Wednesday, February 8, 2012

SharePoint as Multilingual Solution - Comparison with other products


I need a comparison sheet of SharePoint 2010 with other products with respect to multilingual support . Other products could be : Google Sites, Hyper Office,  Documentum, Alfresco , Oracle Beehive, Jive, O3 Spaces, Mindtouch ,Lotus Vignette,  Drupal, Salesforce an so on.


Reply 1

I don't think a sheet like that exists. I found a couple of interesting links for you:

Hopefuly they contain useful information for you. One good thing to remember is that users always have to translate content to the other language. All the system settings (such as settings and default columns) are translated. I don't know how to other products work compared to SharePoint.

You also buy a platform with SharePoint so you can use it for lots more then a multilingual solution.

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

MOSS 2007 Troubleshooting Guide

need a trouble shooting guide for MOSS 2007.

Please suggest a good document on this which covers almost all scenarios like in MOSS 2007.


Few resources accumulated:

  1. 1.       Administration Tool Kits : 

What it contains:

Download links:

WSS 3.0:

MOSS 2007 :,office.12%29.aspx

  1. 2.       The Shortcut Guide to Centralized SharePoint Administration

  1. 3.       Content of this training :

  1. 4.       Installation Guide :

  1. 5.       Before we start any troubleshooting 4 things to be done always:

  1. 6.       All about SharePoint :

In this link above , just search for word "Troubleshooting" , we get a section to cover troubleshooting many things like :

SharePoint 2007 Versions - How do you find out what version of SharePoint you are running?

Troubleshooting backup and recovery - Use this information to troubleshoot problems that you encounter during backup or recovery

Troubleshoot Messaging Integration

Events and error reference

Account permissions and security settings (Office SharePoint Server) - This article describes Microsoft Office SharePoint Server administrative and services account permissions. It covers the following areas: Microsoft SQL Server, the file system, file shares, and registry entries

Plan for administrative and service accounts

Special directories and storage locations (Office SharePoint Server) - This article lists the folders and files that are used by Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

Files and permissions for Office SharePoint Server 2007 - This article lists the detailed minimum file permission settings for folders and files created when you install MOSS 2007

Running Central Admin on Multiple Servers within a Farm

Decentralizing Site Administration - Security model of WSS 3.0, including its advantages and implications when delegating administrative control over SharePoint sites to individual departments while maintaining centralized administrative control over the SharePoint infrastructure.

Special directories and storage locations - This article lists the folders and files that are used by Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

Moving all databases to a different database server or a server with the same name - Two procedures describing how to move databases to a different server or a server with the same name

I was looking for similar to this one in 2007:

 Reply 1

ou're never really going to get a unified document as it'll almost certainly end up with things that aren't relevant.  Some basic questions would be: -

  • Are you using Performance Point?

  • Are you using Standard or Enterprise?

  • What version of SQL Server do you have?

  • Are you integrating Reporting Services into your deployment?

  • Are you using any major third party products from guys like Metalogix, AvePoint etc.

  • Have you any internal customisations?

All of these would represent deviations from one deployment to the next.  You'd be best served reading widely around the current set-up that you have, reading the link that Bogdan provided and looking at MVP/Support Engineer blogs

Steven Andrews

Reply 2

There are thousands of troubleshooting scenarios and articles. Check the blogs of the SharePoint Support Engineers that are working for Microsoft and you will find a lot of information.

Here you have my blog where you can find SharePoint performance troubleshooting tips and tricks

You may also like:

Few Questions to be answered before you start a SharePoint…

List web service returns empty result if anonymous is enabled for site collection using list GUID

I am using MOSS 2007 SP 2. I enabled anonymous access on the site collection for lists only. When I try to call GetListItems on the lists web service on a list that does not have anonymous enabled using the list GUID in the request I get back 0 items. If I used the list name instead I get back list items. If I disable anonymous access for the site collection I also get back list items. Any idea what's going on?


Reply 1

Wrap your request inside authentication.asmx.

Use LoginResult method and based on the results of this function assign the CookieContainer of authentication web service to the Lists web service.

Delegate Control to Inject Google Analytics in MOSS

Hi Guys,

i want to load js for Google analytics for some site and don't want to load for some site so thinking of doing this using delegate control so users can control through feature activation and deactivation.i did something like this for banner image so will this approch work to load js too ?

if there is other way please advise




You can opt for 2 set of master pages. One without scripts included, the other one having the Google Analytic implementation


Reply 2


I am trying to add JS in Master page using Delegate Controls but its not is code i have written.

Please advise


using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using Microsoft.SharePoint;
namespace WSPBuilderProject1.SharePointRoot.Template.ControlTemplates.PhilaGov
public partial class PhilaGovGA : UserControl {
protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) {
string _url = SPContext.Current.Web.Url;
protected override void CreateChildControls() {
this.Controls.Add(new LiteralControl(@"<script type='text/javascript'>
var _gaq = _gaq || [];
_gaq.push(['_setAccount', '#12323232']);



Once i enable feature i dont see this code in head section of master page.

Please advise




Friday, January 20, 2012




I am trying to ResolvePrincipal using People.asmx in two seprate farms. Both farms are single server farms with same configuration . Both farms target the same AD for user information. End point of AD being use din both the farms are the same .

But one one server it takes average 3.5 seconds to Run this web service method, but on the other it takes 43 seconds.


What could be the reason behind ?

Reply 1:

Check out a network trace using the tool Netmon.

Varun Malhotra

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

SharePoint 2010 | User Profiles | Recent Activities


While querying user profile changes we can get changes upto last 14 days.

Now,I want to know about recenet activities web part which shows user profile edits by the user. Up to which point in the past , it shows the user profile changes as recent activities ?

I need to know the duration (in days) in past for which the changes in user profile are reflected as recent activities on page : http://<server>/my/Person.aspx?accountname=domain\AccountID

Reply 1

Helo Heamntrhtk,


Check on this site you can configure it:

Under section:"Timer Jobs Required"


The following are listed in the webpart:

Rating, blog, tag, like, ..

Activity Feeds are an ongoing record of a user’s activities through the day (or for whatever time period in which they choose to update the feed). There are two sections of Activity feed.

· My Activities - My Profile > Recent Activities

· Consolidated - My Newsfeed (Activities which track)

These two sections are like two sides of a conversation. Both are depending on Activity Feed timer job.

Kr, Gokan


Reply 2

Only the following activities will be displayed in the recent activities.

Rating, Tagging, new blog post and so on.


Wayne Fan

How to exclude items from Search Result page?

in sharepoint 2010, there is an option to remove a url from search results immidiately, corresponding crawling rules/ exclude rules are set automatically

And the that specific content does not get crawled.


Otherwise go for Crawl exclude rules directly.