How it works: MOSS 2007 automatic user profile removal

I have seen many posts filled with myths and legends how this actually works in MOSS 2007. This post is based on information received from SharePoint product group, my own research, debugging and testing to clarify the internals of this feature. In MOSS 2007 the inactive user profiles are deleted by a timer job called…

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Site Directory: Customization of the categories form

It is possible to add more values to the default categories and even add more categories or properties to fill for your users creating subsites or site collections. The customization method is the same for both. Create the new custom columns using the supported types: Choice column – it will be a DropDownList with the…

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Site Directory: FAQ

Q: If I add multiple site directories which one will be the default for the “Create site” action? A: The first site directory site created will be the default. You can change it in the top level site of your site collection in Site Actions / Site settings / Site directory settings. You need to…

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How it works: Site Directory table of contents

This is post was created to ease the navigation in the series. Introduction How it works: Site categories form for subsite creation How it works: Site categories form for site collection creation Site Directory: Customization of the categories form Site Directory: FAQ

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How it works: Site categories form for site collection creation

This post is part of the Site directory troubleshooting series, you can access the other posts here. So the focus is on the rendering and submit action of this form on the /_layouts/csignup.aspx page or /admin/createsite.aspx. The major difference in the form rendering is the fact that the master site directory form is prepared to…

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How it works: Site categories form for subsite creation

This post is part of the Site directory troubleshooting series, you can access the other posts here. So the focus is on the rendering and submit action of this form on the /_layouts/newsbweb.aspx page. This is the pre-requisite check process for the form rendering: Get the relative path of the site directory subsite to be…

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How it works: Site Directory

I’m writing a 5 parts troubleshooting post series about SharePoint 2007 Site Directory troubleshooting and in order to successfully troubleshoot a feature you need to understand how it works under the hood. This quite long post is part one of the series is about the details of Site Directory feature focusing on the site directory…

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How to display Web Application Policies with Powershell

I had to create this script to troubleshoot the anonymous permission setting problem and I though it might come handy for you. Let’s start with the usual SPSite creation [Reflection.Assembly]::Load("Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=12.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c") $site = new-object Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite("http://bobmoss32:9000") # Get the webapplication $webapp=$site.WebApplication # Display the global policies $webapp.Policies #Display global policies with RoleBindings foreach ($zonepol…

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Trouble saving add or edit list items permissions for anonymous users

I’ve recently come across an interesting issue regarding anonymous permission setting problem on custom lists. Symptoms: Enable anonymous access on the web application’s authentication provider. Enable anonymous settings on the site collection. Create a custom list, set unique permissions, enable “add items” and “edit items” for anonymous users. Press Ok. Open the page again, and…

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Troubleshooting Web Part property load errors

Recently I came across an interesting problem on a SharePoint site which is worth a post. Issue: The Content Editor Web Part’s “Rich Test Editor…” button gives “Cannot retrieve properties at this time” error and does not load the content. The alert was generated from JavaScript and since we failed to retrieve something it is…

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