Recycle Bin for SharePoint Products and Technologies 2003 (WSS/SPS 2003) 1.2 (Build 29) Released!

Recycle Bin 1.2 (Build 29) has been released; this release addresses several issues reported in build 26, released in July.  Currently this build is offered as independent libraries and will soon have an accompanying Windows Insaller Package.  To install this build, stop the World Wide Web Publishing Service (NET STOP W3SVC), replace ReycleBinISAPI.dll and RecycleBinISAPIFilter.dll…

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Internet Explorer 7 Released

Internet Explorer 7 has been released, download it today and experience a new interface that maximizes real estate putting more content in the browser and grouping functions to ease viewing.  Other new features include tabbed browsing, enhanced print finishing, RSS feed management, the ability to designate search providers, and enhanced security and phising filters.  Get…

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Recycle Bin for SharePoint Products and Technologies 2003 (WSS/SPS 2003) 1.2 (Build 26) Released!

I’ve published Recycle Bin 1.2 (Build 26) to SharePoint Tools GotDotNet Workspace, this build addresses two long-standing bugs: Fixes Explorer View bug: Unable to delete <file> An error occurred accessing your FrontPage web files. Please contact the server administrator. Fixes Empty Library archiving: Document and Picture Libraries that do not contain content will be archived…

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Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Upgrade Path Defined

A recent change has been communicated for all current Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 B2 (Beta 2) customers.  The change will require customers who wish to upgrade their B2 environments to first apply B2 Technical Refresh prior to upgrading to RTM, Windows SharePoint Services will not support B2 to RTM direct upgrades. Previously announced upgrade paths…

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Document Encryption in SharePoint Portal Server

Does SharePoint Portal Server support document encryption? SharePoint Portal Server 2003/Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 can be configured to leverage Rights Managenent Service (RMS) which allows for the encryption of documents through RMS policy each time a document is requested from a Document Library, the RMS policy will be applied to documents whether they are requested through the…

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Understanding PRESCAN.EXE in MOSS 2007

Prior to upgrading to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007/Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 one of the prerequisites some of you may have already noticed is running PRESCAN.EXE from the installation directory.  This post will hopefully provide some insight into PRESCAN.EXE as well as best practices on when it should be run. PRESCAN.EXE has two primary purposes: It parses and saves…

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Improve the Overall Full-Text Search Queries for Large Database Tables

This post is a continuation on previous SharePoint Portal Server 2003 performace recommendations and details basic steps to improve the overall full-text search queries for large database tables.  The steps detailed are most applicable to enterprise deployments and/or large databases with a large number of unique full-text index words.  The steps detailed below should be applied to each…

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SPS Gathering Manager Recommendations

I recently came across an issue with a customer that uses large files in WSS, notably, .CAD files; as a result these files were either – one, not indexed or two, indexing did not gather the required information from the file to provide useful search criteria.  To remidy the issue MaxDownloadSize was increased to 64MB…

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Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview

Try IE7 – http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie7/default.mspx – dynamic security protection, tabbed browsing, streamlined user interface, printing advances, instant RSS feeds, toolbar search box and more…

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Recommendations to Improve Crawl Performance Post SPS Service Pack 2

SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 2, by default, will disable some features previously distributed in service pack 1; this article will key in on feaures specific to search and indexing recommendations to improve crawl performance post-service pack 2 and correct features disabled in service pack 2. Prevent the indexer from enumerating local groups on…

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