Sunday, September 15, 2013

SharePoint 2013: Sign in as Different User

In SharePoint 2013 I was missing a feature: Sign in as Different User. After a quick search, I realized that this function isn't available anymore.

BUT! There is always a solution for problems like this.

The first one would be, to run IE with another user account, which is recommended for productive systems.

The other solution would be to manipulate the "Welcome.ascx" file.
1. Go to your 15 hive
2. Go to \TEMPLATE\CONTROLTEMPLATES\Welcome.ascx
3. Add this code snippet before you find the "ID_RequestAccess"-id
<SharePoint:MenuItemTemplate runat="server" ID="ID_LoginAsDifferentUser" Text="<%$Resources:wss,personalactions_loginasdifferentuser%>" Description="<%$Resources:wss,personalactions_loginasdifferentuserdescription%>" MenuGroupId="100" Sequence="100" UseShortId="true" />
But remember: use this only on a development system. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

SharePoint 2013: Deactivate / Disable "Send an email invitation"

This was and still is pretty frustrating. Microsoft sets a default value which doesn't seem to be used that much in businesses. So how do you deactivate this?

1. Go to:
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\15\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS"
2. Search for a file named "AclInv.aspx"
3. Open that file and search for "id="chkSendEmailv15""
4. Change the value of "Checked" to "false"

Problem solved.