No SPD HTTP Handler

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Released: Apr 8, 2009
Updated: Apr 8, 2009 by FarnhillB
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This feature will disable access to sites through SharePoint designer on at the web application level. The feature will add a HTTP Handler that blocks access to the author.dll file that SPD uses to get information from SharePoint. Due to the way its implemented the error message that you will see in SPD says that a newer version of SharePoint designer is needed to open the site - while this is not an accurate message, the end result of preventing SPD from accessing the site is still there.

The feature can be activated on individual web applications, and can be turned back off as easily as it is turned on. I have found that in some cases SharePoint designer will need to be closed and re-opend for the feature to take effect properlly.

How to use
  • Deploy the WSP file to the farm using stsadm
  • Activate the feature in the Central Administration site (under applications > web application features)

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