Search/Identify blocked file types in SharePoint

In SharePoint 2016 On-Prem, Microsoft has reduced the number of blocked file types from previous versions of SharePoint. It is totally different than the SharePoint 2010 / 2013. In SharePoint 2013, there are 105 default file types that are blocked by default but in SharePoint 2016, this number goes all the way down to 6. Interestingly, there is no blocked file type in SharePoint Online.

Self-Note:

Block type references:

Small Script to find all blocked file types:

$path = "C:\DRIVERS";
$extensitons = @("*.ade","*.adp","*.asa","*.ashx","*.asmx","*.asp","*.bas","*.bat","*.cdx","*.cer",`
                "*.chm","*.class","*.cmd","*.cnt","*.com","*.config","*.cpl","*.crt","*.csh","*.der",`
                "*.dll","*.exe","*.fxp","*.gadget","*.grp","*.hlp","*.hpj","*.hta","*.htr","*.htw","*.ida",`
                "*.idc","*.idq","*.ins","*.isp","*.its","*.jse","*.json","*.ksh","*.lnk","*.mad","*.maf","*.mag",`
                "*.mam","*.maq","*.mar","*.mas","*.mat","*.mau","*.mav","*.maw","*.mcf","*.mda","*.mdb",`
                "*.mde","*.mdt","*.mdw","*.mdz","*.ms-one-stub","*.msc","*.msh","*.msh1","*.msh1xml",`
                "*.msh2","*.msh2xml","*.mshxml","*.msi","*.msp","*.mst","*.ops","*.pcd","*.pif","*.pl",`
                "*.prf","*.prg","*.printer","*.ps1","*.ps1xml","*.ps2","*.ps2xml","*.psc1","*.psc2","*.pst",`
                "*.reg","*.rem","*.scf","*.scr","*.sct","*.shb","*.shs","*.shtm","*.shtml","*.soap",`
                "*.stm","*.svc","*.url","*.vb","*.vbe","*.vbs","*.vsix","*.ws","*.wsc","*.wsf","*.wsh","*.xamlx");

Get-Childitem -r -path $path\* -include $extensitons | %{$_.fullname}

#Optionally push results to a text file
#Get-Childitem -r -path $path\* -include $extensions | %{$_.fullname} > C:\File_Extensions.txt

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URL Encoded Characters

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      Q              %51
      R              %52
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      V              %56
      W              %57
      X              %58
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      Z              %5A
      [              %5B
      \              %5C
      ]              %5D
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      _              %5F
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      {              %7B
      |              %7C
      }              %7D
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      £              %A3
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      |              %A6
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      ¬              %AC
      ¯              %AD
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      ª              %B2
      ,              %B4
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      Î              %CE
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      Ð              %D0
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      Û              %DB
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      Þ              %DE
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      ý              %FD
      þ              %FE
      ÿ              %FF

Fleanser – improves our productivity in migrating file shares to SharePoint Online

HuonIT excels in File Share migration projects with the introduction of custom developed cleansing and mirroring tool. Internally named Fleanser v1.0.

Our tool replaces part of the functionality provided by ShareGate solutions in migrating file share to SharePoint online environment.

Fleanser runs, various analytic operations in file paths to cleanse and shorten them intelligently when required. It also generates various analytic reports during cleanse process to back track on action applied against each file/folder members.

We tested our first version of this tool (functional edition) today for a client and we immediately saw the value we could add to our customers.

Proud to be a creator of this tool. We have already planned to add more functionalities to this tool in the subsequent releases.

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The Bad News

The free version of SharePoint that was offered with SharePoint 2007, 2010 and 2013 is called “Foundation” is gone and will no longer be offered with SharePoint 2016

PowerShell Upload File to Style Library & Sub-Path Location

function UploadFile2StyleLibraryLocation($WebUrl, [String] $SourceFilePath, [String] $StyleLibrarySubPath) { # Open web $web = Get-SPWeb $WebUrl $file = Get-Item $SourceFilePath write-host "Started Uploading File..." $file.FullName # Open file $fileStream = ([System.IO.FileInfo] (Get-Item $file.FullName)).OpenRead() # Open Style Library $folder = $web.getfolder("Style Library") # Check whether the file is already exists? $File2Replace = $web.GetFile($folder.Url + $StyleLibrarySubPath + $file.Name) if($File2Replace.Exists -eq $true){ $File2Replace.CheckOut() } # Add the file $spFile = $folder.Files.Add($folder.Url + $StyleLibrarySubPath + $file.Name, [System.IO.Stream]$fileStream, $true) # Check in $spFile.CheckIn("Checkin by deploy script 1.7.0") # Finally publish the file $spFile.Publish("Published by deploy script 1.7.0") $MessageFilePath = $WebUrl + "/" + $folder.Url + $StyleLibrarySubPath + $file.Name $MessageFileName = $file.Name write-host $MessageFilePath write-host "Successfully uploaded file $MessageFileName" $fileStream.Close(); $web.Dispose() }

 

Usage:

UploadFile2StyleLibraryLocation -WebUrl "http://win12sp13"` -SourceFilePath "C:\mywork\pwcs-customer\Phase2Development-V1_7_0\Readify.Pwcs.Deployment\V1.7.0\_package\Deploy\Content\promotion.js"` -StyleLibrarySubPath "/Readify/ClientTemplates/"

Disable Mobile View on all SPWeb

Param([string]$WebUrl) if($WebUrl -eq ""){ write-host "Please input `$WebUrl` parameter value." -ForegroundColor Red; exit -1 } [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("Microsoft.SharePoint") > $null $WebApp = Get-SPWebApplication $WebUrl foreach($site in $WebApp.Sites){ foreach($web in $site.AllWebs){ $WUrl = $web.Url; Write-Host "Disabling mobile view on web - $WUrl..." -ForegroundColor Gray -NoNewline Disable-SPFeature -identity "d95c97f3-e528-4da2-ae9f-32b3535fbb59" -URL $WUrl -Force -Confirm:$false -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue write-host "done." -ForegroundColor Green } } Write-Host "End of exection" -BackgroundColor Green -ForegroundColor White

Change/Rename Reusable SharePoint workflow template title

When saving a template of SharePoint designer workflow, it creates a pretty ugly title including the site it was created and all. I wanted to change this title to make it standard as our other feature naming conventions:

For tools related to repackaging the wsp file, please see my earlier article Here.

1. Copied the "SiteApprovalWorkflow.wsp" to C:\mywork\workbench
2. Extracted the WSP file using 7-zip > content extracted to "C:\mywork\workbench\SiteApprovalWorkflow"
3. Opened the file "C:\mywork\workbench\SiteApprovalWorkflow\Site Approval WorkflowListInstances\Feature.xml" and edited the Title="Workflow template &quot;Site Approval Workflow&quot; from web template &quot;Channel Home&quot;" to Title="Readify.Pwcs.Collabration.TeamSiteApprovalWorkflow", save the file.
4. Copied the file "makeddf.exe" to "C:\mywork\workbench"
5. Opened a command prompt @C:\mywork\workbench>
6. Executed the command – makeddf /p SiteApprovalWorkflow /d SiteApprovalWorkflow.ddf /c SiteApprovalWorkflow.cab

MakeDDF 1.0.1 (r119) · http://www.Stum.de
_________________________________________
CAB Filename: SiteApprovalWorkflow.cab
Base Path: SiteApprovalWorkflow\
DDF File Name: C:\mywork\workbench\SiteApprovalWorkflow.ddf
Using Absolute Path names: no

Finished execution on 2015-03-12 12:08:51

MakeDDF 1.0.1 (r119) · http://www.Stum.de
_________________________________________
CAB Filename: SiteApprovalWorkflow.cab
Base Path: SiteApprovalWorkflow\
DDF File Name: C:\mywork\workbench\SiteApprovalWorkflow.ddf
Using Absolute Path names: no

Finished execution on 2015-03-12 12:08:51

7. Copy the newly created file "C:\mywork\workbench\SiteApprovalWorkflow.ddf" into "C:\mywork\workbench\SiteApprovalWorkflow" folder
8. cd C:\mywork\workbench\SiteApprovalWorkflow
9. makecab /f "SiteApprovalWorkflow.ddf"
10. file gets created at: "C:\mywork\workbench\SiteApprovalWorkflow.cab"
11. Rename that to .WSP