Search results return wrong url for list items 1_.000 etc

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When performing searches on MOSS / Sharepoint your list items return invalid URL’s ie. http://test-server/contacts/lists/contacts/1_.000 or 2_.000 or 3_.000 and so on. This problem is being caused by our document imaging software from Knowledgelake, during the installation it adds some meta data mappings in the SSP. To fix this go into your SSP –> Search … Continue reading Search results return wrong url for list items 1_.000 etc

SharePoint Analyzer: Diagnostic Tool for Best Practices

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Bamboo Solutions latest offering appears to be a very useful free tool enabling you to quickly analyse you Sharepoint/MOSS environment right down to patch level: SharePoint Analyzer is a powerful FREE diagnostic tool to quickly discover the configuration of any SharePoint installation and a critical component for anyone who is looking to incorporate Best Practices … Continue reading SharePoint Analyzer: Diagnostic Tool for Best Practices

How to get verbose/detailed error messages from your MOSS / WSS servers

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In the ‘web.config’ file of your SharePoint web application, edit the following two entries: 1) Turn custom errors off: <customErrors mode="On" /> Change the value from “On” to “Off” in a development or staging environment, or to “RemoteOnly” if you have to troubleshoot an issue in a production environment. 2) Enable CallStack & AllowPageLevelTrace <SafeMode … Continue reading How to get verbose/detailed error messages from your MOSS / WSS servers

Contacts Management Template by default returns all names beginning with the letter R

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If you have downloaded & installed the Contact Management template from Microsoft you will have noticed for some reason it by default returns all names beginnning with ‘R’ You’l be pleased to know this is easily fixed by editing: http://MYSERVER/contacts/Results.aspx in Sharepoint Designer. The list of contacts is provided by a Data View web part … Continue reading Contacts Management Template by default returns all names beginning with the letter R

How widely used is SharePoint with Corporate users?

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“Today at the Microsoft Office SharePoint Conference 2008, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates noted that SharePoint is one of the fastest growing products in the company’s history, having reached the milestone of a US $1billion-dollar business with 100 million licenses sold, and growth of more than 50 percent in the second quarter of the current fiscal … Continue reading How widely used is SharePoint with Corporate users?