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I've come across this question before in relation to non-SP content, and I believe it's more of a customer relations management question than a technical question. What it boils down to is that if users can't trust their admins they're already screwed anyway, and this kind of thing is the least of their problems. OK, I can understand the user perspective ...


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Follow these steps: Click Site Actions, Site Settings, Modify All Site Settings. Click Title, description and icon under Look and Feel. Change the URL for Logo URL and Description. The URL can be anything as long as it's accessible from the browser. People often upload their site logo to a document or picture library and use the URL for that.


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My favorite one is this: http://blogs.technet.com/wbaer/archive/2007/07/10/understanding-hierarchy-and-basic-concepts-of-navigation-in-microsoft-office-sharepoint-server-2007-windows-sharepoint-services.aspx But some people find that a little too technical. I have also used the following in the past: ...


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Check to make sure your Trusted Sites zone allows 'Automatic login with current username and password'. Open IE, Tools -> Internet Options -> Security -> Trusted Sites. Click 'Sites' and make sure your SharePoint site url is in there. Click 'Custom Level', scroll to the bottom and ensure 'Automatic Logon with current user name and password' is selected.


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The best thing by far with SharePoint are the basic out-of-the-box simple sites. Creating a team collaboration workspace where all project members can upload relevant documents, have a project contact list, a bundown chart published from Excel, a list of upcoming milestones, a documentation wiki etc. is really easy and set up with a few clicks. You can do ...


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You can install SharePoint on Windows Server 2008 R2. You don't need to install it on Windows Server 2008 and then upgrade to Windows Server 2008 R2. The issue is that Windows Server 2008 R2 is only compatible with Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP2. Unfortunately, Microsoft have not released a version of SharePoint with SP2 built in, however it is fairly ...


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Agent, Generally speaking, pointing a new database instance (or instances) is a "deal breaker" when it comes to the farm. My "fallback safe opinion" tracks with the general consensus: construct a new farm (i.e., a new configuration database), build out your SSP, and then perform content database migrations into the new farm. Here's a tip on avoiding this ...


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The simple reason why we haven't replace traditional file storage with Sharepoint is that deploying a file server requires a basic server with no licenses (if you run a Windows server for storage then yes, you have to pay for licenses, but it's still fairly cheap) and just load it up with hard drives and put a layer of RAID over the top. With Sharepoint, ...


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As both routeNpingme and Aaron indicated, there isn't a practical upshot from a privileges perspective. Whether an account is added to the Site Collection Administrators group from the site collection provisioning area (in Central Admin) or from within the site collection admin options (in the site collection itself), the resultant permission and privilege ...


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By the way, for a technical answer, I would be more in favour of enabling access logging on the sensitive data and arranging for the logs to be made available to the relevant manager on a daily, weekly, or whatever is required basis (or even let the relevant manager view the logs directly as and when they wish, so as to remove any possibility for suspicion ...


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Sharepoint kinda does it's own session management. Part of the reason it's disabled (I think ) is to keep developers from screweing around with sessions in sharepoint without knowing what they are doing and causing headches for admins. SharePoint does not automatically remove old session state records from the session state database tables. Performance will ...


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Not recommended to mix 32 bit and 64 bit inside of the same farm. Upgrades (Service Packs, CU) can lead to issues. Probably best to take that machine and repurpose for something outside of SharePoint.


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You are correct - WSS does not need to be installed separately, the MOSS installation will do it for you.


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Here is an MSDN forums topic that is very similar to yours. Basically, the result was that MS says SharePoint does a checkout/checkin once the form is submitted, which requires Edit permissions. A further post by Clayton Cobb outlines a possible workaround for the problem.


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It's difficult to get into specifics without knowing where you are wanting to go...but: cool things we've done: RSS feeds from external sites to their "My Sites" weather updates on our intranet home page Using Excel Web Services (like you were asking about data from excel) to post graphs and data from excel as well as KPI's (key performance ...


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Here are some more details on using the API to update the created and modified dates on items in SharePoint: SPSite site = new SPSite("http://sharepointsite/subsite"); SPWeb web = site.OpenWeb(); SPList list = web.Lists["My List"]; web.AllowUnsafeUpdates = true; foreach (SPListItem item in list.Items) { item["Modified"] = "Set the date"; ...


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This isn't configurable within SharePoint by the end user. However if you have developer knowledge or a developer that can do this for you, there are various options such as jQuery. Please ask your question on Stack Overflow if you'd like a developer solution.


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Are you able to get into Central Admin? Is it a particular site collection that is giving you trouble? What message are you getting? What happens when you try to modify permissions? Edit: Man, I wish I could TS into that box and take a look. If you are having trouble even with the account that installed SharePoint, you are not in a good place :) Two ...


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Not to be too controversial, but I think you're making some very large assumptions with your question. Let's start with farm configuration. In my experience, I don't think I've seen any one configuration that's more common than another with one notable exception: "development" servers. Devs tend to lump everything into one VM (or one box), simply because ...


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The easiest way is to get a tool like SharePoint Manager. Go into the site you are looking at, and find the WebTemplateId property. You can then match it up to a list of known template types. There is another way to do it, but it is much more manual (and ugly) so I won't outline it here. As far as a page template goes - this only works on pages within a ...


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On Salaudeen Rajack`s blog www.sharepointdiary.com there is a tutorial with explained 6 ways to determine a SharePoint Site Template. The link can be found here. Cited: Use SharePoint Manager, Navigate through the site, and look for "Web Template". Stsadm: stsadm.exe -o enumallwebs -databasename > Template.txt Now, Open the template.txt file and check for ...


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Check the permissions of the folder. Perhaps you did not restore the NTFS permissions


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+1 to Toni for the technical answer (and to you for the question). I find the reasoning concerning, though: "the business sponsor would like people to be able to see the data but not have the ability to pull down into Excel". Disabling the export just makes it more difficult, in the "select with the mouse, copy, paste into Excel" vein of difficult. I suppose ...


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From your listing I think your are correct with licenses and amounts. However the price for schools depends on your contract. You are in UK, so I think you should contact Emma Healey, she works for Microsoft UK and runs a very good licensing blog Emma explains Microsoft Licensing. (try to repost your findings here or something so that we have as future ...


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You definitely don't need Enterprise just to host a website. Standard would be fine. But if all you're doing is hosting a web site, why not go with Server 2008 Web Edition for even less money. Here's a comparison of the different editions.


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You thinking on the SMTP connector is correct. You need to create an SMTP connector on your Exchange server to forward all mail for ServerName.fully.qualified.domain to be forwarded to the Sharepoint server. The steps to do this are as follows. Ensure that DNS is setup correctly so that you can fully resolve ServerName.fully.qualified.domain to your ...


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Possible with a ton of hacking and general messing around. Licensed and supported? Naw. http://community.bamboosolutions.com/blogs/bambooteamblog/archive/2008/05/21/how-to-install-windows-sharepoint-services-3-0-sp1-on-vista-x64-x86.aspx


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Sorry to be a buzzkill, but I think the other excellent comments are already leading you down this path: VM snapshots, no matter if you're using Hyper-V or VMware or something else, are not supported by Microsoft in SharePoint farms. If you've got a multi-server SharePoint farm, VM snapshots (especially over time) will lead inconsistencies between your ...


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Solution with no asp code: You will need two javascript libraries: - Jquery - SPServices - http://spservices.codeplex.com/ In sharepoint, create a non-public library called "Jquery libraries" and upload your jquery and SPServices to it. In sharepoint designer, create a copy of AllItems.aspx. In sharepoint designer, edit the file AllItems.aspx. Clear ...



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