Inbound Email Not Starting SharePoint Workflow

This is a common problem that SharePoint Administrators run into all the time.  The fix is quite easy as well.  Run this stsadm command on the web front ends to see what the property value is: stsadm -o getproperty -pn declarativeworkflowautostartonemailenabled If property value is set t... [More]

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There are no people or groups to show in this view

There are no people or groups to show in this view... One of the great out of the box web parts is the Site Users web part.  It allows you to dynamically display who has access to that site.  You can configure it to show one of the following: Show people and groups with direct permis... [More]

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Add PDF to the Advanced Search in SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010

In certain cases users require the ability to search for specific file types or extensions.  It is easy to add additional file types (that have already been added in Central Administration) to the result types dropdown in the Advanced Search.  This particular example is for addin... [More]

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Back Up Content Database For Upgrade - TSQL

Specifying a Backup File by Using Its Physical Name The basic BACKUP syntax for specifying a backup file by using its physical device name is: BACKUP DATABASE database_name    TO DISK = { 'physical_backup_device_name' | @physical_backup_device_name_var } For example: Copy... [More]

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Sharepoint Active Directory Migration - SID's

Ever migrate your SharePoint site to a totally new environment and discover that your efforts to re-create your Active Directory were all for nothing, since all the users got new SIDs? Symptoms like: The administrator of the server can log in, but nobody else can, even though you're SUR... [More]

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Displaying the Web Site ID and the Description for Kerberos

This script will show you the W3SVC Web Site ID and the description. With IIS 6 the Web Site ID is a randomly generated number for each site that is created other than the Default Web Site which has an Web Site ID of 1) For example: W3SVC1W3SVC719499532W3SVC383732556 Knowing which web site these... [More]

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Cannot Browse to Search Settings Page for a Shared Services Provider - Error: Exception caught in Search Admin web-service proxy (client). System.Net.WebException: The underlying connection was closed

You try to navigate to the Search Settings page for your Shared Services Provider and you get a connection error.  Additionally, when you examine the Application log on the server in the server farm that is running Office SharePoint Server 2007, you see that an Error event ID 6482 was logged ev... [More]

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SharePoint 2007 Host Header 401 Error

401.1 Error When Accessing SharePoint From Server You set up a new farm.  You create a new web application with a host header on port 80.  You create a new site and click the hyperlink at the end of the setup page.  What? No site - and a 401 error?  If you are running SharePoint... [More]

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Microsoft.Office.Project.PWA.WSSEventReceivers.PSDBUpdater Unexpected end of file while parsing Name has occurred. Line 1, position 256

Just about every Project Server 2007 farm I have worked on has had this event log error. So, what exactly causes it? This is a flaw in SharePoint where it is not checking the whole encoded URL length that a document link will have before it is uploaded. The encoded URL Document link leng... [More]

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SharePoint 2007 - Check A User's Permissions

This request always comes up on every job. "We need to make sure that sensitive data is not being accessed by the wrong person - Can you check out UserXYZ and see what permissions they have?" There really is no way to do this out of the box with SharePoint. So, I wrote a couple queries t... [More]

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