Thursday, September 30, 2010

Where's the "Configure Incoming Email Settings" Link?

If you cannot see the "Configure incoming e-mail settings" link in SharePoint 2010 central administration, and are sure you have all the permissions you require, try right-clicking on an IE icon and selecting "Run as administrator" from the context menu. In that instance of Internet Explorer, you may well see the link you are seeking!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Access Denied for Configure Service Accounts Link

Clicking on the "Configure Service Accounts" link on a SharePoint 2010 server resulted in an "Access Denied" message.

Resolution of this issue is to run IE with Elevated Permissions by right clicking on an IE shortcut and selecting "Run as administrator"

Friday, September 3, 2010

At Last - Tame the Core CSS FIle!

Thanks to the blog of buta no le, I could solve that nasty issue of corev4.css being placed after my custom CSS file when using the SharePoint.CSSRegistration tag.

The reason I want to use that tag is that it allows the use of tokens to derive the actual site collection URL (as opposed to having to hard code the URL, and then editing the masterpage on the client site). In MOSS, SharePoint.CSSRegistration always places the core CSS file at the end of all the registered CSS files, thereby rendering useless any style overrides in your own files.

But SharePoint 2010 adds the "After" attribute to the tag. Nice! Now I can insert the following in the masterpage, and dictate my own styles over the core ones (note that the name actually needs to be enclosed in angle brackets!)

SharePoint:CSSRegistrationName="% $SPUrl:~sitecollection/style library/state.css
%" After="corev4.css" Runat="server"/>

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Where is disco.exe?

Just been searching for this web service tool, so to save the effort of the hunt next time, here's the location of the folder holding the file:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\V6.0A\Bin\disco.exe