How to Deploy and Activate Sandboxed Solutions in SharePoint?

Sandboxed solutions bring the benefit of deploying solutions to the SharePoint Server without affecting any other process outside the sandbox. SharePoint 2010 Sandboxed solution can be deployed by Site collection administrators. Here is the guide on How to Deploy and activate sandboxed solution in SharePoint 2010. Go to Site Actions >> Site…

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Install and Configure Office Web Apps for SharePoint 2010

Introduction: Office Web Apps is introduced for the benefit of remote users who don’t have Microsoft Office installed in their machines. This implementation guide walks through step by step on: Installing and Configuring Office Web Apps in SharePoint 2010. Steps Overview To install office web apps in SharePoint 2010, it takes these…

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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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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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How to Create Slipstream Installation of SharePoint 2010 cumulative updates, Service Packs?

By the way, what is Slipstream Installation?Well, If you want to combine your service packs with SharePoint installers so that you don’t need to apply the service pack after the installation (Service packs will be combined with installers, and you will get the latest build on one-time installation!) you can use SlipStreaming!…

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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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Configuring iFilter for PDF Search in SharePoint 2010 – Step by Step

What is iFilter by the way? IFilters are components that allow SharePoint to index content of specific file types, letting users search for content in those files. Using the SharePoint Search we can find documents based on their filename, metadata, or content within a document. By default, the content of Office documents…

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Build SharePoint Feature to Deploy File System Changes

With SharePoint solution packages, it’s possible to port the file system changes and providing Feature-based solutions! Let us build a SharePoint 2007 feature to deploy file system changes (12 hive files) using WSP Builder. Here are the steps: 1. Create a new WSP project ( you need to have WSP Builder installed….

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SharePoint Deployment Error: A deployment or retraction is already under way for the solution “abc.wsp”, and only one deployment or retraction at a time is supported

Sometimes this error pops out from the SharePoint Services Administration command when the user does retract a solution or deploy a solution like the following: stsadm -o retractsolution -name “%PackageName%” -local -url %TargetWebUrl% Or stsadm -o deploysolution -name “%PackageName%” -local -allowGacDeployment -url %TargetWebUrl% Error: “A deployment or retraction is already under way for…

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