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Doubts- Login page & interacting with Domain Controller

  Asked By: Aiesha    Date: Aug 02    Category: MOSS    Views: 762

Its a pleasure to be a part of this group and to read all the discussions.

This is my first time I have started using MOSS 2007. I have no prior
experience in MOSS 2007. I am on the initiatiative to build the Intranet
portal for our organization using MOSS 2007. I am looking out for some
inputs from you friends. I would be happy and highly appreciate if i can
get answers for my following queries.

1. Our Management wants the first (opening-default ) page to be a page built
using flash. I would like to know how to accomplish it. The page will not be
having any web part. the entire page as 1 flash file. The left Navigation to
be in flash.

2. I would like to know, For a logged in person, How to get the parameters (
E.g: Manager name) from the domain controller. I would like to interact with
the domain controller with custom code. If some one have written such piece
code, Kindly help me.

There are more doubts I would like to come up with as I start working on the

Thanks in advance.



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Christian Waters     Answered On: Aug 02

Answers for your, questions:
(there are ways to accomplish this, one possible way is here...)

1. create a custom master page, which will not have any left nav and top nav,
and make one content place holder, and make a layout page, implement the content
place holder from custom master page, (here you can drop a webpart zone using,
sharepoitn designer), and from default page, drop a page  viewer webpart or
content editor web part, and link it to the flash page.

Part 1:
User profiles will be under SharePoint shared services concept, so..by default
it will talk to current domain. Here we can maintain a profile for every
user(like, pfreffered name, firstname, lastname, phone, manager name etc...), we
can add custom fields and we can look up those from Active Directory.

Part 2: using sharepoint object model, you can talk to profile database and
you can perfom whatever actions you want.
(for SharePoint 2007 and WSS 3.0 SDK(for object model API) you can download
from MicroSoft site)

Answer #2    Answered By: Virendar Bahudur     Answered On: Aug 02

One thing we ran into after we upgraded to IE7 was that MOSS web parts
displayed the 'click here or press the space bar to activate this
ActiveX control' when they contained flash. If you have UI on your flash
page that requires users to click on it, they might be annoyed by having
to click twice to get it to work.

We found a Flash display web part  to contain the flash content to work
around this problem. Let me know if you need help locating it.

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