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Restoring my site collections to production environment, how to delete all the site collection test data

I did the following :- Inside my Development environment. I have created a new SharePoint application 2013. Containing two site collection ; community site & team site. I have backup these two ...
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Backup and restore site collection without their data

I have finished my implementation and testing on the staging server, and now I want to back-up then restore my two site collections inside the production server. But when I did the same step from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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missing dispform.aspx and editform.aspx on list

I am getting a 404 webpage not found error when I try to get to a list in sharepoint. When I look in Sharepoint designer I notice that the dispform and editform.aspx forms are missing. Is there a way ...
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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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Rename-SPServer and Hostname

For Rename-SPServer, MSDN says: The Rename-SPServer cmdlet changes the name of the server for internal use within SharePoint Products. The server itself must be manually renamed. Now the ...
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What's the SPSite do in the Register-SPWorkflowService command?

The Register-SPWorkflowService command has a required property SPSite. MSDN says Specifies a site collection to configure. To register the workflow service with SharePoint I would have to run ...
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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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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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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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Error while opening sharepoint list in datasheetview and exporting to excel

I have a List which is having around 14000 items in it.while opening that list in datasheet view it is giving error . Below is a summary of the issue: After selecting datasheet view : "Cannot ...
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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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What are the current options for a Sharepoint Online trial from Windows XP?

A year ago I had 30-day trial for Office 365 (Sharepoint Online 2010). Everything worked fine from my Windows XP SP3 (x86. 32-bit) for development from Infopath Developer and Sharepoint Designer ...
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Site collection locked & stucked in read only mode

I do have a SharePoint (2013) site collection that is stuck in read only mode due to a backup that was either interrupted or didn't terminated properly. I'm unable to unlock from : Site Quotas and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Opening document from Search results - This action couldn't be performed because Office doesn't recognize the command it was given

Hi I am trying to open an Office document by clicking on the search results document title, however an error box pops up saying: This action couldn't be performed because Office doesn't recognize the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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enter you credentials to connect to the following webservice infopath

Im trying to open an infopath form from Sharepoint and I am getting the following error: "enter you credentials to connect to the following webservice infopath" please advice
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InfoPath Form Not enabled on all site collections

hi i have two site collections site a site b site a was created after the initial configuration of info path service info path designer works great with site b but when i use it with site a. it ...
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List icons greyed out

I have a site collection for which I am a Full Owner and also have an account which is the site collection admin. I can create lists, but cannot get to the list settings. I have the same problem with ...
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503 after SP-Solution upgrade

i am well aware that when using SP-Solution Upgrade the sharepoint server throws a error 503. this isnt the problem what i need to find out without testing is does the 503 affect the entire farm or ...
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Why don't I gain disk space back when emptying the site collection recycle bin?

I'm trying to recoop some diskspace on a test SharePoint environment of mine. I've removed as much content as I can in the portal and also emptied the site collection recycle bin but the free space on ...