How to configure Document expiration policy

This document will help you out in configuring a document library to set document expiration policy. Meaning , you can configure a document library to automatically manage its documents . Image , we need to gradually check all the documents in the document library and delete all the documents which are more than one month…

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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…


"Data source field to map" and "Enter field to map" drop downs are missing

This ‘How to’ blog will help you to configure custom properly mapping when importing user profile data. To import custom profile attributes , we need to configure the connection first. In this blog post we are discussing about an issue where some of the fields Under “Property import mapping” are missing. Issue:- When trying to…

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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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