Friday, June 13, 2008

Importing only a specific group into sharepoint profile database (via LDAP)

This is a great post describing how to use group membership to limit the import of user profiles from Active Directory.

Importing only a specific group into sharepoint profile database (via LDAP)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

MailEnable - Standard Edition

I have been configuring a new Virtual Machine to demonstrate SharePoint and I'm using Windows Server 2008. All went well, until I tried to configure Outlook to receive email on the VM. Then I recalled that POP3 was no longer included in Windows 2008, which is a shame. So I proceeded to find an alternative. Exchange would have been a bit too much on my memory limited VM which already has SQL Server, SharePoint etc.

I came across MailEnable which is a free mail server. I installed it and it worked very nicely providing SMTP and POP. It has an easy to use admin interface and was pretty easy to setup (once I fixed some DNS issues on my VM)

MailEnable - Standard Edition

Monday, June 9, 2008

Faraz Khan's SharePoint blog: MOSS 2007 cannot login into SSP

I was getting Error: Access Denied to my SSP in a new installation even though I was logged in as administrator.

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Faraz's blog post pointed me to the solution that I needed to create a different App Pool for the SSP that is not the same name as the SSP Admin Site.

Faraz Khan's SharePoint blog: MOSS 2007 cannot login into SSP

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

What are the names of the MOSS templates?

I recently had to compile a list of the names of some of the MOSS site definitions for use when programmatically creating sites, so I thought I would share;

Publishing Portal="SPSPORTAL#0"
Team Site"="STS#0"
Blank Site="STS#1"
Wiki Site="WIKI#0"
Blog Site="BLOG#0"
Global Site="GLOBAL#0"
News Site="SPSNEWS#0"
Publishing Site="CMSPUBLISHING#0"
Search Site="SRCHCEN#0"
Site Directory="SPSSITES#0"

SharePoint Spy

I tried out SharePoint Spy the other day to help me find out the GUIDs for the features get enabled when you add the SharePoint publishing features to a blank site. I very handy tool for peering under the covers of SharePoint. Check it out. It is free.

http://www.echotechnology.com/products/spy/Pages/default.aspx