Call web service from Nintex Workflow – To Copy List item between Site Collections

Requirement: Copy a List item between site collections. Oops! Nintex doesn’t has any direct method to do that. It offers Copy/Move/Create list items with in Same site, but not between site collections. So, Lets seek help from Web services with Nintex. Lets say, I’ve a Source-list and Target-List. What I want is:…

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The expected version of the product was not found on the system – Error when trying to Install SharePoint Service pack

Usually, This error occurs when we miss some in-between updates. e.g. I Installed MOSS 2007 SP1 + Language Pack SP1, then Installed MOSS 2007 SP2 without Language pack and when I tried installing Oct-2009 CU, I got this error. Apparently we need to download and Install both the WSS and MOSS updates…

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Open with Windows Explorer Error: “Your client does not support opening this list with windows explorer”

Problem: Some of the end-users got the following message when trying to open a SharePoint Document Library in explorer view from Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008. Error : “Your client does not support opening this list with windows explorer” Try these solutions:  As of now, This feature is available only in…

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How to send E-Mail using SPUtility.SendEmail in SharePoint?

SharePoint SPUtility class has SendEmail method which is used to send email to any email address. By default, SPUtility.SendEmail() method picks the ‘From address’ from Outgoing E-Mail Settings in Central administration. Use SPUtility.IsEmailServerSet method to check if server is configured with SMTP mail settings. Here is a C# Example for sending E-mail…

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Windows SharePoint Services Web Application – Stuck at “Starting” Status

I had this trouble after applying Service pack 3 on an existing MOSS 2007 environment: Windows SharePoint Services Web Application stuck at “Starting” status and yet it never starts! Solution: Stsadm command to stop windows SharePoint services web application stuck on stopping Jump started to STSADM to stop the service: stsadm -o…

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Incoming E-Mails with Attachments Failed – “Message size exceeds fixed maximum message size”

In Nintex workflows, some of the alert emails were failed! Further investigation found this issue happens only on notification emails with attachments of 1 MB+. Moreover, There was a event logged in Event Log: System.Net.Mail.SmtpException: Exceeded storage allocation. The server response was: 5.3.4 Message size exceeds fixed maximum message size. Checked the Exchange…

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Fix: The start address is not valid for this content source type

Ever get this error when trying to add a content source in SharePoint Search? This is because of the option “Crawl everything under the host name of each start address” which will accept only the host names(like https://sharePoint.com) and not the Sub-site URLs(like https://sharePoint.com/sites/abc/default.aspx) If you enter https://sharePoint.com/sub-site/default.aspx and select “Crawl only…

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Truncate and Shrink SharePoint Transaction Logs, Databases

Some of the Transaction Logs and databases grown rapidly and on urgent basis I had to truncate the Log files on SharePoint Content Databases. Here is the SQL script to truncate and shrink SharePoint transaction log: Important: Please note the <database_Name> and <database_log_Name> in above examples are logical names. This sets the…

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Office SharePoint Server Search is missing in Services on Server?

There is a requirement to transfer the Search Index role to another server on the farm in order to reduce the load on a particular server. So went to “Central Administration > Operations > Services on Server” I wondered, “Office SharePoint Server Search” is missing in Servers on the Server!!! This is…

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