Setting content organiser settings programmatically

November 24, 2017 Matt Thornton 0

The content organiser is a powerful feature in SharePoint that allows users to upload files to a single central area and then use rules to route the documents to the correct place. Creating new rules programmatically is simple but what if you want to change the actual settings of the […]


SharePoint site locked (read only)

November 22, 2017 Matt Thornton 0

Recently I was trying to figure out a way to restore a copy of a site collection to a different location. (Well that’s the short version, anyway, there was a much bigger issue I was trying to resolve.) One solution was to backup the site collection and restore it to […]


SharePoint passphrase recovery

November 20, 2017 Matt Thornton 0

Was doing a Service Pack upgrade on a SharePoint installation and hit an unexpected error: Unable to create a Service Connection Point in the current Active Directory domain. Verify that the SharePoint container exists in the current domain and that you have rights to write to it. Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException: The object […]


SharePoint Features + Renaming

August 5, 2015 Matt Thornton 0

This is a fun one. In some of our Visual Studio solutions we use the period character – “.” – for project naming which broadly reflects the namespaces in use. However, this causes issues for Visual Studio namely in the ability to rename features. So when you create a feature, […]


Sharepoint 2010 + Internal Field Name Max Length

August 4, 2015 Matt Thornton 1

Little reminder about something that has just kept me busy for the last hour or so – internal field names in SharePoint lists have a max length of 32 characters. SharePoint treats this a little bizarrely – it will create the column but then truncate the internal field name. Thus […]