How to Disable Alerts in SharePoint?

Event wanted to disable All the alerts in SharePoint environment? While removing Outgoing Email settings in Central Admin is one option, There is an another-proper way, Here is how: How To Disable Alerts in SharePoint 2007 / 2010 / 2013? To disable alerts for a SharePoint web application, Run this command: stsadm…

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How to Disable SharePoint Designer in SharePoint 2010, MOSS 2007?

How to Disable/Block SharePoint Designer in SharePoint 2010?SharePoint 2010 provides a nice/easy feature to Disable the SharePoint Designer at the web application level. Here is how: Get into: Central Administration >> Application Management >> Manage Web Applications >>  Select the target web app >> Select “SharePoint Designer” from General settings drop down…

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Open PDF files in browser from SharePoint 2010

By default, SharePoint 2010 doesn’t allow you to open the PDF files directly in the browser, Instead, it prompts a “Save” Dialog box. This is because of the Web application’s general settings. We can open PDF instead of save. To Make SharePoint 2010 to Open PDF documents in browser: Go to Central…

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Service Unavailable: HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable in SharePoint

Service Unavailable: HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable error normally occurs whenever the password for application pool identity account is changed or application pools are in stopped state. This error may appear temporarily when you deploy solutions. In my case, I realized that password got changed for the Identity account. Its…

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Disable logging in SharePoint

In one of my development boxes, Logs are grown rapidly and occupied disk space. By default, logs are stored under C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\LOGS I wanted to STOP the logging altogether. Here is what I did to disable logging in SharePoint:     Go Central Administration >> Operations >> Logging and…

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Object reference not set to an instance of an object – SharePoint 2007 Search Error

Today, I installed MOSS 2007 on a machine, which is not in the domain. Everything worked well, but when I tried search I got this error: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.   at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.WebControls.CoreResultsWebPart.OnLoad(EventArgs e)    at System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive()    at System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive()    at System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive()    at System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive()   …

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SharePoint Site Opens in Contributor mode for Site collection Admin, Farm Admin; Farm admin unable to Delete site

Today, I am running on a weird issue. for a particular site collection in my SharePoint environment, It opens in the contributor mode, and when I tried, I’m unable to delete that site collection, Even though I’m a Farm Admin! Huh.. After spending considerable amount of time, I figured out the issue….

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