How to Backup/Restore IIS in SharePoint?

IIS backup is the vital part in SharePoint disaster recovery. SharePoint in-built backup mechanisms (either STSADM or Central Admin Backup Wizard) doesn’t touch IIS at all. In IIS6 under Windows Server 2003, this configuration data was maintained in a database known as the IIS Metabase. With Windows Server 2008 and IIS7, the…

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Convert to XSLT Dataview Error: This web part does not have a valid XSLT stylesheet: Error: A name was started with an invalid character.

From SharePoint designer, when trying to convert a list view to  XSLT Dataview, it resulted with an error: This web part does not have a valid XSLT stylesheet: Error: A name was started with an invalid character. Fix: This happens when you try to convert a list view with the “Edit (link…

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Workflows, Manage Permissions options missing in XSLT dataview ECB Menu

When we convert the SharePoint List view to XSLT dataview, “Workflows” will be missing in context Menus. Not only Workflows, Manage Permissions, Edit Document, and some more options will be missing. The only workaround so far I know: Add a new column to the dataview, say the title for the column as…

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SharePoint SubSite Size Storage Report

SharePoint 2010 offers nice storage reports with sub-sites. Go to: Site actions > Site Collection Administration >  Storage Metrics to determine the size of SharePoint subsite Get SharePoint Subsite Size with PowerShell: how to check SharePoint subsite size? We Can use PowerShell to get subsite size. Here is the PowerShell script to…

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What is SPContext in SharePoint?

SPContext is often used with custom web parts and pages to retrieve SharePoint site objects from the context of the SharePoint site accessed. Its a good practice to use SPContext instead of creating new objects (So that we can avoid disposal of objects). SPContext object will be available for access in our…

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How to Change the URL of the SharePoint List or Library?

Requirement: Change the List or Document Library URL in SharePoint. Another interesting question: How do you change the URL of the existing List or Library in SharePoint? The end-user named a document library “2011 Goals & Results” at the time of list creation, and in the URL, it came as “2011%20Goals%20%20Results.” Now,…

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Report for Customized Pages, Files, Views in SharePoint

During Migration, had to audit all customized (Un-ghosted) pages , Files, Views,etc. in SharePoint. Here are some useful resources on this regard. 1. To get list of customized List forms: Use STSADM -o EnumAllwebs -includecustomlistviews 2. Use Stsadm extention: Get-SPCustomizedPages from https://github.com/glapointe/PowerShell-SPCmdlets 3. Use RL Soft’s Custom Page auditor https://www.riolinx.com/resources/p/CustomPagesAuditor.zip 4. Use…

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