How to Add Custom File Type Icons in SharePoint?

Problem: Photoshop files uploaded to the corporate branding portal was giving “JPEG” image icon and often caused confusion to end users! Root cause: This is because of the DOCICON.XML file mapping in SharePoint. Out of the box, SharePoint 2010 has a icon for Photoshop files similar to JPEG Files.  Fix: We’ve to…

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How to Change SharePoint List or Library Settings Programmatically with PowerShell?

There is a requirement to change the SharePoint document library draft item security on all document libraries in a sub-site. We used to achieve it by going to: Document Library settings >> Versioning Settings. Change “Draft Item Security” from “Any user who can read items (default setting)” to “Only users who can…

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SharePoint 2010 Configure Send To Connections

In my organization, Program Managers group from multiple departments wanted to collect documents from their department sites to a centralized location for brainstorming. Somehow they heard about/located send to connections in SharePoint! What is Send to connections in SharePoint?Send to connections in SharePoint is a great and flexible way to manage documents….

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Inline Editing in SharePoint 2010 – How to Enable? Not working? Set the Style to Default

Inline Editing feature in SharePoint 2010 provides us an option for editing items in the same page – Same Line, with out going to a separate edit form. How to enable inline editing in SharePoint 2010? It’s configured in view’s settings. To activate inline editing in SharePoint 2010, Just modify the view…

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Integrating SMS Alert Configuration in SharePoint

Introduction: SMS Alerting is a new feature introduced in SharePoint 2010. Business requirements like, user should get a SMS whenever new announcement published or stock level decreased can be fulfilled with SMS integration. In some cases, SMS is preferred than Email message as SMS is fast and Email may get filtered by…

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Change SharePoint 2010 Authentication from Windows to Forms

While creating a web application, by mistake selected “Windows” authentication, and felt we need “Forms” authentication (Claims Based Authentication) because of a business requirement. Went to Central Administration >> Application Management >> Manage Web Applications >> Selected the desired web application >> Authentication Providers. Oops, “Forms” option is disabled! Couldn’t find any…

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Report for SharePoint Access Request Email Configurations

Requirement:People are moving to different roles, Few left the company from time to time. Access requests are sent to those of that kind. It’s a problem! We had to monitor the access request configurations to make sure its sent to the relevant person. So, wrote this PowerShell code to generate the report…

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Change All SharePoint Site’s Access Request Emails with PowerShell

Some time back, I posted an article on Configuring Access Requests from SharePoint. Now, To take the control, Business decided to give the access control requests to the SharePoint help desk, instead of site owners. So, the requirement is: Update All SharePoint Site’s access request Emails to: SharePoint Help Desk’s Mail id…

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Site Collection Locks in SharePoint

Some time back, I ran into an issue where a particular site collection was in read-only mode to everyone including site collection admin, certain options such as the site action menu was in the disabled state!. Then I realized the site collection backup process was interrupted due to the disk-space issue, and…

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