• Renaming a document – ”The Specified name is already in use”

    A SharePoint document library in some ways acts similar to a folder when storing documents on your local computer. For example, you can’t have two documents with the same name within a document library (or folder, if you are using folders). If you try to rename a document and give it the same name as another document in the library, you will be given this wonderful error (in SharePoint 2007): [Server Error in ‘/’ Application. The specified name is already in use. A document cannot have the same name as another document or folder in this library or folder. Click your browser’s Back button, and type a new name.] This…

  • Custom Filter on a Data View Web Part (series part 3)

    Data Views can be a very powerful tool when using SharePoint Designer 2007 in designing pages in your WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 environments (the same is true for SharePoint Designer 2010 and SharePoint 2010). One of the requirements for my project is to display documents from two different SharePoint Document Libraries in one view and have the documents displayed in a specific way. The content is to be displayed in the table view as follows: Document Icon Name Title Modified Date The Document Icon must display the file-specific icon, but the hyperlink must point to the file. [Go here to find out how I accomplished displaying the icon] The…

  • Custom Column Data Display Names Using a Data View Web Part (series part 2)

    Data Views can be a very powerful tool when using SharePoint Designer 2007 in designing pages in your WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 environments (the same is true for SharePoint Designer 2010 and SharePoint 2010). One of the requirements for my project is to display documents from two different SharePoint Document Libraries in one view and have the documents displayed in a specific way. The content is to be displayed in the table view as follows: Document Icon Name Title Modified Date The Document Icon must display the file-specific icon, but the hyperlink must point to the file. [Go here to find out how I accomplished displaying the icon] The…

  • Custom Document Icon Using a Data View Web Part (series part 1)

    Data Views can be a very powerful tool when using SharePoint Designer 2007 in designing pages in your WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 environments (the same is true for SharePoint Designer 2010 and SharePoint 2010). One of the requirements for my project is to display documents from two different SharePoint Document Libraries in one view and have the documents displayed in a specific way. The content is to be displayed in the table view as follows: Document Icon Name Title Modified Date The Document Icon must display the file-specific icon, but the hyperlink must point to the file. The Name field should display the document’s name, but without the file…

  • SharePoint Datasheet View and Office 2010 64-bit

    If you have installed the 64-bit new version of Microsoft Office, Office 2010, then you will most likely see the following message when trying to edit a SharePoint list using the Edit in datasheet function: The list cannot be displayed in Datasheet view for one or more of the following reasons: – A datasheet component compatible with Windows SharePoint Services is not installed. – Your Web browser does not support ActiveX controls – Support for AxtiveX controls is disabled   The issue revolves around the fact that 64-bit versions of Office 2010 do not ship with the 32-bit Activex control that would make the datasheet option work with Internet Explorer.…

  • Intermittent forbidden errors (403)

    After applying a new master page and related theme components, we have been receiving reports that users were being presented with 403 ‘forbidden’ errors when trying to load our intranet site. After refreshing the screen four (4) times, the page would finally load. I checked the web server’s Application log and found that every time a user received a 403 error, there was an “Information” Web Event message logged with a source of ASP.NET and an ID of ID 1314. The body of the event included, among other information: Event code: 4011 Event message: An unhandled access exception has occurred. After doing research and knowing this was most likely a…

  • Access Denied Message When Trying to Edit Properties of a List or Library Item

    I created a new Office SharePoint Server 2007 Web Application a few months back and moved our existing sites around to create a new structure in the new Web Application. I did this to move all the project sites under one ‘roof’ and get things more organized. At the time, we were a little behind the curve on patching SharePoint. We were on version 12.0.0.6327, which is SP1 plus the August 2008 Cumulative update. When new sites were created though, users were unable to edit the properties of anything they added to the site, whether a document or list item. As the SharePoint farm administrator, I received the Access Denied…

  • SharePoint 2007 and Office OneNote 2007

    When looking to allow indexing of OneNote 2007 content (to allow for searching) within SharePoint Server 2007, I was directed toward this Microsoft KB: How to configure SharePoint to let you search OneNote 2007 content on SharePoint sites (KB925765). KB925765 describes the way to enable the indexing of OneNote content on MOSS 2007 using 5 steps: Install OneNote 2007 on the server Add……. It really doesn’t matter what steps 2-5 are…step 1 really threw me for a loop. Install a Microsoft Office suite product on the server?!?!?! You have to be kidding me! No Microsoft Office suite product (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, OneNote, etc.) should ever be installed on…

  • Nashville SharePoint Users Group

    If you are in the Nashville, TN, USA area and would like to hear wonderful SharePoint presentations, FREE! food, and great discussions with like-minded people, then come join us! The meetings are always free and open to the public. Information concerning the Nashville SharePoint Users Group can be found here: http://NashvilleSUG.com The Nashville SUG website also has copies of the presentations given in the past. Some of the topics include: -> Upgrading SPS 2003 Areas and Portals to MOSS 2007 -> Certification Options for SharePoint Professionals -> Using K2 and MOSS for MOF -> Free Tools for SharePoint 2007 and WSS 3.0 -> SharePoint Backup and Recovery along with Best…

  • Using STSADM to Add Permissions to SharePoint Sites

    Recently I came across multiple WSS sites (v3) that someone else created. These sites are used by everyone in the company and were not provisioned correctly; the permissions were incorrectly setup. So, instead of visiting every site and adding the appropriate permissions, I created a batch file that went through the sites and added several SharePoint groups and individual users to the sites in different roles. The stsadm operation I used was ‘userrole’. The syntax of the userrole operation is as follows: stsadm –o userrole –url <full url> –userlogin <domain\user or SharePoint group> –role <role, such as Contribute or “Full Control”> I created the script in Excel so I could…