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

January 26, 2011    , , , , ,
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 Ma…

DisableLoopbackCheck - 401 Unauthorized / Repeated Login Prompts and Resulted Blank Page - Host Header Issue

January 24, 2011    , , , , ,
Problem: Couldn't Access a local SharePoint site from the server!  Today, I setup my new SharePoint 2010 development box. I made the machine as domain controller: "Crescent.com". Machine name was: SharePoint. After I installed SharePoint in port 80 I was accessing the SharePoint …

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

January 23, 2011    , , , ,
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 by going to Central A…

"This report failed to load because session state is not turned on" - Access Services issue in SharePoint 2010

January 23, 2011    , , ,
When I configured my first SharePoint 2010 sandbox, I tried creating access services and received below error: So, its 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: …

SharePoint 2007 Search Issues

January 21, 2011    , , ,
Error:   "The search service is currently offline. Visit the services on server page in sharepoint central administration to verify whether the service is enabled. This might also be because an indexer move is in progress"   Here is the Fix: Open central admin >> Operations …

Move Site Collection to Another Content Databases in SharePoint 2007

January 17, 2011    , , , ,
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&#…

SharePoint WSP Solutions and Features Deployment using STSADM, PowerShell

January 16, 2011    , , , , , ,
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"…

SharePoint vs Network File Share - Which is best?

January 08, 2011    ,
Often, I get questions from end users on deciding which one would serve best: Network File share or SharePoint? My Answer to them: Definitely SharePoint offers much more collaborative features compared with Network File Shares. Such as: Versioning Control - adds the ability to see older vers…

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