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MCMS Manager

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A tool which can be used to do common tasks which Microsoft Content Management Server API provides.


MCMS Manager

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In Microsoft Content Management Server, after the creation of sites, there is no common way to do modifications on the Postings. When something goes wrong with Postings, it is not easy to figure out what went wrong, with either Site Manager or by going through the site. Also, analyzing IIS log for MCMS sites is not straightforward. This tool can be used with Site Manager to analyze Postings and user visits of MCMS sites without much effort. Also this tool can be used to analyze templates, resources and to generate scripts for automation of deployment process.

N.B.: MCMS Manager 3.0 runs from the server where MCMS is installed. Therefore, it cannot be used to manage Postings in remote servers. The software must be physically present in the server.

Channel Browser

Shown below is a tree view where all the Channels are listed. Even though this tool is aimed at Postings, a few operations can be done on channels also.

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Posting Browser

Posting browser is the main part of MCMS Manager. Here, a few common properties of Postings are listed. MCMS Manager is made to work with the Site Manager. Most of the things that you can see and do using MCMS Manager cannot be easily done through the Site Manager.

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Because MCMS Manager is mainly aimed at Postings, many tasks can be performed with Postings. They are listed in the context menu which appears when a Posting is selected using right mouse button click.

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Resource Gallery Browser

This is also a tree view which displays the resource structure.

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Resources Browser

Similar to Posting browser, Resources browser can be used to browse through the resources.

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Template Gallery Browser

Template Gallery browser can be used to browse through the templates.

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Templates Browser

This is to browse through all the templates and do some tasks on templates.

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  • Edit posting - Rich Editor for HTML Edit.
  • Edit properties.
  • Release ownership.
  • Browse through postings.
  • Submit, approve, decline postings.
  • Search for postings.
  • Search for connected postings.
  • Generate Reports.
  • Get the GUID of Channel, Posting, Posting Template.
  • Check Posting-Template, Posting-Resource Dependency.
  • Get Resources related information.
  • Get Template related information.
  • Thumbnail preview for postings, templates and resources.
  • Incremental Export/Import script generator.
  • UserGroupBackupRestore script generator.
  • And many more...


More Information

For more information on MCMS Manager, check its website here.


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Chester Ragel
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Comments and Discussions

GeneralInteresting Pin
jasonp125-Jan-10 9:58
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GeneralReally greate tool Pin
eriknils18-Jan-06 20:39
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GeneralRe: Really greate tool Pin
Chester Ragel21-Jan-06 20:36
MemberChester Ragel21-Jan-06 20:36 
GeneralFind your solution here! I found a great FREE eBooks webiste! A lot of ebooks!Help you solve problems! Pin
Anonymous13-Aug-05 22:05
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QuestionWhat is this Guid Pin
ameq14-Jul-05 20:24
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GeneralNew feature Pin
Member 424193123-May-05 20:17
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GeneralRe: New feature Pin
Chester Ragel23-May-05 21:07
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GeneralNo Save Button Pin
Justin Drerup19-May-05 21:26
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GeneralRe: No Save Button Pin
JustinSyzygy19-May-05 22:37
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GeneralRe: No Save Button Pin
Chester Ragel23-May-05 21:01
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GeneralAccess denied: The Windows credentials provided could not be validataed. ERROR Pin
Boxcarwilli6-May-05 13:09
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GeneralRe: Access denied: The Windows credentials provided could not be validataed. ERROR Pin
Chester Ragel8-May-05 6:18
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GeneralRe: Access denied: The Windows credentials provided could not be validataed. ERROR Pin
Boxcarwilli9-May-05 8:37
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GeneralRe: Access denied: The Windows credentials provided could not be validataed. ERROR Pin
Chester Ragel9-May-05 17:40
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GeneralRe: Access denied: The Windows credentials provided could not be validataed. ERROR Pin
Boxcarwilli10-May-05 5:25
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GeneralRe: Access denied: The Windows credentials provided could not be validataed. ERROR Pin
Chester Ragel10-May-05 17:29
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GeneralGreat tool - some suggested features Pin
JustinSyzygy19-Apr-05 7:31
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GeneralRe: Great tool - some suggested features Pin
Chester Ragel19-Apr-05 17:24
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GeneralFeatures Pin
Jacob W.6-Apr-05 23:39
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GeneralRe: Features Pin
Chester Ragel7-Apr-05 0:04
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QuestionGlobal Search & Replace? Pin
austrian4-Apr-05 1:25
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AnswerRe: Global Search & Replace? Pin
Chester Ragel5-Apr-05 18:39
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GeneralRequirements Pin
David Humphreys29-Mar-05 12:35
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GeneralRe: Requirements Pin
Chester Ragel29-Mar-05 16:48
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Generalter,Edit Posting Pin
austrian29-Mar-05 1:02
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