Open PDF files in browser from SharePoint 2010

By default, SharePoint 2010 doesn’t allow you to open the PDF files directly in the browser, Instead, it prompts a “Save” Dialog box. This is because of the Web application’s general settings. We can open PDF instead of save. To Make SharePoint 2010 to Open PDF documents in browser: Go to Central…

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Create SharePoint 2007 Site Collection in New Content Database

Create SharePoint Site Collection in a Specific Content Database Ever wanted to create New Site collection in a particular database or Restore the site collection backup to a specific database? If Yes, Here is the simple Trick: Increase the Maximum Number of Sites. SharePoint places New Sites in the content database where…

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Service Unavailable: HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable in SharePoint

Service Unavailable: HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable error normally occurs whenever the password for application pool identity account is changed or application pools are in stopped state. This error may appear temporarily when you deploy solutions. In my case, I realized that password got changed for the Identity account. Its…

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SharePoint URL Shortcuts

Here is the list of Quick URL Shortcuts to Frequent SharePoint Links: Open the page in Edit mode: ?displaymode=design Or ?ToolPaneView=2&pagemode=edit Add web parts to any page: append  ?PageView=Shared&ToolPaneView=2 Create New Site Content (List, Library, etc.)  /_layouts/create.aspx Create New Site: _layouts/NewsbWeb.aspx List Template Gallery: _catalogs/lt/Forms/AllItems.aspx Master Page Gallery: _catalogs/masterpage/Forms/AllItems.aspx Manage your Alerts  _layouts/SubEdit.aspx …

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Managing Features in SharePoint using PowerShell & STSADM

SharePoint Features are part of deployment unit that typically consists of set of functionality such as customization, application pages, list schema, etc. that can be activated and de-activated at various levels in SharePoint. Features consists of “Feature.xml” file and any other supporting element files. Generally Features to be activated or deactivated from…

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This session has exceeded the amount of allowable resources – Infopath form services error

Apparently, to fix this issue, we need to increase the Session state value. I double-checked it by examining event logs and verified it. Event id: 7083 logged multiple times. So, the fix is to increase the session state value. Here is how to do that: Go to Central Administration >> Application Management…

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HTTP Error 401 – Not Authorized Error in SharePoint site with Kerberos Authentication Enabled

In a new SharePoint web application, it prompted for user name and password repeatedly And finally resulted in  “Not Authorized – HTTP Error 401. The requested resource requires user authentication” – in the SharePoint site with Kerberos Authentication Enabled. Here is some more spec: MOSS 2007, Windows 2008, IIS 7.5. Solution: With IIS…

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