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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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MOSS 2007 Workflow History not purging

Our SharePoint site is starting to experience performance issues. In troubleshooting I have found that the workflow history list for the site is not purging after 60 days like it should. As far as I ...
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Win7 Office2010 SharePoint2007 Error Editing/Viewing Documents

SITUATION: We are having an issue with users editing files in MOSS 2007 using IE8. This is not impacting users that still use Windows XP and Office 2007 (IE7), but rolling back is not an option. The ...
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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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Custom Action Safe Control 2007

In extension to this question of mine, If I put location of custom action as "Location="Microsoft.SharePoint.StandardMenu" it gives me error Failed to create a control from assembly '', class ...
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Getting Version History and What Field has Changed

I am using the GetVersionCollection to get the history information from my list. This seems to be working fine; however, what I need to do is get the version history of the individual item which has ...
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“Changed On/Modified” columns - Date Format & Regional Settings

I was wondering if I change my regional settings through: Site Settings - Regional Settings - Locale: Dutch (Netherlands), affects the date format of the standard columns (Changed On/Modified e.g.). ...
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How can I print all of the documents in a document library using code?

I want to know how to print all the files in a document library. I googled it and unable to find the solution. But during search I found a tool which provides almost the same type of functionality. ...
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Creating custom Actions within an Retention Policy

Does anyone know, either via the object model or through xml, if you can create custom actions for a retention policy, which is defined as part of an Information Management Policy? I know that you ...
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Can I create a connected web part using Silverlight in SharePoint 2007?

Currently, I have a connected web part that consumes a SharePoint list and uses the data to add locations to a Google Map control. What I'd like to do is use the Bing Maps Silverlight control and use ...
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Sharepoint 2007 Document Library ViewSelector

Here I find myself again wondering why certain things work and some just don't. I was wondering how I could display the "View Selector" on a document library webpart? The Site settings AllItems.aspx ...
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Sharepoint 2007 Publishing sites and integrating the blog site template

Has anyone had any experience of using the MOSS blog template for publishing sites? It seems you have to turn off the ‘ViewFormPagesLockDown’ feature to stop authentication prompts when clicking the ...
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How to install SharePoint 2007 on a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine?

I am using Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Enterprise. How can I install SharePoint 2007 on my machine / which version should I used? I have tried SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise SP1, but the ...
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Failed to detect if this server is joined to a server farm

Hi As I said in one of my previous question, I have got a virtual Machine Image (VMWARE) for MS server 2003 with MOSS 2007 setup. Where they changed both IP and host name. Following problems I face ...
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Can I develop web parts just with WSS 3.0 and Visual Studio Express?

Can I get away with building and testing basic web parts just by installing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on a VPC with Visual Studio Express Editions?
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Setting up Quota for Subsites

I expect to have 1000+ subsites in a site-collection and would like to setup a quota for the subsites, is that possible in SharePoint 2007 & how ?
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Migration from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010

I want to migrate my entire farm in moss 2007 to SharePoint 2010. Will you please suggest the best way to do it ?
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12 hive, what does the 12 represent?

Perhaps a silly question, but what does the 12 in "web server extensions/12" mean?
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SharePoint document library - purpose of the Title column

I understand that SharePoint 2007 indexes the "Title" metadata of a word document but what I don't understand is why is there also a column called "Title" within the document library? What is its ...
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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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How can I get the total number of sites in a site collection?

Is there any way to know the total number of sites in a site collection? Any tool to how the tree of sites with total number of sites or something similar?
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Warning of undisposed objects in Microsoft's own SharePoint code

I found many 8l1n warnings of undisposed objects in the SharePoint ULS logs. The interesting thing is that the entire stack trace does not show anything in my code. I am not sure what to look for in ...
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OWSTimer.exe suddenly disappeared

I am testing/debugging this Timer Job, while deploying my solution again and again using WSP Builder, I manage to hide OWSTimer.exe so now I cant find it to attach timer job to and debug my code, ...
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Possible to pause for less than 1 minutes for SharePoint Workflow?

I was wondering if it is possible to have my workflow wait for less than 1 minutes (e.g. 30 seconds?)
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How can I export to file the User Information List for a site collection?

I would like to export the User Information List to a file including the ID of each user. It doesn't matter if the solution is in C#/PowerShell/SharePoint UI.
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Why do I sometimes have to use different SPQuery tags?

Every SPQuery's query should have <View><Query> query... </Query></View> tags? Sometimes I have to put without those tags to get it work and some times I have to put it ...
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How do I delete closed web parts from a page?

Due to a performance issue, I closed a few web parts that were on the page, however I now would like to delete those permanently. How do I delete closed web parts from a SharePoint page permanently? ...
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Why is there no “13” hive in SharePoint Server?

I know it's not hugely technical, but did anyone ever get an answer to why there is no "13" hive in SharePoint. Does the old superstition still reign supreme? Or was there a Beta version somewhere ...
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what does “ows” means and why people use it before name of a field

I seen at different places if a field has a name "LinkFilename" then while trying to get its value using CAML query or any other way, developers put it as "ows_LinkFilename", can someone explain it to ...
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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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Minor versions for list items

With documents you get minor version for drafts and can publish a major version. You go from 1.0 to 1.1 (first edit) 1.2 (second edit) to 2.0 (publish) Now I have custom list (just listitems), with ...
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stsadm to enumerate all Web Applicstions

Is there an stsadm command that will enumerate / list all web applications? This would be the similar to SPWebService.AdministrationService.WebApplications. What I'm looking for is an stsadm command ...
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Remove broken resource relationships between pages and page layouts

We have a page layout that we want to delete from a site collection but according to moss it is still referenced by some publishing pages. The pages that are apparently using the page layout are no ...
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Any problems using Smartparts to host ASP.NET user controls directly in Sharepoint?

I am thinking about using SmartParts (http://www.codeplex.com/smartpart) to directly Host ASP.NET user controls in sharepoint. This needs however that I manually copy all user controls to all WFE ...
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Has SharePoint 2007 SP3 really reached end of life?

Is SharePoint 2007 as a product and SP3 end-of-life? This link of Microsoft Support Lifecycle seems to suggest so, but there are usually "extended extended support" options for paying customers.
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How do you do your test development from home?

Assuming you don't have a Windows Server machine available from home what do you do to test your deployments? Do you just compile once you're back in the office and have a test box available or do you ...
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How can I automate creating 300+ sub sites?

I need to create 300+ sub sites using the Team Site template in a SharePoint MOSS 2007 site collection. I have a list of names I want to basically use a script to create a site for each item. Can I ...
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Why do custom Application Pages produce exceptions after installing June 2011 CU?

We recently applied the June 2011 Cumulative Update on our MOSS 2007 servers and had the February 2011 CU before that. Since we installed the June CU all our custom application pages (e.g. an ASP.NET ...
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Recommendations for a 3rd party webpart that allows recurring events to be filtered by date

A while back I asked if it was possible to filter a calendar containing both recurring and normal events for items occurring [Today]. The consensus was no which I passed back to the user. Now they've ...
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View callstack of unknown error

I've set <system.web> <customErrors mode="Off" /> </system.web> in my web.config file, but i'm still getting 'unknown error' instead of the stacktrace on my pages. How can I ...
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Crawl the content of external documents in SharePoint 2007?

Does anybody know if it's possible to crawl the content of documents that are not in a document library? Imagine a situation where a different document management tool is used to manage documents ...
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Execute a batch file from the sharepoint designer workflow?

is there a way to execute the batch(*.bat) file from a sharepoint designer workflow? I've a specific column in the sharepoint list, a batch file should be executed whenever the value of the field ...