09 July, 2010

Site Prompts for Credentials + How to add your sharepoint site in trusted file location zone - SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010

This is a very common issue in which the SharePoint site prompts for credentials i.e. username and password. By default, SharePoint sites should automatically log you in via your existing Windows credentials without ever asking any identity.

Yesterday, one of my user faced the same problem n would like to share the resolution with all of u.

Internet Explorer Security Settings: How to add your SharePoint site in trusted file location zone

Open the Internet Explorer/Browser

1.   Tools

2.   Internet Options

3.   Select Security Tab

4.   Sites Button

5.   Enter the website name (URL) in Add this website to the zone.

6.   If your SharePoint site is NOT using SSL, make sure you uncheck the box require server verification (https :) for all sites in this zone prior to adding it.

7.   Click Ok once and you will be redirected to following window:

8.   Click on Custom Level Tab now

Note: If you are getting the above tab greyed out then it means that you don’t have admin rights on your machine.

9.   Scrolls towards the bottom and select the option that says

Click OK Everything

Open your SharePoint site in a new browser and check the results

The above steps will resolves your login prompts issue and you should be able to access the SharePoint without any problems!!!

If you face any issue then please let me know... I would be more than happy to help you and resolves your queries as soon as possible. Thanks you.

05 July, 2010

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Troubleshoot issues with Windows SharePoint Services.
Whenever you are trying to upload a file into the SharePoint with more than 50MB, you will get this error. By default, files in SharePoint document libraries are limited to 50mb.

Solution: (How 2 change the Upload Limit)
Go to Central Administration Site
1)   Go to Application Management tab
2)   Select the specific web application in which you are facing the problem-->select General Settings
3)   Click on “Web application general settings” under “SharePoint Web Application management”, and change the “Maximum upload size” to 60 MB (as per your requirement).
4)   Click “OK”

Please try to upload the document again and check the results

This time the document will upload without any issues..

Client machines have some problems as uploading large files may have additional issues due to HTTP timeout, IIS thread execution time outs. Check the web.config file under your web app. There is a setting under system.web to change the file size upload limit. The UI version saves the setting in the content db not the physical web.config under the inetpub\wwwroot folder structure.

I hope the above information will be useful to resolve this issue... in case of any problems then please let me know, Thanks!!

SharePoint 2010 Recovery/ Restore Options

In my last post i had mentioned some sneak peak regarding SharePoint backups. By means of sharePoint 2010, Microsoft has comes up with great options in terms of recovery also.

I would like to highlight some key information which is shared by Microsoft that will be usefull to all of you:

1. Restore a farm (SharePoint Server 2010)http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee428314.aspx

2. Restore a farm configuration (SharePoint Server 2010)http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee428326.aspx

3. Document farm configuration settings (SharePoint Server 2010) http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff645391.aspx

4. Copy configuration settings from one farm to another (SharePoint Server 2010) http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff627859.aspx

5. Restore a Web application (SharePoint Server 2010)http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee748647.aspx

6. Restore a service application (SharePoint Server 2010)http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee428305.aspx

7. Restore search (SharePoint Server 2010)http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee748654.aspx

8. Restore secure store services (SharePoint Server 2010)http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee748602.aspx

9. Restore a content database (SharePoint Server 2010)http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee748604.aspx

10. Attach and restore a read-only content database (SharePoint Server 2010) http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee748633.aspx

11. Restore customizations (SharePoint Server 2010)http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee748613.aspx

12. Restore a site collection (SharePoint Server 2010)http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee748655.aspx

13. Import a list or document library (SharePoint Server 2010) http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee428322.aspx

Three Cheers to Microsoft 4 sharing such valuable information, Thanks...

SharePoint 2010 Recycle Bin Settings

Recycle Bin Settings in SharePoint 2010

Recycle Bins are one of the key features which are mandotory from business requirements.They are used to protect and recover data.Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 as well as SharePoint Server 2010 supports two stages of Recycle Bins:First-stage Recycle Bin and Second-stage Recycle Bin.
To configure Recycle Bin settings by using Central Administration

1. Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure is a member of the Farm Administrators SharePoint group.
2. On the SharePoint Central Administration Web site, click Application Management.
3. On the Application Management page, click Manage Web Applications.
4. Click the Web application for which you want to configure Recycle Bin settings. The ribbon becomes active.
5. On the ribbon, click the General Settings drop-down menu, and then click General Settings.
6. On the Web Application General Settings page, in the Recycle Bin section, you can configure the following settings:
->You can specify a time after which items in the Recycle Bins are deleted, or you can specify that these items should never be deleted. By default, items are deleted after 30 days.
->You can set the Recycle Bins for the Web application to be On or Off. By default, Recycle Bins are turned on.

If you turn off the Recycle Bins, any existing items in both the first and second-stage Recycle Bins are deleted. Depending on how much data is contained in the Recycle Bins, deleting these items can take a long time.

Please let me know in case of any issues,Thanks !!

SharePoint 2010 Granular Backups

Today, I have analyzed as well as tested sharepoint 2010 granular backups strategies. If we compare to SharePoint 2007 then we need to perform every task by using stsadm n GUI doesnt have any support. But in SharePoint 2010, Microsoft has introduced this functionality by which we can implement the granular backups by using GUI i.e. Central Administration as well as by using POWERSHELL.

Explored two options as follows:
1. Perform a site collection Backup
2. Export a list

Please refer the following steps as how i have executed these operations:

Backing up a site collection:
1.Central Administration
2.Select Backup and Restore
3.From the UI select Perform a site collection backup
4.Select the appropriate site collection from the pull down menu
5.Include proper UNC path including backup file named like: filename.bak
6.Selecting Start backup redirects to _admin/sitebackuporexportstatus.aspx page.

Backing up a Site, Library, or List

Exporting a Site/sub-site

Export a specific site using Central Administrator:
1. Select Backup and Restore
2. From the UI select Export a site or list
3. Select Site Collection\Site "leave list drop down clear"
4. Optional categories is to export full security or export versioning history
5. Selecting Start export redirects to _admin/sitebackuporexportstatus.aspx page.

Export a specific list or library:

1. Select Backup and Restore
2. From the UI select Export a site or list
3. Select Site Collection\Site
4. Select a list
5. Optional categories “export full security or export versioning history”
6. Selecting Start export redirects to _admin/sitebackuporexportstatus.aspx page.

I hope the above information will helps you to understand the granular backups present in sharepoint 2010. If you face any issues then please let me know....I would be more than happy to help you and resolve your issues.. Thanks !!!