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Which is the easiest way to migrate entire List to a new new site?

Hi I need to migrate a list with 800+ items to a new location but within the same site collection. Which is the easiest way to do it. I want it to be a exactly same with all data, attachements etc ...
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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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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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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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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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Modification of '_layouts/upload.aspx'

Interesting dilemma here maybe some can weigh in on. I have a requirement to disable the "overwrite existing files" checkbox when uploading a single or multiple documents to a document library. The ...
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Which database will feature stapling affect?

We are testing feature stapling and need to revert to a point before the feature stapling was run. To do this do we just need to restore the content database, or do we also need to restore the ...
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Is it possible to add user picture column for task list based on AssignedTo field?

I'm searching for a way to have a task list view where AssignedTo column contains user profile image just as i can in User Info List. By looking at hows its done in User Info List, i see a ...
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The start address cannot be crawled

Getting the following on my WSS3 server. The server was renamed from GIMEL2 to GIMEL, and I ran stsadm -o renameserver. The search is running great, just want to remove this error The start address ...
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SharePoint Web service requests take 30-60 secs initially

When trying to access SharePoint WSS 3.0 server using the web services API, the software service we are developing will hang anywhere between 30-60 seconds when making any call (pick anyone of them, ...
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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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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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Multiple workflows across a list versus one workflow iterating the list

I have a process that needs to be run across every element of a list, doing specific things (mostly sending emails) based on several different fields of that item. This operation will always be done ...
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How to hide members of groups from other members within same group

I have not been able to find a way to make this possible yet, but we don't want any members to be able to see who else is in their permission groups. I've seen the setting for limiting membership ...
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SharePoint Web Serivces Access Denied; Only From VS 2010

After not getting much help on the last question, I decided to blow away the VM and re-create it as I already lost a week on this issue. And of course still issues, btu a little different. I am ...
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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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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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How to get ALL list items regardless of view using Lists webservice

I have a list with only one view exposed on it (default view). That list has a filter with a field Assigned To = [Me] so all users logged in can only see their own list items. This list items get ...
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Best way to backup a WSS / SharePoint wiki?

We're using WSS to track a project I'm working on, and I'm storing a lot of research within the wiki that I'd like to keep backups of. I'm wondering what would be the best way to go about this? Is ...
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How can I compare WFEs to ensure a WSP was deployed succesfully?

I'm a sharepoint 2007 administrator. We are running with two WFE and deployed a wsp package recently, we suspect that the deployment was not completely successful. we would like to compare the WSPs ...
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Migrating SharePoint Features from WSS 3.0 to SharePoint 2010

I try to Migrate a SharePoint 2003 (WSS 3.0) to SharePoint 2010. I do it with the detach database method. After I run the test-spcontentdatabase to the restored contentdatabase. I get some errors ...
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Using SharePoint with Google Apps for Business email

I am trying to get SharePoint's email features to work with Google Apps (alerts, emails generated by workflows, etc). Google Apps uses port 587 for smtp and I know that the default smtp port cannot ...
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Is it possible to set multiple default values for a checkbox?

We have a days of the week working pattern that the user can select any of Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu and Fri from, so the list has a Choice with multiple values allowed. Ok can set the default value to Mon ...
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VSeWSS vs WSPBuilder vs STSDEV for WSS 3.0 / SharePoint 2007 development

What are your personal experiences with using these tools? I tried VSeWSS when it first came out and was frustrated by it. Each new version has been the same for me but for different reasons. ...
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I cant crawl pdf in wss 3.0. Please Help!

I have wss 3.0 installed in windows server 2008 r2( 64 bit). I have installed ifilter60 in my server and made registry change in \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office ...
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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 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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How do I detect new SPList is created?

So, I have a customized alert template that gets attached to all Document Libraries at the time a particular Site Definition is created. This is done by a feature that is stapled to the Site ...
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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 ...
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Site Creation in a load balanced environment

We have some functionality that automatically creates sites. What we are wondering is if the request goes to one of the servers to create the site, and then there is a request to read the site that ...
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Export/Import a SharePoint List/Document Library

I'd like to be able to export/import (or backup/restore) lists and document libraries only, with versioning and access rights. If it is a custom list (deployed via feature), I understand that the ...
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Forms Authentication, persistent cookie needed by IE, but not Firefox or Chrome

I have a WSS 3.0 internet facing site which we have configured to use forms authentication. We have customized the login page to remove the 'remember me' check box. We have problems with users not ...
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Preventing Sharepoint from converting email addresses to mailto links

I have a WSS 3.0 Sharepoint site that is automatically displaying email addresses as mailto link. Ideally I want to prevent this from happening, this is a customised site and we will be forcing users ...
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How to categorise/tag WSS wiki pages?

I am using the WSS wiki, and as it's getting bigger I could really do with organising the pages better. Is there a good way to categorise wiki pages into groups/categories, or even to tag them? I am ...
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SharePoint Services 2.0 SP2 - upgrade to SharePoint Services 3.0 SP2

I'm working for a company that is using SharePoint. The colleague that was in charge of SharePoint left the firm, and for the last 2-3 years he didn't do anything with it. For that reason we are ...
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Databases from 2 SharePoint servers on the same database server?

I've got 3 servers: - DB1 - SharePoint1 - SharePoint2 On SharePoint1 I've installed WSS, using DB1 as database. Now I want to install WSS onto SharePoint2 and use DB1 as database storage as well. ...
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Set permissions on an item depending on column value

Is there anyway to set permissions on an item depending on a column value? I was think about creating a feature to do this but do I have to?
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How to create a calculated column based on Workflow Status column

I want to create a calculated column based on Workflow Status column which the system is not allowing. The error is "One or more column references are not allowed, because the columns are defined as a ...
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More than 1 Dispform for List

I have 2 groups of people which should have access to different versions of a DispForm of a List. For 1 of these groups all links should be disabled and they should see the content with another ...
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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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Disable Alerts on site for ALL alerts?

I have a bulk update to run on a large # of items in a list. I don't want to send out a couple hundred emails to people once I commence the updates. Is there a way in WSS3.0 to disable ALL alerts some ...
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Custom User Control and FIPS Encryption Issues

I have created several custom user controls that I added to the Redering templates of some forms in a custom solution for WSS 3. Most of these templates have codebehind and they all are correctly ...
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SSL and Forms Based Authentication in WSS 3.0

I have a FBA application and we would like to use SSL with it. By default, does setting SSL in IIS use SSL for the entire site, or just the login? We think we'd like to use SSL for the entire visit ...
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Redistribute WSS 3.0 / Foundation 2010 with your custom application?

Let's say you want to build a custom ASP.NET CRM app and use SharePoint as backend document storage. Is it possible to redistribute WSS 3.0 / SharePoint Foundation 2010 along with your custom ...
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Dynamic View on SharePoint lists

I want to create a dynamic view on my list. The list is filtered based on the current users' information coming from an external database i.e. based on which user is logged in, a value is fetched from ...
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Recycle Bin Timer Job

The recycle bin timerjob is configured to run daily at 1.00 am . The CPU utilization of the database was nearly 90 %. When i checked the recycle job status it was initialized at 12.00 noon. Now the ...
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Problem uploading files to WSS 3.0 from Office 2010

hopefully someone can help me out with this one. We're using WSS 3.0 with forms based authentication and I'm not able to get it to integrate with Office client app. I'm using Office 2010 and I'm able ...
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How to copy list item from parent site to subsite?

I have a list in the parent site and I want to copy the items to its subsite. Is it possible? Is it possible to only copy some items that are fulfill some criteria? Thanks a lot!
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How to write CAML Query with more than 3 AND Condition

I have search and see the way how to write CAML Query with 3 AND conditions. However, I am not sure how to write CAML Query with more than 3 AND conditions may be with 4 or 5 AND conditions. Can any ...
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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 ...