Tagged: Tips & Tricks


Installing SharePoint 2003 and Exchange 2003 on a Domain Controller

I've been asked a number of times about installation order of SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Exchange 2003 on a domain controller.  “Why on earth would a person want to do that?”, you ask?  Well, both SharePoint and Exchange development introduce some rather tricky development scenarios, and rather than butt heads with your local network admin, folks lean to developing within a “sandboxed” environment, like that provided by a virtual machine running in either VMware or Virtual...


How to rename a computer that is running SharePoint Portal Server 2003

Ran across this informative Microsoft Knowledge Base article that gives step-by-step instructions on how to rename a computer that's already running SharePoint Portal Server 2003.  I can't count how many times I've been asked that question (even recently).  I thought about writing a post that describes the steps, however, this article was right on time 🙂 Article URL: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;830970


How to programmatically add users to a SPS 2003 (or WSS v2.0) portal

This sample code demonstrates how to programmatically add users in SharePoint Portal Server 2003 or Windows SharePoint Services v2.0 (exception handling omitted) In C# 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 using Microsoft.SharePoint; using Microsoft.SharePoint.WebControls;   public class MyUserAdminClass { public void AddUser(string username, string emailAddress, string fullName, string comments) { // get a reference to the current SharePoint site SPWeb PortalWeb = SPControl.GetContextWeb(Context);   // get a...


Extending SharePoint Workflow with Event Sinks – Part 2

In my Part 1 of my post on extending SharePoint workflow with event sinks, I talked briefly about essentially creating event sinks to handle events triggered by user interaction with a SharePoint portal and providing custom implementation to handle those events above and beyond that supplied out-of-the-box by SPS 2003.  I showed some high level code prototypes on how event sinks are implemented in the context of handling events triggered when posting content to SharePoint doc libraries. ...


Extending SharePoint Workflow with Event Sinks – Part 1

It’s of no surprise that the workflow capabilities within SharePoint Portal Server 2003 leaves a lot to be desired.  SharePoint does have decent, but limited, content approval workflow capabilities, however, for large enterprise customers with complex business processes, the limitations of SharePoint’s “out-of-the-box“ content approval flow far outweigh its usefulness.  However, what SharePoint lacks in its out-of-the-box feature set, it makes up with a robust and extensible API. There are many out there who say that in...

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