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Check if a remote site runs SharePoint? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Topic? Is there a way to do so?

    Thank you

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    Roman Alifanov(1989)- MCTS-MCAD-MCP-MCT - IT Hero - www.animaonline.blogspot.com
    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 8:53 AM

Answers

  • Another thing you can check is the HTML source of the site.  Look in the HEAD section for a meta tag with: content="Microsoft SharePoint"
    SharePoint Administrator | SharePoint Fan www.davepyett.wordpress.com - Follow me on twitter: twitter.com/dpyett
    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 10:47 AM
  • Hi Roman,

    SharePoint is a very customizable ASP.NET application, so headers and page content depends on the work of the developer. For example, on the public sites we created, you won't find content="Microsoft SharePoint" in the HEAD section, nor special response headers. Checking URLs are also not the best if the server is beyond a firewall and security is set correctly.

    BTW, do you need to check a publishing (internet facing) site?

    Peter
    Wednesday, November 18, 2009 11:14 AM

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  • If there is a question mark at the right hand corner of the default screen, clicking on it will give the name of the SharePoint product.

    Of course if the site has been modified then it would have been possible to remove this question mark or even to direct it to a different page. In that case this simple test won't of course work.

    But it's a good, simple start.

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    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 9:03 AM
  • Any other ways? Check the Response Headers for example? or try some urls?, check the html , etc...

    Thank you

    Roman Alifanov(1989)- MCTS-MCAD-MCP-MCT - IT Hero - www.animaonline.blogspot.com
    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 9:18 AM
  • Another thing you can check is the HTML source of the site.  Look in the HEAD section for a meta tag with: content="Microsoft SharePoint"
    SharePoint Administrator | SharePoint Fan www.davepyett.wordpress.com - Follow me on twitter: twitter.com/dpyett
    Tuesday, November 17, 2009 10:47 AM
  • Hi Roman,

    SharePoint is a very customizable ASP.NET application, so headers and page content depends on the work of the developer. For example, on the public sites we created, you won't find content="Microsoft SharePoint" in the HEAD section, nor special response headers. Checking URLs are also not the best if the server is beyond a firewall and security is set correctly.

    BTW, do you need to check a publishing (internet facing) site?

    Peter
    Wednesday, November 18, 2009 11:14 AM
  • Thank you, Peter.
    Yes, I'm checking a publishing site.

    Roman Alifanov(1989)- MCTS-MCAD-MCP-MCT - IT Hero - www.animaonline.blogspot.com
    Wednesday, November 18, 2009 11:49 AM
  • Hi Roman,

    Thanks for your feedback! I really don't want to advertise myself or the work of my group, but if you need to test your checking method, you can try it against this site (http://www.richter.hu), that is the first MOSS 2007 based public publishing site in Hungary, created in 2007-early 2008.

    Hope that helps to improve your check.

    And let us know if you find an acceptable check, it would be interesting for us either.

    Peter
    Wednesday, November 18, 2009 12:27 PM