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Discussion Forum Webpart needed

  Asked By: R    Date: Jan 06    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2577

Does someone have an idea about a web part that can be
used to function like threaded discussion forums ?

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10 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Fidel Crane     Answered On: Jan 06

Take a look at Snitz ...
http://forum.snitz.com/

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Akshara Sanghavi     Answered On: Jan 06

Thanks a lot, will this have to be customized to work
with sharepoint (does it poick usernames from Windows
Active Directory ? like the SPS built-in discussion
feature ?

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Aishwarya Dixit     Answered On: Jan 06

No .. this doesn't pick users from the AD.

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Indrajeet Patil     Answered On: Jan 06

But you can configure it to use auto-login via windows authentication.
That's what we do -- it automatically knows who you are when you access
the page(s) so that you don't have to log in. And we use Active
Directory.

Works like a charm -- especially since you can point a web  part to a
specific forum  or topic.

The tricky part  is registering users the first time -- there seems to be
some bug in the snitz code when auto-login and auto-register are set
when using nt logins. But once you get past that, it's cool.

 
Answer #5    Answered By: Xavier Hopkins     Answered On: Jan 06

How do you do this??????????????

 
Answer #6    Answered By: Viviana Rollins     Answered On: Jan 06

Can you send me the modified code please ?

 
Answer #7    Answered By: Erika Price     Answered On: Jan 06

I followed the instructions listed at forums.snitz.com - as I recall, it
took me about 30 mins to download snitz, configure it, learn it, and get
the auto-login to work. I didn't write down all my steps tho.

I happen to run it on the same IIS server as sharepoint. The whole
thing is web-configured. Read the install instructions on snitz and it
should just work.

 
Answer #8    Answered By: Otis Blackwell     Answered On: Jan 06

Do I need to have a database application installed for this?

 
Answer #9    Answered By: Virendar Chaudhari     Answered On: Jan 06

No -- it will use a database if you want, and you should use one if
you're going to host hundreds of forums  with tens of thousands of posts
and a lot of activity and you want to be able to do reporting and
analysis.

As the instructions show, you can just use a built-in access database.
It comes with a pre-made database that you just rename and put into a
directory somewhere on the local disk, then you edit config.asp to
uncomment two lines and point the db variable to this file.

On my box, I just have Win2k 2000 SP3, Sharepoint V1 SP1, and I followed
the instructions at the web  site. 30 mins later I had a working forum.
There's still one minor thing, and that's a broken link when
unrecognized users try to register the first time, but if they just
click a couple more times, they get registered and never are bothered
again. The software is solid and works great for our purposes.

 
Answer #10    Answered By: Mitchel Villarreal     Answered On: Jan 06

How do you make this discussion  board to get user
names from the active directory ?.

And I also want get away with the login part  of this
discussion board. Is there anyway to do it?.

 
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