Monthly Archives - August 2012

How to Install PDF iFilter for SharePoint 2010

In this post i am going to explain how you can install PDF iFilter for SharePoint 2010. By defualt in SharePoint 2010 there is no filter installed for indexing PDF files. That's why none of the PDF documents is indexed, so it is impossible to search them. So let's start the process 1. You need to download PDF iFilter 64 bit from Adobe's website which is free. URL: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=4025 2. Run this installation file on each server (more…)
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How to Add Icons to Document Types in SharePoint

In this post i am going to explain, how you can add icon to unkown document types. If you add a unkown document type to SharePoint library, a netural document icon appears.
SharePoint Unkown Document Type
Unkown Document Type
  The above shown example is for PDF type document. In this example i am explaining about how to add pdf document icon but these steps are same for any document type. 1. Download pdf 16x16 icon icone_pdf   2. Store icon to following path of 14 hive folder  C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\IMAGES   3.  Open the file DOCICON.XML located in the folder C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\XML. Add following line of code into section ByExtension tag <Mapping Key="pdf" Value="pdf16.gif" />   4. Restart IIS with command iireset Now you when you reload document library or add new pdf file you can see pdf icon associated to type column. I hope you liked this post, please don't forget to post your comment thanks
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SharePoint Service Applications in different versions of SharePoint

In this post i am going explain SharePoint Service Applications in different versions of SharePoint:  
Service Application Description SharePoint Foundation 2010 SharePoint Standard 2010 SharePoint 2010 Enterprise
Access Services

Interact with Access 2010 in a web browser

    YES
Business Data Connectivity Service Provide access to external data YES YES YES
Excel Service Application All live interaction with Excel files with in web browser     YES
Managed Metadata Service Manage the taxonomy, hierarchies, keyword, social tagging   YES YES
PerformancePoint  Service Application Provide PerformancePoint services to the SharePoint Farm     YES
Secure Store Service Allows Single sign on to access multiple applications and services   YES YES
State Service Provide temp storage for user session   YES YES
Usage and Health Data Collection Gather user and health data from the farm and show via reports YES YES YES
User Profile Service Application Allows for My Site websites, user profile pages, social tagging, and additional social computing features   YES YES
Visio Graphics Service Views and refresh published visio 2010 diagrams in web browser     YES
Web Analytics Service Application Provides web analytic data   YES YES
Word Automation Services Converts bulk document conversion   YES YES
Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Subscription Setting Service Allow for multitenant functionality YES YES YES
Search Service Application Crawls the SharePoint Sites and contents, indexes the data and services search queries   YES YES
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How to change SharePoint Farm Passphrase

In this post i am going to explain, how you can change pass phrase of  SharePoint 2010 farm through power shell. There is only one condition to change pass phrase i.e. your farm should be up and running. 1. Open SharePoint 2010 Management Shell from Start, All Programs, Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products. 2. Enter following power shell command : Set-SPPassphrase
Change SharePoint Farm Pass Phrase
Change SharePoint Farm Pass Phrase
3. Enter new pass phrase and confirm pass phrase 4. Type Y to perform this action I hope you liked this post, please don't forget to post your comments.
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How to create shortcut of 14 hive folder on taskbar

In this post i am going to give you quick tip, how you can create shortcut of  famous 14 hive folder on taskbar. You might need to go quite often on this path C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14 to open this folder. It would be very handy, if it is available right in front of you.

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