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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Cannot use Web Folder view in SharePoint

A common issue I hear from many clients - web folder browsing not working in Document and Image Libraries.

The cluprit is on the server - to work correctly the 'Web Client' Service must be running on all front end machines.

To fix (on each server), login and open Administrative Tools > Services. Scroll down until you find the WebClient service. Right click on the name and select Properties. On the properties page, change the Startup type to Automatic then click Apply. Next click the Start button then the OK button to close.

SharePointHelper Now in BETA

After much work, SICG's SharePointHelper is now in BETA.

SharePointHelper eliminates many of the common tasks needed when developing on or for SharePoint in applications, web parts, etc. Features include alert management, task management, database access, import/export files, manage lists and more.

The current BETA will be running for 30 days; if you are interested in the tool and seeing the documentation, please contact SICG at