Deactivate the name.dll active x control

Websites built on SharePoint 2007 prompts you to install Microsoft’s Name.dll ActiveX control on every page load of your SharePoint web site. Name.dll provides “presence” functionality, that is if you have Messenger it will display your online status. This is annoying, I think anyway 🙂 To remove the prompt on a site you have to …

Hide items from users

You can hide some functions from users on a page in Sharepoint by adding the “security trimming control” – it’s really useful. For example, the “Site Actions”-button should be hidden from anonymous users. Put the following tag around the Site Action control: Sharepoint:SPSecurityTrimmedControl runat=”server” PermissionsString=”BrowseDirectories”>[Site Actions content holder here]/Sharepoint:SPSecurityTrimmedControl>This permission string used the “BrowseDirectories” which …

Missing features

When you install the language templates I have discovered that many functions are missing. The solution is to compare the 1033 folder with the 1053 and copy the files that are missing to your new language folder. For example the search function on WSS pages: I had to copy the file search.js into the 1053 …

“Save site as template” is missing… or?

Yes but it’s available with a little trick 🙂 If you try to save a website as a template, you’ll find out that there is no link to it in administration mode (web site settings). You must change the following in the URL and it will be available:Change from this URL:http://mywebsite/sitedirectory/minsubsite/default.aspxTo this URL:http://mywebsite/sitedirectory/minsubsite/_layouts/savetmpl.aspxand you may …

Install IFilter on a single WSS 3.0 server

Install Ifilter for WSS3.0 on a single server using the built-in embedded SQL edition: 1) Download and install the latest Adobe Reader 82) Edit this registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftShared ToolsWeb Server Extensions12.0SearchApplications{GUID}GatherSearchExtensionsExtensionListAdd a new string value with Name=(next sequential number available – usually 37 or 38) and set the Data=pdf3) Check registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftShared ToolsWeb Server Extensions12.0SearchSetupFilters.There should …

Sharepoint 2009

Found this about the new version of Sharepoint – 2009. Exciting news!!I am hoping for better performance, extended functions, improved CMS and well, the list is long!Seems like they are developing the offline function – or rather – I know they are since I was interviewed by a developer at Microsoft regarding my experiences of …

Hide controls on a publishing page

When you build publishing pages in Sharepoint Designer you may want to hide some fields while it’s in read mode. I usually want to hide fields like “Archive date”, “Target group” and so on, and to do that you simply put them in an Edit panel. Now the fields are visible in edit mode, but …