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Central Admin UI no longer working at all

I have sharePoint 2010 installed in a dev environment. I am a developer who is reasonably new to SP. All of a sudden central admin no longer works up until yesterday I was getting there using: ...
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SharePoint Farm containing two servers, how to configure one server to work in case the other went down

I have SharePoint 2013 server. And the customer required to have two servers inside the same farm. So in case one server went down to have the other server working. So how I can configure such a ...
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Add settings to Web Part

Going to Web Part Gallery we can see a list of Web Parts. Clicking on "Edit" we can see a couple of settings that can be changed. Can I add my own settings here, so they can affect all the instances ...
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Page to Search for matching SharePoint Online 2013 Sites and Subsites across the entire o365 tenant. Language and design options?

I'd like to have a Page on SPO that enables my o365 site admin user to search all SPO site collections and sub sites by a string in the URL, Title and Home Page text. What's the best ...
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Restore-SPFarm : Cannot find the proper backup files to restore. Verify that the directory name is valid and that the backup file exists

I have backuped a sharepoint 2013 web application from my development environment, which created the following :- XML file named spbrtoc And a folder contain .bak files named spbr0001. So on my ...
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Error: This site has not been shared with you, when creating new site collection

i am lo-gin as a the SharePoint service account , and i tried to create a new team site of type team site, but i am getting the following error :- This site has not been shared with you. Although i ...
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Backup Sharepoint 2013 site using powershell or stsadm

I am trying to take backup of of my sharepoint 2013 site http://something1:6060/ using powershell or stsadm but getting some errors. Using Powershell command:Backup-SPSite "http://something1:6060/" ...
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List of databases used for a sharepoint 2010 farm?

How to find the list of databases are used by a SharePoint 2010 Farm, including content databases, service application databases and configuration database.
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Emptying site collection recycle bin doesn't make content DB smaller?

I deleted everything from a site collection recycle bin and remote into the SQL server the content database is located and the sucker didn't get smaller. I had about a good 2 or 3 gigs of files in the ...
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Permissions error setting up SharePoint 2010 PowerShell account privileges

SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP1 on Windows Server 2008 R2 Std SP1 (Domain Controller) in a simple farm with a single SQL Server 2008 SP1/Windows Server 2008 Std SP2 backend I realise installing SP on ...
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How to configure / assign server resources (RAM, CPU) among the SharePoint applications in my farm

How can i assign a specific resources percentage to a specific SharePoint applications in my farm, what i want is to assign: X RAM + X CPU to application A and Y RAM + Y CPU to application B, and ...
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SharePoint Disaster Recovery

I'm working on a Disaster recovery strategy for one of my clients. There are various recommended approaches like cold, warm and hot standby. I'm trying to setup a DR strategy that is similar to Hot ...
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After change SQL Aliases with SharePoint but Configuration Wizard doesn't work?

I have moved database to new SQL server, "Server2", and we did SQL Aliases in all SharePoint servers, like this post Using SQL Aliases with SharePoint It happened almost 1 year ago. Now I am trying ...
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Approaches to managing PowerShell for every day menial tasks

PowerShell is a very powerful tool to handle many aspects of a SharePoint farm. On the one hand there is the set of commands typically used by the administrators of the infrastructure. These people ...
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Backing up in bulk for Service Providers

We are a service provider hosting several hundred SharePoint sites and we are trying to figure out the best way to do our backups so that they are viable and helpful. The problem is that when we do a ...
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Do SQL Full Backups of Content Databases interfere with SharePoint differential backups using backup-sofarm

I've recently switched our SharePoint 2010 backups from using stsadm to the PowerShell backup-spfarm technique but just have a bit of a worry about differential backups. Essentially we're running ...
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Unable to add a Application Server to the existing SharePoint Farm

I have a SharePoint application server and DB Server which is running well . Now as a part of Requirement we want to install Sharepoint on to the DB Server as well. After Installing and connecting it ...
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SharePoint 2010 MySites only allow users to edit their own site

In my current SharePoint 2010 development environment I have MySites running for all users for their profiles where they can update and add information about themselves as they need. For some reason ...
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What does a server resource quota of 0 mean?

In SharePoint Online it is possible to configure a value for server resources. In our environment we have 1300 "units" of this available. We have 1 public site and 1 private site. Does a server ...
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In App Settings for Admins of SharePoint 2013 App

I am working on a SharePoint 2013 app that I wish to deploy in the Market Place. Is it possible to have an admin section of the app to allow the Site Administrators to add custom content ...
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Are there any way to change the Membership Provider & Role Manager through code or Powershell

I know that you can specify the Membership provider and Role manager for a web application on creation, but I need to update it after creation. any clue.
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User Accounts Disappearing From SP Groups

We've been running into a bizarre scenario and I'm at a complete loss. I'm a site collection admin for my division's portal. We're on a shared internal company-wide MOSS server, and I have no access ...
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code of approval workflow in c#

I have a task to make approval workflow between three lists . When i add item to first list ,workflow should check second list and and assign tasks to specific people that on active directory(and they ...
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Rootweb does not return site administrators

I have multiple sites where I have used site settings to add users to 'Site Collection Administrators' but when I get these site collections using code the 'SiteAdministrators' property returns null. ...
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(De)Commission SharePoint Database Servers

In our SharePoint Farm, We are running with 2 Database Servers and on which we have 20+ Databases.Now, due to some issues we would like to decommission the existing database servers and commission 2 ...
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Error - Get-SPWeb in Powershell

I am running this simple command from powershell under a user context, who has db_owner and SharePoint_shell rights to the SharePoint_config database. I get the following error: PS ...
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Site collection administrators / owners question

I'm stuggling over a somewhat architectural question which concerns site collection admins and owners. To begin with, I found the thread answerd by Per Jakobsen (here Site collection owners and site ...
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What should a Site Administrator/Owner understand before being being designated as such?

I was building a collection of requirements a Site Collection Administrator/Site Owner in SharePoint should have before being "turned loose" on their Site Collection. So Far I've come up with: Have ...
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Is it safe to remove SharePoint\system SPUser from a custom sharepoint user group?

is it safe to remove SPUser "SharePoint\system" from a custom SharePoint user group? <User ID="1073741823" Sid="S-1-0-0" Name="System Account" LoginName="SHAREPOINT\system" Email="" Notes="" ...
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Best Paid SharePoint Admin Tools [closed]

I would like to know best SharePoint Paid Admin Tools out there. Please NO vendors. As of now I really dont have any hard requirements. Just normal day to day Admin activities. SharePoint hasn't grown ...
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Clone SharePoint 2010 Production environment for Test Environment

We have cloned the SharePoint 2010 Production environment(Company Portal, around 3500 users) using VMWare clone feature. The purpose is to Create a Test environment for Restructuring the content, ...
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Moving some SharePoint administration outside of Central Administration?

Are there any out of the box or third-party tools for sharing some Central Admin-type administration tasks with site owners? I have a client who has a SharePoint 2013 Enterprise Edition site where ...
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Immediate-alerts Email Notification not sending emails

The alerts are working, but for some reason the " Send e-mail when ownership is assigned" on a task list is not working. A task is assigned to a user however Immediate-alerts are not sending the ...
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Feature Administrator in SharePoint 2010, Exam 70 - 667

I came across this question which seems very confusing to me while preparing for 70 - 667 exam, You configure a SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1(SP1) Farm. You need to ensure that a ...
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What is the (estimated) administration cost for a SharePoint-Farm?

a customer recently asked me about the "administrative costs" of a SharePoint-Farm. Does anyone know about statistics/research/case studies on how many administrator-Hours it takes to maintain a ...
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My permissions have changed - again!

Three colleagues and myself have Full Control of our top level site. I don't often log into our site, however, a week ago I did and noticed I no longer had rights, however, my colleagues' rights were ...
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Run Publishing.Administration - method as a Farm Admin

I need to call a method from publishing.administration-Namespace as a farm admin. To be specific: ContentDeploymentJob.GetAllJobs(); When I try to run that code I get the exception that the code can ...
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SharePoint 2007 Web-application is getting crashed due to memory leak

We decided to duplicate an existing web-application (for Podcasting kit), which has site collection only at root level, so created a new web-application (in the same DB instance) and imported (stsadm ...
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Alerts not being sent

My smtp server does not show sharepoint mail attempts in any of it's folders under mailroot. The account that the alert is supposed to go to has an external gmail address in it's AD entry on purpose. ...
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sharepoint 2010 site collections disappeared

We have a staging server on client's environment. It worked well for several month. But the last time I connected there I noticed that 3 of 4 site collections disappeared there from 1 Web App. I ...
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Content Type issue with the Discussion Board in SharePoint 2010?

I have changed the default content type from 'Discussion' to 'Message' is on the Discussion Board on SharePoint 2010 and reverted to its normal (Now, Discussion is the default content type). Now, If ...
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Auto-Update Statics On/Off

MS recommends disabling auto-create statistics on SP DBs (ref). What about auto-update statistics? Looking at our TFS installation, for the SP DBs, these two options are disabled for you when TFS is ...
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How to check the versions of Sharepoint Server, services and patches of my Office 365 portal?

I am reading a lot that Office 365 has been patched, upgraded and now migrated to Server 2012 (and Office 2013). How can I determine the versions of Sharepoint Server, services, etc. on which my ...
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System Account Vs. Site Collection Administrators

I have SharePoint 2010 Server. I have put myself as a Site Collection Administrator. Somehow someone was able to check out a document with the System Account. I, thinking that I had just as much ...
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Sharepoint output list of users

I would like to output the users of a group, for 40 groups, or for every group within the SharePoint Portal. I would like to do this programatically through powershell or a command line tool for the ...
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Why is my Admin user magically transformed to SHAREPOINT\system?

I have an administator, which also is Farm Administrator in my Sharepoint environment. It is synced via UPSA and have all the properties I need do display content the right way. However - when I check ...
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Move database to new SQL Server

My client has asked me to move all the Database used by the SharePoint Farm to a new SQL Server Machine. I came across this article ...
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Windows Powershell stsadm

I am quite new to windows powershell. I have tried to run the following command "stsadm -o setadminport. I get the error that the Term stsadm is not a recognized cmdlet, function etc. My reading ...
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Unable to configure Send to connection

I have 2 site collections and I am trying to configure send to connection from site 1 to site 2. Site 1 is in UK SharePoint farm and site 2 is in US SharePoint farm. I've tried creating a send to ...
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Enabling incoming email for SharePoint document library without Active Directory or Exchange?

This is a high level question. Can I enable incoming email for SharePoint without any involvement from Active Directory or Exchange? From what I have read, integration with Active Directory or ...