“Navigation to the webpage was canceled” Error in .CHM File

Just downloaded a PowerShell Help file (.chm) from Microsoft site. When I open the CHM file, It just displayed an error message “Navigation to the webpage was canceled” Whatz wrong? Well, Since the file was downloaded from the internet, by default it was blocked. Solution: Go to the properties of the file…

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Security Trimmed Top Navigation Menu Using Custom Sitemap Provider for SharePoint

Some time back shared my experience on creating consistent top navigation in SharePoint. Now, added with that, there is a requirement to make the Top navigation Security Trimmed! Alright, to fulfill this requirement all we need to do is: Create our own sitemap provider which does the job of security trimming. Lets…

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Configuring SSL Certificates in SharePoint – Step by Step

Introduction SSL certificates provide secure connectivity between client-server. Setting up HTTPS in SharePoint 2010 sites is a security addition. Generally, it’s a best practice to secure SharePoint Central Administration and External web applications with SSL (HTTPS access). This article covers: How to configure SSL certificates in SharePoint 2010 for HTTPS access. There…

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Create Pie Chart from SharePoint Task list using Fusion Charts

Two years back, I posted an article on Creating Fusion Charts in SharePoint.(Refer to this article for step-by-step instructions to create Fusion charts, Just replace the below-given XSL)  There is a similar request today, But this time, I had to create a Pie Chart from SharePoint Task List. The requirement is just…

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SharePoint Database Consistency Check and Repair

Another fine evening, SCOM reported an IO issue in SQL Server box where SharePoint DBs residing. At the same time, End-users started getting errors: “Cannot complete this action. Please Try again.” SCOM Alert: Try the soft repairs first: stsadm -o databaserepair -url http://site-coll-url -databasename “Content_Database_Name” PowerShell equivalent to repair a SharePoint database…

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How to Create an Event Handler to Force Unique in SharePoint?

Long back, I did an Event handler to prevent duplicates in a SharePoint list. There is a another requirement of same kind now. This time, Let me do it with WSP builder. Requirement is simple – Prevent duplicate titles from a List. Hmm.., But in SharePoint 2010 this is an instinct feature,…

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Workflow Actions are Empty in Nintex Workflow Designer

Problem:Workflow actions are missing in Nintex workflow designer 2010. Troubleshooting: Tried de-activating and re-activating the Nintex Workflow 2010 feature at site collection and site level. Tried adding user to Full permission/Tried Re-adding the user to the site. Solution: Follow these steps to get workflow actions in Nintex workflow designer:  Open SharePoint Central…

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‘Edit Document’ Requires a Windows SharePoint Services-compatible application and Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher

When trying to edit documents in SharePoint from the context menu item “Edit in Microsoft Office Excel”, users received an error message: “‘Edit Document’ Requires a Windows SharePoint Services-compatible application and Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher” Error: Troubleshooting: 1. This functionality works only on the 32-bit version of IE and not…

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