Saturday, June 26, 2010

SharePoint Designer in Contributor Mode

SharePoint Designer Automatically switches to Contributor Mode?

Another day, when I was trying to open a SharePoint site in SharePoint Designer, it automatically opened in the contributor mode!

So I tried: Prompt for user name and password security settings in IE, then re-opened the SPD. Yes, It prompted me the user name and pass and opened in the SAME contributor mode although I have FARM Admin & Site collection admin access rights.

Finally I found the solution:

To get around that, go to, SharePoint Designer’s Menu: Site >> Contributor Settings and then click on the Disable Contributor Settings button.
SharePoint Designer in Contributor Mode

It worked like a charm! :-) In case, This doesn't work for you then, Try adding your account in site owners group.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

SharePoint Search service is in Hung state, Starting or Stopping?

Yes, it happened today morning. I'm unable to do a search in my MOSS website. When tried search, I got an error: "The search request was unable to connect to the search service."  when I tried to do a full crawl, then it hangs there with "Starting" stage, Then I tried to stop and start the Office SharePoint search in Central admin, but I cannot stop it. It's status shows "stopping". Hmmm
SharePoint Search service is in Hung state - Starting or Stopping


Here are the things you can try go get this issue solved:
stsadm -o osearch -action stop
stsadm -o osearch -action
start
Restart Search Service

Or You can try:

net stop oSearch
net start oSearch

If you still run into the same issue, then try the following:
psconfig -cmd services -install

This will configure SharePoint search again!!!


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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

How to Remove All Responses from SharePoint Survey

How to delete all the survey responses in SharePoint 2007 all at once without having to go through deleting one at a time?
sharepoint survey remove all responses
Datasheet view? Oops, it doesn't support Datasheet view. How to Delete All Survey Responses and results in one click?

Here is an easy option: go to Site Actions > Site Content and Structure Manager', browse to the survey list. Use the select all check box on just below the menu bar on top of the list to select all the answers. Select in the 'Actions' menu and then delete option. This will bulk delete all/multiple responses from SharePoint survey.
SharePoint Survey Delete All Responses
Done!

Unable to find  Site Content and Structure Manager In Site actions? Don't panic. Just enter: http://Your-Site/_layouts/sitemanager.aspx  in browser!

Reset survey response number in SharePoint:
If you want to reset Response Number, here is how to reset SharePoint survey response count: Save the survey list as template, Delete the original survey list and create a new Survey based on the survey template you have created!

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion - Error in SharePoint Site

SharePoint site gave an error message in browser "Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion" .
Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion - Error in SharePoint Site


Resolution: Not sure, What went wrong, But I did a Application pool recycling, which made the site up!!! When the same error occurred during a Search, I Restarted "Search Query" and "Site Settings" Services from Services on Server to fix this issue.

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