SharePoint 2007

[SharePoint 2007/2010/2013] Identify Version of SharePoint Programmatically

With SharePoint 2013, Microsoft has introduced a small monkey wrench in where solution files get deployed when mapped to the LAYOUTS (/_layouts) folder. Files in SharePoint 2007 and 2010 would simply be deployed under the /_layouts folder. With SharePoint 2013, however, these same files are now deployed under /_layouts/15. Not really a big deal if […]

[SharePoint 2007/2010] WebDAV Connections Slow (Open With Explorer)

Have you noticed that when you connect to SharePoint via WebDAV or use the Open With Explorer option from a Document Library that it is incredibly slow? There is a very simple fix: Goto Start > Control Panel Select the Internet Options control panel Under the Connections tab, select LAN Settings Uncheck “Automatically detect settings” […]

[SharePoint 2007] Server Out Of Memory and Internal Server 500 Messages

On one of the SharePoint 2007 servers that I support, we started receiving intermittent Internal Server 500 error messages. Upon further investigation, we found that in the ULS logs we were receiving the following error message repeatedly: After an IISRESET, the issue would go away for about 20 minutes and then it would come back. […]

[SharePoint 2010] Custom Actions Default Locations and Group IDs

Custom Actions in SharePoint can be added to virtually every part of the SharePoint interface. Finding a complete list of the locations to reference in the Custom Action ELEMENTS.XML file has been a bit cumbersome. The MSDN article ( has some, however it appears the writer simply took the SharePoint 2007 list and added the […]

[SharePoint 2010] Custom Actions – Intro

This is the first in a series of posts about using Custom Actions in SharePoint 2010. To get started, I thought it prudent to introduce the topic to those who have not used Custom Actions in SharePoint before. Custom Actions are not a new concept to SharePoint 2010, much of this information also applies to […]

[SharePoint 2010] Point My Site URL to SharePoint 2007 My Sites

Many organizations choose to stage their migration plans from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 instead of migrating or upgrading everything all at once. My Sites might be one of the pieces that gets migrated later on in the migration plan. Keeping the My Sites on 2007 would require the SharePoint 2010 sites to point to […]

[SharePoint 2010/2007] Get the User Who Created a List or Library

A user on one of the forums had a need to find out who the creator of a SharePoint List (or Document Library) was. The SharePoint GUI gives no way to identify this from the list settings or anywhere else for that matter. With that said, it is possible to retrieve this out of the […]

[Project Server 2007] Login Failed. Project could not connect to server

At my company we use Microsoft Project Server 2007 extensively. Our Project Managers had been reporting an issue where they get a message that says “Login Failed. Project could not connect to server”. They would hit OK and everything would work fine. Our SharePoint site that contains the Project Web Access was created running on […]