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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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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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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" ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Will exceeding 2000 documents in a SharePoint 2007 Library folder degrade only the performance of that library?

I know the work around is to create multiple folders with no more than 2,000 documents in each folder. I just need to know if every site collection would be effected? Would it make a difference if ...
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Simple Question about stsadm -o migrateuser cmdlet

Just for my clarification i want to ask a simple question: I per my understanding, stsadm -o migrateuser command will only migrate the userAccounts if the userAccounts exists on both Active ...
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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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Placing CompositeFields for multiple list items on one form doesn't work as expected

In a workflow task, in custom edit form, i use CompositeField to render relevant fields current task item and for workflow item by setting a different context for CompositeField. However if i put ...
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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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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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Farm backup failed due to Search sevice application database

I am working on one of my clients MOSS 2007 portal. I can successfully take backup of site collection. Since last few months we are getting Farm backup failed due to Search DB. I have few more ...
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Feature activation error: System.InvalidOperationException: Operation is not valid due to the current state of the object

i have taken one List Email event receiver(Type is EmailReceived) and that event receiver attach with document library. when i am activate that feature got error. i have check on ULS Viewer. error ...