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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" ...
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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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Structuring wiki pages with templates in SharePoint 2007

I need to create a custom template for SharePoint 2007 wiki pages. With ability to add multiple web parts zones on Wiki Page. Is it possible to do that, as I have read from online that wiki pages in ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Custom ASPX pages with C# Code

I have some custom ASPX developed in VS2008 which have C# code. They are currently deployed at the moment to the LAYOUTS folder, although I believe they ought to be copied down to the site collection ...
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Delete a WebPart from Web Part Gallery

I am trying to delete a Web Part from WebPart gallery but I don't see it there. The Web Part is available in the list when I try to add a Web Part in the page. This is the first time I am facing this ...
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MOSS 2007 BDC crawling documents content via Web Service

Imagine there is an external system that contains data that should be indexed by MOSS 2007 and incorporated into the search. That system exposes the data via Web Services. It's possible to crawl that ...
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Automatically change the Outcome of a Task [How To?]

Here is my situation: I am working on a workflow (in SharePoint Designer) that is triggered when a new task is created. In some cases, I need to automatically complete a task via my workflow. To ...
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Can SharePoint 2007 and 2010 databases live in the same server without issues?

We are setting up a new SharePoint 2010 QA server and would like to use the same SQL server as our SharePoint 2007 QA server. Are there any issues or gotchas with this strategy?
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How do I set a recurring event on every 8th day of the month?

I want to create a recurring event in a calendar to be every 8th weekday of the month. I see that the options for this include first, second, third, fourth and last. It kind of just doesn't make sense ...
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Trouble copying a folder with a workflow

I'm using a "display" flag for people to only see what they care about, when display is set to "no" i just copy the item to a different list and remove it from the original list. I am using a ...
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SharePoint Training - 2007 or 2010?

We have SharePoint 2007 and hope to migrate to 2010 sometime. If I take 2010 will the stuff I learn work on 2007 or should I take 2007? I am wanting to learn the back end. Creating Web Parts, etc. ...
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The Canary has timed out for form

I have a MOSS 2007 site with a document library which uses an InfoPath 2007 form in the browser to collect information from the users. It has a number of views used to group like data elements. The ...
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SharePoint search web service error (NTLM) when called from HttpHandler

Here is my scenario: I have a SharePoint site I am working on, and it is on one server farm. In this site, I have created an HttpHandler that uses a SharePoint search webservice that is located on a ...
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How to import a large number of files into SharePoint?

I have 500 GB in .pdf and .doc files on my file share and I want to put all of those into SharePoint. What is the best way to do it? I have a database size of 250 GB. I also want to be able to search ...
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User has changed his name in the active directory and wants see his mysite with the new URL

Question : User has changed his name in the active directory and wants see his mysite with the new URL. Can we follow the steps given below: ○ Take the backup of the existing site collection ...
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Remove Ability for Users to Delete a Site and site backup before site get deleted by Admin users

How can I achieve the following scenario: General users are unable to delete sites. Site/Site Collection backup needs to be taken before it's deleted by admin users anywhere in the sharepoint ...
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ASP.NET User Control in SharePoint WebPart

I want to use the Visual Studio designer to make controls for my WebPart... I've been pointed to two approaches that seem ok. First, SmartParts... which I'll look into later. Second was to create an ...
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Content editor web part “Cannot retrieve properties at this time” and “Cannot save your changes”

I have an issue with the Content Editor Web Part. Whenever I edit the content I get the following error message: "Cannot retrieve properties at this time." and then when I click OK and proceed with ...
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In breadcrumb site listed twice moss 2007

On some of our pages the breadcrumb lists a site twice in a row. the first one is a link, the second is not. The pages have different payout pages. Has anyone seen this, or know how to fix it?
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How critical is it and how to monitor, measure and reduce SharePoint database fragmentation?

It is a well advertised best practice to configure maintenance plans for SQL databases forming the data layer of SharePoint deployments. How critical is it to monitor and reduce fragmentation of the ...
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Reducing amount of clicks to create Publishing Page in SharePoint 2007

I have a customer who is using the MOSS 2007 WCM Publishing Site. To create a page in this environment you need to: Select Site Settings | Create Page Fill in: Title page url select a ...
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Error while creating a new web application in MOSS 2007 in a stand alone server farm

I am getting following error while creating any new web application on the server: "An update conflict has occurred, and you must re-try this action. The object SPWebApplication Name=SPsupport-17777 ...
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Display PDF with Read-Only view - SharePoint 2007

I'm using SP2007. I need to Render a PDF in a Document Library, in a page. But i need to restrict users from downloading, coping content or even printing the PDF file. Can this be directly in a PDF ...
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Cannot specify an Audience for a Summary link web part: “no exact match was found”

I would like set an audience on a Summary web part. This reason for this is the fact that two groups of users have access to the page on which it will be shown, let's say members and admins. One ...
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Excel web access data ( graphs) is showing gray color on SharePoint 2007

I am using "Excel Web Access" Web Parts to show the excel graphs in my MOSS2007 setup. I have multiple team sites under one site-collection. Excel web access is fine for all the team sites but , its ...
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Why is Workflow sending Emails even when Status is Complete and %Complete = 100%?

We have a user that is receiving the Task assigned to emails about once a week. He is listed in the CC field of the emails (I think this indicates he created the list entry for which the Workflow is ...
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Cannot find the object “SiteDeletion” because it does not exist

I never came across this error before, I searched google and MSDN but not even one post that explains object "SiteDeletion" Problem is when I run PSCONFIG on SharePoint 2007 server on stage two I get ...
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Breadcrumbs Navigation Requirement Changed

Scenario I have 20's of site in a single site collection we can say "portal A", Now I have list of site collections, let me explain it using a tree Now we are creating breadcrumb navigation using ...
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SharePoint Calendar event not created when sending a meeting request

I have a calender created on my SharePoint site. I have configured the incoming email settings for the calendar list. I have added an email id for this calendar list. When i create a meeting request ...
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Data view web part throwing error

Hi I'm using a xslt based dataview webpart the steps i have taken to create a data view webpart is that added a list view webpart on the page Modified the toolbar property to show fulll toolbar ...
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How to pass Url as value in Hyperlink field Type in List Instance?

I have try to add Url as value in List Instance. <ListInstance Title="Lists Link" TemplateType="1005" Description="All Lists Link Url in This Custom List" ...
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What would make someone lose site collection admin rights and disappear from all SharePoint Groups at the same time every day?

We have someone who has been a site collection administrator for years and is suddenly losing site collection admin rights at 3PM each day. The person also disappears from all SharePoint Groups that ...
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Location of SPResource.GetString() strings (for Access Request emails)

I'm looking into changing the text on the emails which are sent out after a user clicks the Request Access link on an Access Denied page in MOSS (2007). This blog post has some helpful information, ...
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how to backup a SPList with 25000 records including attachements on SP2007

On SP2007 there is a sharepoint list (SPList) with 25000 records. The records contain attachements. In SP Designer 2007, the list has a size of 64MB. How can a backup be created ? Options ...
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No 'edit' button on sharepoint 2010 after upgrade from 2007

I've upgraded a SharePoint 2007 (12.0.0.6421) database to SharePoint 2010 (no SP's or anything yet) and I noticed that there is no edit button that brings up the ribbon to edit a page in the upgraded ...
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SystemUpdate(false) not able to retain Modified fields

I am using SystemUpdate(false) in my code block and was not able to retain the modified values for a document library (both folders and files) when I am trying to rename the folder or file. Please ...
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WCF service in SP2010

I want to use WCF service in SharePoint 2010 but have problem. First, in mapped Sp2010 folder(ISAPI) I created newfolder/myfile.svc and in that file I put a reference to my DLL: <%@ServiceHost ...