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I have moved my blog

Posted by Jessica Wang on January 8, 2010

I have moved all my blog posts to


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Add stsadm to path

Posted by Jessica Wang on November 30, 2009

How to add stsadm to path so that you will not need to point it to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN to use it.

Just type in @set PATH=C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN;%PATH% in the command prompt.

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Site Owner is unable to create sub sites – Access denied

Posted by Jessica Wang on April 9, 2009

Special thanks to Neville Pinto and Brain Farnhill who helped me with this problem.

The problem:
1. Owner of site C which is located under http://top/sites/siteC cannot create a subsite under site C
2. Owner has read only rights on http://top
3. http://top/sites inherits all permissions from parent site
4. Access denied error when creating a subsite on site C

The solution is that straight forward, just that it didn’t occur to me!!
1. The site owner needs to have contribute rights to the Site Directory.
2. Break inheritance on site list on http://top/sites and give owner of site C contributor rights

Problem solved!

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Custom Application.master – workflow error

Posted by Jessica Wang on February 1, 2009

I have a custom application.master page to customise the look and feel of the _layout page. I accidentally copied the search control onto the application.master. All works well until you try to create a workflow and it would not work, and you will recieve an error(not very friendly error). Existing workflow can be used, you just can’t create new workflows.

So if you have the same problem as I do, I hope this post saves you some time.

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