Configuring email enabled Document libraries in MOSS

This article will help you to configure  your MOSS2007 environment for libraries to receive incoming e-mail using a standard e-mail address that can be used both internally and externally. In order to describe the steps to achieve the above task, we take the SharePoint farm as follows Win2k3-DC : Domain controller Exchange server 2003 DNS…


Unable to run SharePoint configuration wizard – Error”Unable to upgrade SharePoint Products and Technologies because an upgrade is already in progress."

This article is about an error generated when running configuration wizard in WSS 3.0 / MOSS 2007. The scenario is like this. The SharePoint environment was running with WSS 2.0 and tried to upgrade to WSS 3.0. The WSS 2.0 was installed with a default instance of SharePoint Database (Express /Embedded edition of SQL) and…

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Unable to perform SSP Backup

This article is about an error when you perform a back up operation from Central administration or using stsadm command. In my case , I was able to perform back up of individual web applications using Central administration / stsadm . The below given error message was generated and the backup operation was terminated automatically…


Solution package gets deployed successfully , but status shows "not deployed"

Recently we had come across a issue where the solution package gets deployed successfully , but while checking the central administration site->operations->solution management the deployment status shows “Not deployed” . The biggest problem with this scenario is you may not be able to activate feature related to this solution or you may not be able…

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Unable to login to SharePoint site with FBA

I was recently working on a case where the end users are unable to login to FBA site hitting the request on one of the WFEs in the farm.When credentials are provided  , it keeps prompting for the credentials again and no error message is not displayed on the form . When hitting on another…


Getting a blank page while editing any item on a list

I was troubleshooting an issue where an item in a custom list is not editable. While clicking on Edit item , it just displays a blank screen. No specific error message is logged in ULS logs/event viewer etc.  It was difficult to to troubleshoot without any error messages displayed. Saving the list with/without contents and…

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How to configure FBA with .Net membership on an extended web application

This document will help you to extend and configure a web application with Forms based authentication using .Net membership. To begin with , we have a web application which is already running under port 80 with windows integrated authentication. http://contoso. This site is accessible as intranet for the users and we want to access the…

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Moving SharePoint content DB files to a different location on same server

As every one of us know, when a database is created in Microsoft SQL server MDF file and LDF file will be created automatically. Generally these files will be located at c:\ (or the driver where MSSQL is installed)->Program files -> MSSQL.1 -> MSSQL -> Data. For example: Whenever we create a Database in SQL…

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Unable to upload files with more than 30 MB to sharepoint document library

Here is a scenario :- Sharepoint by default allows us to upload a file with 50 MB as the upper limit.But when trying to upload a file over 30 MB, the upload instantly fails with a 404 (Page Not Found) error. One of the possible option is the server may be installed with URL scan…

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How to configure SharePoint when SQL listens on a different TCP port

It’s well known that when SQL Server is installed, the default instance is setup to listen on TCP port 1433. A virus program or a hacker can access the server on port 1433. So, to prevent unwanted hits on port 1433, most of us prefer to run the SQL server on a non standard TCP…

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