Archives by Tag 'Management'

All possible ways to find SharePoint Version and Build number

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Monday, November 3, 2014

If you are trying to find exact Version and Patch level of your SharePoint installation, then use one of the following methods Method 1 : Using Service.cnf url Navigate to following url in your browser  <Your SharePoint Site>/_vti_pvt/Service.cnf You will a response similar to following vti_encoding:SR|utf8-nl vti_extenderversion:SR|14.0.0.4762  Check the number shown in your response at SharePoint […]

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Custom Timer Jobs versus PowerShell and Task Scheduler for Scheduled Tasks

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Friday, December 7, 2012

Although I am a great fan of using PowerShell for performing lots of tasks in SharePoint quickly, but there are certain areas where PowerShell may not be the optimum solution. One of which is Custom Timer Jobs in SharePoint. Although you can schedule a PowerShell script by a task scheduler in windows to run some […]

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What is the meaning of “Limited Access” in SharePoint?

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Saturday, October 22, 2011

If you are wondering what is “Limited Access” in SharePoint and how does it affect you then here is the simple explanation: “Limited Access” in SharePoint means a user has an access to an item of the page specifically but not the whole SharePoint list. Normally, we don’t manage individual item permissions and list items normally inherit […]

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Continuous Integration of SharePoint Project by using TFS

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Friday, August 26, 2011

SharePoint projects are some what special in the way they use assemblies and some time it is very difficult to setup your TFS build process for continuous integration. Today, SharePoint Developer Team has published an excellent step-by-step process to properly setup your TFS Build Process for SharePoint Projects. You can read the article here This article guides […]

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Solution: The Taxonomy feature (Feature ID “73EF14B1-13A9-416b-A9B5-ECECA2B0604C”) has not been activated

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Thursday, July 21, 2011

If you are trying to add a Managed Metadata type column and getting “The Taxonomy feature (Feature ID “73EF14B1-13A9-416b-A9B5-ECECA2B0604C”) has not been activated” error then here is the quickest way to enable the required feature by using following PowerShell cmdlet: Enable-SPFeature -id “73EF14B1-13A9-416b-A9B5-ECECA2B0604C” -url “YourSiteUrl”          

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SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1 is out!

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Today Microsoft has released the much awaited Service Pack 1 for SharePoint 2010 along with Office 2010.  Along with many bug fixes and minor updates, here is a quick list of new functionality which SP1 will add in your SharePoint environment:   For video display, you will now be able to select a frame as […]

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List of Special Pages in SharePoint 2010 which do not use any master page

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Sunday, April 10, 2011

There are some special pages in SharePoint 2010 which do not use any master page. You should be aware of these pages to avoid bad user experience while branding your site. Following is the list of those pages: AccessDenied.aspx : Displays, if user does not have permission to perform respective action. Confirmation.aspx : Displays, to […]

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Powershell script to enable Sandbox solution on Domain Controller

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Monday, July 26, 2010

Here is the quick Powershell script to enable Sandbox solution on Domain Controller

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SharePoint / WSS 3.0 SQL Database not found error

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Here is a quick solution to get rid of SQL Database not found error in SharePoint

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How to display Web Part Maintenance Page in SharePoint

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Sunday, July 19, 2009

Often your web part page starts behaving strangely or giving you errors due to some buggy script or web part. This sometimes even stops you to open page in edit mode because of Java Script errors.

Don’t worry, there is a very simple way to delete those web parts. Just append ?contents=1 at the end of the URL of respective page and SharePoint will open the Web Part Maintenance Page for it.

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