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SharePoint Page Layout URL Issue

When trying to edit page layout in web content mangement templates it gives error this due to incorrect URL that was set there during a patch and solution is to update this url


I have found a nice tool to do that in the following blog or you can create your own.

Posted On Monday, August 31, 2009 2:49 PM

SharePoint Administration Toolkit

A nice free toolkit from MS  help administrate and manage Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 and Windows® SharePoint® Services version 3.0.

Posted On Monday, August 31, 2009 2:41 PM

SharePoint Disaster Backup
Steps to make a disaster back up: Record which Web applications are associated with the SSPs · Perform a full back up of the SSPs. · Completely stop the farm by stopping the services associated with Office SharePoint Server 2007 and by stopping Internet Information Services (IIS). · Back up the following databases by using SQL Server 2005 tools: o Content databases o Central Administration content database o Configuration database o Windows SharePoint Services Help Search database o Back Up the SQL ......

Posted On Monday, August 31, 2009 1:21 PM

Lotus Notes Migration To MOSS steps
To migrate lotus notes to SharePoint here you are the steps and some useful links: Steps: Use Microsoft Application Analyzer 2006 for Lotus Domino to start the process of analyzing Domino applications: a. Identify which applications are still active and which applications should be archived. b. Eliminate administration and mail applications from the migration or integration list. c. Determine which applications should be migrated and which applications should be integrated with Microsoft technologies. ......

Posted On Sunday, August 30, 2009 2:11 PM

Failure to deploy Solutions on MOSS Farm

Somtimes the solution status keeps as deploying, seems that it is stucked to solve that we can do the following:

Run stsadm -o execadmsvcjobs on all the servers in the farm

Restart the timer service.

Posted On Sunday, August 30, 2009 1:59 PM

SharePoint Links
Here you are a list of nice SharePoint resources: http://www.sharepointreview... http://social.technet.micro... ......

Posted On Sunday, August 30, 2009 1:54 PM

SharePoint Service pack2

A new version of Service pack 2 is ready to be downloaded after solving the issue of expiration

Posted On Sunday, August 30, 2009 1:45 PM

change service accounts and service account passwords in SharePoint

Changing the passwords from time to time is a healthy thing to do.

Here you are a nice link to do that in SharePoint accounts.

Posted On Sunday, August 30, 2009 1:38 PM

Internet Explorer crashes on opening of a document in Document Library

We have faced an issue before that some users when opening a document in SharePoint document library the internet explorer crashes.

After investigation I have found that this issue most pobably happens due to existance of several versions of office on the machine.

To solve that check these links:


Posted On Sunday, August 30, 2009 1:36 PM

SharePoint Training Resources
Classroom Training – Microsoft Learning Solutions Partners Course 50205A: SharePoint 2007 Web Development Course 50207A: Learn Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Step by Step, Level 1 Course 50208A: Learn Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Step by Step, Level 2 Course 50209A: Learn Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Step by Step, Level 3 Virtual Labs Creating and Deploying Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Workflows for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Microsoft Office SharePoint ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 25, 2009 12:40 PM

SharePoint Version Numbers
To Get the SharePoint Versions:Go to any document library you will find it at the top And here you are the version number of the deployed components: MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 June 2009 Cumulative update: MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 April 2009 Cumulative update: MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 Service Pack 2: MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 Feb 2009 Cumulative update: MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 Aug 2008 Cumulative update: MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 Infrastructure Update: ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 25, 2009 12:35 PM

SharePoint Designer Free Download

This is the link in MS for downloading the full free version of SharePoint Designer

Posted On Tuesday, August 25, 2009 12:31 PM

Application Pools doesn't appear in IIS
I faced an issue with IIS when trying to see the available application pools. But the IIS tree seems to be empty. To solve this issue: 1- Close the IIS 2- Open the Services (click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Services. ) or if on windows server go to Administartive tools from Start and then services. 3- Stop the IIS Admin service and then start it and make sure to stop and start the services that depends on it too. 4- Open the IIS the application ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 25, 2009 12:23 PM

SharePoint Log Viewing Tool

In debugging a lot of large log files in SharePoint you need to use a nice tool to help you.


I have used this tool and i have found that it is a nice and easy one.

Posted On Wednesday, August 19, 2009 12:21 PM

SharePoint 2010 Technical Preview Information Available
Microsoft Announcing SharePoint 2010 Technical Preview ......

Posted On Monday, August 17, 2009 9:47 AM

Enable error viewing in SharePoint
If you faced an unknown error in SharePoint, I am sure that it will not be your happiest moment. To know what is the real error to be able to solve it you have to change 2 options in web.config of the web application that hosts your site. 1-Open web.config 2- Change customErrors mode="on" to customErrors mode="off" 3- Change CallStack="false" to CallStack="true" And wishing you a happy debugging ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 1, 2009 4:26 AM

DPM with MOSS 2007
Steps for installation of DPM to protect MOSS environment. 1- Install the MOSS then WSS sp1 then MOSS sp1 2- Install Knowledge Base article 941422, "Update for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0" ( 3- Install Knowledge Base article 941422 on all protected servers on which Windows SharePoint SharePoint Services 3.0, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1 are installed. 4- Prepare the DPM Box: (Install DPM ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 28, 2009 3:58 PM

Enumerate Document Library items
To Enumerate all items in all document libraries on certain site. SPSite site = new SPSite(http://localhost/home); SPWeb web = site.OpenWeb(); foreach (SPList doc in web.Lists) // looping on all libraries on certain site { if (doc.BaseType.ToString()=="... // checking that type of the library is Document Library { foreach (SPListItem item in doc.Items) //looping on all items on certain Document Library. { // use item object to get the data about each item in the Document Library } } ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 8, 2009 11:51 AM

SharePoint Books
This is an important list of SharePoint books I thought it will be good to share. Essential SharePoint 2007: A Practical Guide for Users, Administrators and Developers Beginning SharePoint 2007 Administration: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Designer 2007 Step by Step Mastering Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 Professional SharePoint 2007 Web Content Management Development: Building ......

Posted On Monday, August 17, 2009 4:50 AM

SharePoint Conference 2009

The sharePoint conference will be held in the period  October 19-22, 2009 Las Vegas, NV

Posted On Monday, August 17, 2009 4:30 AM

Documents are opened as read only in document library


If you faced an issue with document library when trying to open files in edit mode they are opened in read only mode with no ability to edit in it.

There are a lot of reasons for that among it is some configurations in the load balancer.

Kindly find the below link.

Posted On Monday, August 17, 2009 4:19 AM

Deployment Delay in MOSS

I faced a situation while deploying some solution files on MOSS, there was a delay about 2 hours in deployment.

I noticed that the server Regional settings is set to Pacific time zone with daylight saving, while inside the Central administration it is set to US Central time zone.

This is an issue that was solved in the SP1 for MOSS.

As a work around you can set the time zone to GMT then deploy it will be deployed successfully.


Posted On Monday, April 6, 2009 11:07 AM

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