Find Active Inactive Site Collections in SharePoint

Some time back, wrote a PowerShell script to find Most active sites(sub-sites) in SharePoint: Find Most Active SharePoint Sites of a Web Application. Now have a similar requirement, but for SharePoint Site collection! Find Active and Inactive SharePoint site collections of a project collaboration environment. How to find Most Active SharePoint Site…

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Hide Columns in SharePoint List NewForm, EditForm and DispForms

Had a requirement to hide a specific column “Parent Project” in a SharePoint list “Project Metrics”, Since this field was being updated by an internal workflow, it must not be visible in NewForm or in EditForm. So to protect a particular column from edits, decided to hide it from New & Display…

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Create Send To Connection with PowerShell

In continuation to my post: SharePoint 2010 Configure Send To Connections , If you want to create send to connections programmatically or have multiple send to connections to create, PowerShell can help to automate it: PowerShell Script to Create Send To Connections: Make sure you activated “Content Organizer” in Send To Target…

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SharePoint 2010 Configure Send To Connections

In my organization, Program Managers group from multiple departments wanted to collect documents from their department sites to a centralized location for brainstorming. Somehow they heard about/located send to connections in SharePoint! What is Send to connections in SharePoint?Send to connections in SharePoint is a great and flexible way to manage documents….

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Update a Column Value for All List Items in SharePoint using PowerShell

Requirement is to update a list item in SharePoint using PowerShell. Here are some code scripts to update SharePoint list item using PowerShell script. PowerShell to update a column value for all List items in SharePoint The syntax for updating a specific column value on a SharePoint List item goes like this:…

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Copy SharePoint List or Library between Sites with PowerShell

In a migration project, we had to move a few lists and libraries to a different site collection. In SharePoint 2010, using granular export, we can export SharePoint lists and libraries from one site to another with the SharePoint Central Administration web interface. Once exported we’ve to use Import-SPWeb PowerShell cmdlet to…

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Rotating Banner for SharePoint using jQuery

With jQuery we can do lot of user interface enhancements in SharePoint. In this article, I’m exploring one of them: Add rotating banner for SharePoint using jQuery, Let our SharePoint site display moving top banner. Lets start building rotating banner for SharePoint! jQuery Rotating Banner for SharePoint – Steps by Step: Here…

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Set SharePoint Web Application or Farm to Read Only Mode

During maintenance/migrations, its inevitable to set the entire SharePoint Farm or at least Web Applications to read-only mode for some time. SharePoint doesn’t provide any direct ways to set the entire web application or Farm to Read-only mode, but we’ve these options available to set read only access to either SharePoint Web…

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SharePoint 2010 Search Error: The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service.

After configuring the SharePoint search service application, Got this error message when I attempt to do a search: “The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service” I verified search settings, crawl logs and found they are fine. After a while nailed the issue: Search Service proxy association. Fix is…

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Configure Diagnostic Logging in SharePoint 2010 – Best Practices, FAQs

What is Diagnostic Logging in SharePoint, By the way?Simple! Diagnostic logging is where SharePoint logs its own actions. There are two log file locations where SharePoint Diagnostic logging keeps its logs: Windows Event Log – You can view it with “Event Viewer” – The one comes with Windows! ULS or “Trace Log”…

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