Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Where’s my search dude?

I made a customer installation of Sharepoint Foundation 2013 recently. Naturally I used the latest Slipstreamed Microsoft package with Service Pack 1.

Sure everything looks fine at first, but after first site collection is up and running I notice that the searchbox is missing. Sure, maybe a glitch, runs new full crawl, but nothing changes. Tries to create a new search center site, site creator throws a sorry my way.

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Tries to create my own custom page and add the search webpart and get another fun message “Common Language Runtime detected an invalid progam”.

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Ok, maybe language is an issue, installs localization pack for swedish and creates new site collection. Same error.

After searching for information on the issue someone makes me aware of the fineprint of Slipstreampackaged Foundation downloadpage

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First time that field contained any relevant information!

Searching on forums shows a few MS-cases that all indicates that this is an issue which will be fixed in the April CU. So we have to wait I tell the customer, looking like a noob cause they don’t want to put in the extra time for a reinstallation sans SP1.

But today I found an update that solved the issue!  Curiously not by googling but in my rssfeeds…

Hero of the day is: KB2760625 March 2014 PU for SharePoint Foundation 2013

Note the package is claiming to aimed at Sharepoint Enterprise Server but it worked nicely on my Foundation.

References:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2760625

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42268

http://www.sharepointblogs.be/blogs/vandest/archive/2013/12/10/sharepoint-foundation-2013-broken-search-experience.aspx

http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2014/03/20/an-important-fix-for-sharepoint-foundation-2013-sp1-has-just-been-released.aspx

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Shared Mailbox mail sent folder

In Exchange 2013 with Outlook 2010 client, mail sent dont land in the corresponding sent folder.

For example, If John has access to shared mailbox Info@contoso.com, mail he sends with info as sender will land in his personal sent folder. This makes John and John collegues confused.

Solution:

  1. Make sure KB24591115 is installed, from 2010 so most likely. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2459115
  2. Add this registry value on Johns computer/session
  3. Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\Preferences
    Name: DelegateSentItemsStyle
    Type: DWORD
    Value: 1

    Or run FixIt on https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2181579

    References:

    https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2181579

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2459115

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The simplicity of Promoted Links

Ever gazed upon the startpage of a Sharepoint Team Site and wondered how you could make your own Get Started panel?

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Its simpler than it looks.

  1. Create a List of type Promoted Links
  2. Create Items on the list, add images if you under Background Image Location
  3. Add list as a webpart
  4. Done

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