Complete reference of stsadm Commands

While searching over the net I came across a very useful post which lists all stsadm commands at one place. A handy link to have while working with stsadm commands

have a look here

Microsoft Office 2003 or a 2007 Microsoft Office document open with read only permissions

How many time have you tried to open an Office document from SharePoint/WSS and the document opens as read-only, irrespective of rights you have??

This is an known issue and Microsoft has a support article for the same. Hopefully this saves some people time.

Resolution and More Information:

Support for WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 SP1 retired

Just to let all of you know that official support for WSS 3.0 SP1 and MOSS 2007 SP2 has been retired on 13th July 2010.

Hence make sure that all your environments are upgraded to SP2 to be eligible for support.

MOSS Faceted Search

MOSS Faceted Search is a set of web parts that provide intuitive way to refine search results by category (facet).

  • The facets are implemented using SharePoint API and stored within native SharePoint METADATA store. The solution demonstrates following key features:
  • Grouping search results by facet
  • Displaying a total number of hits per facet value
  • Refining search results by facet value
  • Update of the facet menu based on refined search criteria
  • Displaying of the search criteria in a Bread Crumbs
  • Ability to exclude the chosen facet from the search criteria
  • Flexibility of the Faceted search configuration and its consistency with MOSS administration


Show username instead of “System Account” in SharePoint

Many times when you login to a SharePoint site you will see at the right hand side top corner “Welcome System Account” instead of your username. Sometimes we need to really get rid of this system account and display proper username.
Here are the two ways which could help you accomplish this task:
Solution one :
· Go to Central Administration / Application Management.
· Click Policy for Web Application.
· Select your web app and click your account in the list.
· In the Edit Users page, clear the Account operates as System checkbox.
· That should fix this particular problem.
Solution two:
· Go to Central Administration / Operations.
· Select Service Accounts
. Select your web application
· Change the application pool identity for your Web application