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XSLT Global parameter LCID is empty

According to this MSDN documentation about XSLT global parameters, in main.xsl there is a parameter named LCID whose value should be the value of ...
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Understanding ghosting, unghosting, site pages and application pages

well I know definitions of these terms as mentioned: Ghosted pages: Pages which are on file system and not on content db. Unghosted pages : pages which are on content db. Application Pages : normal ...
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How can I schedule the User Profile Service to run a full sync weekly?

We are running SharePoint Server 2010 and have not yet applied SP1. User profile incremental sync is not picking up all of the group membership from AD. Starting a full sync seems to rectify the ...
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Attach a Javascript function to an OOTB ribbon button

I want to attach a custom javascript function to the out of the box "Download a copy" ribbon button. This is to provide analytics for file downloads done through the ribbon button. I tried this ...
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Update user profile for user whose account name has changed in AD

We have an issue with User Profile Sync in SharePoint 2010 when the following happens: A new user is added to AD (i.e. DOMAIN\jdoh) The user is synched successfully to SharePoint Time passes The ...
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Sharepoint 2010 XsltListViewWebPart on site definition template

Im having a problem placing the XsltListViewWebPart on my Default.aspx template (relevant code bellow) <WebPartPages:WebPartZone runat="server" ID="NewsItemsList"> <ZoneTemplate> ...
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Is there a way to duplicate or copy a list into the same site

So here is my problem. I have a site collection. In this site I have a list (ListA) that has lots of columns and lots of attachments and lots of items and over the threshold. I would like to create a ...
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“Master Page” option from site look and feel is missing

I knew from previous experience that many SharePoint sites had a section under Site Settings > Look and Feel labeled "Master Page"... however I could not find this section. There were tutorials ...
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WCF Service Endpoint not found (but service operations work OK)

Here is my problem: Does anybody know how to configure a WCF service hosted in Sharepoint to show standard WCF welcome page (the one with description and a link to wsdl)? I want to underline that I ...
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Prefilling field in NewForm.aspx in modal popup

I have a listview setup on my page which shows orders from an orderlist. Works great. Now I want to add a column which displays an icon. When the user clicks this icon, the NewForm.aspx page from ...
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How to Set Forms Authentication Timeout?

I have a public facing SP2010 site that uses forms authentication (default ASP.NET membership provider). I noticed that The user stays logged in even after hours of inactivity. We need the user to be ...
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Configure a new SharePoint install with existing databases

I'm trying to "clone" my company's SharePoint installation in order to run some experiments. The system is run on a virtual machine, but for some reason the VM will only work in the system were it is ...
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How to Add Data Field to Existing Custom List Form?

Say I have created a really simple custom list via Sharepoint Designer, and then created a custom NewForm.aspx called NewFormTest.aspx to go with it. Now I have to add a field to the custom list. I ...
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Logout in Mozilla and chrome not working / ADFS Authentication

I have custom logout page created. I have used an application page for logout. In the application page, I use a javascript and say document.execCommand(ClearAuthenticationCache). This works fine in ...
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improve People Picker search on a claims-based-authentification server (forms-based; FBA)

Long story short: On a SharePoint 2010 Server solution, which is using forms-based-authentification only, I want that the people picker search dialog works like any other usable search. Rightnow it ...
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Checkbox uncheck in document upload form for specific library

I want to change the behavior of the document library upload form i.e. it should appear unchecked when the user uploads the document in library. I searched over the internet and found this which ...
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SharePoint Webpart development using SPA or JavaScript library for better performance

We are looking at using combination of MVC4 and JavaScript libraries like Knockout and/or Breezejs for providing SPA or better navigation and performance within SharePoint 2010 environment. I am ...
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SP 2010 & IE 10 - compatibility mode

IE10 is automatically installed on servers with every new update or on win 8 workstations and our users with rights do not read what is inside updates at all... 2010 SP2 is not ready yet and maybe ...
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Difference between WebPart & Visual Web Part

I'm not sure how Visual Web Part is different from the actual Web Part in SharePoint 2010. Thanks!
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Absolute URLs converted to Relative URLs when saving item

I have a list in SharePoint 2010 and it has got a multiline text field with Enhanced HTML enabled. When I create a hyper link pointing to http://servername/site and save it, SharePoint converts ...
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How does SharePoint Search handle pending (unapproved) items?

How does SharePoint Search handle the indexing of pending (unapproved) items/documents? As far as I can see there are no pending documents in the index. These seems a little odd to me, since it would ...
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XSLT Get Current date or Today in XSLT

Help please can anyone advise how I get current date, or today method in xslt 1.o SharePoint
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Number of comments with SocialCommentManager.GetComments

In my custom webpart, I want to show the number of comments. I try to get this throug SocialCommentManager.GetComments and then return comments.Count. The problem is: I get only comments for the ...
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Sharepoint 2010 : File path too long error during wsp file creation in MSBuild

We noticed our TFS build started failing with the following message: C:\Builds\1\MyProject\MyProject ...
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When moving SiteURLs is it better to recreate the Web Application or use AAM to redirect?

We've had an existing site that has been built and deployed to for awhile now, mostly an internal beta site at http://beta.site.com which has been built up with an extended site on ...
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SPSite.allwebs returns error

First of all sorry if this is an obvious question, I searched a lot but can't find the solution. When I open an spsite in powershell like this: $spsite = Get-SPSite "https://adress" And then I ...
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SharePoint Organization Profiles

I noticed that SharePoint User Profile Service now includes a definition for Organization Profiles. I think this is a really interesting new feature, but I'm not sure how it is used inside of ...
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How to set the Default value of a Date/Time column to next Friday?

I did some poking around in the documentation for Calculated field formulas, but I don't see anything that would help me do this. Does anyone know if it can be done? Can you point me in the right ...
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How to add event receivers to all the lists in a site collection?

What is the best practice around adding event receivers across all the lists in a Site Collection?
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Custom workflow activity shows up but can't be selected?

I have created a custom workflow activity and successfully deployed it. The issue I am running into is that when I try to select it when creating a workflow using SharePoint designer, nothing ...
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Including Description with Page Layout

I'm deploying a couple of custom page layouts as part of a feature for SharePoint 2010, and am having issues including the description with the page layout. I'm looking to include descriptive text as ...
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Application Server Administration job failed for service instance Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchServiceInstance

I'm running a SharePoint 2010 environment consisting of one Web Front End Server and one Database Server. When I view the event logs on the Web Server I see several errors with the Event ID 6482: ...
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Change a Web Application URL

We have registered our Web Application under the url http:\intranet. We no longer wish to use that URL at all and want to use http:\somethingelse. Is there anyway you can change the default URL in ...
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Mysite signin repeats in IE

For some reason my claimsbased mysite hosts won't let me login - it authenticates my credentials, but instead of taking me to mysite, it just refreshes the login page? It only does this in IE - I get ...
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How do I change the date format for a site collection

I need to change the date format of the created and modified dates in every list in a site collection. I can't create a new column and I can't modify the xslt. Is there a setting in share point that I ...
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How to bulk import User Profiles from a legacy system and pre-create MySites

I need suggestions how to accomplish one upgrade task. I have list of user accounts in .csv file which I need to import to SP2010 and create user accounts with appropriate attributes. Also this ...
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export / import spweb problem with DataConnectionLibrary feature

I'm attempting to export a subsite from staging to production using powershell and export-spweb and import-spweb. This worked just fine from staging to development. When we try to run this on ...
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Security Trimmed Control Show Only to Authenticated Users

I have a public facing website and on the homepage there are few contents that I want to show only to Authenticated Users.. Anonymous users should not be able to see it, what Permissions String should ...
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SharePoint 2010 - How to temporarily disable alerts being sent for a document library

I need to make changes to a lot of files in a document library. A lot of users have e-mail alerts enabled on this folder. How can I temporarily disable alerts being sent for this document library? ...
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ListData.svc with complex filters, Internet Explorer, 400 Bad HTTP request,

I have a problem understanding how ListData.svc can be debugged using IE8 and IE9. I have a URL that looks like this: ...
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Set “Overwrite existing file?” unchecked by default when uploading document

Due to Business requirement is it possible to set "Overwrite existing file?" unchecked by default when uploading document. This change would let users prompt when overwriting document, at the moment ...
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The property or field has not been initialized. It has not been requested or the request has not been executed

I am getting this error and from what I understand this is when you try and access columns from the list item. I have tried various things including the line below: clientContext.Load(items, eachItem ...
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Get document id after uploading it to SharePoint using the same web service

Does any one knows how to get the document id after uploading it to sharepoint using a single web service? So by using one call i can upload the document and get it's id. I looked at Copy.asmx web ...
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Deactivate email-notifications for SPLists only temporally (and programmatically)

So here's my Problem: I have a list which is used to notificate user. (Announcements) So it's essential that the email notifications work for most of the time. The announcement (items) get saved in ...
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Multiple X-UA-Compatible meta tags in SharePoint masterpage one of it for webpart

I have the code <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=8"/> in my master page so certain things will work. However I have a twitter webpart which doesn't work in IE 8 so I need to ...
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sharepoint 2010 context menu event handler

i want to hide sharepoint 2010 list/library context menu based on users. i am using below javascript $(document).ready(function(){ $('.ms-MenuUIPopupBody').live('blur', function() { ...
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How to add values from a multi-valued field from a list using SPD's Update an Item Action

I have a workflow that automatically updates the value of a multi-valued field in an item. This workflow is working as expected. BUT, when that field/column of an item has a value already, the current ...
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“Run” or “Open” exe files from a sharepoint document library

So I've managed to get sharepoint to accept exe files in my doc library, by going into central admin and removing it from blocked file-types. I now need to make a link to an exe file on my sharepoint ...
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signout.aspx doesn't seem to be used

I have a requirement to remove a non-SharePoint cookie (if it exists) when someone clicks the "Sign out" link in the users menu. The cookie comes from a 3rd party system that we can use for ...
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How is Infopath 2010 “Sharepoint List Form” different from “Web Browser Form” and other form types?

If to create a new Sharepoint list, browse to it and click on ribbon a violet button with Infopath logo "Customize Form", one can edit fRom Infopath Designer a fOrm used for updating/editing and ...