The filtering process could not be initialized. Verify that the file extension is a known type and is correct

April 30, 2014    , , ,
On analyzing SharePoint search crawl logs, found many instances of the error: "The filtering process could not be initialized. Verify that the file extension is a known type and is correct" Root cause: This is because, SharePoint server 2007 search crawler doesn't recognize Offi…

SharePoint 2013 Image Carousel (Rotating Banner) using Content Search Web Part

April 23, 2014    , ,
SharePoint 2013 brought an excellent web part to get content from search index, called "Content search web part". Using content search web part, We can build a simple image rotator or content slider in few steps. Content Search Web part is available only on SharePoint 2013 enterprise …

Copy Users from One SharePoint Group to Another using PowerShell

April 17, 2014    , , , , ,
Recently, I had a requirement to copy users from one SharePoint group to another group. Unfortunately, SharePoint doesn't support nested groups. Simply renaming the group didn't help us! Well, There is no direct way to copy users from one group to another, but without having to retype eac…

“The server could not complete your request” Error in SharePoint Designer

April 16, 2014    , , , ,
All of a sudden, SharePoint designer 2013 started giving error message " The server could not complete your request. For more specific information, click the Details button " when tried opening SharePoint 2013 sites. I've experienced this error with SharePoint 2010 sites also. F…

Add New Item to Link List in SharePoint using PowerShell

April 14, 2014    
Here is my PowerShell script to add new item to SharePoint link list: Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue #Custom Function to add new item to SharePoint link list Function Add-LinkListItem($WebURL, $ListName, $LinkURL, $LinkTitle) { try { $…

Create SharePoint Link List using PowerShell

April 14, 2014    ,
PowerShell script to create Link list in SharePoint: Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue Function Create-LinkList($WebURL, $ListName, $ListDescription) { try { $ErrorActionPreference ="Stop" #Get the Web $Web = G…

Add stsadm to Path Environment Variable in SharePoint Servers

April 14, 2014    
STSADM is still alive in SharePoint 2013 and in some cases we need to run this command line tool! We've to add STSADM.EXE file's location to "Path" environment variable in SharePoint servers, in order to access stsadm anywhere from command lines and from batch files. Failed to d…

Create Custom Promoted Link Tiles in SharePoint 2013

April 10, 2014    , , ,
Promoted links list is one of the new list type (App) introduced out of the box in SharePoint 2013, Its actually a list with a special view which shows the list items as tiles. Here is an example of a SharePoint 2013 team site with promoted links  Metro UI. Obviously, We can create our own Til…

SharePoint 2013 Change Site Logo Programmatically with PowerShell

April 07, 2014    , , , , ,
We can change SharePoint 2013 site logo by going to : Site Settings >> "Title, Description, and Logo" from SharePoint web user interface: Now, Lets change logo for all sites in a site collection through PowerShell to save some time. SharePoint 2013 change site logo programmat…

SharePoint Links List Open in New Window

April 07, 2014    , , , , ,
I explored various methods to make SharePoint link list to open in a new window at SharePoint Link list: Open in a New Window , While the methods discussed in the article are applicable for SharePoint 2013 too, there is a one more: using calculated columns! Let's drill down in detail with Sha…

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