Monday, November 12, 2012

Disabling Sharepoint Designer 2007/Front Page 2003

MOSS 2007 and Sharepoint Designer 2007

To disallow users from editing WSS3.0/MOSS2007, we will have to disable the authoring feature in SharePoint Designer 2007 by editing the Onet.xml file.

Drive:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extentsions\12\Template\ SiteTemplates\XML
Locate the Project Title tag, and then add the following line: DisableWebDesignFeatures=wdfopensite

After the change it look like this :

<Project Title="Team Web Site" ListDir="Lists" xmlns:ows="Microsoft SharePoint" DisableWebDesignFeatures=wdfopensite>

Save the ONET.XML and do an IIS reset

If a user tries to edit using Designer after that he gets the below message: 

This web site has been configured to disallow editing with FrontPage. Contact your web site administrator for more information

Warning:  Editing WSS 3.0/MOSS 2007 site by using Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003 has a major risk of corrupting the site. Instead, always use SharePoint Designer 2007 to edit the site.

SPS2003 and Front Page Editor 2003

To disable users from editing Sharepoint sites using Front Page Editor/, add the wdfopensite value to the DisableWebDesignFeatures attribute in the Onet.xml file of each SharePoint Portal Server 2003 site template. The DisableWebDesignFeatures attribute is located in the Project Title tag in the Onet.xml file.

Site templates are located in the following folder on the serverDrive:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\60\Template\LangID\SPS*\XML

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