Create, Update, Copy, Delete SharePoint List Views using PowerShell

Requirement is: There are lot of document libraries in a SharePoint site. Periodically, in all libraries there is a need to: Create a new view Update an existing view with new filter condition Create new new by copying existing view and modify the filter Delete an existing view Add new field to…

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Nintex Workflow Tasks Item not found Error – Solution

Problem: Nintex Workflow tasks displays : * Item Not found error! Root Cause: Workflows are initiated and items in which workflows ran, are deleted by the end-user. When I tried terminating the workflows, it gave “Server was unable to process the request –> Values does not fall within the expected range.” error…

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Nintex Workflow “There was an error installing the content type required for the flexi task action”

Nintex Workflow was giving an error, when trying to publish: “There was an error installing the content type required for the Flexi-Task action. Please arrange for an Administrator to run the following command on the server: stsadm.exe  -o installfeature -n nintexworkflowcontenttypeupgrade For more information please contact [email protected]“ I already ran that command:…

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Find the GUIDs of SharePoint Web Application, Site Collection, Site, List, View and Columns

We may have to find the GUID of SharePoint objects such as web application, site collection, web, list, view, or column at times. Here are some nifty techniques: Get web application GUID in SharePoint Let’s find the web application GUID in SharePoint 2010. Go to Central Admin >> System Settings >> Click…

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Search SharePoint Recycle bin with SPRecycleBinQuery

Searching inside the SharePoint recycle bin for a deleted item or file is a pain especially when you have a LOT of deleted items and files in the SharePoint recycle bin. Unfortunately, SharePoint doesn’t provide search capability in recycle bin, and you have to press Next>> <<Prev buttons to search for your…

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Find All Checked Out Files and Check-In them Back using PowerShell

I’m Sharing one of the PowerShell script I used in SharePoint 2010 migration. Since its very difficult to check-in back all the checked-out files after migration, its a best practice to check-in all checked out files prior. Find All Checked-Out files and Check in back in a SharePoint Library using PowerShell: Let’s…

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Redirect Old MOSS 2007 Site to New SharePoint 2010 Site during Migration using URL Rewrite

In a database attachment method of migration from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010, we gradually moved site collections one by one by attaching content databases of individual site collections. It took a while to address migration fixes and make them in a good shape for each site collection. Meanwhile, had to redirect…

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Hide Links in Site Settings Page with HideCustomAction

Problem: People make SharePoint branding inconsistent by creating and applying random themes and breaks corporate branding. So need to stop users from creating & uploading new themes and applying them. How to Hide Links in Site Settings page using CustomAction? Hide Themes and Site Themes links with “HideCustomAction” from Site Settings! Some…

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