Office SharePoint Server 2007 : Search : Configuring NTFS permissions for NTFS file share/ folders (that don’t inherit permissions) for the search default content access account (xCacls)

Here is a step by step guide (I had to write it up anyway J ) to configuring permissions for the search default content access account for NTFS folders that have many folders and files that don’t inherit permissions on your network.   1.       Download XcAcls.exe  (cAcls is depreciated and does not support batch files)…

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Branding Office SharePoint Server 2007

Branding What is branding? Branding is how you apply an organization’s identity to an existing software application through customization of a portal site. Business Drivers Establish corporate identity and ownership With the portal site home page becoming the primary interface between employees, customers and their Web, you should assure that it reflects and reinforces the…

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Web Parts in Office SharePoint Server 2007

Web Parts When adding functionality to existing and new sites, it is important to be able to decide between “use Out of the Box”, buy 3rd Party Web Parts, use Community Web Parts, or custom develop the webpart from scratch or by taking community Web Parts in house.   Overview ·         Use and configure Out…

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Features in Office SharePoint Server 2007

Features Feature framework is an innovation to enhance modular provisioning. It works by grouping logical elements into scenario-driven “features”. l  Features can be add to and reused across site definitions l  New features can be activated in existing site to add functionality l  Features scoped at web, site ,web application and farm. l  Features need to…

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Field Definitions in SharePoint Server 2007

Fields A column template is a collection of well-known instances of particular fields—in other words, a shared field definition. A shared field includes settings for that field, such as the set of choices for a choice field, or whether rich text is supported for a text field.   An example of a shared field would…

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List Definitions versus List Templates and deciding on the correct customization approach

List Definitions A list template Feature includes a Schema.xml file that serves as the base file for a list definition. The List element is the root element of a Schema.xml file, which contains default view definitions, definitions for special fields used in the list, the toolbar definition for list views, content type declarations, and other…

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Site Definitions versus Site Templates and deciding on the correct customization approach

Site Definitions l  A site definition is the core definition of what a site is in SharePoint. l  A site definition is installed on file system of web front ends, located at ..\12\Template\SiteTemplates. This directory is language-neutral. l  A site definition consists of .aspx pages and .xml files with Collaborative Application Mark-up Language (CAML). l …

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How to install multiple language packs for Office SharePoint Server 2007

Hi, Here are the instructions to provide support for multiple languages in your SharePoint farm. 1) Pre-requisite: Install additional language file support 1.     On your front-end Web server, click Start, point to Settings and then Control Panel, and then click Regional and Language Options. 2.     In the Regional and Language Options dialog box, on the…

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Understanding the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 containment hierarchy to design efficient information architectures

One of the SharePoint product manager’s (I think it was Joel Oleson) mentioned at a conference: “If you create a bad database design, don’t blame SQL Server when it performs poorly. The same applies to SharePoint.” Coming from a developer background, the importance of getting of database design right was drilled into me, hence why…

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