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Get Web Part name from GUID

We're migrating from SP2007 to SP2010 and are seeing some error messages about missing web parts during the upgrade, but the error messages only list the GUID and not the web part name. Is there a way ...
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What is SharePoint all about?

I just want to get some solid understanding of Microsoft Office SharePoint. I am basically an ASP.NET developer but heard from people that if you take a project in SharePoint and think like a ...
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Making a cab file with ddf (to create a wsp solution package)

I am trying to Create a ddf file for my custom list feature using tutorial given in this link Create a wsp using ddf but in this link there isn't enough Information like what is the directory ...
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Deploy/bind event receivers to lists in single feature

I need to develop and deploy an event receiver (A) to a specific document library <1> and another event receiver (B) to another specific email-enabled document library <2>; both document ...
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Each Site I create I get 403 forbidden error

Everything was working perfectly and then one of my colleague made some changes and is on holidays now. any site I create I get forbidden 403 error not sure why tho. I looked at site permissions ...
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Sharepoint Blog and Articles

Can any body please give me link of good blog or site for sharepoint where daily added good article for sharepoint.
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SharePoint List / Library property bag

I'm working with sharepoint 2007 and i have a question, does a sharepoint library / list has something like property bag, where i could store some properties for the list? Like a SPWeb object. Or ...
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Deleting Sharepoint Sites taking too much time

I am trying to delete few sites that have loads of sub-sites but its taking way too much time, I tried to delete sites using "Content Structure" & tried to use this tool as well, Tool for ...
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Deploying a custom page under the Layout folder using a Feature

I have customized the "EditProfile.aspx" page and want to deploy it on the QA using a Feature, is it possible to deploy a page under the "_Layouts" folder using feature. Tried with the below Feature ...
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How do I display the results of a CAML query on a data grid in sharepoint 2007?

I want to develop a custom web part for SharePoint 2007. How do I display the results of a CAML query on a data grid? The grid view should be customizable, and should not adversely affect performance.
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Installing WSS3.0 on Windows 7 64 bit

I've installed WSS3.0 in Windows 7 64 bit. I am not able to open Central Administration. I get HTTP 500 Internal Server Error when I try to open Central Admin page.
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Cannot send emails through SMTP using a Timer Job?

I'm trying to use Timer Jobs as part of a system to send out special periodic emails to users of our SharePoint site collections. The timer jobs work... except when it comes to actually sending the ...
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EBS (External Blob Storage) in SharePoint 2007

(Urgent) A few Questions about EBS in SP2007: Link or document on how to configure EBS step-by-step? Are there any reusable libraries or providers already available?(for external storage) What are ...
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Training videos hosted on SharePoint?

Rather than drag the whole company into training when we roll out a new project, we have started developing short training videos. We'd like to host these in our SharePoint (MOSS) intranet and ...
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Add User to Group People Picker not resolving name correctly

I am trying to add a user to a permission group on our portal and the name is not resolving correctly. This user's name has changed recently and is resolving to the old name and they are not able to ...
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SP2007: Download document after form submittal?

I have a request from a client to see if the following can be done. The catch though, is we CANNOT develop any custom webparts nor use sharepoint designer. We can only use & modify "out of the ...
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If custom field exists or not

I got one custom boolean column/field which I want to check if it exists or not before checking its value, currently I am using this code but it ain't working like it should, using (SPWeb web = ...
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Unable to save changes in Datasheet View

We have a custom list that we are trying to edit in Datasheet view and are getting the following error when the next row is clicked: Another user has changed the structure of this list. All your ...
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Not able to download pdf file from Recycle Bin in MOSS 2007

I know this question is little strange but I have a sceneario where I need to download a .pdf file from a site recycle bin without restoring it to the original document Library. I am not seeing any ...
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How to set the default theme for new SubSites?

I have a SiteCollection with custom themes. All the sites in the collection have a custom theme selected (MyTheme). Every time when I create a new subsite, the theme for that new site is the default ...
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Develop a timer job that operates only on selected site collections

Advancing from my original intent to run things via a Workflow as per this original question, I've started to work on a complex, configurable Timer Job that reads from each listitem to determine the ...
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How to get add new item URL of a list?

I've an application where i show the bunch of lists in a site. I can click add new item right there and i want to redirect the user to the 'add new item URL' for the particular list he has selected. ...
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Best Practices for Deploying Timer jobs in Server Farm Environments with multiple WFE

I've a timer job which I want to run only once per day, for the entire farm. How do I Deploy it in a multiple WFE environment? Do I run the stsadm -o deploysolution command in every WFE, or just the ...
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How can I create a dynamic list based navigation?

I have a question regarding sharepoint 2007 custom top navigation. How can I create this kind of navigation? (dropdown with customizable <li> content.) I know that sharepoint uses table for ...
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What is the best practice to implement search to index XML files?

In our SharePoint solution we need a service which can search and index XML files. At this moment we are using FAST, but are there other tools / applications / solutions which are free and easy to ...
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Disable timer job

Please provide me stsadm command to disable timer job in sharepoint 2007 I want to disable not delete so that in future I can enable it again if required
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CustomAction: UrlAction to open link in a new window

I have added a menu item to the Personal Actions menu by creating a CustomAction like so: <CustomAction Id="myCustomAction" GroupId="PersonalActions" Location="Microsoft.SharePoint....
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how to check if a webpart already exists on a page or not

I am adding three webparts with different titles to a given page url, but I need to check if webpart is already on page or not, here is the code i am using atm to add webpart to the page. using (...
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How many workflows can a SharePoint 2007 Library / List contain?

What is the maximum workflow can a Library & List in SharePoint 2007 can have? Information in http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787.aspx mention that SharePoint 2010 can have 15 (...
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Any change to Web.config causes SharePoint to crash/burn

I tried to add a safecontrol to my web.config file and SharePoint crashed (yellow/white asp.net error screen). I undid my changes and saved the file and the error continued. The only way I was able ...
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Include jQuery and plugin script in MOSS site master page

I was looking at potential ways to include jQuery and Paul Grenier's Accordeon Quick launch (https://www.nothingbutsharepoint.com/sites/eusp/Pages/jquery-for-everyone-accordion-left-nav-with-cookies-...
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Add new column to an already existing content type with a feature?

Is it possible, with Sharepoint 2007, to add new columns with a Feature to a content type that is already being used in some lists?
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Best Practices for updating Content Types in SharePoint

Recently, we came across a severe problem in production farm with the Content Types. I would like to explain the background of this problem first. We have nice working feature for Content Types ...
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Is there a maximum number of entries for the Navigation Editing and Sorting control?

Is there an upper limit to the number of item that are displayed in the Navigation Editing and Sorting control in the ‘Site Navigation Settings’ page? I have 49 items in the global Navigation and 54 ...
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problem deploying webpart on a farm

a customer has a problem deploying a webpart I developed for them on a farm. The webpart is packaged as a .WSP solution with WSPBuilder and it seems to work fine when deployed to a single server. ...
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UpdateListItems won't let you reset field value to empty?

I've recently discovered that the Lists.asmx ignores your attempts to reset a field's value to empty string or null with Lists.UpdateListItems. Not a very well documented limitation discovered by ...
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Problem installing patterns & practices SharePoint Guidance

I'm having trouble setting up the Partner Portal. I got a System.NotImplementedException when I ran the setup script. Can someone shine some light on this? I am running VSeWSS using the local machine ...
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Issues editing Sharepoint 2007 on a Mac

I've just had a MacBook Pro with Yosemite set up for work, I regularly edit our company SharePoint site which runs on SharePoint 2007 but having trouble doing this compared to using IE on the work ...
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A way to display links and the associated pages they lead to?

I am looking at creating a map of sorts of our SP site. We have a numerous admins for the site and some so a naming convention was deveoped but never fully adheared to. I am looking to start at the ...
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Best way of getting SPWeb in Event Receiver [Best Practices]

what would be the best way of getting SPWeb and List in context below, specially when list title can be different for different cultural websites, private bool doesItHaveIt(...
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how to find Imported web

I exported a web from a site collection and imported it to a newly created site collection but when I try to access it, I get 404. My new site collection is, https://2020.develop.com/custs/newsiteco ...
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Getting date and time from SharePoint Server 2007 and throw it to Javascript variable

How to I get the date and time from SharePoint Server 2007 and pass this value as a Javascript variable?
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Folders in Pages Library?

In a publishsing site, there is a library called Pages. The web interface does not allow to create directories underneath. However, it's possible to create directories via SharePoint designer. This ...
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Automatically fill in metadata on new document created from template

I have a custom button on my application page to open a new document from a document template, like you would do directly on a list. The code is similar to: <a href="http://Site/test/documents" ...
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Permissions required to sync SP Calendar with Outlook

I would like to create a Calendar in SharePoint (I think is SP 2007) for my team where I can see the member workloads by specifying in the "People Selector" field the name of the person. The problem ...
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Activity stream for SharePoint 2007

Are there any web parts for SharePoint 2007 offering an activity streaming facility?
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The eternal crawl: Index server seems to get stuck

Lately, my crawls seem to have stalled. I don't run a very big farm, and I only crawl the farm and a small Intranet portal, maybe a grand total of 180 GB of content, but the crawl will go on for a ...
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Whats the deal with spaces in attachment file names in SharePoint 2007?

I have a list, with a list item that contains an attachment. I was horrified to see that the link to the attachment doesn't work if the attachment file name contains a space. I'm amazed that ...
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How to categorise/tag WSS wiki pages?

I am using the WSS wiki, and as it's getting bigger I could really do with organising the pages better. Is there a good way to categorise wiki pages into groups/categories, or even to tag them? I am ...
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How to properly add a code-behind custom form template

I am creating a custom form template for a list and this form template uses a lot of controls such as panels and dropdowns. I am using a rendering template in the controltemplates folder and have this ...