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  • Blog Post: WSS and MOSS April 2010 CU

    Until my dear colleague Joerg announces it I will share the good news, the 2010 April Cumulative updates have been released. Download and installation information: Install SP2 for WSS and MOSS SP2 and for all Language Packs if you have not done it yet. This is a mandatory step now! Install...
  • Blog Post: How it works: MOSS 2007 automatic user profile removal

    I have seen many posts filled with myths and legends how this actually works in MOSS 2007. This post is based on information received from SharePoint product group, my own research, debugging and testing to clarify the internals of this feature. In MOSS 2007 the inactive user profiles are deleted...
  • Blog Post: Site Directory: Customization of the categories form

    It is possible to add more values to the default categories and even add more categories or properties to fill for your users creating subsites or site collections. The customization method is the same for both. Create the new custom columns using the supported types: Choice column - it will be a DropDownList...
  • Blog Post: Site Directory: FAQ

    Q: If I add multiple site directories which one will be the default for the “Create site” action? A: The first site directory site created will be the default. You can change it in the top level site of your site collection in Site Actions / Site settings / Site directory settings. You need to enter...
  • Blog Post: How it works: Site Directory table of contents

    This is post was created to ease the navigation in the series. Introduction How it works: Site categories form for subsite creation How it works: Site categories form for site collection creation Site Directory: Customization of the categories form Site Directory: FAQ
  • Blog Post: How it works: Site categories form for site collection creation

    This post is part of the Site directory troubleshooting series, you can access the other posts here . So the focus is on the rendering and submit action of this form on the /_layouts/csignup.aspx page or /admin/createsite.aspx. The major difference in the form rendering is the fact that the master site...
  • Blog Post: How it works: Site categories form for subsite creation

    This post is part of the Site directory troubleshooting series, you can access the other posts here . So the focus is on the rendering and submit action of this form on the /_layouts/newsbweb.aspx page. This is the pre-requisite check process for the form rendering: Get the relative path of the site...
  • Blog Post: How it works: Site Directory

    I’m writing a 5 parts troubleshooting post series about SharePoint 2007 Site Directory troubleshooting and in order to successfully troubleshoot a feature you need to understand how it works under the hood. This quite long post is part one of the series is about the details of Site Directory feature...
  • Blog Post: How to display Web Application Policies with Powershell

    I had to create this script to troubleshoot the anonymous permission setting problem and I though it might come handy for you. Let’s start with the usual SPSite creation [Reflection.Assembly]::Load("Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=12.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c") ...
  • Blog Post: Trouble saving add or edit list items permissions for anonymous users

    I’ve recently come across an interesting issue regarding anonymous permission setting problem on custom lists. Symptoms: Enable anonymous access on the web application’s authentication provider. Enable anonymous settings on the site collection. Create a custom list, set unique permissions...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting Web Part property load errors

    Recently I came across an interesting problem on a SharePoint site which is worth a post. Issue: The Content Editor Web Part’s “Rich Test Editor…” button gives “Cannot retrieve properties at this time” error and does not load the content. The alert was generated from JavaScript and since we failed to...
  • Blog Post: Customized MOSS 2007 discussion board definition

    As I mentioned in my previous post you can override the default behavior of the “Show Quoted Message” link. You need to create a custom list template, it is very easy with Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio Extensions for SharePoint Services (VSEWSS) 1.3 . I will explain all steps from scratch...
  • Blog Post: How it works: Show Quoted Messages link in MOSS 2007 Discussion boards

    If you ever wondered why would the “Show Quoted Messages” link disappear once you edited a reply, I have an answer for you. The explanation can be found in the schema.xml at "c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\FEATURES\DiscussionsList\Discuss\schema.xml...
  • Blog Post: How it works: MOSS 2007 User Profile Import

    I often face the problem of missing documentation of MOSS 2007 operations at high level, it is documented how to configure it and the very low level details in protocol specification . Profile import is using the crawler component of MOSS search. A user profile import is actually a crawl of special content...
  • Blog Post: MOSS 2007 interesting authentication behavior

    I have an interesting problem to share with you; I came across a site collection where any authenticated users can log in with their account without giving them explicit permissions in any groups. It is interesting since usually this is the other way around - users gets denied. These users had no write...
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