• Ram's Blog

    Annoying SQL Server 2008 behavior

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    In SQL Server management studio when you try to save changes after altering table you might experience an error message that says something like “saving changes not permitted. The changes you have made require following tables to be dropped and re-created...
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    My MCM experience

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    This is sort of a delayed post but its better late than never right? In March I got to attend MCM SharePoint R2 rotation in Seattle Washington along with I guess 16 other SharePoint peeps mostly internal full time MS employees and a handful of partners...
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    showing items saved to My links on sharepoint site filtered by group

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    I’m working on a Search oriented portal using FAST search, one of the requirements we have is the ability to save currently executed search so users can re-run the search at a later point of time. We wrote a custom web part that leverages “My Links” to...
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    implementing a simple Cross SIte collection list view webpart

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    Out of the box list view web part does not support lists that are contained in a different site collection. In this post I will show you how you can write a simple web part that will allow cross site collection list support. Within the custom web part...
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    Sharepoint considerations when configuring AD rights management cluster

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    By default AD Rights Management cluster certificate pipeline ACL is configured to allow only local system account. All the web front end servers in your SharePoint farm must be granted read and execute permission. In addition IIS application pool account...
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    SOME TIPS FOR developing on windows server 2008

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    If you are a SharePoint developer developing on windows server 2008, I’m pretty sure you share my frustration. Here is some things you might want to configure in your development workstation. Debugging your Visual Studio project by attaching to w3pwp...
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    ACCESS and KERBEROS Enabled sharepoint sites

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    This past week I found out that Edit In data sheet component of access which is used in SharePoint list and also adding SharePoint list as link table to query or perform bulk edits to list does not work if your SharePoint site is configured for Kerberos...
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    missing in action

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    Man its been a while since my last post. I have been crazy busy since end of February, started new project which makes me drive 1.5 hrs each way (prefer out of town traveling jobs) and then in March was out in Seattle for 3 weeks for SharePoint Master...
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    IE Developer toolbar

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    This is definitely a must have have tool for every one who is involved with branding SharePoint sites, My favorite feature, find element by click. This allows you to click on any part of the page and the DOM browser will highlight the element allowing...
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    Sharepoint javascript utilities

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    I posted my sharepoint javascript utilities to msdn code gallery site, it contains re-usable methods for getting sharepoint list data, getting list schema information, etc from client. Also has a dropdownloader JS Object that you can instantiate and use...
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    Scenarios to consider for using ssl in sharepoint

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    SSL is the recommended for securing client to server communications in SharePoint, following is a list of scenarios you might want to consider using SSL for Central Administration Site : Force portal administrators login to central admin via browser instead...
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    Building a customized document library filtering using content editor webpart and javascript

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    This is a very long overdue post, I have implemented this back in SPS 2003 and same approach works in current version of SharePoint either WSS or MOSS. In this post I will cover how you can implement a custom document library filtering functionality into...
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    Downloading files from document library remotely without any OM code

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    I’ve had a few scenarios where I needed to download files from a document library remotely without using any object model code. Here is simple program that does just that. First step is use the Lists web service to retrieve list items from the document...
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    Back here @ MSDN blogs

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    I’ve decided to come back to MSDN blogs, for awhile was using personal site www.rgopinathan.com/blog , decided to shut that down. I will be moving all my posts from old blog here…
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    Installing VseWSS 1.3 CTP on Windows Server 2008 64bit

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    So I tried to to install VseWSS 1.3 CTP on my Windows Server 2008 x64 machine and setup wizard failed with following error If you are experiencing the same error try following steps Run command prompt as administrator (if you have pinned this to your...
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    Completed all four SharePoint certifications...

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    While attending our own internal conference end of July I passed remaining 3 sharepoint certification exams, I'm officially done with all 4 sharepoint certifications.
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    Moving SSP Admin site to a new web application

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    Here is exact steps to move SSP Administration site to a new web application Create a new web application through central admin Define a new "ssp/admin" manage path for the new web application created for SSP Admin site, ensure the new web application...
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    Hiding Search Scopes Dropdown in Site Master Page

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    When I was looking to implement this for one of the SharePoint sites I worked on, I never was able to find a step by step instructions. Here is exact steps to hide scopes drop down in site master page Under your Features folder look for "OSearchBasicFeature...
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    Setting up remote access in HP Mediasmart HOME Server

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    Over the weekend I was busy setting up my HP Mediasmart Home Server. I have to say I'm extremely happy with my decision to purchase the product. My top 4 reasons for purchasing this product Centralized storage solution (Easy to upgrade) Share...
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    Host Named Site Collections

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    You can create host named site collections if you would like to host all of your portal sites as site collections within one SharePoint web application. · provide a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for your SharePoint web application through the...
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