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User Accounts Disappearing From SP Groups

We've been running into a bizarre scenario and I'm at a complete loss. I'm a site collection admin for my division's portal. We're on a shared internal company-wide MOSS server, and I have no access ...
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WCF: SPWeb.Update() throws NullReferenceException (eventually)

We have a custom WCF based service for automating some common tasks within our SharePoint 2007 environment. There is an issue with a piece of code that modifies the title of a SharePoint web. The ...
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Multiple workflows across a list versus one workflow iterating the list

I have a process that needs to be run across every element of a list, doing specific things (mostly sending emails) based on several different fields of that item. This operation will always be done ...
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SharePoint 2007/2010 Custom Access Request Page

Does anyone know were to start to create a custom Access Request Page or how to modify the default behavior. We would like to use our own workflow behind the Access Approval for a specific site ...
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How to remove “orphaned” users from a site collection?

We recently performed a domain migration where we migrated several forests and domains into a single domain. From speaking to the AD admins, this was done using a tool from Quest and it maintained SID ...
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In MOSS 2007, how to sort a list by a total/aggregate?

I have a basic issue tracking list with a few columns, let's say Application, Title, Created By, and Task Priority. My list is grouped by Application and I am performing a Total (Average) on Task ...
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MOSS 2007 & FIPS Compliance

I'm looking to set up MOSS 2007 (unfortunately we can't use 2010) in a FIPS-compliant way. We will be using Server 2008 (or R2) in FIPS compliance mode and will be using SQL 2008 with TDE and ...
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Identifying duplicate documents

The search results webpart has a boolean property which can be used to configure whether "duplicate" results should be returned. Looking at documents, when is a document A considered to be a ...
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Sharepoint 2007 farm performance goes down?

Our sharepoint 2007 farm is not working properly and we are facing a huge performance hit, some times it throws an unexpected error too. What all are the points to check? i.e like Depth of the ...
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“Your search cannot be completed because of a service error” issue with “All content” scope

I have several search scopes set up in Search Administration, one of which is the default All Content scope which includes everything but items with a contentclass of SPSPeople. On my advanced search ...
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Update a list item in moss2007

i have a list with Column name Reported By.It is a choice field.When adding a new item to the list the current user name also should be added to the Reported By column's field.It should be the first ...
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How do you change the slide master in a slide library using Sharepoint 2007 and Powerpoint 2007?

I'm using a slide library in sharepoint 2007 in combination with powerpoint 2007. When I want to create a new presentation by using a slide that is stored in sharepoint I get a little problem. Copy ...
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What needs to be fixed with this custom alert template?

I've customized alert notification template for Announcements list. Here is custom code: <Immediate> <Subject> <Switch> <Expr> <GetVar ...
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Explorer view showing incorrect dates for document library files [closed]

We have a bit of a weird problem, and I am baffled. Incorrect dates in windows explorer: We map N: drives to document libraries, by using the following command: net use n: ...
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How to check if a user exists in a group

How can i check if a user (not the current user) exists in a group. The SPGroup object allows to check if the current user is member of the group, but there is no method that checks if a SPUser given ...
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How well does SharePoint support mobile devices?

Has anyone experience of setting up MOSS 2007 to optimise for mobile devices? How can I get up to speed on support for mobile devices? What does Sharepoint offer out of the box? (would some kind ...
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SPItemEventReceiver ItemAdding - Differentiate between a file and a folder

I've setup a custom event receiver. The purpose of my event receiver is to stop people from uploading any file type except PDF's. Right now my code looks like this: if ...
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Exporting sites to a new content database

I have one site collection and it has grown to almost 500GB, i want to move one of our departments to a new site collection. It contains 5 sub-sites and in total about 200GB of content, so the end ...
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ListItem[“Property Name”] VS ListItem.Properties[“Property Name”]

When we try to get list item properties, three ways of getting property I remember are, ListItem["Property Name"] //always work fine ListItem.Properties["Property Name"] // works fine unless I ...
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How to document an entire sharepoint site?

I have been given the task of documenting my MOSS 2007 site. What is the best way to go about documenting an entire sharepoint site?
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Memory Leak is it?

I have this small chunk of code and I can't understand why it's taking soo memory. static void Main(string[] args) { using (SPSite mySite = new ...
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Remove “Download a Copy” from Sub Menu

I am not allow to modify the core.js so that's not my option. I am allow to add a content editor. I just need to remove the "Download a Copy" from submenu. (this is just for a particular library). The ...
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Make SharePoint search results link to document instead of DispForm.aspx with no iFilter

We are storing quite a lot of pdf documents (images with no dual layer text) and do not wish to add a pdf iFilter (with the resultant storage and search performance costs). As we do not have an ...
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How can I list all workflows and associations?

How can I list all workflows and associations? I can find the number through the workflows page in the site collection administration, but i need to find the associations of each... This is for MOSS ...
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DateTime list column with 1 minute increments

How can I change the time portion of a date time column to have 1 minute increments? When you create a coulmn by default it shows 5 minute increments, but I need to be able to use 1 minute increments. ...
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Editing default.aspx when Site Actions dropdown is hidden

I have hidden the Site Actions dropdown for a default.aspx page using CSS. Is there a way I can edit this page, either by clicking around somewhere in /_layouts/viewlsts.aspx or some other back page ...
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Warm-up scripts for MOSS/WSS

I'm looking for a comprehensive guide to creating and using warm-up scripts for a SharePoint installation (WSS/MOSS). How do i create one? What should be in it? What not? How does it get run after ...
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Upload documents to an external fileshare using SP 2007

Due to storage limitations within our portal environment, a user's request to have a sp 2007 list that could potential grow to 100 gbs with our documents is not possible to implement. Therefore, I'm ...
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Solution package for a specific webapplication

I have created a solution package using the makecab tool that contains a feature and a DLL which will be installed on the GAC. Its getting deployed globally however I want to deploy it for specific ...
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Webpart Page as Document Template (SP 2007)

I am trying to create a custom content type where the Document Template is a webpart page with multiple webparts already on it. My problem is, I created a page in a page library, saved a copy of that ...
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SharePoint 2007 Preventing Funky Characters in Web.Config

We're not exactly sure what's causing this issue but our web.config in one of our Shared Services Providers just appeared to randomly have several funky "square like" characters. Does anyone know why ...
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Deploying custom page into the pages library using a feature in SharePoint 2007?

I have a custom page and want deploy it into the pages library of the site using a feature in SharePoint 2007. Whenever the activated the page should added into the pages library and should removed on ...
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How to Mirror a SharePoint 2007 Farm to another Server

I'm working on a large, enterprise-scale project for a gov't agency and as part of our disaster recovery effort, we need to mirror a SharePoint 2007 farm to another server. Both servers are exactly ...
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Custom field type won't postback

I've been trying to build a custom field type. It's basically a set of cascading dropdowns, where the values of the second dropdown are taken from another list based on the selected value in the first ...
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Using SPContext.Current to get public URL of the current zone

I have a single content Web application in the Default zone of my MOSS 2007 farm, which I then extended to the Extranet zone. The default zone web application uses Windows authentication and standard ...
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Bulk print in MOSS 2007

I have a MOSS 2007/WSS 3.0 Site that acts as a document repository. There is a search web part that displays results in the form of a grid. Each item has a checkbox, User can select multiple documents ...
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Updating “Editor” or “Modified By” without changing timestamp

We changed domains and I need to updated the User fields in all lists and libraries to reflect the new domain accounts. (I know that stsadm.exe -o migrateuser will mostly handle this but since it ...
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How to add values from a “Person or Group” list column type to workflow email To or CC field

On SharePoint 2007 I have a custom list with a custom content type. The content type contains (among other things) a Person or Group typed column that allows the creator to add additional ...
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Make a folder in a document library read only without using security

I have a document library with about 25,000 folders in it, each folder represents a task in our task system and is used as a document repository for those tasks. Of the 25,000 tasks about 22,000 are ...
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Prevent _vti_bin/owssvr.dll? from displaying the 'item type' and 'path' column

The Situation I have a button that call http://mywebsite.com/subsite/_vti_bin/owssvr.dll?CS=109&Using=_layouts/query.iqy&List={LIST_ID_REMOVED}&View={VIEW_ID_REMOVED}&CacheControl=1 ...
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Displaying SharePoint List View in a ASPX file

The Situation I have a SharePoint 2007 List with a Calendar View. I need to display this View in a custom ASPX page as marked 'Place code here to view SharePoint View of List X' in the following ...
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Menu Navigation in SharePoint 2010

I am in a process of gathering requirements of a portal based on multiple departments using SharePoint 2010 Enterprise. I've noticed on some portals where there is a top bar and a tab called ...
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People Picker:’ Select People and Groups’ finder doesn’t find users from site collection

Environments(test/production): Production: • MOSS 2007 Ent. SP2 (2008 r2 x64) • 1x App(2008 r2 x64) • 2x WFE(2008 r2 x64) • 1x SQL 2008 (2008 r2 x64) • Profile import will find users ...
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Restrict Visitors from Importing WebParts

We have a MOSS 2007 site where the Visitors are allowed to personalize their home page. They are allowed to add only 2/3 webparts and we did this by managing permissions in the Web Part gallery. This ...
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The same web part (.wsp) for MOSS 2007 and SP 2010?

Is it possible to have the same web part (.wsp) for both (MOSS 2007 & SP 2010)? Assume that I want to develop a simple web part, and I want to deploy it on MOSS 2007 and also on SP 2010? So, is ...
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Best way to backup a WSS / SharePoint wiki?

We're using WSS to track a project I'm working on, and I'm storing a lot of research within the wiki that I'd like to keep backups of. I'm wondering what would be the best way to go about this? Is ...
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How can I compare WFEs to ensure a WSP was deployed succesfully?

I'm a sharepoint 2007 administrator. We are running with two WFE and deployed a wsp package recently, we suspect that the deployment was not completely successful. we would like to compare the WSPs ...
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Get User who created list item

In IAlertNotifyHandler implementation I need name of the user who created/add the current item/document to the list (for which this alert is being sent). What is the way to do this?
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MOSS 2007 standard workflow

Is there anyway to a user with permission to start a workflow on all existing in a library over again? I mean not only when new item is created or changed, but in my case it's sometimes needed just to ...
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List view like a document

I have a huge form in sharepoint 2007 i made in infopath that was originally a paper form the client would still like to view it like the paper form. Is their anyway to make a view that looks more ...