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AD Properties can be mapped to user property
SharePoint administrator can add a new user profile property, which can be mapped to an AD attribute. For example, user profile property “First Name” is mapped to “givenName” in AD which is a “string (Single Value)” type: If you want to add a new user profile, go into the Add User Profile Property page by […]
SharePoint “Access Denied” Error when Recreating User ID in AD
Recently I discovered an interesting thing about SharePoint user management, reusing SharePoint user IDs results in an “Access Denied” error. This can be replicated using following steps: Have user “A” as a SharePoint user. Delete user “A” from site collection. Delete user “A” from Active Directory. Create a new account in AD with the same […]
How to Configure SharePoint 2010 Logs
Logging is one of the most important functions in SharePoint for diagnosing problems. Users can configure log settings in SharePoint 2010 Central Administration site. To open the Diagnostic Logging page, go to CA->Monitoring->Configure diagnostic logging.
How to Find Attributes of Objects in Active Directory
If a developer wants to do something in AD, getting/ modifying AD attributes are common operations. Instead of checking attributes of AD object through coding, Active Directory provides an advanced feature “Attribute Editor” for developers to check them. 1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers and select “Advanced Features“ under “View” tab.
How to Configure Form Based Authentication using Active Directory in SharePoint 2010
This article demonstrates how to configure Form – Based authentication using Active Directory step – by – step. I.Create and configure a new Web Application 1. Select “Claims Based Authentication.” 2. Select “Enable Forms Based Authentication” and fill in the provider name and role manager name (Give any name you want, these two names will […]
How to Configure the Search Service in SharePoint 2010
After installing SharePoint 2010, the search web part does not work. When I try searching for something in the search box, SharePoint displays the following error message “The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service.” This is probably due to the fact that the Search Service was never setup. This article will […]
Prevent user from attaching an attachment when creating a new item in SharePoint 2010
Imagine one requirement from customer: prevent user from attaching an attachment when creating a new item in a list. User can attach an attachment anytime from anywhere but just cannot do the same when creating a new item. It’s simple if we can tell the difference between adding attachment when creating a new item and […]