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  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Search File Type – Include or Exclude?

    This is an old topic, but definitely worth mentioning. The “File Types” page of search service application has very different meaning for FAST Search Connector and FAST Search Query (or SharePoint Enterprise Search). In FAST Search Connector , you add the file types that you do not...
  • Blog Post: Modify Web.config File Dynamically in SharePoint 2010

    Recently I was asked to modify a custom solution downloaded from CodePlex to allow it to updated web.config file programmatically. The deployment steps provided from CodePlex involve manual modification to web.config files on all WFE servers across the farm which is not a best practice approach for deploying...
  • Blog Post: SP2010 Survey List Error and Event ID 5586

    Are you experiencing the following combination of errors from event logs and ULS los? I found it occur most often after SharePoint migration from 2007 to 2010. However the same issue can also be reproduced in SP2010 using the out-of-box survey list and a minor change via the standard user interface....
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 Health Analyser Timer Job Changed Custom Web.Config Machine Key

    I recently had an issue with custom machine key in the web.config file on the WFE servers. We use non-autogenerated machine key to de/encrypt custom solutions deployed in SharePoint farm. However this key was changed every midnight and the next morning users would start complaining about custom solution...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Default My Site Association With Office 2007/2010

    There is a nice article about what this links does and how to change your default my site. Set or change your default My Site http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/set-or-change-your-default-my-site-HA010168639.aspx However what I wanted to do was to *remove* default my...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 People Search Error: DataFormWebPart.PrepareAndPerformTransform

    Here are the error messages I had with this particular problem. 1. People search (a search page with People Search Box web part and People Search Core Result web part) returns the following error: Internal server error exception: System.Threading.ThreadAbortException: Thread was being aborted...
  • Blog Post: The Managed Metadata Service or Connection is currently not available

    Does the following error message looks familiar to you? (When you go to Site Actions –> Site Settings –> [Site Administration] –> Term store management) “ The managed Metadata Service or Connection is currently not available. The Application Pool or Managed Metadata...
  • Blog Post: How To: Create custom content type and list instance in SharePoint 2010 using Visual Studio 2010

    There are many blogs and MSDN articles talking about the same topic but I decided to write my own one as I did not get a satisfying explanation of why adding the codes here and there when the articles told me to. I believe what I am trying to achieve here is quite simple and common: 1. Create a...
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