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People.asmx SearchPrincipals returns multiple values

I am using SearchPrincipals function from webservice People.asmx to know the UserInfoId and display name corresponding to any user by providing domain\login names. In SharePoint 2007 I am getting ...
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Automatically assign a number of tasks to a specific/user/group

How do you make a workflow, where in if the user belong to a specific group, a number of tasks will be assigned automatically to the user. Thanks!
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Set link target depending on zone

Background: We have a SharePoint 2010 with two web applications. One contains our portal site collection and the other contains the My Sites. The web application containing our portal site runs on ...
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Access Denied error creating Personal View in Document Library

I am getting access denied errors when trying to create a personal view in a SharePoint 2010 library. I have no problems creating public views. I have full control access to the site and library. ...
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Status Updates related to data entry

I am new to SharePoint and was tasked with a large project. Basically we are going to have a data entry point for information. Is there a way to track what the status of the data entry is if there ...
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Navigate to the portal home page after any user action(Complete task/Cancel) in the approval workflow.

I'm quite new to Sharepoint and have been struggling with the following problem. In the approval workflow where I'm using collect data from a user, I'm not able to figure out how to have the user ...
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Coercion Failed issue

I have this issue, it´s a simple workflow: users have to input two dates and the workflow should wait until one of those dates and send an email when that date is "today". It just doesn´t work at all, ...
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Finding out what locked a site collection

We've had an instance twice now in which a client sharepoint site collection is going into read-only mode. We have no quotas set, the health of the farm is in overall good condition, and we haven't ...
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Opening PDFs in SharePoint 2010 - different behaviour in different sites experienced

I have read the posts regarding opening PDFs in SharePoint without the need to save it first and the 2 options available: 1) Powershell script 2) Change browser file handling. However, the issue I ...
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Lync 2013 Click to Call base64 icon not saved when publishing a page

We have a SP2010 farm and about to enable Click 2 Call for the business If we edit a publishing page and add a phone number the click 2 call icon appears after a second, however, when we publish the ...
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Can I get an email's attachment filenames as crawled properties from the SharePoint 2010 .MSG IFilter?

I would like to retrieve a .msg file's attachment names as a managed property so we can filter on it. Does SharePoint 2010's MSG IFilter expose this info? If not, does anyone know of a 3rd-party ...
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Understanding list view threshold (I expected an exception)

I created a list with numerous lookup columns (more than 12) and many many list items (more than 30.000). The "All List Items" view works perfectly. This is expected However I expected a sorting on ...
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Reporting Services Webparts not Available in SharePoint Designer 2010

Firstly, I work as a DBA and have very limited understanding about how everything hangs together in SharePoint, so apologies if this is something pretty basic. We have just recently upgraded our WSS ...
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SP2010 Selected View dropdown limit

Is there a way to change the item limit on the selected view drop-down list provided when you edit a list view webpart?
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is it normal to create helpdesk webpart system using asp.net in sharepoint portal?

I need to create Help-desk System in SharePoint Portal. I can create it in asp.net, and then convert it to webpart. But this way restricts using of such things as workflow and other sharepoint tools. ...
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SP1 says “the expected version of the product was not found on the system.”

Just installed SharePoint on a brand new vm server so I can add it to the dev farm. Restarted the machine. I am trying to run sp1 from kb2460045 and getting the above error message. I have no tracking ...
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Create a page where the users can upload images as an entry

I am organizing a Logo design competition. What I want to do is to create a SharePoint page where the users can go and upload the logos that they have created (in image format e.g. jpeg, png, etc). ...
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RBS filestream is not being cleared when SPSite is moved to another DB in SharePoint 2010?

When we move the site collection from RBS enabled content DB to normal content DB in SharePoint 2010, RBS filestream is not being cleared. Even though, IIS have been reset, executed the RBS ...
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Names not adding to list

In sharepoint workspace I want to add names to my 'IM contact' field in one of my lists. When I click the address icon and search for a name, the name appears. It lets me add it, then when I click ok ...
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Redirect List Links from inside a page viewer web part

I have a Sharepoint 20010 site collection, and want a couple of the sub sites to be able to view some list information from the parent site on their main web part page. The info is coming from a ...
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css is working within sharepoint designer, but not browser

I am creating a homepage currently with sharepoint designer 2010 and I am trying to sandbox the main page. Though when using my CSS sheet with the aspx file it works file in the designer application, ...
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Microsoft SharePoint 2010: upload multiple documents without Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office

A client of us asked if it is possible for them to be able to upload multiple documents while they are on an iPad or Android tablet. It is possible to upload one document at a time, but because ...
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Non-http links in SharePoint: not allowed?

I've been searching through various types of sites that I can create using SharePoint 2010, and it seems that the only one I can't use (a simple list view in a web part) is the only one that will ...
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Can I get beyond SharePoint Throttling on External List without altering the threshold?

The SharePoint throttle for External Lists has been met in my most recent attempt to connect securely to an external SQL Database with approximately 5000 records. Of course, I get the correlation ...
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LINQ DataSource DataContext: Could not load type

I made a very simple webpart with a grid view and and a LINQ to SQL data context object to surface some employee information for a phone list. I was able to databind the grid view directly to LINQ ...
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SharePoint 2007 solution in Visual Studio 2010

I have a question regarding building a solution in visual studio 2010 for SharePoint 2007. So basically I have a SharePoint 2007 and to maintain it from central location, I would like to move the ...
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NullReferenceException in SharePoint 2010 page layout after restore

It is SharePoint 2010 publishing website. I have a page layout with some user controls added to it. These users controls have rad editor controls in them. Everything was working perfectly unless one ...
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Grouping like values and retrieving totals for a bar chart

I have a list that is used for keeping records of taskings. The list contains a calculated column that creates a string to categorize the list items based off a few other fields and date. I would like ...
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InfoPath using ListData.svc/somelist?$filter xxx return 500 Internal Server error

In my Case, In the InfoPath form ,the user click a button to get the data collection from listdata.svc. When I try connect http:// testingsite/_vti_bin/listdata.svc . Its work When I try connect ...
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2010 to 2013 Site Collection not available after migration

I need to move a single site collection from SharePoint 2010 to an existing SharePoint 2013 farm. The existing SharePoint 2013 farm already has most service applications configured. Therefore, I am ...
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How can I utilize SharePoint to set up an office training library inventory?

How can I set up a Training Materials Library for a large corporate office? A dozen people would need access to record the materails they would be using from the inventory. It would need an alert ...
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RBS won't work with default “0x” SID credentials

I'm trying to get RBS to work without having to specify credentials for each user (SID) in the RBS tables. MSDN notes that default credentials starting with 0x can be used: Each credential entry ...
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Custom Action for a specific view?

I have a list, where I wish to display a Custom Action button. This is easy enough to do in SPD, but the catch is, I only want to display this Custom Action button for a specific view, not the default ...
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Are third party solutions really that superior to BCS?

Let us assume it is my task to establish a bidirectional connection between a SharePoint List and a SQL-database. According to Paolo Pialorsi's Developer Manual for SharePoint 2010, BCS (Business ...
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How do I make a dynamically created SPList read-only in browser, but editable in code?

In code, I create a SPList. I write to this list programatically, but I would like the list to appear read-only for all users (perhaps excluding admins only) in browser only, i.e. I don't want to ...
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Calendar list always showing Person or Group field as Edited in the email alerts

I've found this weird behaviour concerning calendars, person/group fields that allow multiple users, and email alert notifications that I haven't found luck searching a solution for. Steps to ...
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Managed Metadata Navigation - Browser Back Button Problem

In our intranet site, we have links in various places that navigate the user to document libraries that are pre-filtered by managed metadata values. The URLs look like this (with metadata filter ...
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How to use “matching” field from one list to the same field in another list in designer?

I have a library which has a person field for each document. I have a list which has the same columns. When a document is added to my library, I want to update all items in my list with a line of ...
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Sharepoint 2010-Project Task List column is read only when configured to allow multiple lines of text

I have a project task list set up in SharePoint 2010. I need to have a column with the type set to allow multiple lines of text so in essence it allows us to wrap text. Whenever I configure a column ...
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Synchronisation Service doesn't update Job Title

A user's Job Title field isn't updating in the User Profile (and therefore an old value is showing-up in the People Search). Interestingly, I can see the Job Title property changing when I view it ...
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Mounting content database from 2010 to 2013 murders Views and Indexes in the Database

Well this is fun. I have content database from a SharePoint 2010 and I´m trying to mount it on my SharePoint 2013 SP1 farm. At around 26% I get a the error Mount-SPContentDatabase : Operation ...
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SP2010 - Calendar - Display Form with Edit Series

SharePoint 2010 - Calendar REQUIREMENT: I have a requirement to have a list view of events filtered by the user that will be displayed on a blank aspx page. The user needs the ability to ...
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Xlviewer not able to render excel sheet

Team, I have an unusual problem of XLviewer.aspx not able to render the excel sheet by itself but takes the help of defualt client application to render....meaning it takes the help of installed ...
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TypeLoadException in ULS log on retract and deploy

When I retract or deploy a SP2010 solution, I get the following message in the ULS: TypeLoadException: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.SharePoint.ApplicationPages, Version=14.0.0.0, ...
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Why does storage metrics show size is smaller than the database

In "Site Collection Administration : Storage Metrics" I can see our top two sites are 88384.3MB and 23324.6 MB however our database file (the mdf) is only 53GB. Any idea why this might be so much ...
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Getting the exception: “Operation is not valid due to the current state of the object” when calling SPUtility.GetPrincipalsInGroup()

When calling the method: Microsoft.SharePoint.Utilities.SPUtility.GetPrincipalsInGroup(SPWeb web, String input, Int32 maxCount, Boolean& reachedMaxCount) I get the following stack trace: ...
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2010: Problems saving an InfoPath form instance to a form library with only item level contributor rights

I got an InfoPath Form with some People fields. The Form is published to a forms library. The saved forms in the library have different permissions (item level). Most of them are read-only, but some ...
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Apropriate rights to access “manage site features”

I am fairly new to sharepoint, and I am currently trying to add features to an existing wiki. I would like enable metadata navigation, and thus need to enable this feature, as it is curently turned ...
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Default Approval Workflow 'This task could not be updated at this time'

I have set up the default 2010 approval workflow on our 2013 systems. The workflow works perfectly apart from an error which is given when a document is approved/rejected. When a user accepts from ...
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Losing Filter When Paging Back From Second Page

I have a list view of a task list with filters creating subsets of tasks (Archived, Constructing, Defect, Stabilizing, etc.). The default view has a limit that will return 100 items at a time when ...