Microsoft Office Sharepoint

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Search Based Alerts

Purpose : To get notified whenever something new gets indexed, based on a search term you specify. Say for instance that you would like to get notified whenever a new “TOP SECRET DOCUMENT” 🙂 gets indexed. Go to the search page, issue a query and when the results page is displayed, click on the “Alert… Read more

How to move an SSP

IMPORTANT NOTE: This blog entry adresses the steps that need to be performed when moving SSP A to SSP B within the SAME farm as a recovery for a broken SSP scenario. IMPORTANT NOTE 2: The tools provided as reference from are provided “AS IS” , are not supported by Microsoft and provided under the Microsoft Public… Read more

Office Server Search Service cannot be started because it does not exist.(Object reference not set to an instance of an object)

Office Server Search Service cannot be started because it does not exist. One of the most simple problems I’ve seen lately is : Why can’t I start the Office Server Search Service in my MOSS install.I have the right key , the right CD and the latest fixes.I installed it and it is simply not… Read more

Sharepoint Designer 2007 workflow error occurred on Update List Item when field is Person/Group

  This is concerning an error found encountered in Sharepoint Designer based workflows after installing the October Cumulative updates. The behavior you will encounter is the following:   Create a simple list with two fields: Title (default) User type Person/Group Lookup   Create a Sharepoint Designer Workflow attached to this list , set it to… Read more