Tuesday, July 14, 2009

SharePoint 2003 to MOSS 2007 Migration

Senario: You have two servers. One has SharePoint 2003 and other have MOSS 2007 installed. You want to migrate a website collection from SharePoint 2003 to MOSS2007.
Scan the SharePoint 2003 Website
1. PreScan Tool
prescan.exe /c preupgradescanconfig.xml /v http://intranet2. Check the Orphan Records
stsadm -o databaserepair -url http://intranet -databasename MyIntranet_Site3. Delete the Orphan Records
stsadm -o databaserepair -url http://intranet -databasename MyIntranet_Site -deletecorruption4. Check the Orphan Records
stsadm -o databaserepair -url http://intranet -databasename MyIntranet_Site
5. PreScan Tool
prescan.exe /c preupgradescanconfig.xml /v http://intranet

Content Database Migration
1. Go to SQL Server and create the website’s Content Database's backup after making it read only.
2. Copy the database's backup file to the New Server.
3. Create a new Database in New SQL Server and Restore the database (overwrite).

Create the MOSS 2007 Website
1. Create the WebApplication in MOSS 2007. Don’t create any site collection.
2. Remove the content application database
stsadm.exe -o deletecontentdb -databasename WSS_Content_Intranet_80 -url http://newintranetsite/
3. Attach the new database
stsadm.exe -o addcontentdb -url http://newintranetsitet/ –databasename Portal_Site_Restore

Ref 1: http://farhanfaiz.wordpress.com/2008/05/23/sharepoint-upgrade-database-migration
Ref 2: http://sharemypoint.blogspot.com/2007/04/prescanexe-finished-with-failure.html

Monday, July 6, 2009

SharePoint Designer 2007 - Hide the Quick Launch Link

Today my manager came up with the requirement that Recycle Bin Link in Quick Launch Menu should be visible to Administrator only.
If it was the case for a webpart then I could easily specify the Target Audience and voila. But unfortunately webpart zone is not available for Quick Launch Menu and I didn’t want to write custom menu just to hide the RecycleBin link so the genius came up with the following dirty trick. (Yes, I have recognized myself as a genius since childhood).

1. Launch the SharePoint Designer.
2. Navigate to _catalogs -> masterpage -> default.master.
3. Create a backup of the master page file and open original for editing.
4. Scroll down till the bottom and paste the following javascript code right before </Body> Tag:

var UserID = document.getElementById('zz8_Menu').innerHTML;
UserID = UserID.split('<')[0]; UserID = UserID.split('\\')[1]; if (UserID != 'Administrator') { //Hide Recyclebin var objRecycleBin = document.getElementById('ctl00_PlaceHolderLeftNavBar_idNavLinkRecycleBin'); if (objRecycleBin) { objRecycleBin.style.display = 'none'; } }

5. Save and it should hide Recyclebin for all users except for the administrator.

Note: Please check for the Ids ctl00_PlaceHolderLeftNavBar_idNavLinkRecycleBin and zz8_Menu by view source.

SharePoint Designer 2007 - Join Two Lists

We all come across situation at times when we have to display data from two different lists in a single view, specially in reporting. I was looking if SharePoint Designer support something like Join View etc when I came across Sahil Malik's following amazing article:

URL: http://blah.winsmarts.com/2007-10-Performing_joins_between_SharePoint_lists.aspx?postID=359

Publiahing Sites vs Communication Sites

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