Unable to find OOTB Default Workflows – Approval, Collect Signatures/Feedback in SharePoint 2010?

After migrating to SharePoint 2010, received the first complaint from an End-User: “Sal, I’m unable to find Out-of-the-box workflows such as Approval, Collect Signatures, collect Feedback. Where are they? Can you bring them back as in MOSS 2007”? Yes! SharePoint 2010 approval workflow missing!! SharePoint 2010 default workflows missing Huh, unlike MOSS…

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SharePoint Keeps Asking for Password Every time?

Yeah, It’s a classic issue! SharePoint prompts for user name and password, every time when a user tries to access SharePoint sites. Every time SharePoint 2010 (or MOSS 2007) keeps asking password is annoying, Isn’t it? Here’s is the solution to disable and stop the prompt for username and password:     In…

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FileNotFoundException on new SPSite Call in SharePoint 2010

Today, I tried writing a console application to fetch some data from SharePoint for report generation. Started with simple code, Ran it, Boom! Error: “FileNotFoundException was unhandled” in spsite constructor!Verified that the URL is valid and able to access. In fact, my code was quite simple. SPSite site = new SPSite(“https://sharepoint”);Console.WriteLine(site.RootWeb.Title); Solution…

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“Navigation to the webpage was canceled” Error in .CHM File

Just downloaded a PowerShell Help file (.chm) from Microsoft site. When I open the CHM file, It just displayed an error message “Navigation to the webpage was canceled” Whatz wrong? Well, Since the file was downloaded from the internet, by default it was blocked. Solution: Go to the properties of the file…

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‘Edit Document’ Requires a Windows SharePoint Services-compatible application and Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher

When trying to edit documents in SharePoint from the context menu item “Edit in Microsoft Office Excel”, users received an error message: “‘Edit Document’ Requires a Windows SharePoint Services-compatible application and Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher” Error: Troubleshooting: 1. This functionality works only on the 32-bit version of IE and not…

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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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Fix “The site collection containing this sandboxed solution has exceeded its daily resource usage quota.”

When trying to activate a sandboxed solution, Got below error message: “The site collection containing this sandboxed solution has exceeded its daily resource usage quota.” Solution: This is because of the Sandbox solution resource limit. To fix this issue, just increase the site collection Sandbox solution resource quota in site collection quotas…

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“Alert me” Missing in SharePoint 2010?

In an odd case, received complaints from users “SharePoint alert me missing!”. Usually “Alert me” link will be there under the documents tab of the SharePoint 2010 Ribbon. End-Users were unable to get the “Alert me” link. When I checked, Yes, alert me button missing on SharePoint 2010 site!! and some more…

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SharePoint Alert Notifications Not Working – Checklist for Troubleshooting

Before proceeding with the checklist, analyze and isolate the issue: Whether E-mail Infrastructure is working on your environment Whether in all SharePoint web applications alerts are not working? SharePoint alerts not working for one site? SharePoint alerts not working after upgrade or migration  Alerts not working after restore or Service pack? Alerts…

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