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” . Resolution: Not sure, What went wrong, But I did an Application pool recycling, which made the site up!!! When the same error occurred during a Search, I Restarted “Search Query”…

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Create a File in Specific Size – For Testing

For upload test in SharePoint, I had to create files of specific size, 10 MB, 20 MB, 30 MB, 40 MB, etc. Figured out a nice command line tool to create files in specific size. FSUTIL fsutil file createnew c:\test.doc 10485760 This will create 10 MB file. The same can be achieved…

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SharePoint Site Template, List Template IDs – Reference

Here is the List for SharePoint Site template and List Template IDs. WSS Site Template IDs:  Template ID Site Description STS#0 Team Site STS#1 Blank Site STS#2 Document Workspace MPS#0 Basic Meeting Workspace MPS#1 Blank Meeting Workspace MPS#2 Decision Meeting Workspace MPS#3 Social Meeting Workspace MPS#4 Multipage Meeting Workspace CENTRALADMIN#0 Central Admin…

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Get the SharePoint Farm’s Detailed Report – Birds eye view

Another day, when I had to do troubleshooting on a client environment, I was searching for a tool that can provide me a bird’s eye view of the SharePoint environment. Found one: SpsFarmReport. SPSFarmReport can be used to gather farm-related information on environments where Wss/MOSS/SharePoint 2010 is installed. Some very basic information…

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How to Display Flash(.swf) files and Banners in SharePoint?

Using content Editor web part, We can display Flash files or flash banners in SharePoint. Just add a content editor web part, and place the following embed code to display flash content in SharePoint 2007: In another case, I’ve designed a Flash based menu for my SharePoint web site, and want to…

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Want to know your SharePoint version?

There are several ways to get your SharePoint version. Here are some: You can get the SharePoint version in central administration. Go to CA > Operations >  Servers in Farm (under Topology and Services) 2. You can identify the SharePoint version from Installed Programs. Go to Control Panel > Add and Remove…

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Ports used by SharePoint

SharePoint obviously has to communicate with other servers such as Active Directory, DNS etc which require other ports, they are as follows:     AD Authentication: TCP:445 Kerberos :TCP:88     LDAP:  LDAP:389 and LDAPS:636     DNS: TCP:53     SMTP: TCP:25     SQL Server: TCP:1443 (or Custom Ports)     Server Message Block (SMB) TCP:445…

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SharePoint Search Crawl Rules – What is that, what it does for us?

Search Crawl rules are mechanisms to influencing the behavior of the crawler when it crawls specific sites. A single crawl rule is created by specifying a URL wildcard matching sites plus a set of options for setting the behavior of the crawler for these sites. When performing a search in SharePoint you…

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