Thursday, April 16, 2009

SharePoint consistently prompting for user credentials

When SharePoint bugs you to enter user name and password again and again at the time of login then you can solve it by following the step described below :

  • In IE, go to 'Tools'
  • Click on 'Internet Options'
  • Open 'Security' tab
  • Click on 'Custom level'
  • Scroll down and select 'Automatic logon with current username and password'
  • Click ok

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Internet Explorer 8

A new version of the IE was released in early March 2009. So the new features of the IE 8 are :

  • Accelerators
  • Enhanced Navigation
  • Increased Performance
  • Improved Favorites and History Management
  • Instant Search
  • Web Slices

for more details refer :

you can download the IE 8 from here :

refer this article also : Duplicate IE 8 Features in Firefox 3

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

SharePoint Designer Offered as Free

Microsoft has announced informing that share point designer now available as a free tool. you can download it from here.

as well as Microsoft plans to ship the next version of SharePoint Designer with the next SharePoint release called “SharePoint 14”

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Arabic Language Pack for MOSS 2007

before installing the Arabic Language pack make sure that you have installed the Microsoft Office Project Server 2007. Once its done as the next step double check whether is that your Windows 2003 Arabic language support. If not follow the steps :

Install additional language files :

  1. Click Start, point to Settings and then Control Panel, and then click Regional and Language Options.

  2. In the Regional and Language Options dialog box, on the Languages tab, in the Supplemental Language Support section, select one or both of the following checkboxes:

    • Install files for complex script and right-to-left languages

    • Install files for East Asian languages

  3. Click OK in the dialog box that alerts you that additional disk space is required for the files.

  4. Click OK to install the additional language files.

  5. When prompted, insert your Windows Server 2003 product disc or provide the location of your Windows Server 2003 installation files.

  6. When prompted to restart your computer, click Yes.

you can download the Arabic Language pack for MOSS 2007 from this link :

for other languages you can find details from this link :

you can read about the way to install the Arabic Language pack in Windows 2008 server from here : Installing Arabic Language Pack for MOSS 2007 over Windows Server 2008



I used to check my gmails typing, but today when i access the gmail in the same manner a strange message used to appear. it says something like this :

“We can't provide service under the Gmail name in Germany; we're called Google Mail here instead.

If you're traveling in Germany, you can access your mail at

Oh, and we'd like to link the URL above, but we're not allowed to do that either. Bummer.

For general information about Google, please visit or”

really what is it? :)


by the way i was able to access the gmail through google.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Installing Dotnetnuke 4.9.2

I would like to give you a brief introduction to the way to install DotNetNuke_Community_04.09.02 in a Windows XP PC with SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition.

you can download all the dotnetnuke resources from, but to access that page you have to register with dotnetnuke.

you can find following modules to be downloaded from the URL mentioned above :

DotNetNuke 4.9.2 Install : this package is used to install dotnetnuke in your machine.
DotNetNuke 4.9.2 Upgrade – is used to upgrade any dotnetnuke versions than the current version.
DotNetNuke 4.9.2 Source – full dotnetnuke code is available here.
DotNetNuke 4.9.2 Starter Kit – Dotnetnuke Started kits for developers.
DotNetNuke 4.9.2 Docs – Documents with related to everything from installation to administration, etc you can find it here.

download the DotNetNuke 4.9.2 Install file and extract it into your C: drive. Make sure to give a meaningful name to the extracted folder (ex: Dotnetnuke, DNN). Once its done you have to create a virtual directory in IIS.

right click the Dotneunuke folder and enable the web sharing and give ASPNET, NETWOK SERVICE accounts FULL CONTROL as depicted in following screen shots.



As well as from the database end i will create a empty database named Dotnetnuke in SQL Server 2005. In this situation i will use the default SQL Server 2005 admin user name and password to access the database.

else you can create totally different user logins to access the database. for that you have to follow these steps :

Creating a login for your database:

  • Expand the Security node of your server.
  • Right-click on Logins.
  • Select “New Login”
  • Enter your desired login name. You must remember this login name (dnnuser) and password as this will be used in a later stage.
  • Select “SQL Server Authentication” and enter a password.
  • Uncheck the “Enforce Password expiration/User must change password at next login”
  • Click “User Mapping”
  • Select the database that we have created at the initial stage.
  • make sure to select db_owner in the bottom list “Database role membership for: “
  • Click OK

to make sure that steps that you have followed above is correct, just expand the Security node under your database (Dotnetnuke) and you will see a newly created database user (dnnuser) listed, meaning we also created a new database user by mapping our SQL Server login to our newly created database.

Once its done you have almost completed the installation steps but there are some few steps to go ahead. Just access your dotnetnuke site by typing http://localhost/dotnetnuke in your browser. So you can see the page as depicted below :






i have used my admin credentials to login to dotnetnuke database. Else you can enter the user names and passwords that you have created above (dnnuser credentials).



creating accounts for HOST and ADMIN logins to the dotnetnuke website :






Hurrah!!! finally its done and your dotnetnuke website looks like below :



apart from the steps as described above at the time of creating the virtual directory, please make sure the anonymous access is allowed for the created virtual directory. to allow the said permission please follow the steps as described below:

Already the virtual directory is in place and have to modify its properties.

  • Open IIS and expand the tree to see “Default Web Site”. (You can find IIS in Start | Control Panel | Administrative Tools.)
  • Expand the "Default Web Site" node.
  • right click the virtual directory name that you have created (Dotnetnuke) and select properties.
  • Click on the "Documents" tab
  • An entry for “default.aspx” needs to be added. Add default.aspx and move it to the top of the default documents list.
  • Click on the "Directory Security" tab
  • In the “Anonymous access and authentication control” group box, click "Edit"
  • Make sure that “Anonymous Access” is checked as well as “Integrated Windows authentication”
  • Next, click on the "ASP.NET" tab and make sure that “2.0.50727” is select for the ASP.NET version
  • Click OK to save your changes

you can read my article in codeproject.