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The web application at [url] could not be found

Any ideas on the error below? This happens when I try to search for content on my WSS 3.0 site. ERROR " The web application at [url] could not be found. Verify that you have typed the url ...
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Content DB log files growing out of control when using Lists.asmx to update three fields on a library

I've created a console application to migrate files from legacy SharePoint servers to a new server utilizing SharePoint Foundation 2010. I'm using Lists.asmx to get list information and update three ...
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Web application needs an alternate URL or 'extended web application'

On final migration day, I'll be removing the name from our old WSS 3.0 server (http://sharepoint.domain.com) and placing it on our SharePoint 2010 server. I'd still like to be able to access our old ...
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Top tabs showing, although users do not have access to them

We have a wss3.0 site with forms-based authentication. We have a lot of sites. The Top tabs are showing, although users do not have access to them. When they select them they are prompted for a ...
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Creating views via ListInstance

Is it possible to create a view on a list that you have created via the ListInstance element at the same time as you activate the Feature? For example I have the following as my Elements.xml: ...
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Blew up my WSS 3.0 server - need help

I tried to Extend Web Application on our WSS 3.0 server and I'm getting 'Service Unavailable' for both new URL and the old/previously working one. (I have done the same process on SharePoint 2010 ...
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Reading the Feature.xml or Elements.xml file that has been installed to sharepoint

Reading the Feature.xml or Elements.xml file that has been installed to sharepoint What I want is to be able to see what has been installed to sharePoint, not what is on the hard drive in the ...
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Including a class library with a WSPBuilder deployment in WSS

I am working with WSS 3.0, Visual Studio 2008, and WSPBuilder 0.9.9. I have a custom class library (WebParts.dll) of base classes that I use with several SharePoint solutions. I currently deploy ...
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Migrate SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2007 or WSS3

May I know if it is possible to migrate (or downgrade) from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2007 or WSS3 and what are the steps in going thru this? (This is because some of our web part only support ...
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How can I get sharepoint calendar and contact lists to read & write in Outlook?

How can I get sharepoint calendar and contact lists to read & write in Outlook? Specifics: 1) I am running sharepoint services 3.0 on a Windows 2003 Small Business Server 2) I am able to read ...
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On Check-in, how do I detect a new file

Right now I have a SPItemEventReceiver that overrides ItemCheckedIn. It checks out the file, creates/marks a hidden field, and checks it back in. The reason for setting a property on the file is to ...
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When trying to browse to an .aspx page I get the error The referenced file '/application.master' is not allowed on this page

We are using wss 3.0. We have a data entry form that is just an .aspx page. When browsing to it on one machine after deploying the .wsp we get the error The referenced file '/application.master' is ...
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WSS3.0 Wiki workarounds

I've created a Custom List which performs a Lookup to the Title field of a Wiki Library. Is there any way I can hack together a way to then display items from the Custom List on the Wiki pages, which ...
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AD groups with upper-case letters are all lower-case if added in wss

we are running an wss 3.0 connected to AD. New Users were directly given permissions to subsites/lists by adding them to the permission list in sharepoint. The users are already in AD security groups ...
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Add domain users to a SharePoint group

I want to add a domain user to a SharePoint group by using the people picker. Unfortunately the users cannot be found. I checked the settings in Central Administration > Application Management ...
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WSS3.0 Workflow not attaching itself to items to be started

I have a sharepoint (WSS 3.0) site with several workflows on it. The problem I have got is that it seems all the workflows have unattached themselves from the list items. For example when I go to ...
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Unable to Edit List Items - WSS3

I'm experiencing a strange issue when trying to modify items in a list in WSS3. My user is a site collection administrator and should have full permissions on the list. I can view the items, but when ...
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Is it possible to add files to a document library or modify metadata from the command prompt?

I have a number of pdf-reports that I would like to upload to a WSS 3.0 document library. The pdf-files are generated by a number of scripts that collect data and compile a report using LaTeX. I can ...
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Upload document to SharePoint document library using batch in C#

I want to know if i can upload a document to sharePoint document library using batch in C#. I know how to update and delete it using batch, but i don't know how to upload it. If i can't, what is the ...
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Error Adding FBA User as Site Collection Administrator

I'm having a problem trying to add an ASP.NET Membership (SQL Provider) user as a site collection administrator in WSS3. My user can log into the front end website and can manage their profile ...
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Quick Launch link pointing nowhere

I have a really odd problem. there's a link to a custom list on the Quick Launch which points to nowhere. the content which it is pointing to isn't listed on the "All Items" page, either. How could I ...
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Crawling wss3 site from SP2010 standard using STS3 url

I'm bringing up a SP 2010 standard instance and want to configure it to crawl the old WSS3 site collection until the migration is done. I understand that the proper method is to use the STS3 urls ...
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SharePoint 2007 forms authentification and RoleManager

I'm trying to set up Forms Authentification with ActiveDirectory in SharePoint 2007 (WSS 3.0). I made it to the point where I can see users with prefix ad:<username> but I'm having trouble to ...
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Send To functionality gives empty alert window

When I try to use the Send To function to send a copy of a document to a different document library in Sharepoint 2007, I get an empty alert box pop up, and the document isn't copied. The site is in ...
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frequent error 6398 6482 generated in Event log for WSS 3

We currently have a stand alone instance of WSS 3 on Windows 2003. We are seeing a repeated error in the Event Log. The Event ID is 6398 and 6482 and is saturating the app log. It appears Hotfix ...
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How does SharePoint know I have overriden a template in DefaultTemplates.ascx? (Answered)

I have managed to override one of the rendering templates that SharePoint uses that is defined in DefaultTemplates.ascx. I have placed the new .ascx file in the controlTemplates folder in the 12 hive ...
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Best authentication method for accessing sharepoint web from the Internet

We're planning a sharepoint intranet which will be acceded directly from our LAN, however it should be accesible from the Internet, too. What would be the best authentication method available for this ...
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Creating a survey containing categories wss 3.0

Friends. I have a simple WSS 3.0 installation where I need to create a survey which must contain some categories grouping together questions. Could I use some sharepoint feature for this? I thought ...
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Hide web part that is defined in Site Definition

I am trying to hide or remove a Web Part, a View of a document library, from Webs that have been created using a Site Definition that specifies this View. In ONET.XML, the following is what sets up ...
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Context menu: Actions don't work with IE 8

I am using WSS 3.0 When I hover over an item (i.e document) and click the down arrow, the drop down menu appears (ie. View Properties, Edit Properties, Delete, etc.) but actions only work in ...
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Weird top link bar after upgrading WSS2 to WSS3

Installed WSS2 on server 2003, not customized or changed, upgraded to WSS3 and the top link bar (home, documentation etc..) is vertical and appears to be broken. This looked the same before I changed ...
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SharePoint WSS3 Configuration Wizard Error

Just upgraded WSS2 to WSS3 and the config tool errors: An exception of type Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.PostSetupConfigurationTaskException was thrown. Additional exception ...
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Auto populating columns within a list?

First time user & poster here. A friend recommended me to this site for a question I have in relation to populating columns within a list. Hopefully I can explain it properly and someone could ...
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Completely empty content database

Anyone come across the following issue? WSS3 installation using WID, the content database for the site was empty. All of the tables were there but each table was empty, AllUserData, Sites, etc. Allll ...
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What are the client side requirements to enable the “upload multiple files” link?

What are the client side requirements to enable the "upload multiple files" link? I'm using WSS 3.0. Also using FBA, not sure if that matters. It "works on my machine", but not for some other ...
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Excel 2003 compatibility with SharePoint standard edition 2007

I'm hoping someone can provide me with some good information/links with regards to the compatability/limitation of sharepoint standard edition and Excel 2003. I've searched all around google and ...
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How can I hide allitems.aspx from curious people?

I have a custom ASPX page in WSS 3.0 which I use to capture email addresses. These emails are stored in a list called Notificiations using nothing but jQuery and SPServices. Because I'm using jQuery ...
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How do I set a list to not be valid for search through the object model?

In WSS 3.0, there's an option under "Advanced Settings" for a List as follows: Search Specify whether this list should be visible in search results. Users who do not have permission to see ...
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Where can I download WSS3 with Service Pack 1 (x64)?

Does anyone know if it's possible to download 64 bit WSS3 with Service Pack 1. All the downloads I have found are for SP2 but I need SP1. My production environment runs SP1 and this can't be upgraded ...
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Is it necessary to call SPWeb.Update() after setting AllowUnsafeUpdates?

Amidst working on resolving this issue, there's something I was curious about, and something that I've been very inconsistent about in my code. If you enable SPWeb.AllowUnsafeUpdates = true, do you ...
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Installing WSS3.0 on Windows 7 64 bit

I've installed WSS3.0 in Windows 7 64 bit. I am not able to open Central Administration. I get HTTP 500 Internal Server Error when I try to open Central Admin page.
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Cannot check out documents anymore

Our WSS3 document libraries no longer prompt to check out. I've confirmed check out is required for editing, and I've tried a new library. We're getting the same results. I also check the ...
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Cannot upload to a permissions-enabled document library even with RunWithElevatedPrivileges

In our WSS 3.0 application, we have a document library that has an elevated folder called "Approved". It has different permissions from the rest of the Document Library in order to prevent people from ...
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Origin of different styles of ID numbers for recurring Calendar events

In WSS 3.0, recurring events have IDs for each specific recurrence, as well as the series item. For example, I might have a series item with ID=3, and it runs weekly on Wednesday. Then, the April 27th ...
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WCF: SPWeb.Update() throws NullReferenceException (eventually)

We have a custom WCF based service for automating some common tasks within our SharePoint 2007 environment. There is an issue with a piece of code that modifies the title of a SharePoint web. The ...
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Cannot open Explorer View with Windows 7 64 bit, IE 32 bit, and WSS 3.0

On one site (portal.blah.com), I can open up a Shared Documents folder using the Action -> Open with Windows Explorer option However, I am unable to do this with my second Sharepoint site ...
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Users with Full control can't add documents and don't see all menu options

I am currently looking at an interesting issue with a WSS 3 standalone instance. Up until late last week all was working with well. Users are now reporting issues. Users with Full Control access ...
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What Causes a Blank Screen When a Registered User Views a Page?

I have a fairly simple page in WSS3. It's basically a web part page with a custom webpart to display some text and a embedded video from Vimeo, a custom webpart to handle newsletter submissions (a ...
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Cannot send emails through SMTP using a Timer Job?

I'm trying to use Timer Jobs as part of a system to send out special periodic emails to users of our SharePoint site collections. The timer jobs work... except when it comes to actually sending the ...
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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 ...