Archives by Tag 'SP2010'

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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How to detect if the given webpage is generated by SharePoint?

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Tuesday, June 5, 2012

If you want to find out whether the given web page is generated by SharePoint or not then the most authentic way of verification is to check Response Headers. SharePoint adds an specific response header (along with others) called MicrosoftSharePointTeamServices The presence of this header is a proof that the given web page is served […]

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Difference between Security Context of Workflow Code in SharePoint 2007 and 2010

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2012

In SharePoint 2010, any code which executes because of the changes made by the workflow process will run in context of the user who either started the workflow or responsible for changes which caused the code to be executed. But … In SharePoint 2007,  any code which executes because of the changes made by the workflow process […]

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Solution for viewing HTML files in browser from SharePoint Document Library

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Sunday, March 25, 2012

In SharePoint 2010 document library, if you click on a file with .html extension, you will notice that browser will open Save File dialogue box. This behaviour stops you to view HTML files directly in browser from document library and some times it is very annoying. To resolve it and view HTML files in browser, […]

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Solution for “Access denied by Business Data Connectivity” Error

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Sunday, August 14, 2011

If you are trying to create external data type list and get the error “Access Denied by Business Data Connectivity” then the most common reason for that can be the incorrect permissions for your target External Content Type. To fix the issue, please perform the following steps: Open your SharePoint 2010 Central Administration Page Under […]

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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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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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How to edit source in SharePoint 2010 Content Editor Web Part (CEWP)?

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Monday, July 19, 2010

Here is the way to edit source in Content Editor Web Part CEWP in SharePoint 2010

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