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Thu 28 Jan 2010

Few days before, I was having problem that after clicking on Export to pdf button / image, other controls of web part/user control stops working on the application page on WSS 3.0 environemnt that has RadGrid on it.

While the same thing was working on other application outside the sharepoint environment.

1st workaround (can be a solution)

The cause for this behavior is that there is a flag (named _spFormOnSubmitCalled) in SharePoint which prevents double form submition. This flag is set when the form is submitted and clear when the response is received.
However when exporting the response is redirected and the page is not updated, thus the flag is not cleared and page's postbacks are blocked.

In order to workaround this behavior you should manually clear the flag when exporting. This can be achieve, for example in export button's client click function similar to the following:

MyExportButton.OnClientClick = "_spFormOnSubmitCalled = false;"  

Above workaround will allow you to export multiple times, but all the other controls on the page were still not functional after the export.

2nd workaround (Not / Never recommended)

In your sharepoint master page, remove onsubmit attribute from your form tag

<form runat="server" onsubmit="return _spFormOnSubmitWrapper();"> 

and remove the onsubmit attribute.  This is what it looks like now:

<form runat="server"> 

3rd workaround (so far so good and implementable)

Add the following script to your webpart / custom control that need to have export and other controls functionals, rather then implementing the above workarounds
So here you go with the working solution.

<script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">

    //sharepoint postback to work after clicking on telerik export to pdf
    if (typeof (_spBodyOnLoadFunctionNames) != 'undefined' && _spBodyOnLoadFunctionNames != null) {

    function supressSubmitWraper() {
        _spSuppressFormOnSubmitWrapper = true;


Hope this will helps.


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Mon 5 Oct 2009

Today I was getting following error while writing to Event Log on Windows 2008 Server (also applicable to windows 2003 server) using .NET

The resolution worked for me was appending (A;;0x3;;;AU) in CustomSD without quotes under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\EventLogName in windows registry where AU is referring to "Authenticated Users". Because in W2K3, the security of Application Event Log is controlled by CustomSD.
After appending the value would be similier to

O:BAG:SYD:(D;;0xf0007;;;AN)(D;;0xf0007;;;BG)(A;;0x f0007;;;SY)(A;;0x7;;;BA)(A;;0x7;;;SO)(A;;0x3;;;IU)(A;;0x3;;;SU)(A;;0x3;;;S-1-5-3)(A;;0x3;;;AU)

If CustomSD doesnt exists, then create a string named CustomSD and set its value to O:BAG:SYD:(A;;0x3;;;AU)

 P.S. Be careful by taking proper backup of registry before doing any change to it.



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Thu 3 Sep 2009

1)Right click on your desktop,
2)Click New
3)Click Shortcut
4)In type the location of the item, copy & paste following
"%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office\Office12\Outlook.exe" /nopreview
where Office12 in above is the version of Office. It may be Office11 etc so change it accordingly
5)Click Next
6)Click Finish

Now double click the above created shortcut to open outlook. You are done with turning off reading pane


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Fri 28 Aug 2009

Yesterday, after restoring CRM DB backup on other maching and importing Organization using Deployment Manager of CRM 4.0, I received this error.

The SELECT permission was denied on the object 'BuildVersion', database 'MicrosoftCRM_MSCRM', schema 'dbo'
or the variation
The SELECT permission was denied on the object 'SystemUser', database 'MicrosoftCRM_MSCRM', schema 'dbo'

If you have tried changing the owner of new database with admin login making it as dbowner but did not help then following may help solving this problem

Right click the affected object (table/view etc) in my case it was 'BuildVersion' and 'SystemUser' in SQL Server Management Studio,
click on properties
click on "Permissions" on left tab
click on "View schema permission" link on right tab
click on "Add" button,
click on "Browse" 
select "CRMReaderRole" of type Database role.
click ok,
click ok,
now you will be again in object properties.
Place check mark in "Grant" column against "Select" permission
click ok

Now check hope so it has been resolved.


To change the dbowner command is (If required)

use <CRMDatabaseThatYouNeedToChangeTheOwner>
exec sp_changedbowner 'DOMAIN\AdministratorMappedWithCrmAdmin'


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Tue 25 Aug 2009

I was getting this error
No authority could be contacted for authentication
   at System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHttpClientProtocol.ReadResponse(SoapClientMessage message, WebResponse response, Stream responseStream, Boolean asyncCall)
   at System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHttpClientProtocol.Invoke(String methodName, Object[] parameters)
   at Microsoft.Crm.ReportingServices2005.ReportingService2005.CreateReport(String Report, String Parent, Boolean Overwrite, Byte[] Definition, Property[] Properties)
   at Microsoft.Crm.Reporting.ReportServer.UploadReport(String path, Byte[] reportDefinition, String name, String description)

along with this error
Stack Trace Info: [MissingParameterException: The 'CRM_CalendarType' parameter is missing a value]
   at Microsoft.Reporting.WebForms.ParametersArea.ValidateAllReportInputsSatisfied()
   at Microsoft.Reporting.WebForms.ReportViewer.OnPreRender(EventArgs e)

This error may have many resons. The resoultion which help me in solving this problem was to first unjoin then again join report server machine to/from domain. 

If above did not help in solving then do the following which is "totally not recommended" and "should not do" in production server
Allow annonymous access and select priviliged user / administrator in ReportServer's virtual directory -> properties -> Directory Security

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Sat 22 Aug 2009

Following code will help to Retrieve Cultures information from CRM into your Custom Web Application

                     // Retrieve the Locale IDs from the server.
                    RetrieveProvisionedLanguagesRequest reqLang = new RetrieveProvisionedLanguagesRequest();
                    RetrieveProvisionedLanguagesResponse resLang = (RetrieveProvisionedLanguagesResponse)crmService.Execute(reqLang);

                    // Create a CultureInfo array that represents the available languages.
                    System.Globalization.CultureInfo[] cultures =
                        new System.Globalization.CultureInfo[resLang.RetrieveProvisionedLanguages.Length];

                    for (int i = 0; i < resLang.RetrieveProvisionedLanguages.Length; i++)
                        cultures[i] = System.Globalization.CultureInfo.GetCultureInfo(resLang.RetrieveProvisionedLanguages[i]);

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Fri 21 Aug 2009

If you required to set localization / culture in your custom web application that is running in IFRAME section of your CRM Application, according to User preferred language selected by user in Language option, go with the following

 Override the InitializeCulture() method in your custom web application as

        protected override void InitializeCulture()

                WhoAmIRequest whoAmIRequest = new WhoAmIRequest();
                WhoAmIResponse whoAmIResponse = (WhoAmIResponse)crmService.Execute(whoAmIRequest);

                // Get the usersettings entity
                RetrieveUserSettingsSystemUserRequest reqUserSettings = new RetrieveUserSettingsSystemUserRequest();
                reqUserSettings.EntityId = whoAmIResponse.UserId;
                ColumnSet columns = new ColumnSet();
                columns.Attributes = new String[] { "uilanguageid" };
                reqUserSettings.ColumnSet = columns;
                reqUserSettings.ReturnDynamicEntities = true;
                CrmNumberProperty langProp = null;
                int langCode = 0;
                    //Get current logged in user setting
                    RetrieveUserSettingsSystemUserResponse resUserSttings = (RetrieveUserSettingsSystemUserResponse)crmService.Execute(reqUserSettings);
                    DynamicEntity objUserSettings = (DynamicEntity)resUserSttings.BusinessEntity;
                    foreach (Property prop in objUserSettings.Properties)
                        langProp = (CrmNumberProperty)prop;
                        if (langProp.Name.Equals("uilanguageid"))
                            //langCode = (CrmNumberProperty)objUserSettings.Properties["uilanguageid"];
                            langCode = langProp.Value.Value;

                    //Set culture
                    Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentCulture = new CultureInfo(langCode);
                    Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentUICulture = new CultureInfo(langCode);


                catch (System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException se)
                    // Log it

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