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Host header site collection VS Path based Site Collections in SharePoint 2010
Host header site collection VS Path based Site Collections in SharePoint 2010 150 150 Sameer Mohammed

SharePoint gives the ability to create site collections with its own domain name while the web application has a different domain name, these site collections are called hostname site collections and their creation and behavior are different from regular path-based site collections which by default are created under http://sp2010/SITES/XYZ/. Below are 10 differences that I…

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Adding Custom Styles to Ribbon’s Styles dropdown
Adding Custom Styles to Ribbon’s Styles dropdown 150 150 Sameer Mohammed

The cool part about SP2010 is that as soon as it sees styles in the custom CSS file, it will add it to the Style drop-down, I made a quick documentation for a colleague so I thought would blog it as well. You see the “Styles” in the Ribbon that is where I want to…

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Creating site Collection in its own Database
Creating site Collection in its own Database 150 150 Sameer Mohammed

Creating site collection from CA is one of the easiest things but creating it with its own database is a little different, there are several ways to do it but I am going to do it using PowerShell: //Get the web application in $wb variable $wb = Get-SPWebApplication -Identity http://MySharePointServer:9001 //Get the desired name of…

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Implementing SSL on SharePoint 2010 and IIS 7 and forcing http request to redirect to https
Implementing SSL on SharePoint 2010 and IIS 7 and forcing http request to redirect to https 150 150 Sameer Mohammed

1. The certificate is already imported in IIS 2. I am using a wildcard cert here but I believe it will be pretty much the same for other types of certs as well. 3. Port 443 is configured to point to this web application also. 4.web applications are using host headers Open up IIS 7.0…

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Have SharePoint 2010 open office documents in browser on an live farm
Have SharePoint 2010 open office documents in browser on an live farm 150 150 Sameer Mohammed

This blog walks through the process of configuring a SharePoint server so that office documents open up in the browser by default for reading and editing. Also for those who are new to Office web apps, Installing Office Web app is the only way to achieve this. Blog assumes that SharePoint is already installed and…

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Access is denied. Verify that either the Default Content Access Account has access to this repository, or add a crawl rule to crawl this repository. If the repository being crawled is a SharePoint repository, verify that the account you are using has “Full Read” permissions on the SharePoint Web Application being crawled.
Access is denied. Verify that either the Default Content Access Account has access to this repository, or add a crawl rule to crawl this repository. If the repository being crawled is a SharePoint repository, verify that the account you are using has “Full Read” permissions on the SharePoint Web Application being crawled. 150 150 Sameer Mohammed

Disabling the loopback check worked for me, below are the steps that I took: 1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK. 2. In Registry Editor, locate and then click the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa 3. Right-click Lsa, point to New and then click DWORD Value. 4. Type DisableLoopbackCheck, and then press…

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SharePoint 2010 Master pages
SharePoint 2010 Master pages 150 150 Sameer Mohammed

(FYI… I am constantly updating this blog) Here are some of the new master pages with a description: 1. V4.Master: this is the default master page for V4 2. Default.master: this is the default master page that comes with WSS 3 3. Minimal.master: used for search 4. Simple.master: for login and errors The relative location…

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MOSS to SharePoint 2010 Migration
MOSS to SharePoint 2010 Migration 150 150 Sameer Mohammed

This article breaks up the upgrade process into Database upgrade and Visual Upgrade. 1. Database upgrade: a. Create a new database with a copy of the old 2007 database ( just to make sure we don’t mess with the 2007 website) b. Create a new SP 2010 site c. Detach the database by going into…

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SharePoint 2010 Outgoing email configuration
SharePoint 2010 Outgoing email configuration 150 150 Sameer Mohammed

coming back to blogging again, entering something simple … go to Central admin\ System Settings\ Configure outgoing e-mail settings enter the Outgoing SMTP server, From email, Reply-to-email.

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Installing pdf Ifilter for SharePoint 2010
Installing pdf Ifilter for SharePoint 2010 150 150 Sameer Mohammed

Got it done last night and verified that the crawling worked, the process is pretty much the same as SharePoint 2007 and here is info : 1. there seem to be several pdf ifilters and below are the most popular ones a.Adobe IFilter for 64 bit: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4025 ( comes free of charge) b.FOX IFilter: http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/ifilter/…

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