Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Rename a SharePoint Server machine name

Follow below procedure to rename the existing MOSS server

  • Change each alternate access mapping for your MOSS/WSS deployment in Central Administration: Browse to Central Admin > Operation > Alternate Access Mappings and change each link to new server name
  • Use following STSADM command to rename server

stsadm -o renameserver -newservername -oldservername

  • Now rename the machine / server on which you hosted SharePoint by right click on My Computer > Properties > Computer Name > Change
  • Then reboot the server
  • After reboot, open command prompt and run following command

stsadm -o updatefarmcredentials -userlogin -password -iisreset /noforce

  • Check all application pool identities in IIS and update if old machine name is still there.
  • If you already have a search index drops this, and rebuild it.
  • That’s it, Your server is now renamed.               

Your client does not support opening this list with Windows Explorer.

Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

  • When you try to open a document library in Explorer View, the folder does not open and gives you following error
Your client does not support opening this list with Windows Explorer.

  • Specifically, this problem occurs when you connect to a document library in a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Web site by using Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  • You browse a folder in the document library, and then you click Open with Windows Explorer on the Actions menu and then nothing happens or just received above message.

  • You are using Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.
  • The path of the folder contains more than 100 characters.

To get rid of this try following
  • Apply hot fix 325355 for Internet Explorer 6.

Additionally there might be other causes and resolutions as well J

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Restrictions and Recommendations on File Name, Length, Size and Invalid Character

New Blocked File Types
If you were familiar with the WSS 2.0 list, there are some new Blocked File Types: .asmx, .rem, .resx, .soap, or .ashx.  If they existed before upgrade they are no longer visible or cannot be opened after upgrade.  These file extensions have been added to the list of blocked file extensions.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Master Pages in SharePoint 2010

The master pages available in SharePoint 2010 are described here.

Primary master page - v4.master

  • Used for content and administration pages. Provides the interface and layout for SharePoint 2010.
  • It generally used on Team Site home page, list and library pages, and site settings page.

Minimal master page - minimal.master

  • Contains minimal SharePoint content, used for full-screen functionality or embedded applications.
  • This master page used to create home and search results pages on a Search Center, pages that host Word or Excel web applications.

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