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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 ...
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Trying to add rules to search scope results in “Error: The search service is currently offline.”

SharePoint 2007 Farm Environment. 1 Web Front End and 1 Index Server. Running version 12.0.0.6557. The problem arises on any site collection not part of the main portal. For example if I go to site ...
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Page Permissions Help Need - Asking for Password 3 times

Ok so I have a page on our team site that only Management can see so I stopped inheriting permissions and set up its own permissions, this is the structure. User A Contribute, Limited Access User B ...
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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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Trying to add another application server

I'm trying to add another application server and running into a problem on the products config wizard. It is indicating I am missing KB2553048 on the local server as well as the existing servers in ...
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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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sharepoint stopped working after AD password change

I have sharepoint 2010 installed on my local box for evaluation pourpouses. I had it all working fine until a few days ago when I had to change my AD password. Now, the central administration website ...
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MySite Title always changes to Site Collection admin display name

I have been struggling with an issue for a while now. Our customer had the requirements to have a central account to be set as site collection administrator for each mysite. This means that, upon ...
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How to give permissions(administering permissions) to different users in sharepoint

How to give permissions(administering permissions) to different users in sharepoint LIKE for a user, for a manager, for a system engineer and so on. I want differences in their accessibility to the ...
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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 ...
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Reconfiguring SharePoint 2010 Portal

We have cloned the SharePoint 2010 Portal (WFE, App Server, Database) to create an Test environment. How do I reconfigure the WFE and App server(Central admin, service application, content databases ...
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Date picker show format differently when publish as a web-based form in SharePoint Library

I have a Infopath form that contain a date picker. I set the date picker's date format to be 'DD/MM/YYYY'. When I preview the Infopath form, the date format is correctly displayed. However, when I ...
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Installing webpart

I'm a beginner on Sharepoint and I want to ask if I can install webpart at our subsite. I only have access to our subsite's MOSS. Thanks
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How do I archive Infopath forms uploaded into Sharepoint 2007 when my Sharepoint site runs low on storage?

I have designed system where users submit Infopath forms to a Sharepoint 2007 site. The Infopath forms allow users to also attach pdfs in their submission. My problem now is that the Sharepoint site ...
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How to get the SharePoint Web Applications Portal Super User Account and Portal Super Reader Account?

I was trying to resolve "cache is not configured" issue on SP2010 production box and came across the solution being discussed in one of the SharePoint chick blog The problem is before I try out the ...
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how to get the value of a check box from another list

I've been trying to get the value of a check box in a sp list. so, I have List[a] and List[b]. List[b] contains a check box which I am trying to get the value of inorder to put in in List[a]. I'm ...
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Do I need an Install account and an Admin account? Why?

I have read various places that it's best practice to never use your Install account for anything except installation and applying patches. I've also read you should not use your farm account or any ...
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Peoplepicker-searchadforests for MOSS SP2 in FBA site?

My Sharepoint farm on XXXdmz.org and all my staff on XXX.org domain. XXX.org is the one way trust domain. I am able to find and add XXXhq.org users in "Local ussers and groups", but not able to find ...
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SPSecurityTokenService.Issue() failed: System.ArgumentException: Cannot get Membership Provider with name xxxxx

Really need help with this issue. I've been struggling for about 4 hours today with this issue and no luck.. Tried everything and every article out there but obviously missed something. Here's the ...
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Backup-SPFarm or Backup-SPSite to backup a site collection and it's content database

Should I use Backup-SPFarm or Backup-SPSite to backup a site collection with it's content database? Dont both of them backs up with it's content database?
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What are the must have tools when working with SharePoint? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: List of SharePoint 2007 / WSS 3.0 development tools When developing or administering SharePoint, what are the must have tools? This question is intended to reference ...
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What's the sense in forcing to digitally sign the Infopath 2010 forms?

Whenever I create an Infopath Filler Form in Infopath Designer 2010 and attach C# code there, for example, to show a messagebox on a button click, I am getting: InfoPath cannot open the selected ...
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What cannot be developed for Sharepoint Server 2010 in 32-bit workstation? and in 64-bit workstation?

Before, I was developing remotely on Microsoft Sharepoint Server 2010 machine (Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter and all servers 64-bit) accessing it over internet through RDP from Windows XP SP3 ...
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How to rename top level site URL in SharePoint Server?

How can I rename the top level site URL website name in SharePoint server 2010? moss10/my/personal/ PS /SitePages/Home.aspx Website name: PS How to Change PS to PSSOFT? Please Explain ...
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Database Statistics Timer Job got hangs on initialized state

Env: MOSS 2007 SP2 64 bit architecture, 4 wfe and1 app server, wins server 2003, Sql 2005 . I have a site collection in web app which is reached 50 GB. Due to this, the Site collection is not ...
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Remove server (that no longer exists) from 2010 farm? [closed]

I had a virtual server we'll call spTest. It had to be rebuilt, so someone renamed it spTst and created a new virtual server they named spTest. Then they deleted spTst. SpTest seems to be working, I ...
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Should I patch my intranet SharePoint?

SharePoint patching is a hassle and takes a lot of time to test and deploy, My SharePoint is an intranet site (within my organization's premises). Some fellow IT admins advised me to patch only ...
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How to report bugs, give suggestions and feedback on Sharepoint, SPD, Infopath?

I am continuously bumping against annoying bugs (and/or inconveniencies "by design") in Sharepoint Server 2010, its related tools and services like: Infopath Designer 2010, Microsoft Sharepoint ...
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Will 3rd party tools like Feature Admin void Microsoft technical support?

Based on my research, it seems like the Microsoft tools would be supported, and the others MAY or may not be supported depending on what exactly they do and how they are written. Does anyone know? Is ...
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What are the relationship between administrators groups of domain, dev computer and of Sharepoint services?

I know-know I can search and read but anyway I would need to ask in order to escape possible typos, personal misunderstandings and to better remember. I develop on a machine with installed ...
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“404 FILE NOT FOUND” on my username entries

In Sharepoint 2010 Central Administration --> Security --> Manage the farm admii nistrator group (Central Administration : Site Settings : People and Groups - Farm Administrators), when I click on my ...