Richard Price

Hi,

There has to be a simple answer to this, but I have yet to find it Smile

I have a top level site, on which I place company announcements. Below that site are the team sites for each department, with their own individual announcements. I need to display the announcements from the top level site on each subsite.

Sounds easy, eh The Announcements webpart allows for an RSS feed output, right

I have tried the RSS webpart - it will not pull data in from authenticated feeds.

I have tried the XML webpart - it simply displays the error 'Cannot retrieve the URL specified in the XML Link property. For more assistance, contact your site administrator.' and it would seem that, while a common error, no one has publically stated a solution for it.

The user I am using on both sites is a farm administrator, so user permissions dont seem likely.

Has anyone solved this

Regards
Richard


Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Announcements across sites

Andrew Woodward MVP

RSS web part should solve this but you need to configure your farm to use Kerberos authentication to allow it to consume an authenticated feed.

Alternatively you could look at using the Data View web part, if you add this from within SharePoint Designer to a web part zone you can reset the page back to the site definition after the edit and the Data View web part will remain.

Andrew






Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Announcements across sites

jdb_1715

A few options.. one, take a look at the content query webpart. I believe that will do exactly what you want. There are some good blog entries on how to use it.

If that doesn't work for you, smiling goat as an RSS reader that doesn't require kerberos. Install that and use that.. but the content query webpart is what you really want.