Month: April 2015

Turn off commenting in SharePoint blogs

There is no switch type control to turn on or turn off commenting in SharePoint blogs. But there are some tricks using which we can get same kind of control over comments.Once you create a blogging site in SharePoint it creates some lists by default . There is also one list for comments. Whenever user […]

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SharePoint Search Index Location

While configuring SharePoint 2013 Search service, we have the option to change the SharePoint search index location. If we don’t change it during configuration, it is configured to use default location, which is C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\15.0\Data If you have already changed your index location during or after configuration and need to find that, you […]

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Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPIisWebSite type object needs upgrade

Today, we noticed that one of our Web servers in SharePoint 2013 Enterprise farm started showing up ‘Upgrade Required’ status. Closer look at it says that Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPIisWebSite type object needs upgrade. We are sure that, no updates are applied to SharePoint servers which needs psconfig to be run.All the servers received same updates, but just […]

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Review Job Definitions page error

When you try to access Review Job Definitions page, through Monitoring under Central Administration, you get an error which says ‘Object reference not set to an instance of an object‘. This error is usually caused by a corrupt or faulty timer job definition or in some cases a missing dll in GAC. Resolution: Find out […]

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Content Type column not available for Calculated field

Content Type column not available for Calculated field calculations in SharePoint 2010. In SharePoint 2007 if you have a Calculated field using content type in its formula, if you migrate to 2010 or even 2013, you will see any error in calculation. [Content Type] in calculation is replaced by ‘#Name?‘. In SharePoint 2010 and later […]

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Dynamic SQL Data connection to InfoPath

There is no possible out of the box way to setup a dynamic SQL data connection to InfoPath form. When we use SQL table as a secondary data source in InfoPath, there is no option to filter data in SQL before loading into InfoPath. Using InfoPath connection wizard, connection you setup is a plain select […]

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Windows Updates NOT to include SharePoint CU from March 2015

Microsoft started pushing SharePoint Cumulative updates as part of Windows Update  from February 2015. Refer this blog for more details. SharePoint cumulative updates were picked up by Windows update during this month. But now it seems like Microsoft have fallen back to not pushing Cumulative updates through Windows update. Update packages for SharePoint and other […]

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