Configuring iFilter for PDF Search in SharePoint 2010 - Step by Step

March 25, 2011    , , , , ,
What is iFilter by the way? IFilters are components that allow SharePoint to index content of specific file types, letting users to search for content in those files. Using the SharePoint Search we can find documents based on their filename, metadata or content within a document. By default …

Disk space analyzing utility - Nice one

March 11, 2011    , ,
I had to do the analysis on my server's disk space, because it was getting reduced time to time. The best utility I found is: Disk Space Fan! it provides nice interface, navigation options.  URL: http://www.diskspacefan.com/index.html More utilities comparison: http://www.techsupporta…

Automating the SharePoint Site owner change process

March 05, 2011    , , , ,
I'm the farm administrator of 5000+ site collection. People moving from role to role used to send a mail to me, for changing the site collection owners. hmm, for these requests I've to manually go and check, for which site collection owner needs to be changed, Is the requester is a previo…

Build SharePoint Feature to Deploy File System Changes

March 04, 2011    , , , , , ,
With SharePoint solution packages, its possible to port the file system changes and providing Feature based solutions! Lets build a SharePoint 2007 feature to deploy file system changes (12 hive files) using WSP Builder. Here are the steps: 1 . Create a new WSP project ( you need to have WSP B…

No content databases are available for this operation - Error while tyring to restore using stsadm

March 03, 2011    , , ,
My requirement is to rename a site URL, so I took a STSADM backup, then I went to restore using the new URL.  When I ran the restore with the new URL, It resulted the below error: "No content databases are available for this operation. Create a content database, and then try the operation…

Disable logging in SharePoint

March 02, 2011    , ,
In one of my development box, Logs grown rapidly and occupied disk space. By default logs are stored under:   C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\LOGS I wanted to STOP the logging altogether. Here is what I did to disable logging in SharePoint:     Go Centr…

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