The secure sockets layer (SSL) certificate sent by the server was invalid and this item will not be crawled – SharePoint Search Error

When starting the full crawl of the default content which includes HTTPS sites, I received the error: “The secure sockets layer (SSL) certificate sent by the server was invalid and this item will not be crawled.” It’s because one of the site was SSL enabled, and Index server is not configured to…

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Consistent Top Navigation Menu across All site collections in SharePoint 2010

Requirement: Display a consistent Top Navigation Menu for across site collections in SharePoint. We can fulfill this requirement by using custom sitemap providers in SharePoint. Here are the steps at high level Create your own sitemap file in Layouts folder Add a Site Map Provider in web.config file Add a SiteMapDataSource to…

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Configuring AD LDS-Claims Based Authentication in SharePoint 2010 – Step by Step

Introduction: SharePoint 2010 provides you with the ability to set up multiple authentication providers, to provide clients or other external parties such as vendors, affiliates, etc. access to your SharePoint Sites without having to provide them with a Windows Active Directory Account. This article walks through with step-by-step instructions on how this…

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Enable Multilingual User Interface (MUI) in SharePoint 2010

Creating a multilingual SharePoint 2010 site is extremely useful when working for global SharePoint deployments. It allows a logged-in user to change the language to one of the supported alternate languages configured. All the standard SharePoint user interface elements are translated with this feature. Like:     Ribbons     Site Settings Page    …

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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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Host Named Site Collections in SharePoint

What is Host Named Site collection? Host-named site collections are the best option if you want to create multiple root-level site collections within a web application. (Or Unique URL for each site collection). SharePoint supports both path-based & host-named site collections. The primary difference is: All path-based site collections in a Web…

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Opening/Saving Documents in SharePoint is Very Slow – Solution

Recently, an end-user reported the issue: Opening/Saving Office 2007 Documents to MOSS 2007 is very slow.  Here is his detailed complaint: “Often at work, I sometimes receive a message after 10 minutes or so that ‘Excel Is not responding’ in the upper corner of the screen. When this happens, the document is…

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Configure People Picker for Multi-Domains (or Cross Domains), Forests Environments in SharePoint

By default, the people picker will issue queries to all two-way trusted domains and two-way trusted forests to search people & groups. It uses the application pool account to search the target domains and forests. If the application pool account does not have permission to the target domains or forests, or if…

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