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SPTraceView v1.0 Released June 28, 2011

Filed under: SharePoint — fmuntean @ 7:42 pm

Yesterday we finally released the version 1 for the SharePoint Trace View tool available on CodePlex.

SPTraceView analyses in real time the ULS trace messages coming from all SharePoint components and can notify you using a balloon-style tray bar messages when something of interest happens. This functionality is targeted mainly for people that develop and/or test custom SharePoint applications. It could be also useful to administrators to diagnose and troubleshoot their SharePoint farm.

As soon as you run it, SPTraceView will start receiving all messages from SharePoint.



  • Receives messages directly from the ETW logging system.
  • Easily enable/disable processing of the messages.
  • Process them and filter based on different criteria.
  • Balloon-style real time notification.
  • Log to xml files.
  • Trace to the Debug View for further filtering and processing.
  • Monitor entire Farm remotely.
  • Automatic update notification.


You can download the current version from here:

Also a version supporting SharePoint 2010 is available too and work is done to release a stable version soon.


Disable Send welcome e-mail to the new users March 31, 2008

Filed under: SharePoint — fmuntean @ 3:16 pm

In SharePoint when adding a new user to your site the check-box “Send welcome e-mail to the new users” is checked by default. This can be very annoying and personally I think that might count as spam when setting up multiple sites in SharePoint. (Usually adding the users happens before the sites are ready for the public use, and an official e-mail is sent later to announce the site when you are ready.)  I always find myself unchecking it so I started looking into ways to ease my life.

There is a easy way to disable this:

The page that controls this is in Layouts folder under the 12 Hive (as it is known by SharePoint admins). The page name is aclinv.aspx. I recommend creating a copy of the file before making any changes for backup purposes. You will need to modify just one line inside it.Starting at line 190 look for the following code:

Now all we need to change is the line: Checked=”True” to Checked=”False”.

Note: If you have multiple Web Front End Servers make sure that you change the file on all of them.