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Welcome to my SBS page for WSS (SharePoint Services)

This is not an exhaustive resource on this product and this product is available separately to SBS.
I will cover some of the SBS behaviors of the product as items come to light.

After a short life of barely a decade, the Windows Server shared folder is disappearing. Why? Because the features that we've all been missing - version control, version history, extensibility, and workflow - are now achievable using Windows SharePoint Services document libraries.

You will move forward securely and effectively into a new era of "shared files". There are document libraries, Image libraries and many web parts. We will all need to learn how to leverage additional functionality provided by Office 2003 and Office 2007 and at some stage look at alternatives for taking SharePoint files "offline" or "on the road."

Knowledge base articles
  • You receive an "'Edit Document' requires a Windows SharePoint Services-compatible application" error message when you try to edit an Office document in a document library
  • How to perform a disaster recovery operation of SharePoint Services Companyweb and SharePoint Services Databases
  • How to turn on full-text search in Windows SharePoint Services on a Windows Small Business Server 2003-based computer
  • How to restore a Windows SharePoint Services CompanyWeb database after the intranet component and SQL Server or MSDE 2000 have been removed on Windows Small Business Server
  • How to remove and how to install the Windows Small Business Server 2003 SharePoint Services companyweb Web site
  • How to publish http://Companyweb to the Internet by using ISA Server 2000 on a server that is running Windows Small Business Server 2003, Premium Edition
  • More articles


    NEW!  Installing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on a Server Running Windows Small Business Server 2003

    The Official SBS Blog : WSS v3.0 Installation on SBS 2003:

    LearnSharePoint.com - How to Configure a WSS 3.0 Parallel Installation on Windows SBS 2003:

    LearnSharePoint.com - Part 1 - Small Business Server 2003: How to Install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on SBS 2003:

    LearnSharePoint.com - Part 2 - Small Business Server 2003: How to Install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on SBS 2003:

    There are some interesting points to note when you install SharePoint, as the method in which the data is stored and limitations that may be incurred are very dependent on how you do the initial installation.

    Robert CraneCan wrote a recent article about installing Sharepoint on SBS 2003: http://www.saturnalliance.com.au/assets/68/files/installwss3.pdf and also his Supportweb website : supportweb.ciaops.net.au which has lots of Sharepoint & SBS2003 info. 

    He has similiar videos on installing Sharepoint at www.youtube.com/saturnalliance



    Old Alerts

    The MSNBC Web Parts that normally appear on SBS in the online gallery (online Web Part gallery for Windows SharePoint Services) have been discontinued. On February 6, 2007, these Web Parts were discontinued, and they will no longer display data. Beginning on that day, the Web Parts will link to an article. At the end of February, the Web Parts will return an error.

    Please refer:

    I suggest you look at an alternative method using Feedreader from smiling goat. Further instructions in my blog 18th April and from the Feedreader site.



    There are numerous SharePoint items on my main SBS page.
    Microsoft's SharePoint page
    Wss Demo page
    Technical Articles
    wss.collutions.com - Tutorials
    Basic Customization

    Mickyj.com April 12, Companyweb logon request
    Mickyj.com March 27, Trend Micro install avoiding SharePoint IIS website
    Mickyj.com June 2, Recycle bin for SharePoint
    Mickyj.com May 5, MFP
    Mickyj.com May 4, Install SharePoint Services on Windows 2003 Server (Blog Archive 3)
    The Boiler room

    Mickyj.com May 6 2006
    Mickyj.com November 2005

    (Q) Why am I not able to re-add users after deleting them from Manage Users?
    (Q) Why does SharePoint show that I have more user accounts than are displayed in Manage Users?
    (Q) How do I delete users in SharePoint?

    (A) The problem is that using the Remove selected user(s) from all roles option found on the Manage Users screen does not delete the user accounts - it only removes the users from any roles. Essentially this disables the accounts without deleting them. In order to remove the accounts completely from your SharePoint site, use the Click here to add or delete accounts option found on the Site Administration page. From this screen you will be able to remove users entirely from your account.

    (Q) I get "Can not add the user because a user with that name already exists." How do I add the user?
    (A) Go to
  • Site Settings
  • Site Administration Under Site Collection Administrator
  • View Site Collection user information and delete the user from there. Now add the user back.
    (Q) How do I change the SharePoint Site Region Settings ?
    (A) Go to Site Administration - Top-level Site Administration - Change regional settings

    (Q) How can I see the vacation calendar (Events lists) in Outlook or my own custom calendar ?

    (A)In Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, you can view any contacts or events list from a Windows SharePoint Services site as a read-only Outlook folder. Outlook stores the data from the SharePoint list in a Personal Folders .pst file on the user’s hard drive. Because the list information resides in a local file, these event and contact items are available in Outlook even when the user is not connected to the network. The user cannot, however, create new items in the SharePoint lists through Outlook. The user still must browse to the SharePoint site to create, delete, or modify items.

    To link a contacts list or calendar to Outlook 2003


    View the SharePoint list that you want to link to Outlook.


    Click the Link to Outlook link. (Netscape Navigator users will see Link to Contacts or Link to Calendar.)


    Click Yes at the Do you want to add the folder to Outlook? prompt.

    You can now see the linked folder in the Other Contacts or Other Calendars list in the Outlook navigation pane, as well as in the Folder List.

     As with any other Outlook contacts folder, the user can enable the local copy of a contacts list for display in the Outlook Address Book and use those contacts to resolve names in e-mail messages.

    To remove a linked SharePoint list from Outlook

    Right-click the name of the folder in the navigation pane, and select Delete foldername.

    Removing a linked SharePoint list from Outlook does not delete the list from the SharePoint site.

    By default, Outlook checks each linked SharePoint list for updates whenever the user switches to that folder in Outlook and every 20 minutes thereafter, and it copies new or updated items to the local .pst file. Users can perform a manual update of a linked SharePoint list at any time while they are displaying the folder.

    To update the Outlook copy of a linked SharePoint list

    Right-click the Outlook folder, and then click Refresh.

    Outlook monitors the progress of the update in the Outlook Send/Receive Progress dialog and maintains information in the status bar on the number of items in the linked folder, the time of the last update, and the next scheduled update. (Note that if the user is displaying multiple calendar folders side by side, this information does not appear in the status bar.)

    User groups

    This software application is best served by the many SBS user groups that exist.




    SharePoint Newsletter/ MSD2D

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