Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Install WSS 3.0 SP 1 on Vista or Windows 7 RC

Last SharePointPros.Sg community meeting some one indicated that WSS can be install on Vista. Surprisingly its true, you can install WSS on vista or Windows 7 RC, the step by step article link given below..... 

How to install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP1 on Vista x64/x86


Installing WSS 3.0 SP2 / MOSS SP2 on Windows 7 RC


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

SharePoint 2010 key features screen shots

Microsoft’s announce today on SharePoint 2010 technical preview. This sneak peek display only limited features for customers & partners. The detailed announcement would release on SharePoint Conference this October. I screen capture the key features and highlighted briefly.

New User Interface including new Ribbon

Ribbon interface which is contextual and customizable.  which means you will get an extra Library Tools Tab when you are in a SharePoint document library

Document Library Tool barimage

Edit mode tool bar image

Image change and formatting tool barimage

Allow users to select multiple files and perform checkout / check in actions. imageWeb Edit

Edit your web page directly and get live preview same as office client. Allow you to change common things such as images and text lot easier then current.

Edit Page mode on 2010 and 2007 imageclip_image002

Live preview same as office client


Change Font Size which provide you live preview on font size.image

Change Images, Allow you select images from your PC or from Internet Address and also allow you select resize the image by drag and dropimage 

Silverlight Web Part

SharePoint 2010 out of the box the come with Sliverlight webpart which allow user to view interactive rich text content.

New interface to select Webparts image

Sliverlight webpart which allow you to Zoon In/Out the contentimage

Rich Theming

Change SharePoint sites the look and feel using PowerPoint themes image

Powerpoint themes preview and color with different fonts size. image

Upload the PowerPoint themes you able to select as SharePoint site theme the select colour palate display for your preview. image

By Clicking apply theme, SharePoint site change to news theme. image

Multiple Browser Support

SharePoint support multiple browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari. image

Visio Services

Allow to publish Visio diagrams directly to SharePoint and Using browser you can Open Visio diagrams. No Visio client Installation required. image

SharePoint Designer 2010

SharePoint Desinger 2010 new UI, enhanced modelling capabilities and improved workflow capabilities which makes designers and developers to collaborate seamless. image

SharePoint Designer 2010 you will see a new concept  Entities handles the back-end integration. SharePoint provides seamless integration with back-end systemsimage

Central Administration

New improved Central Administration screens...



For more details visit.

  1. Sneak preview about SharePOint 2010
  2. SharePoint 2010 - Overview Sneak Peek Video – by Thomas Rizzo.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 "technical preview"

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 "technical preview" released today.... Looks there are huge improvements coming on the way... the list of SharePoint 2010 Changes


  • New User Interface including new Ribbon
  • Web Edit
  • Silverlight Web Part
  • Rich Theming
  • Multiple Browser Support
  • Visio Services
  • SharePoint Designer
  • Business Connectivity Services (the evolution of the Business Data Catalog)
  • SharePoint Workspace
  • Rich Media Support
  • Central Administration


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Stsadm command "Access Denied"

When I run stsadm command to deploy feature I get an "Access Denied" error.


The user is Part of Domain Admin Group and also the Primary Site Collection Administrator in SharePoint Central Administration.

Few minute later I discover that I need to run “Setup.bat” file with Run as administer mode, (Windows 2008 Server)  than you the Stsadm command run without any issue. :)



Thursday, July 2, 2009

Modify this view page cannot be displayed Error Code : 500 Internal Server (ISA)

Yesterday… we got an interesting issue… When user go and Click SharePoint - View - Modify this view action menu (OR) Modify Column link the browser display following message “The Page cannot be displayed” Error Code : 500 Internal Server Error. The request was rejected by the HTTP filter. Contact the server administrator. (12217)



When I search online, Microsoft support provided me following work around for the issue, configure the Web publishing rule so that it does not block high-bit characters.

1. Start the ISA Server or Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway, Medium Business Edition Management tool.

2. Expand ServerName, where ServerName is the name of your ISA Server or Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway, Medium Business Edition computer.

3. Click Firewall Policy, click the Web publishing rule that you created to publish the Exchange Server computer for access by OWA users, and then click Edit Selected Rule.

4. Click the Traffic tab, click Filtering, and then click Configure HTTP.

5. Click to clear the Block high-bit characters check box, and then click OK two times.

6. Click Apply to update the firewall policy, and then click OK.

But doesn’t solve my problem. Later I found that the issue coming from ISA HTTP Filter policy…. to resolve follow the below steps.

General Tab

The figure shows the default settings on the General tab of the HTTP policy properties

1. Start the ISA Server

2. General tab of the HTTP policy properties

3. Un Check Verify normalization, (Select if you want to block requests with URLs containing escaped characters after normalization.)


According to Tech Net

Web servers receive requests that are URL encoded. This means that certain characters may be replaced with a percent sign (%) followed by a particular number. For example, %20 corresponds to a space, so a request for http://myserver/My%20Dir/My%20File.htm is the same as a request for http://myserver/My Dir/My File.htm. Normalization is the process of decoding URL-encoded requests.
Because the % can be URL encoded, an attacker can submit a carefully crafted request to a server that is basically double-encoded. If this occurs, Internet Information Services (IIS) may accept a request that it would otherwise reject as not valid. When you select Verify Normalization, the HTTP filter normalizes the URL two times. If the URL after the first normalization is different from the URL after the second normalization, the filter rejects the request. This prevents attacks that rely on double-encoded requests.
Note that while we recommend that you use the Verify Normalization function, it may also block legitimate requests that contain a %.

Now we do not have an error.... Hope this information may helps someone…. If yes provide me comments and feedback