Well, that's going to be an issue because some people report to someone who isn't labeled as a manager in AD. This is because a) in some large departments it is just a title and doesn't really mean anything and b) IT doesn't usually get notified of when someone is made a manager or supervisor so that we can make the changes in AD nor do our users usually make use of the tools we have given them to make the changes themselves. So, since all I can rely on AD for is their user account and email address, I would like to have the people picker on the form to allow the user to at least find their manager's name and let the site handle the rest.
Ok, you just want to have a field, where the User of the form can put in the one, who is manager, right?
There are different solutions.
1. You go a different way and build a list of managers for each department
2. You let the user enter a name in a normal user-field
3. You fill a dropdownbox with all users of the department, so that the selection is smaler (for this case you can use the code I wrote before, just that you add every member of the department to the dropdownbox).
Well, the big wrinkle is that we have anonymous access on the site and don't allow users to log in, so that is why I was going to used the People editor control so the user could find their manager's name from our AD environment.
I created a form using infoPath, and a workflow using visio, and imported it in Sharepoint Designer 2010, but when I press publish, this message shows up "sharepoint designer encountered an error generating task" even my WF contains no problem. I have a full control permission and there is no network problems.
how can I solve it ??
Error occurred in deployment step 'Recycle IIS Application Pool': Cannot connect to the SharePoint site: http://thomas/. Make sure that this is a valid URL and the SharePoint site is running on the local computer. If you moved this project to a new computer or if the URL of the SharePoint site has changed since you created the project, update the Site URL property of the project.
IS there a DNS entry for this SharePoint install? Is it the same as your computername, or did you create a web app called Thomas on a machine with a totally different name. Likely you will need to create an entry in your "hosts" file located at C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc - that points the name "thomas" to the necessary IP address (or 127.0.0.1 if you are on the same machine as the web app).
Well I'm using the german version, so I hope it's translated corretly, otherwise my answer might be wrong.
There is no template Enterprise - there is just a templategroup "Enterprise" with the templates "Documentcenter", "Dataarchive", "Business Intelligence Center", "Enterprisesearchcenter", "My Webhostsite", "Fast Search-Center".
There templates are available for new WebSiteCollections from the centraladministration.