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Error Copying SharePoint Files in Windows Explorer

I was trying to copy files from a site on one SharePoint server farm to a site on a SharePoint server farm outside the firewall. The source site was using HTTP and the destination was HTTPS. I opened both document libraries in Windows Explorer and copied/pasted the files to the destination. The copy would create the folders but throw an error on every file, “an error occurred copying some or all of your files”. 

I noticed I had IE 6 installed so I installed IE 8 and everything now works perfectly…

Fix “Edit this task” In Outlook 2007

If you’ve used some of the out of box workflows in MOSS you’ve probably seen the email sent to approvers. The workflow creates a task, assigns it to the user and sends an email notification. When viewing the email in Outlook 2007 there is a button on the toolbar for editing the task. Viewing the email in any other email program will display the “Edit this task” as a link in the body of the email.

The problem is that the “Edit this task” button in Outlook 2007 doesn’t work some of the time. Clicking the button does nothing. This is apparently related to Outlook 2007 using InfoPath to display the approve/reject form. This form contains a CLSID of {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}. This CLSID is apparently “kill bitted” on some systems and is prevented from being displayed.

What’s the fix? Delete the registry key for that CLSID.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

Add Meta Tags to your MOSS Site

Found a great post on adding meta tags to a MOSS site. Followed the instructions on the post and it works great!
Highly recommended!

Downloaded MetaTagger.wsp, copied it to c:\sharepoint\metatagger and ran the following
Stsadm -o addsolution -filename c:\sharepoint\metatagger\metatagger.wsp

Then went to Central Admin – Solution Management
Clicked metatagger.wsp
Clicked Deploy Solution
Selected the web application
Clicked OK