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Assistant mapped user profile property is broken

After a bit of research I’m giving up on this one. What I want to do is map the sharepoint user profile property ‘assistant’ to active directory (AD). I could map it to 1 of 2 attributes in AD, either

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Enabling the inbuilt msg ifilter on sharepoint (even 64bit!)

One of our big decisions on the proposed physical architecture of our sharepoint farms has been can we go 64bit on the index server. For us the ability to index .msg files is crucial and until now I thought I

Posted in ifilter, Search, sharepoint

Restricting Self-Service Site Creation

This is one of those things that had me beating my head against a wall for the last couple of hours and in the end its all in the doco you just need to find it. I have a knowledge

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How to limit a site to only see users who are a member of that site

Just stumbled across this piece of info in the technet2 doco. You can set the peoplepicker-onlysearchwithinsitecollection property to yes to only show users that are a member of that site. This is great for extranet type site collections that you want

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Enabling web application error reporting for sharepoint

Paul Stork from Mindsharp just posted this to the sharepoint discussions yahoo group and I thought it was worth writing down as I am sure that I will need to use this one day. If you ever receive the classic

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Adding Sharepoint search to IE7 search drop down

Just discovered this cool feature in IE7 that you can add custom search providers. Mark Harrison originally posted some reg hacking on how to this. You can also do it from the front end of IE7. For example if you want

Posted in howto, Search, sharepoint

How to enable advanced search in a new site collection

When you create an additional site collection under a managed path, the standard search settings do not show and advanced search link. Providing that your root site collection contains a search centre this can be fixed. I have created my

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Configuring Foxit 64bit PDF ifilter

Adir Ron has posted on his blog the instructions for making the Foxit 64bit PDF ifilter work with Sharepoint 2007. Taking from his article is the following reg hack instructions on registering the ifilter with the sharepoint search. After you

Posted in howto, ifilter

Site collection auditing bug when using a custom site collection template

As we are looking at creating lots of site collections underneath managed paths we are trying to use a custom site template. (I have previously posted the procedure I use to create and load a template.) I stumbled across a

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Creating site collection templates

[I’ve been meaning to update this post for quite sometime. Please don’t do this procedure even though it was documented in MSDN. If you do this when you create a site from this site template a lot of the functionality

Posted in howto, sharepoint