Quick Launch (left navigation) Missing in Web Part Pages – Solutions

In SharePoint 2007, When we create a web part page, it doesn’t come up with left navigation! SharePoint quick launch missing in web part pages!! Well, there are 3 approaches to resolve this issue. Editing the Site definition Template files – Farm level (NOT RECOMMENDED!) Editing the Master page – Site level Editing…

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SharePoint Error: “Access to this Web site has been blocked. Please contact the administrator to resolve this problem.”

While trying to get a site collection in browser, It gave me this error: “Access to this Web site has been blocked. Please contact the administrator to resolve this problem.” Root cause: I understand, the site collection is being locked out! Wanted to unlock it by going to the Central Admin website. Central…

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“This report failed to load because session state is not turned on” – Access Services issue in SharePoint 2010

When I configured my first SharePoint 2010 sandbox, I tried creating access services and received below error: So, it’s telling us to enable Session state. Isn’t it? How to Enable Session State for SharePoint 2010? Open SharePoint 2010 Management Shell Type in the following cmdlet: Enable-SPSessionStateService Provide values for the following parameters:…

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Using Log Parser with SharePoint to Generate Interesting Reports

What is Log parser? Well, as per Microsoft’s definition: Log parser is a powerful, versatile tool that provides universal query access to text-based data such as log files, XML files, and CSV files, as well as key data sources on the Windows operating system such as the Event Log, the Registry, the…

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Move Site Collection to Another Content Databases in SharePoint 2007

In SharePoint 2007 content databases can grow till 100 GB. What if you want to move your existing sites to a new content db? Well, Here is the manual way to move site collection to a different database in SharePoint 2007: Backup and Delete the Site Collection Set all your Content Databases’…

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Error when trying to export a SharePoint list to Ms-Access Table

When I tried to export a SharePoint list to Access table:  I got the below error message. “You do not have the necessary permissions to use the ‘{GUID}’ object. Have your system administrator or the person who created this object establish the appropriate permissions for you”. This is because: List contains a…

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SharePoint WSP Solutions and Features Deployment using STSADM, PowerShell

In this article I’m documenting the Deployment of WSP files using STSADM and with the PowerShell. Before we begin, Its a good idea to add STSADM’s path (“C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN\”) to the environment variable “Path”. It saves the typing 🙂 and of course, its a good idea to have…

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