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SharePoint site default access groups

When a new SharePoint Online site is created it comes with 3 default permission groups. Owners – Full control permission Members – Edit permission Visitors – Read permission These are setup as default permission groups. Users in Owners group have the ability to receive and approve/reject access requests. This can be setup through ‘Access Request […]

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Create alerts on views in SharePoint document library

This is one of the most frequently raised question or complaint by end users. Why can’t I create alerts on views in my SharePoint library? When you try to setup alerts on items in a library, sometimes you have the option to set ‘Someone changes an item that appears in the following view: Drop down […]

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Hidden users list in SharePoint

SharePoint has a hidden users list which stores the user information. This list exists for every site collection. It is only visible for administrators and there will not be any link directly provided other than typing in the Url. http://sharepointsite/sites/site/_catalogs/users/detail.aspx http://sharepointsite/sites/site/_catalogs/users/simple.aspx If a user is deleted from the site, this hidden list still holds the […]

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Read, View and Limited Access in SharePoint

Read, View and Limited Access levels in SharePoint appears almost. But there are significant differences. Read permission level: If a user has Read access to a library, he should be able to browse through the library, open the document to view it either in office client installed in users computer or through office web apps. […]

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Infopath error using GetUserProfileByName method after converting to Claims or migrating to SP2013

When migrating your SharePoint 2010 InfoPath forms to SharePoint 2013 or while changing your classic web application to claims based web application, all the InfoPath forms which accesses user profile services(GetUserProfileByName method) fails with authentication errors. In claims based web application user name is prefixed with “0#.w|” .User name in classic mode is “domain\username”  but […]

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PowerShell command to find name of list

Here is a simple PowerShell command to find name of list when you have the GUID. This can be handy when you are trying to clear up you crawl errors Get-SPWeb http://yourweb/site/ -Limit ALL| %{$_.Lists} | ?{$_.ID -eq “GUID goes here”}| ft Title, ParentWebURL

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Issue while connecting Web Parts on page to pass value/parameters

You have connecting web parts on page passing values between web parts on your SharePoint page, sometimes you see an issue where the page does not load, it is hard to make the connection, page becomes unresponsive and may also see java script errors similar to Error details: Message: ‘SP.Ribbon.PageState’ is null or not an […]

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Troubleshooting SharePoint Designer Workflows

Troubleshooting SharePoint Designer Workflows is one of the trickiest things to do. Except for the status, we don’t have much information available unless you know the trick to get to the workflow logs list available in every site. Location of workflow list : http://yoursite/lists/workflow history/allitems.aspx Fields in workflow log are: Workflow History Parent Instance – […]

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