Update URL After cloning Server in SharePoint

This would be very common scenario most of us bump into. You may need to clone your Web Front End to host it in different environment. After restoring the cloned instance you may find your new server refers to the old server name.

Quick and easy way to update the server name using stsadm in […]

MOSS 2007 – Site Usage Report Error

Issue: Error while accessing site usage report

“Both Windows SharePoint Services Usage logging and Office SharePoint Usage Processing must be enabled to view usage reports. Please contact your administrator to ensure that these services are enabled.”


Goto Central Administration -> Operations -> Usage Analysis Processing under “Logging and Reporting” […]

Remove Pages from Breadcrumb

Today, I was doing some branding for Publishing site, which is migrated from PHP/HTML using custom code.

When I enabled the breadcrumb on pages (obviously we used our own custom page layouts), the “pages” and “.aspx” in the filename is kind of annoying. Initially I thought of removing this by adding javascript/jquery on page. […]

SharePoint Designer workflow does not send email to Groups

This is the kind of repeating/common issue asked in MSDN Forum : http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepointworkflow/thread/7d0166b7-6226-46bb-86cf-105647c79c47

The workflow which is created by SharePoint designer doesn’t send email to the members of SharePoint Group.

This is known issue and Designer Team gave the workaround to solve this problem.

On SharePoint site, click Site Actions […]

SharePoint 2007 Config LDF File Grown up like Beast

Today my server started throwing low disk space error in C drive. I had more than 60 GB free space in my drive, No clue what happened. Then I started drilling into my folders to find the issue.

Finally, I found the SharePoint_Config_Log file size is 52 GB. :-O


PDF Full Text Search Configuration for SharePoint 2007 x64

Download the Filter for x64 from adobe here, if you are using 32 bit it will be installed by default from your adobe installation.

Update default value of the following two registry entries with “{E8978DA6-047F-4E3D-9C78-CDBE46041603}” HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office server\12.0\Search\Setup\ContentIndexCommon\Filters\Extension\.pdf {E8978DA6-047F-4E3D-9C78-CDBE46041603}

KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\12.0\Search\Setup\ContentIndexCommon\Filters\Extension\.pdf {E8978DA6-047F-4E3D-9C78-CDBE46041603}

Open Central Administration Go to SharedServices Click […]

Cannot open database requested by the login the login failed

I got into the below issue, when I try to access the site collection search scopes.

Cannot open database “Uday_SharePoint_SSP_Content” requested by the login. The login failed. Login failed for user ‘Uday\Uday.Ethirajulu$’. at Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.Search.Admin.Pages.SearchAdminPageBase.ErrorHandler(Object sender, EventArgs e) at System.Web.UI.TemplateControl.OnError(EventArgs e) at System.Web.UI.Page.HandleError(Exception e) at System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint) at System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequest(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint) at […]

CodePlex Release : List Search WebPart

Hi Community,

I have contributed List Search WebPart for SharePoint in CodePlex.

Project Description: This Project provides the List Search WebPart for WSS 3.0 / SharePoint 2007. Just add the WebPart to page and specify the list name, filter fields, display fields and criteria.

Simple Interface for Tool Part with advanced features for list […]

How to Create Custom Menu Item in Site Actions

The below sample feature creates new menu item in Site Actions menu, Please replace the GUID in the below code.

Sample Feature File

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?>



Title=”Custom Menu Item”

Description=” ”

December 1st, 2009 | Tags: , , | Category: MOSS 2007 | One comment

TreeView Doc Lib V 2.0 in CodePlex

I have released the next version of TreeView Document Library WebPart for SharePoint 2007.

Added features in this release:

Automatically populates the list of document libraries in dropdownlist in toolpart Collapsed TreeView can be managed from toolpart property Automatically shows the appropriate icons for the files in document library

WebPart included […]