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The following sites are using templates that are not yet supported after upgrade

I migrated a SharePoint 2010 site collection containing a custom site definition to SharePoint 2013 using database attach. The site collection has several sub sites created using the custom site ...
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SharePoint Wiki Table of Contents

Is there any syntax that when wrapped around content, automatically builds a table of contents towards the top of the wiki, similarly to how the Media Wiki works? I am using SharePoint 2013.
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Using Distributed Cache programmatically. “Cache referred to does not exist” error

I'm trying to take advantage of Distributed Cache in SharePoint 2013 programmatically from a console application. I want to store custom objecst inside App Fabric Cache. Here is the code that throws ...
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JSLink makes search textbox to disappear in Page Library Custom View

I have created a view in a page library and added a custom JSLink that should render the items as follows: Each item is a Page in the Page library. The problem is that when I add my customJsLink.js ...
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Profile image size issue

When uploading an image of up to 300x300 for profiles into SharePoint 2013 - SP automatically creates thumbnails for the image for use around the site; org browser, people search etc. However if the ...
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Custom styling / branding on each web part title / chrome

Is there a way to brand each web part with different styling (title / chrome-title). What I mean is that you could have many different title / chrome styling on the same site. What I want: edit ...
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Building custom navigation in SharePoint 2013

I'll try to put my problem as simply as possible below. Excuse me of etiquette mishaps and such as I'm totally new here and have been working with SharePoint only for a few months. Be sure to correct ...
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Required permissions to read from a farm's property bag?

Which permissions are required to read from a farm's property bag? Background: The property bag needs to be accessed read-only from a .NET application which runs under a specific user account on any ...
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MSSQLFT equivalent in Sharepoint 2013 for Java applications

Problem I have a java application which till now used SP2010 with SQL Syntax for Search queries. Everything worked fine with the Query Webservice until I upgraded to SP2013. Now, I've come to know ...
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Automatic translation from Arabic to English in SharePoint 2013

Is it possible to create content let's say a website page in Arabic and then have SharePoint translate it into English automatically? What I want is to have two versions of the website, one Arabic and ...
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Custom theme CSS doesn't seem to work properly

I'm trying to use the OOTB SharePoint Theme Engine in SharePoint 2013, but no matter what I do, my custom themable css files just don't seem to work. I deploy my css through a feature. As far as I ...
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Installing Sharepoint Development Environment on Windows 8 Professional Edition?

Has anyone ever tried installing SharePoint 2010/2013 on Windows 8 Pro Edition? I am requesting for any suggestions. Should I create a VM using Hyper-V and install there or can I install it on ...
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Error while installing SharePoint Server 2013 after installing SharePoint Foundation 2013

I am new to the SharePoint platform. I am trying to set up my development machine. I want to install SharePoint 2013. My OS is Windows server 2008 R2, DB is SQL Server 2008 R2. After installing ...
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Token life time and expiration

Can I get a good explanation of following terms: WindowsTokenLifetime ServiceTokenLifetime LogonTokenCacheExpirationWindow ServiceTokenCacheExpirationWindow What does WindowsTokenLifetime minus ...
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Custom Sign In Page has an SPContext.Current that is always null

Found the Solution The solution was to add a Root Site Collection (as the code was running in a sub-site, without a root site). See This Solution Important Update (based on ...
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Stuck in “Preview Page” mode in SharePoint 2013

I was editing the Seattle Master Page and suddenly my site got stuck in the "Preview Page" mode: And I don't know how to stop it. I returned back the template to the original Seattle template but ...
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How to get Version history of all fields updated for a list item?

I am developing a ticketing system on SharePoint 2013 onprem. I am storing Ticket data in a list with versioning enabled. On my user end (which is not a SharePoint solution, I can access only CSOM and ...
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How to default a Person FormField in New Form Template?

Without using any addons, has anyone discovered a way to set a default value for a <SharePoint:FormField> where the field is a Person/Group? We'd like to default a field on our newform to the ...
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Enable auto - approval option missing in community sub site

I want to create a sub site from the community template with unique permission. To achieve this, first I checked using through UI and I found something that is not understandable by me. First I ...
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SPFarm.Local Object Being Cached in SharePoint 2013

I am experiencing an odd issue where the SPFarm.Local object is not being updated for SharePoint 2013, but it does for 2010. Basically I have some code that adds/deploys/updates SharePoint solutions ...
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Adding multiple items to list with same title

I'm experiencing an issue that in my programatically created SharePoint List, if I add two items with the same "Title" field, it tells me the following error: Sorry, something went wrong A ...
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App Parts and Custom Actions in SharePoint apps at tenant scope

I have installed a sharepoint app at tenant scope. Source 1, Source 2. In my app I have an app part, which is available in App Catalog (where the original app is installed). However on all other ...
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How to create an effective Product Key for an installable WSP

I have a solution for SharePoint that I am licensing out, but I'm nervous because it doesn't have a product key of any kind. So far it's been to existing business relationships, but that's about to ...
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Create Page using REST API

I have spent two days trying to create a page with a specific Content Type in Pages list using REST API. It goes into error handler and returns ...
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SharePoint 2013 Permissions & Active Directory Synchronization

I am running into quite an annoying issue with SharePoint & AD Sync. Basically, SharePoint isn’t recognizing certain users inside the AD groups that I have created and it’s giving them the “Sorry ...
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Upgrading contentypes and lists in sharepoint 2013 apps

I am very familiar with the feature upgrade toolkit from Chris O Brien. I also read that in Apps you can handle an Upgrade event or something, but yet, there are no examples about this. The scenario ...
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How to send automatic email/s to the approve/s of content on my enterprise wiki

I have created a publishing site which contain enterprise wiki and for some sites I define that I contents require approval before being published. Currently the new wiki article will not be published ...
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What's the procedure for registering an IFilter with Sharepoint 2013?

I tried to register my custom IFilter with Sharepoint 2013 to no avail. I "creatively varied" the registration steps that worked for Sharepoint 2007 and Sharepoint 2010 but without success. Is there ...
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SharePoint 2013 email templates

I have a SharePoint 2013 instance that I would like to modify the default email template. I want to put my company's logo as a header and the company contact info as a footer on every email that is ...
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Site Feed can't be Activated

I can't make "Site Feed" activated from Managed Site Features. It says An unexpected error has occurred. I get logs with get-splogevent -starttime (get-date).addminutes(-1) | fl message > ...
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Server-Side Rendering in SharePoint 2013 Content Search Web Part Without XSLT?

Background: I am new to SharePoint and I recently attended the SharePoint 2012 conference. It seems the primary way to render content in a custom way is on the client-side via JavaScript in the ...
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Error connecting SP 2013 and TFS 2012

I'm trying to connect SP 2013 and TF 2012 and I am getting this message: Reconnecting SharePoint Web application at the following address: http://mydomain.com:28940/. [Warning] TF205018: ...
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SharePoint 2013 Duplicate User Profiles

I don't come from a heavy SharePoint background so please don't judge :) I wanted to know if there was a query I can run to delete numerous duplicate User Profiles from the Profile DB. I recently ...
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Masterpage conversion - causing javascript errors/masterpage breaks? when server name and internet url are different

JavaScript stops working and Masterpage seems to lose all styles. There are 3 places where a converted .html Masterpage references the original URL/Domain the site was created in. ...
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SharePoint Foundation 2013 Document Management

I have a company that needs a document management system. I have looked at SharePoint but it has far to many bells and whistles. The company wants something that doesn't have intranet portals, app ...
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Report Server Sharepoint 2013 Errors

We have Report server services in SharePoint Integrated mode and it was working up until last week but now when ever we are trying to open a report or data source we are getting the below error ...
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Sharepoint 2013 used as a company DAM

We are considering building our digital asset management system over Sharepoint 2013. We have CCA 3-4TB of digital assets (90% images and few videos) currently scattered across various shared drives ...
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Document sets losing their Welcome Page

We are using SharePoint 2013: In our solution we have multiple content types as child content types of "Document Set". In some cases, which we cannot reproduce, the Document Set loses its Welcome ...
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“The XSS Auditor refused to execute a script in…” from Chrome when using <script> tag in content editor webpart

Embedding javascript in a content editor web part triggers XSS Auditor error in Chrome when editing any webpart on the page containing the content editor web part. Steps to reproduce 1 - Use newest ...
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Get quick launch using CSOM (JavaScript)

On my publishing site I have changed its current navigation (quick launch) to use structural navigation, showing all items under current site. I see that the quick launch shows pages and sub sites for ...
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December 2013 SharePoint Public Update

In the past, SharePoint updates have been simple enough to understand: - RTM gets released - Cumulative updates get released on an regular schedule - Service Pack(s) are released, rolling up the ...
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List Item required field: Change of form element Title attribute?

In my SP Online (2013) site I have some heavily customised list input forms, the input fields of which I have been quite happily referencing using jQuery using the following syntax: ...
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Filter a Multiple Selection List Box in Sharepoint

I have what I thought a simple problem, but can't seem to find any solutions that work or exist in SharePoint 2013. I have a multiple selection list box in an InfoPath 2010 form. This box defines the ...
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Get difference in Minutes for DateTime format column

I have a formula for calculated column which gets the date difference in hh:mm format. =TEXT([COLUMN2]-[COLUMN1],"h:mm") But I want to get the difference in just minutes. I created very complex ...
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Anonymous access in cross-site publishing scenario leads to login prompt (401)

I have published a pages library via cross-site publishing. The catalog was published with the "Allow anonymous access" setting enabled. In a separate public-facing web application there is a ...
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SP.ScriptHelpers object

Just noticed the object the other day, and it looks like its on every page. But I can't find any documentation about it. Anyone used the "helpers" or seen any docs, or knows anything about it? Tbh ...
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SharePoint 2013 Custom BCS/BDC Entity Search Refiner

I have a custom BCS model that I am using to index SQL data in SharePoint 2013. The localized name of the type of item is being set as the title (i.e. Answer, Question, Idea, etc.). In the search ...
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Full-trusted proxy for SP2013 sandbox solution

In my sandboxed solution I have the following code that activates a proxy: public override void FeatureActivated(SPFeatureReceiverProperties properties) { var type = typeof ...
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Create an “app connection”

I writing an article about how to do something like web part connection with the app model of SharePoint 2013. Have you an architecture model to do that? Does a standard exist to do that? My ideas ...
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How do I fully automate Restore-SPFarm?

I have heard that it is a best practice to maintain a QA environment for SharePoint. I would like to script a nightly restore from our production SharePoint 2013 farm, which I'm successfully backing ...