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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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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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MOSS timing out on regular basis

I have been running into an issue on MOSS 2007 for the last two weeks, users are reporting extremely slow responses from SharePoint, a lot are reporting time outs when doing anything within ...
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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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Unable to seperate normal and hidden folder such as “Forms” [SPFolder Object Model ]

While performing certain task in a console application, i am unable to separate normal folder and hidden ones such as "Forms","FormServerTemplates" etc. I am using SPFolder in the obejct model. I have ...
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How do I archive Infopath forms uploaded into Sharepoint 2007 when my Sharepoint site runs low on storage?

I have designed system where users submit Infopath forms to a Sharepoint 2007 site. The Infopath forms allow users to also attach pdfs in their submission. My problem now is that the Sharepoint site ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Arrange content source by content database

As per this question when we move site collections around, they drop from the search results. Our last full crawl took over 8 days and while that's happening we don't get incremental results which ...
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stsadm.exe crashes on all commands

All of a sudden, stsadm has stopped working, crashing on all commands it is run with (even -help!) e.g. > stsadm.exe -help Unhandled Exception: System.ArgumentNullException: Value cannot be null. ...
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Exchange 2003- Publish free/busy information to sharepoint

I have Exchange Server 2003 and I want to see free/busy schedules for the users in SharePoint. Is it possible? I want to do this in SharePoint 2010.
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What to watch out for developing an HTTP Module in SharePoint 2007

Has anyone created a custom HTTP Module for SharePoint 2007? If yes, what should I watch out for? I need to add a course grain authentication check to SharePoint (can a user see this app), so I need ...
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Single Sign-On in SharePoint

We have a requirement to implement ‘Single Sign-On’ for SharePoint and a Java application. We have a Java web application running on JBoss server with normal authentication and authorization process ...
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Read-only document displays Check Out button in MS Word “Server Document” bar

Similar to the issue described here, I have a customer whose users see the "Check Out" button when opening Word 2007 documents directly from a document library with the checkin/out enabled. ...
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Web.config backups

Can we prevent the automated backup of moss web.config files or limit the number of them?
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Moving Workflow History

Has anyone ever tried to move a subsite to a new site collection and keep the workflow history? It seems a standard export/import ignores this list, even more advanced tools such as CopyMove, Codeplex ...
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Deploying all components of an InfoPath form plus managed code as a solution

Has anyone successfully packaged up an InfoPath form solution with the following features? Custom site columns for properties promoted from form Custom content types to be associated with form ...
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Why are my users Suddenly unable to attach/upload documents (Sharepoint 2007)

Users suddenly not able to upload documents to various lists. This is happening in both IE and Chrome. It will occasionally work randomly. After browsing to the desired document to be uploaded, ...
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Index Out of Range when opening folders

When opening a sub-folder in a shared document library to view the files, I receive the following exception: [ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Index was out of range. Must be non-negative and less than ...
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Searching large lists

I have a list (approximately 1000 entries) loaded onto a site as list webpart. I would like to be able to search this list with a partial query (ie similar to find in excel or word). I have found a ...
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Get a httpModule before SPRequest

I am currently supporting an application running on SharePoint 2007 and have run in to a problem with the order of httpModules. I've written a module that initiates context needed by our role ...
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Alternate for SafeAgainstScript attribute in sharepoint 2007?

How can we use SafeAgainstScript attribute in sharepoint 2007 ? Is there any alternate for that in sharepoint 2007 ?
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Web.config : Allow Users in Sharepoint 2007

My requirement is to deny access to all users except for few for a specific file , So I have specified the path : _vti_bin/_vti_adm/admin.dll and mentioned the allow users and deny users as below . ...
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_catalogs/masterpage/ returns 404 NOT FOUND - MOSS 2007

I am new in Sharepoint, but I am with a project that is using MOSS 2007. When I try to access Gallery > Master Page it redirects to http://myservername/_catalogs/masterpage/. The problem is that ...