SharePoint 2013 Resources

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SharePoint 2010 Search File Type – Include or Exclude?

This is an old topic, but definitely worth mentioning. The “File Types” page of search service application has very different meaning for FAST Search Connector and FAST Search Query (or SharePoint Enterprise Search).   In FAST Search Connector, you add the file types that you do not want to be included in the index.  …


Install-SPApplicationContent does not parse XML comment in webconfig xml

If you use custom webconfig files under 14/CONFIG folder to modify web application’s web.config file, then pay attention not to include any XML comment <!– –> in the xml files. Neither Install-SPApplicationContent nor STSADM –o copyappbincontent parse xml comments.   For example: in 14/CONFIG/webconfig.custom.xml,   1: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> 2: <actions> 3: <remove path="configuration/appSettings/add[@key=’Security.ServiceAccount’]" /> 4: …


Modify Web.config File Dynamically in SharePoint 2010

Recently I was asked to modify a custom solution downloaded from CodePlex to allow it to updated web.config file programmatically. The deployment steps provided from CodePlex involve manual modification to web.config files on all WFE servers across the farm which is not a best practice approach for deploying custom solutions. There are many other articles…


SP2010 Survey List Error and Event ID 5586

Are you experiencing the following combination of errors from event logs and ULS los? I found it occur most often after SharePoint migration from 2007 to 2010. However the same issue can also be reproduced in SP2010 using the out-of-box survey list and a minor change via the standard user interface. Summary To save you…


SharePoint 2010 Health Analyser Timer Job Changed Custom Web.Config Machine Key

I recently had an issue with custom machine key in the web.config file on the WFE servers. We use non-autogenerated machine key to de/encrypt custom solutions deployed in SharePoint farm. However this key was changed every midnight and the next morning users would start complaining about custom solution throwing errors. Initial research (Thanks for Nigel…


SharePoint Default My Site Association With Office 2007/2010

There is a nice article about what this links does and how to change your default my site. Set or change your default My Site   However what I wanted to do was to *remove* default my site settings from my PC, so it would stop prompting me for account credentials. (Yes, I understand…


SharePoint 2010: Missing Server Side Dependencies

— SUMMARY —SharePoint 2010 SP1 + 2011 August CU multi-server farm’s Central Admin site’s Health Analyzer shows “Mising Server Side Dependencies” on Web Part ID [baf5274e-a800-8dc3-96d0-0003d9405663]. Solution is to replicate Central Admin site’s virtual directory folder and the web.config file from the server hosting Central Admin site to all other WFE servers, like if the…


Tech-Ed 2011 Session Videos Available Online

Tech-Ed 2011 sessions available for viewing online … For those who are too poor, too cheap, too busy, too scared to attend 🙂   Tech-Ed Australia 2011 is currently going on right now, session videos shall be available after the event.   Or you can enjoy the Kiwi version first. Tech-Ed New Zealand 2011…


Microsoft Windows 8 Preview

Windows 8 press conference | Showcase in Taiwan   or donwload the video directly from: