Sharepoint 2010 Character problem in Category Titles in Blog Site for different languages

Hello Everyone,

If you faced a character problem in Category Titles in Blog Site Template for different language , may be this article helps you. In my envoriment i am using Turkish Language Pack (1055) .
the repro is not tested on other languages but it  should be occurs for other languages which is contains specific characters .

I think this  problem is a minor bug .You can reproduce it easily .

Here the Repro steps.
1) Install or find SPS2010 + SP1Dec2011 CU + TR(1055) language pack installed machine.
2) Create a site collection in Turkish
3) Create a “Web Günlüğü”  (Blog Site Instance)
4) Add some categories that contains Turkish Characters.
5) Click one of this category titles in left navigation  and open category page

I have created a category named : “Yağlı Boya Seçmeleri”  You can see the problem bellowed screenshot.

The problem is when rendering left panel Categories web part (XSTLListView) not encode url of Link object correctly. I have tested with changing the link in browser’s address bar with correct encoding the titiles shown correctly on category page.

So There  is a workaround for fixing this issue with using Sharepoint Designer 2010 .

1) Open defauılt aspx and (any needed page) in Sharepoint Designer.

2) Select one of the link  in Categories  XsltListViewWebpart

3) Click the HyperLinkOptions button.

4) Change the default value of
{$HttpVDir}/{$thisNode/../@resource.wss.lists_Folder}/{$thisNode/../@resource.wss.blogcategories_Folder}/Category.aspx?CategoryId={$thisNode/@ID}&Name={$CategoryTitle} as

5) Repeat same options for all needed pages.

And Open and Check  again your blog page :

(For who know Turkish the word of “Şeçme” have a little typo correct word is “Seçme” . Dont worry about it . i am not get all screenshot again for fixing this 🙂

See you next article.

MOSS 2007 – Welcome name is not updated problem.

This is a very well know problem.  Even if you run full profile import on sharepoint 2007 the user’s which is name property has changed in AD , not updated on your site welcome name.
First of all you have to detect that the problem has encounter between Sharepoint and AD connection issues. If you see the updates in Profile Store in SSP correctly but not affecting welcome name this article may help you. If it is not updated correctly in Profile Store , it is another problem that out of scope for this article.

So what you can do :

Here is the command for force the sync operations.

stsadm -o sync -ignoreisactive 1
stsadm -o sync -deleteolddatabases 0
stsadm -o sync -synctiming m:5
stsadm -o sync -sweeptiming m:5
stsadm -o sync

Wait min 5 minutes. and check.

You can get more information about stsadm -o sync operations.
If this is not solve your problem you can use fallowing tool for a workaround;


c# FileLock – If you need to lock a file for temporary purpose.

Hi Everyone ,

FileLock is vey simple tool that locking defined file in given path. This tool can be used acting as AV programs , troublesoothing or reproduce error when a file is locked scenarios .
You can download binaries or source from :

  1. class Program
  2.  {
  3.      static void Main(string[] args)
  4.      {
  5.          if (args.Length != 1)
  6.          {
  7.              Console.WriteLine(“FileLock v1.0”);
  8.              Console.WriteLine(“Usage: FileLock <path>”);
  9.          }
  10.          else
  11.          {
  12.              Console.WriteLine(args[0] + ” is Locked” + Environment.NewLine + “Press any key to relase!”);
  13.              using (FileStream fs = new FileStream(args[0], FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Write, FileShare.Write))
  14.              {
  15.                  fs.Lock(0, fs.Length);
  16.                  Console.ReadKey();
  17.                  fs.Unlock(0, fs.Length);
  18.              }
  19.          }
  20.      }
  21.  }

Sharepoint Tools – WssDownload v1.0 (Command Line Tool)

Hi Everyone,

WssDownload  tool has been relasead. You can use this tool for download all documents in a Document Library as preventing folder structure to your server harddrive.
If you wonder why have i developed this tool , consider a scenario that publishing feature is been corrupted or not activated and windows explorer view not running and you have hundreds of files in your library, how could you download them manuelly ? so i think it is clear that you can use it .

For Download.

WssDownload x86 can be used 32 bit Sharepoint 2007 systems.
WssDownload x64 can be used both Moss2007 x64 and Sharepoint 2010 systems.

* This is a command tool that using sharepoint object model and should be run in sharepoint installed server

WssDownload <site url> <library name> <download path>

WssDownload Presentations c:\\downloads