Upgrading from WSS 2.0 to SharePoint 2013

There is no direct approach/method to upgrade from WSS 2.0 to SharePoint 2013. The changes between versions are too great, and the hardware requirements differ so much between versions that a direct, in-place upgrade is not possible or supported. You can, however, perform a series of database attach upgrades to first upgrade your content to…

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MOSS 2007 – Find the default view url for all lists in a web app using PowerShell

param( $url = $(Read-Host -Prompt "WebApp Url"))# Default View for lists in All Sites# Lookup Web Application as specified in the command line parameter$wa = [Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebApplication]::Lookup($url) # Create an array $sites =@()Write-Output("`nProcessing sites…`n") # Loop through all site collections in the web applicationforeach($site in $wa.Sites){ foreach ($s in $site) { $spWeb = $s.openweb() foreach($list in…

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Retrieve the list of Content Types in MOSS 2007 using PowerShell

  MOSS 2007 [void][System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("Microsoft.SharePoint") | out-nullWrite-host ".."Write-host ".."Write-host "Get a list of Content types"$site = new-object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite("http://spweb/extend"); # specify url hereforeach ($web in $site.AllWebs) { $ctypes = $web.ContentTypes foreach ($ctype in $ctypes) { $usages = [Microsoft.Sharepoint.SPContentTypeUsage]::GetUsages($ctype) foreach ($usage in $usages) { Write-Host $web.Name + "," + $ctype.Name + "," + $usage.Url } }} SharePoint 2010…

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Running PowerShell on MOSS 2007

  If you are running MOSS 2007 on Windows Server 2003 the you have to download and install PowerShell from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968930. Windows Server 2008  natively supports PowerShell. Set the  Execution Policy to ‘RemoteSigned’. You can check it by running ‘Get-ExecutionPolicy’ cmdlet The default execution policy for PowerShell is “Restricted” (commands only, not scripts)      # All…

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October 2012 Cumulative Update Package for WSS 3.0, MOSS 2007, SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 have been released

    October 2012 Cumulative Update Package for WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 have been released KB2687535 – October 2012 CU for WSS 3.0 KB2687533 – October 2012 CU for MOSS 2007 Note This is build 12.0.6668.5000 of the cumulative update package October 2012 Cumulative Update Package for SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010…

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Issues Uploading Large Files To SharePoint

  To begin with, the Support for Large Files was one of the enhancements made in Windows SharePoint Services SP 1. By default, the maximum size for uploading files is set to 50 MB. The maximum file size that it can go up to is 2,047 megabytes. Now it is obvious that any cap on…

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List Template types and IDs in SharePoint

To identify the template Id of the list, navigate to the list and go to the ‘All Items’ view. In the browser, go to ‘View – Source’ and search for “ctx.listTemplate”. The ‘Pages’ Library will show – “ctx.listTemplate = 850” and the ‘Images’ library will show “ctx.listTemplate = 101”. For other template types, you will…

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"The return URL specified for request redirection is invalid" error when using forms authentication

  In SharePoint Server 2007, when you try and login to a forms-based site the .RedirectFromLoginPage results in the following error: "The return URL specified for request redirection is invalid" Basically, this would happen when you navigate to a URL like http://server/_layouts/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=default.aspx%3f%3a  So, why does this happen ? This is a problem with the URL…

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Lists, Libraries, Templates, Web Parts and Site Actions in MOSS 2007

Default Lists & Libraries Available The following table shows all of the lists & libraries that the site owners can typically create on their site List/Library Description Availability   Libraries Site templates Document Library Create a document library when you have a collection of documents or other files that you want to share.  Document libraries…

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Usage Reporting in SharePoint (WSS or MOSS)

  SharePoint (WSS or MOSS) have built-in usage reporting feature. Usage reporting is a service that enables site administrators, site collection administrators, and Shared Services Provider (SSP) administrators to monitor statistics about the use of their sites. Usage reporting also includes usage reporting for search queries that can be viewed by SSP administrators for search…

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