Monthly Archives: November 2012

Mapping a drive letter to a SharePoint Document Library

I was looking for a way to accomplish the need of making it easier for users to access a SharePoint Document Library, with the plus side of being able to add this into a GPO and letting it be mapped across the domain. Of course you can add a network location to a SharePoint Document Library, but I didn’t know of a way to script that via a GPO logon script. I really didn’t research much into that, I figured mapping drives would be easier to explain to users.

It turns out this is really simple to do. The SharePoint server maps it as a WebDav path on a network share. So by using \\SERVERNAME\DavWWWroot\ I got the root of the SharePoint site. From there, I just filled out the rest. Such as \\SharePoint\DavWWWroot\Shared&20Documents links to the Shared Documents library on the SharePoint site.

From that point on, its as simple as using a GPO to deploy this and map the drive.

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Adding search to Dynamics CRM Customer Portal

So I needed to add a search box to a Microsoft Dynamics CRM Customer Portal. So into Visual Web Developer 2010 Express I went. I opened the Customer Portal project and then expanded Pages and eService in the tree.

Opening up ViewCases.aspx I located the following

I added this before that:

I then opened the code for the file (right clicked and showed code) and located the following:

and added before that:

Saved the files, built the code and tested. Everything worked just fine, except for an error that occurred because the view I had, used follow up by and some of those cases didn’t have them. If a search returned only results with no follow up by set, it would give an error. But I just swapped out the follow up by for modified on.

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