Add global navigation to SharePoint 2010 Minimal Master Page - Search

One of the most frequent requests I get from customers that have (fairly) vanilla SP2010 deployments is to have the global navigation links included on search pages. The simplest way to do this is to make a copy of minimal.master and copy a div tag from v4.master. Here are the steps: 1. Open S... [More]

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PerformancePoint 2010 - The request failed with HTTP status 401: Unauthorized

If you've been working with PerformancePoint Services, and you've tried to create a data connection using either Excel Services or a SharePoint list, then you may encounter this error: PerformancePoint Services could not connect to the specified data source. Verify that either the current use... [More]

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Connect to Office SharePoint Sites Not Working – SharePoint 2010

An end-user comes to you and states that they tried the Connect to Office > Add to SharePoint Sites functionality within the document library ribbon in SharePoint 2010, and when they open an Office application, the sites don’t show up.  We had a similar problem in SharePoint 2007 ... [More]

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Total Document Count - SharePoint 2010 - Updated SQL Query

On just about every client site I work on, the client eventually asks me for a report showing how many documents are in each library and what is the URL to that site.  I wrote several queries for SharePoint 2007 to produce these reports. However, Microsoft decided to change the database ta... [More]

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Missing Office Document Properties in SharePoint 2010 - Properties Promotion

Recently I was asked to stand up a Records Center in SharePoint 2010 for legal hold capabilities.  After configuring everything, I proceeded to run an eDiscovery and hold job.  When I took a look at the document library in the Records Center where the documents were sent, none of the docum... [More]

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SharePoint Enabling Debugging Web Config

When you first debug a SharePoint solution in Visual Studio, a dialog box alerts you that the web.config file is not configured to enable debugging. (The web.config file is created when you install SharePoint server. For more information, see Working with Web.config Files.) The dialog box gives you ... [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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Issues with Installation of SharePoint 2010 SP1

I recently ran into this issue while installing SharePoint 2010 SP1 update in our SharePoint Farm.  The installation began fine and I was able to install on the first server with no issues.  When I began the update on the second and third servers in the farm, all appeared to... [More]

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Configure Excel Calculation Services on SharePoint 2010

Sometime we can’t open an Excel 2010 file in a SharePoint page. Looking at the event viewer you see “There was an error in communicating with Excel Calculation Services”. To fix this, perform the following steps: - Open IIS then go to “SharePoint Web Services Root” app... [More]

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How to fix: Recurring Meeting Workspace error: ‘g_InstanceID’ is undefined

Scenarios: After changing the master page on a Meeting Workspace site, the recurring meeting workspace hyperlinks under “Select a date from the list below” do not work and throw a JavaScript error. If you create a custom master page and use it for your Meeting Workspaces, a JavaScript ... [More]

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