SharePoint Recycle Bins – Let’s get it Crystal Clear

SharePoint Recycle bin feature was newly introduced in its 2007 version, and it offers End-users, Site collection admin’s to recover the content with out running behind DBA’s 🙂 There are some confusions among the SharePoint community in understanding recycle bin settings. So in this article lets get it crystal clear. Two Stages…

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Migrate from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010 – Step by Step

In this article, I’m walking through migrating from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 using database attachment method.  Overview Run Preupgradecheck in MOSS 2007 server.  Analyze & fix the issues. Take the back up of content database from MOSS 2007. Restore the content databases backup to SQL Server of SharePoint 2010. Create web…

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IIS URL Rewrite Module with SharePoint

Want to get rid of “/Pages/” from SharePoint URL? Want to redirect from “HTTP” to “HTTPS”? Want to redirect from one SharePoint site to another? Then your search ends here. Use IIS URL Rewrite Module, Just a free add-on to IIS. Here are the posts on using IIS Rewrite module with SharePoint:…

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Configure Access Requests in SharePoint 2010/2007

Configure/Enable-Disable Access Requests in SharePoint Access Request feature enables users to request access to a site directly through SharePoint when they get an access denied page. By default SharePoint configures the access requests for a particular site collection to go to the person who created it. This configuration is for the entire…

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SharePoint 2010 Database Naming Conventions

SharePoint 2010 Database Naming Standards/Conventions When it comes to SharePoint database naming standards, There are lot of patterns used by SharePoint Admins. Yes, it is a good practice to have a database naming convention. Not only just a good practice, but it will be good for your DBAs as well :-). and…

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Get Installed SharePoint Farm Version Build Number/Patch Level/Service Pack

Want to know the SharePoint version installed on your environment? There are several ways to get your MOSS 2007/SharePoint 2010 version build numbers. Here are some: How to find installed SharePoint 2013 build version? Simple! Navigate to Central Administration >> System Settings >> Servers in this Farm 1. You can find SharePoint…

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Visual Upgrade All SharePoint Sites in a web application using PowerShell

After the Migration using database attachment method, Had to upgrade all sites to New SharePoint 2010 User Interface. Used this PowerShell code to accomplish. SharePoint 2010 visual upgrade using PowerShell script Or you can use the SPSite’s VisualUpgradeWebs() method: Here is the Before/After images:

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Access denied – when trying to Open Shared Service Provider “Audiences” Link in MOSS 2007

Recently I discovered an interesting behavior with Shared Service providers when I was setting up a new environment. I’m the farm administrator and has been added to the policy for the SSP, as well as the site collection owner, but when I click on User Profiles in SSP, I got “Access Denied”…

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How to Hide User Names in Created by, Modified by Fields in SharePoint?

Requirement:  Had to provide complete anonymous entries in SharePoint task list by masking user names (as in SharePoint Surveys). Here is the Trick: There is a Property for SharePoint List, called “ShowUser”. we can set that to “False” using PowerShell or C# object model. PowerShell script to Hide User Names in SharePoint:…

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