SharePoint 2007: "Open in Explorer View" with Windows 7 and IE8 is Extremely Slow

I worked with a customer today who was experiencing extreme delays when using the “Explorer View” in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 on a Windows 7 machine with Internet Explorer 8. After clicking on either “Actions – Open in Explorer View” or changing the view to “Explorer View”, the following message would be shown in…

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Why don’t stsadm commands work when I copy/paste from an email?

Have you ever had someone send you an stsadm command via e-mail and it fails? If the answer is yes, then here’s why. When using Outlook, I typically have my formatting set to HTML. To check your formatting in Outlook 2010, select to compose a new message then click onthe “Format Text” tab at the…

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Short Introduction to Log Parser Lizard

I came across a neat tool to assist in writing LogParser scripts that’s FREE!!! As someone who isn’t really good with LogParser (me), the IntelliSense helps out a lot. Here’s what they say at http://www.lizard-labs.net/log_parser_lizard.aspx Short Introduction to Log Parser Lizard Log Parser is a very powerful and versatile query software tool that provides universal…

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How to Crawl the Content in .csv Files in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

SharePoint does not index the content in .csv files out of the box. Even though .csv files are simply text files, for some reason the content is not index like .txt files; thus no results are returned. While troubleshooting an issue for a customer, I researched several hours on both our internal databases and the…

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Editing a Document in SharePoint Opens as Read-Only

I have worked with a few customers that have run across an issue when they want to edit documents from a SharePoint site, they will only open as read-only. Some machines will only open documents from a SharePoint document library as Read-Only while other machines, logged on as the same user, allow the user to open the…


Mystery Solved – Crawled Properties in SharePoint (Part 7)

Up to this point, we have gone through the details of the following Crawled Property Categories:  Overview Basic Category Office Category People Category SharePoint Category Mail Category This post will cover the details of the Web Category of Crawled Properties. Crawled Properties View – Web The Web Crawled Property Category contains metadata of the page(s)…

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Crawled Properties in SharePoint-Part (Part 5) – Mystery Solved

For some reason, I couldn’t continue with my same title format so I changed it around a bit. In this post, we’ll discover the details of the crawled properties in the “People” category.   Crawled Properties View – People People search in SharePoint provides a robust set of crawled properties that can you to find…

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Mystery Solved – Crawled Properties in SharePoint (Part 6)

We have already covered quite a bit of crawled properties in SharePoint in Posts 1-5 but there still a few more categories to go through. This post will cover the crawled property category called “SharePoint”. Crawled Properties View – SharePoint The SharePoint Crawled Property category contains probably the largest set of crawled properties of any…

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Mystery Solved – Crawled Properties in SharePoint (Part 4)

We’ve gone through quite a bit of details covering crawled properties including an overview, deep dive into what makes up crawled properties, and detail on the Basic and Mail categories. This post will cover the Crawled Property Category called “Office”. Crawled Properties View – Office The Office category includes gathering metadata from Microsoft Word documents,…

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