platform empowers people and enables them to connect through an integrated set of rich features. This common collaboration environment provides a unified infrastructure, which helps organizations cut costs...
5 Feb 2015
SharePoint 20XX: Solution Deploy, Retract or Upgrade – What causes your SharePoint farm to goes down – IT’S AS DESIGNED!
Table of Contents Deploying a solution Retracting a solution Upgrading a solution Pre-Conclusion What does an IISReset? A Real Case: 46 Application Pools A Real Case: Workaround Stopping Application Pools manually Updating the solution Starting Application Pools manually A Real Case: Easy words Conclusion...
4 Feb 2015
SharePoint 2010: "An error was encountered while retrieving the user profile"
Issue An exception is thrown when retrieving a user profile: Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles.UserNotFoundException was unhandled Message=An error was encountered while retrieving the user profile. Source=Microsoft.Office.Server.UserProfiles StackTrace: at Microsoft.Office.Server...
30 Jan 2015
SharePoint 2013: Unable to add iframe in Content Editor Web Part SharePoint 2013 & IE 11
Using SharePoint 2013, IE 11 Issue : Cannot add iframe in Content Editor WebPart. Source page added in iframe is not getting displayed in IE 11. Works fine in Firefox and chrome browsers. Script used: < iframe id = "iFrameBox" src = " http://servername.com...
27 Jan 2015
SharePoint Server: "The search service is not able to connect to the machine that hosts the administration component"
Table of Contents Issue Cause Solutions Solution 1 Solution 2 Solution 3 Reference Issue The search service is not able to connect to the machine that hosts the administration component. Verify that the administration component ‘GUID’ in search application ‘Search Service Application’...
23 Jan 2015
SharePoint 2010: Storing Database Connection Settings in the Secure Store
Table of Contents Introduction Scenario Creating a Target Application in the Secure Store Building a Class to Access the Credentials Building a Webpart that uses the Database Credentials See Also References Introduction There are times when you need to connect SharePoint to an external database...
17 Jan 2015
SharePoint 2010 Move-SPSite can be restarted
After receiving the "Some content databases are growing to large" message in Central Administration, create a new database, move the site collection, reset IIS and do a quick test. $start = Get-Date New-SPContentDatabase "SP2010PROD_NorthAmerica" -DatabaseServer...
16 Jan 2015
PowerShell : SharePoint List not found in Site
SharePoint List not found in View All Site Collection Request We got a request to investigate an issue, 'Couldn't see the SharePoint List in the Site' - But we can access it with no issues. Background We checked in SharePoint Manager 2010 - It's not hidden. We tried hiding...
14 Jan 2015
SharePoint 2010: Content Deployment
Table of Contents What is SharePoint Content Deployment Following are the most common errors you are getting: There are many articles in the web by describing Content Deployment in SharePoint 2010. It is not working properly and giving plenty of errors which direct us to restoring the backup rather...
13 Jan 2015
SharePoint 2013: Step by step automated unattended scripted SharePoint installation with AutoSPInstaller
AutoSPInstaller is one of great project that facilitate Automated SharePoint installation. Though SharePoint is a great product every body agrees it is not applying to SharePoint Product Configuration Wizard, Isn't it? Earlier I had difficulties when I was working with AutoSPInstaller because...
13 Jan 2015
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