How to Create Slipstream Installation of SharePoint 2010 cumulative updates, Service Packs?

By the way, what is Slipstream Installation?Well, If you want to combine your service packs with SharePoint installers so that you don’t need to apply the service pack after the installation (Service packs will be combined with installers, and you will get the latest build on one-time installation!) you can use SlipStreaming!…

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Find All Incoming E-Mail Enabled Lists and Libraries in SharePoint

Requirement: During Migration, Needed a List of location where Incoming E-Mail is enabled. So Here is the script which gives that! PowerShell Script to find all incoming Email Enabled Lists and Libraries: Here is the PowerShell script to find all incoming email enabled lists in a SharePoint web application. Get All Incoming…

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Distribute and Load Balance SharePoint Central Administration site

Its a best practice to Distribute and Load balance the SharePoint Central Administration site at least two servers on the Farm. This will be extremely helpful in the event of one server failure and of course, Microsoft supports this 100%. How do I distribute Central Administration to two servers? Let’s say we…

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Excellent Online Tools to Build & Test Regular Expressions

Often I’m forgetting syntax with regular expressions and it leads to trouble! Lately, I find these online tools which helped me to build better regular expressions in my coding (Yes, I do code rarely!) 1. https://regexr.com/   – Online Regular Expression builder with brief help text on each regular expression character. http://gskinner.com/RegExr/desktop/ –…

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Configure People Picker for Multi-Domains (or Cross Domains), Forests Environments in SharePoint

By default, the people picker will issue queries to all two-way trusted domains and two-way trusted forests to search people & groups. It uses the application pool account to search the target domains and forests. If the application pool account does not have permission to the target domains or forests, or if…

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SharePoint Column/Field Display Name vs Internal Name

In SharePoint, When we create a column on a site/list/document, It has two names:     Internal Name – which is the name given to it when it was created, and it won’t be changing.     Display Name – You can change the display name as many times as you want. The best…

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Show Login for Anonymous user and Logout for Authenticated users

Here is my requirement: I want to Show Custom Log-in button for Anonymous user, and once logged in I want to show the Log-out for Authenticated users. Here is the implementation part. 1. create your own Log-in and Log-out button images, place them under: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\IMAGES Important: Do…

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SharePoint Site is Read-only to Everyone: Including Farm Administrator, Site Collection Owner

Ever faced this odd problem? where SharePoint Site is read-only to every one.. Including Farm Administrator, Site Collection Administrator.. They would only have basic permissions & various OK buttons were greyed out. This is because Sharepoint site collection/database into Read Only mode! To unlock the Sharepoint site either use the Central Admin Site quota page or…

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