Customise the self service Portal


Okay,

The self service portal of service manager 2012 is great but unfortunately it doesn’t look very sexy. So we’ll pimp up the portal by 3 actions :

  • Add icons and change look and feel
  • Add scroll bar for low resolution screens
  • Add languages for the end users

Let’s start with the look and feel.

Open the portal , select site settings.


Open look and feel.


Change title description and icon.


Result

Site theme can also be modified

Add icons to your service catalog , looks much better…


Add scroll bar for low resolutions workstations. ( otherwise normal user will not have the scrollbar in the portal )

Open Self service portal as sharepoint admin , Click site settings and modify master pages.


Download the file SMportalPage.master


Edit in notepad

Find the line </head>

And add this just before it:

<style>

body.v4master {

                height:inherit;

                width:inherit;

                overflow:visible !important; //!important to override the original theme.

}

body #s4-workspace {

                overflow-y:auto !important;

               overflow-x:auto !important;

                height:auto !important;

  }

</style>

Result should look like this


Upload the file as a new version to the library.


Done, check result as normal user. ( notice the scrollbar )


Download the required language pack for sharepoint doundation 201

http://www.microsoft.com/nl-nl/download/details.aspx?id=4731

And install




Perform the config wizard.




Now open the self service portal as sharepoint admin , open site settings


You should see language settings


Add alternative languages



Check the result as user



Woehoe success



That’s it … enjoy the result.



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