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change the default tile size in Sharepoint 2013

Hello, I create an app using the Promoted Links in Sharepoint 2013. I chose to do this because the feature has the awesome hover effect and is easy to customize the image. The issue is that I ...
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Performing a search that is not security trimmed

I'm trying to documents of a certain content type that has a certain tagging (the documents are spread over several site collection). To get some performance I'm trying to do it with a KeywordQuery. ...
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How can I get suffix matching in a search in SharePoint 2013?

I'm new to SharePoint 2013 and I'm quite puzzled, that it seems to be impossible to search for the middle part of a string. Simple example: I've added a lot of documents (PDFs, ...) from our Windows ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Install app for SharePoint': Apps are disabled on this site

We have installed SharePoint Server 2013 on a Windows Server 2008 machine. In our development environment we have installed Visual Studio 2012 on a Windows 7 machine and have installed Office ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Manager 1.0 Causes High CPU on Server

I installed Workflow Manager 1.0 on my test SharePoint server following these links: Installing Workflow Manager 1.0 Install and Configure Workflow for SharePoint 2013 Blog on how to install ...
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SharePoint 2013 Full Crawl never stops

I have set the following inside the content sources: Incremental crawl to be every 20 minutes Full crawl: At 1:00 every day. When I first set this it was working well, the incremental crawl take ...
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Share authentication token between SharePoint 2013 and ASP.Net MVC Web API service

In SharePoint 2010 and earlier, it seems it was possible to share the authentication token with other ASP.Net applications using forms authentication and the ASPXAuth cookie. I have a SharePoint 2013 ...
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SharePoint Server 2013 Prerequisites installer on Win Server 2012 R2

I'm trying to install the Prerequisites by running the prerequisiteinstaller.exe but i'm stuck at this Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role: configuration error I have tried the ...
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Is it possible to package, deploy, and use my own image for a ribbon CustomAction in a SharePoint-hosted App for SharePoint 2013

I've been working on a SharePoint-hosted app for SharePoint 2013. In order to "extend the reach" of the app a bit, I've included a CustomAction that will add a button to each document library's ribbon ...
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What does this code getQueryStringParameter do?

I would like to know what this code does? I am using it almost all the time but I don't know what it does. function getQueryStringParameter(paramToRetrieve) { var params = ...
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REST API OData Filter on Boolean not Working

When I perform a REST query to the following URL: _api/web/lists/getbytitle('BtProjects')/items?$filter=Active eq true I receive only the one item that has this field marked as false. I get the same ...
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Query Builder for Result Source not working in Central Admin

I'm trying out Result Sources at the Search Service Application level (i.e. within Central Admin). When I create a new source I can click the link to Launch Query Builder, but the Search Result ...
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Where can I find the page layouts in the 15 hive?

I would like to take a look at the default search centers page layout file of Sharepoint in the 15 hive. Anyone have any idea where it is located or how I can find it?
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Should we create large number of folders within a list?

For a list having 50K item it is more convenient for user to create folders to segregate list items logically. But if we consider performance, is it recommended to create large number folders of ...
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Remote Event Receiver on updated will be fired multiple time

If someone ever had a similar experience, i'm trying to update word document in the document library and the problem is that my ItemUpdated is triggered multiple times. I think that last ...
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Create multiple items via REST API

I'm looking to bulk create items to decrease the amount of calls being made in my application. In this instance, I'm working on a calendar control that has different needs than what SharePoint OOTB ...
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What is the correct way to block all HTTP Headers (ASP.Net and SharePoint) from a particular web application extension?

I have been involved in two projects recently which have required the removal of all HTTP Headers which can identify the site as either an ASP.Net site or as a SharePoint site. This is normally as a ...
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Sharepoint 2013 Distributed Cache cacheHostInfo null

I have setup a development environment for SharePoint 2013 so we can begin testing our 2010 content, however I am running into trouble starting the Distributed Cache service. Note that this is ...
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SharePoint App VS Object Model

For designing solutions I am confused with whole Apps concept in 2013. What is Microsoft's guidance for when to use a SharePoint app and when to go for a traditional client or server object model ...
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User Profile Service will not Start

When I provision the User Profile Service it will not start. I started with a clean install of SharePoint 2013 (Build Version: 15.0.4420.1017) on Windows Server 2012. Initially I used PowerShell to ...
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AAM with SearchCentre on it's own Web App

Firstly I am looking for an OOTB way on premises for SP2013 - I can do this by hacking around with additional headers. The purpose is to have multiple web apps using AAM all have a single global ...
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Get list item “Likes” using JSOM or REST API's?

How can you retrieve a list items "Likes" using the JSOM or REST API's? I know there is the following method: SP.Social.SocialFeedManager.getAllLikers(postId), but in testing I was not successful ...
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Unable to save audience in navigation link

I'm trying to create a search navigation (Site Settings -> Search -> Search Settings -> Configure Seach Navigation) which is only visible to a specific set of users (audience). Unfortunately I can ...
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ProjectPolicy.SavePolicy() : server side giving error : The collection cannot be modified

trying to modify ProjectPolicy Properties server side giving me error , List<ProjectPolicy> availPolicies = ProjectPolicy.GetProjectPolicies(web); ProjectPolicy policy = ...
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Initiate workflow on SharePoint 2013 when initiator is granted access only through Active Directory group

Has anyone successfully achieved the following: Using SharePoint 2013, in the browser, create a custom list or library Grant Full Access or Contribute access to this list or library for an Active ...
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SharePoint 2013 Foundation psconfig fails

I need your help regarding one weird issue. I have two 2012 Datacenter WinServers acting like WFE & APP and one separate 2012 SQL Server for databases with instance, alias, properly enabled TCP/IP ...
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The UPDATE permission was denied on the object 'AllListsAux', database 'spContent', schema 'dbo'

Insufficient SQL database permissions for user 'Name: NT AUTHORITY\IUSR SID: S-1-5-17 ImpersonationLevel: Impersonation' in database 'spContent' on SQL Server instance '###' The UPDATE permission was ...
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Sharepoint 2013 JS Link return default field rendering

I got a very strange problem. I need to return default rendering for UserField (PeoplePicker) for some SP users with current user, and show read-only field with current user for others. In other ...
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How can I be logged in in parallel with different user profiles for testing, what users with certain permissions can see in a SharePoint site?

When defining permissions in a SharePoint 2013 site or library I'd often wish to easily test what a users with (only) those permissions can see on this site. So I think I'll have to create some test ...
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“SharePoint is not a database!” article of 2009 - does it still apply for SP 2010 and 2013?

I'm talking about this blog post by Chris Woodill. He mentions the following advantages of modeling data via SQL programming instead of SharePoint's lists: Primary And foreign keys: one of the most ...
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What is causing this error :- Restore-SPSite : <nativehr>0x80070003</nativehr><nativestack></nativestack>

I want to restore a site collection to my staging environment , and when i typed the following power shell command :- PS H:\> Restore-SPSite http://ggvstg01:12160/discussionforum/GeneralDiscussi ...
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Powershell/task scheduler OR timer job(Farm solution) OR workflow/retention policy . when i want to implement a background jobs

I am working on a SharePoint 2013 site collection. And I have an Issue Tracking list, where I want to perform these actions on it once a day (at 12:05 AM):- Check if a column named "Review Date" of ...
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SharePoint 2013 - Change URL of document library

I created a Document Library called Resource Documents. Would it be possible for us to set a friendly URL on this library so that files may be read with the following URL pattern... ...
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This product requires Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5

I already Installed Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5 in Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Data Center using Features. but When i started to install SharePoint 2013 then it gives following error. ...
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Retrieve site collection quota and used storage from REST or JSOM

Is there a way to retrieve the amount of storage used and the quota limit for the Site Collection using the JSOM client or the REST web services?
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Custom Signout and Access Denied Pages Not Working in SharePoint 2013

How do I customize the sign out and access denied pages in SharePoint 2013? After sign out code I ran the power shell script but this doesn't seem to be working. Have I missed anything? Powershell ...
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Can I use SharePoint Designer 2013 to edit SharePoint 2010 sites?

Can I use SharePoint Designer 2013 to edit SharePoint 2010 sites? Couldn't find this info in the web.
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How to Set Item Level Permission Using SharePoint Designer 2013 Work Flow?

Currently i'm trying to create a workflow in SharePoint 2013 workflow platform that sets item level permission, trying to set read item level permission to "XYZ" group in SharePoint 2013 workflow ...
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Is it possible to programmatically add a web part to a page in a sharepoint hosted app (JS)

I've been looking for a way to add a web part to a page using JSOM/CSOM or any other api available to sharepoint hosted apps. The only solutions I have found so far are for custom sharepoint ...
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Office files won't open in SharePoint 2013

I have a strange issue where no office files will open within SharePoint 2013. When I click on any word, excel, powerpoint file I get "the webpage cannot be displayed" and there is some text added ...
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XSLT or JSLink (which one to use?)

If I have the option of using XSLT or JSLink, which one shall I chose? I don't know anything about JS Link and so far I have done all work in XSLT but I have heard JS Link is the future as there ...
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Why is list.GetItems pulling more fields than specified in my CamlQuery?

I am trying to pull back just specific columns in a list using the .NET client object model. (i.e. using Microsoft.SharePoint.Client;) This is the CamlQuery specifying just fields in the DefaultView ...
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Run any other javascript after the Display Templates have rendered the content

This is the issue: I create a ContentBySearchWebpart, specified with my custom Display templates.' I want to run some other javascript code, after the Display Templates have rendered the content ...
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How to run javascript code only when list item gets deleted?

ANSWERED! See bottom of original question for the working answer. I'm trying to find out how I can run a piece of JavaScript code the moment a list item gets deleted. So it should be some sort of ...
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compatibility range mismatch between the Web server and database “WSS_Content”,

Follwing is my code which uses RunWithElevatedPrivileges in a visual web part SPServiceContext serverContext = SPServiceContext.GetContext(currentSite); UserProfileManager profileManager = new ...
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SharePoint 2013 and anonymous access problem

We run into following problem: We have application, that makes authenticated calls to sharepoint 2013 REST services (PUT and GET). Everything works well, when anonymous access is turned off. But we ...
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sharepoint 2013 rest api upload image

I want to upload image or create image in Sharepoint 2013 document library using rest api (Javascript) my code to get bite array from input type file element is var reader = new FileReader(); ...
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SharePoint 2013: Check Workflow status programmatically (javascript)?

I need to be able to get the status of a SharePoint workflow 2013 using javascript. My goal is to start in a loop for all selected items synchronously a workflow. For that I will check if the started ...
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SharePoint 2013 ADFS login local token cache always expired

We've been setting up a SharePoint 2013 farm in a lab environment here and have hit a very odd issue with Claims authentication via ADFS. The issue is when a user connects to the SharePoint site they ...
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Generate Report Based on View of List Data

I have data in a list. One of the views has the data grouped by a column, so I have it looking the way I want. Requirements for the report: Have a front page with the name of the report, date, etc. ...