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Here are the requirements for 'upload multiple files' The 32 bit version of Internet Explorer. The 64 bit version does not support it and neither do other, non IE, browsers. The STSUpld.UploadCtl IE add-in must be enabled. Office 2003 or newer on the client Client integration will need to be enabled for the web app. For details see this post.


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As Sean says one option is to make a template, and create a new list using that. http://grounding.co.za/blogs/neil/archive/2008/10/05/moving-a-list-with-content-between-sharepoint-servers.aspx If its simple you can perhaps use the DataSheet view to copy and paste the data to the new list if you've already setup the structure. You can IIRC do a ...


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I've built hundreds of solutions and web parts using every tool out there (including rolling my own from scratch). WSP is the best tool IMHO for what I do. It's low friction to get started (get the Visual Studio add-in!) and lets you quickly get a web part/feature up and running instantly. Then you can work your solution and do a one-click deploy in ...


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You do not need to call SPWeb.Update() because the AllowUnsafeUpdates property is not persisted. (Reference Best Pattern for AllowUnsafeUpdates)


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I don't think you can do that, unless you do some local registry hacks on each machine that opens files with the content tyep text/plain in notepad instead of in the browser. The reason that you can open Office documents is that SharePoint uses ActiveX to invoke the office application with its ProgId. Notepad does not have any COM ProgId. You could make it ...


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WSPBuilder is the choice for me, gives you so much for free when developing and a great integration with Visual Studio. There are a lot of hidden gems in WSPBuilder, that you easily forget, such as great automatic CAS generation. Do read Tobias Zimmergrens post on how to get started with it: ...


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In my experience, the ghosted/unghosted thing is a total SharePoint myth. If you're having significant performance issues with a page, I sincerely doubt that this is the problem. I'd look more at what Web Parts are on the page and what you're asking them to do.


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Just continue to nest the queries... <And> <Eq>... condition...</Eq> <And> <Eq>... condition...</Eq> <And> <Eq>... condition...</Eq> <And> <Eq>... condition...</Eq> <Eq>... condition...</Eq> ...


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First thing would be to make sure that the second provider has the "enable client integration" option enabled for the authentication provider used by your app in Central Administration. Second thing would be to compare the actual version of WSS used on each provider. It is possible that the second provider is out of date. Lastly, fire up Fiddler and open ...


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You could also use the Microsoft Threat Management Gateway 2010 (TMG 2010) to publish your SharePoint intranet in a secure way. It could for instance be published on a Web address like https://intranet.yourcompany.com Now, my suggestion does of course require that you are using the TMG as a firewall between the internet and your internal network. But I can ...


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SharePoint Foundation 2010 is the new name for WSS 4.0, it is still free and it gives you the basic collaboration functionalities as WSS 3.0 does. One of the key changes is the introduction of Business Connectivity Services to SF2010. This feature (previously BDC) allows you to connect to external content sources e.g. databases, web services and present ...


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You cannot install SharePoint on XP. There is a round about way of installing it on Vista (see http://community.bamboosolutions.com/blogs/bambooteamblog/archive/2008/05/21/how-to-install-windows-sharepoint-services-3-0-sp1-on-vista-x64-x86.aspx) but you should try and install it on Windows Server 2003 or 2008. By doing so you will get Windows SharePoint ...


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I believe that James is wright on. When you build a WSS instance it will pull in details from AD. However, changes after the fact don't update the user properties in WSS 3. This is supported in MOSS 2007 and greater. I used a product that was able to overcome this limitation. Here is a link Simego


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I would use the SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard tool by Chris O'Brien on CodePlex. http://spdeploymentwizard.codeplex.com/ You can backup/restore from individual files/lists/libraries all the way up to full site collections.


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What is your feature doing? Depending on the modifications it makes in code it could touch either config and /or content databases.


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You can store the site id and other values on the web application property bag. Here is an example on setting and updating the webpapplication properties SPWebApplication webApp = SPWebApplication.Lookup(new Uri(ddlTargetWebApp.SelectedValue)); //I use the site and and the key to identifying them if (webApp.Properties.ContainsKey(siteId + key)) { ...


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Timer jobs run under the farm account. Have you checked that this account has permissions on your mail server?


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SPList list = ... list.NoCrawl = true; list.Update(); See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.sharepoint.splist.nocrawl.aspx


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The SPListEventReceiver.ListAdded was introduced in SharePoint 2010 and AFAIK it does not exist for SharePoint 2007. Maybe you can change your approach and register your event handler to a list type or a content type.


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YOu need to add the url to IE's Local Intranet Zone on the clients. That way IE will automatically authenticate when visiting that site. The short url is automatically resolved as being part of your local intranet, so will auth. automatically too. I suggest adding *.domain.domainextension to that zone. That way any webapp running in your domain will ...


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There are certain characters that SharePoint does not allow in the filename. Unfortunately the ampersand character is one of them! Here is a list I've found, I'm not sure if there's an official list somewhere: char[] InvalidFilenameCharacters = new[] { '\\', '/', ':', '*', '?', '"', '<', '>', '|', '#', '{', '}', '%', '~', '&' };


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Per Microsoft: Although SP2 for the 2007 Office Desktop products can be uninstalled, you cannot uninstall 2007 Office Servers Service Pack 2 for Office server products. The main reason for this is that the installation of 2007 Office Server Service Pack 2 makes changes to back-end databases, and those database changes are currently unable to be ...


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You also need to install the iFilter from Adobe in order to allow SharePoint to index the PDFs. The configuration changes you made simply tells SharePoint to index PDF, but the iFilter is actually what does the work. Start here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2293357


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No, a site and its contents are stored in a Content Database and your load balanced web front end servers operate on the same Content Database. Once it's in the database (when creation completes) it's ready to be served by any of the web front ends.


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One thing I would add is that if you a beginning, try not to jump straight in using these tools. Try to learn how to create a WSP by hand first. That will give you a far better grasp on how these tools are meant to work and how they help. It will also give you an understanding of what to look for if there is an issue with a WSP created by one of the ...


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Solving performance issues in SharePoint by second guessing what the problem could be could be a very long and tedious process. What you should do is give the site a thorough check-up for issues that could affect performance (and yes closed web parts is one on a probably very long list). Other candidates: large site collections(>100gb), large lists ...


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I've been asked to do this, too, and there's no really good answer that I've come up with. If you hack the _layouts/upload.aspx page, it'll take effect throughout the Site Collection(s) on that WFE. (And you will no longer be in a "supported state", and an upgrade will clobber it, and hair will grow out of your palms.) You can, however, create a customized ...


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One method I've used to customize the upload page is to take a copy of upload.aspx and rename it to something like upload2.aspx. Keep it in the /layouts folder (or subfolder of) since it won't like being anywhere else. Once you have the copy, you can make your modifications as you like. The last step is to tell the upload menu items on the document library ...


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If you want to do it automatically, you can create a Feature that upon activation changes it through code: // get your new SPWeb // SPWeb newSite = ... newSite.MasterUrl = "/_catalogs/masterpage/something.master"; newSite.Update();


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WSS can be installed for free, so can SharePoint Foundation 2010, which should be released tomorrow. You cannot install WSS on XP, it must be a Windows Server 2003 or 2008 server. While SharePoint Foundation 2010 can be installed on Windows 7, this is for development use only, and you will still need to install it for production on a Windows Server 2008 ...



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