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My Site - User Profile service

I have few short questions about relations between "My Site" and UP/UPSync services. Can I, normally, use User profile service without having My Site configured? Can I, normally, use User profile ...
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Calendar Overlay issue in SharePoint 2010

I have a secured webapplication means that it uses "https" protocal, in which I have created two calendars Cal_1 and Cal_2. While trying to use the Calendar overlay option, it does not accept the "...
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Is there a way to import & export audience using powershell on sharepoint 2010 farm?

We have two SharePoint 2010 Farms, would like to import the audience from the Farm-A and export the same to Farm-B. Is there a way to do it using powershell on sharepoint 2010 farm? share me if you ...
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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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Unable to complete this operation. Please contact your administrator

We are using one API SharepointImporter Tool to upload documents to a SharePoint Site. When we are uploading one archive file we are getting the following problem. Error: Unable to complete this ...
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How to make a user profile as an Active user profile?

User account exists & active in AD however the user profile is showing under "Profile Missed from Import" in SSP, how to make this user profile as an Active Profile ?
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Database migration problem

We have recently migrated our MOSS databases from MS SQL Express 2005 to MS SQL 2008 both intances running on the same Windows 2003 server. After "successful" migration we switched the 2005 server ...
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Allow access to sharepoint has some users just the week

Is there a way to block the use of SharePoint for multiple users on the weekend and allow them to enter only during the work week?
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Missing Content Type: “Enterprise Wiki Page” missing in “Page Layout Content Types”

We have a 2 webapplications. One can create Enterprise wiki sites, the other can't. The ULS says missing contentType with ID ...
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If I (site admin) check in a document, will the user's edits be retained?

My team's document library contains over 200 checked-out files. As we are preparing for a migration from SharePoint 2010 to 2013, I am notifying users of the need to check their documents in before ...
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Can we do full and incremental back ups of sharepoint site collection using powershell commands

We are using STSADM commands to use full and incremental back ups of sharepoint 2013 site collection. Planning to do using Powershell commands now but i don't see incremental and full back powershell ...
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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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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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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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how to show infopath form in an email

is it possible to have a form in an email? I'm needing to create a form that will be sent to a user based on a workflow variable. This email will have two field in it that will need to be filled out ...
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Farm Restore never completing?

I started restoring in new environment with central admin GUI. Now It is still showing me "Completing Restore" at SharePoint Search Index place. I was waiting since 4 hours. I checked Restore log file....
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SharePoint 2010 application crashes - Attempted to read or write protected memory?

Often, we are facing the below issue with SharePoint 2010. System.AccessViolationException: Attempted to read or write protected memory. This is often an indication that other memory is corrupt. at ...
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SharePoint 2007 Antivirus Protection

What antivirus products have you used in SharePoint 2007 (WSS v3 and MOSS 2007) implementations? I've had quite a bit of experience with Forefront Security for SharePoint and its my default ...
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How could a SharePoint Web Application just disappear?

I clearly have incomplete information on this situation, but all I know is that we had a web application in SharePoint Server 2007 that mysteriously disappeared today. It was our main app, running on ...
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How to trouble shoot the SharePoint 2007 Farm Performance Issue?

Issue: It is taking more than 250ms to respond also sometime it throws DB connectivity Error, throws low memory alerts every now and then. Environment Details: In our SharePoint 2007 Farm, ...
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SiteCollection Feature Upgrade Access Denied for Farm Admin

My solution contains Site Collection scope features and has been deployed to Site Collections that the farm administrator has not been granted any explicit permissions. If the farm administrator ...
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best appraoch to modify a site collection url inside sharepoint 2013

I have a site collection (of type enterprise KB) under the following URL http//servername/customer/questions where the customer is a wildcard managed path. now I want to change the site collection URL ...
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how to exchnage the urls for 2 web applications

I have two web applications that can be accessed by the following urls: http://servername/ http://servername:8090/ Now I want to swap the web applications urls. So I am thinking of the following ...
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SharePoint Administrator as a career?

Am working in a IT firm in India. Recently I was offered to work as a SharePoint Admin, until now I was learning about SharePoint. I wanted to ask does SharePoint Administrator have a good career ...
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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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Sharepoint Adding a new web front-end

I'm asking the question to avoid disaster for when I actually do the work. I'm planning to Add a new SP 2010 Web front end to my farm and decomission the old one. My question is basically the ...
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split up the processing time by components

is there a way to split the processing time by individual components? means that How much time client browser takes to establish the connection with the server. How much time IIS takes to ...
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Can a backup of a site be made without Admin tools?

A site owner wants to backup their content themselves to feel more confident about their data in the SharePoint site as well as control the frequency of those backups. Is there a tool that will allow ...
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Disallow access to SharePoint sites by default for Domain Administrators

Because BUILTIN\Administrators appears in the list of Farm administrators and the local Administrator group contains the Domain Administrators group, any domain admins get access to my SharePoint ...
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my document library is not receving emails , the in-comming email setting is not working

I am working on SharePoint 2013 , and i want to be able to send emails to a document library. so i did the following on our SharePoint server:- I install the SMTP service on the SharePoint server. I ...
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System.InvalidOperationException: The search service is not able to connect to the machine that hosts the administration component.

I am facing a problem on my sharepoint 2013 search service, the problem is as follow:- when i do a search i always get "Nothing here matches your search" even if the entered text match content ...
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Different Permissions in Groups

Working in SP13. I created a members group for my site and added the necessary individuals. On the site I created a page that inherited the same group permissions as the parent. However, there is ...
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What is the advantage of using local server admin account on the SharePoint 2010 server over sp_farm account?

What is the best practice and advantage of having the local server admin accounts(user accounts) on the SharePoint 2010 server(to login and check the logs) over the sp_farm & sp_admin account. i.e....
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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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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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Adding an extra WFE and keeping spthemes.xml and docicon.xml in sync

In our farm we have several features that add extra themes. These features automatically update the spthemes.xml file in the template\layouts\LCID directory on activation (and remove the lines on ...
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Activate SharePoint Central Admin from console

I've accidentally disable the Central Admin service on my sharepoint server and now I can't find a way to re-activate it. Is there any way to do this using one of the SP command line utilities?
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stsadm migrateuser: The user does not exist or is not unique

I'm running: stsadm -o migrateuser -oldlogin "domain1\user" -newlogin "domain2\user" -ignoreidhistory and getting the error "The user does not exist or is not unique". The users exist in both ...
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Sharepoint Foundation 2013 Recycle bin cannot see deleted item

The title is similar to other problems with Recycle bin but I'm not found the answer to them. Correctly if I'm wrong. I'm the admin on our Sharepoint (Foundation 2013), (new at all of the SharePoint) ...
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SharePoint accounts being created in SQL with $ at the end

I'm getting the following error: (EVENT ID 3760) SQL Database 'WSS_Content' on SQL Server instance 'SQLSERVER01' not found. Additional error information from SQL Server is included below. Cannot open ...
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Users with Restricted Read Permission can not view lists

I have a Team Site inside my SharePoint 2013 enterprise server. and inside the site i created 4 lists, and i define the following :- Inside the first three lists (ListA , ListB, ListC) i define that ...
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if i want to free some space on my Dev machine can i shrink the WSS Logging database

I am working on my Dev machine, and i am running out of space, now i check the WSS Logging database and i find that it have 34% of its size as a free space :- so are there any harm if i shrink it ? ...
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Is there a way to know if a Sharepoint 2013 farm was upgraded from earlier versions

We are working on a new project with one of our customers, and they have on-premise SharePoint server 2013 with SP1 and January 2016 cumulative update installed. But i am trying to know the history of ...
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why the Issue tracking list has its Description field's internal name as “Comment”

I have added an Issue tracking list inside my team site collection. and when i checked its built-in fields, i have noted that the Description field internal name is "comment" instead of being "...
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Server was renamed without running Rename-SPServer. Now what?

SharePoint 2013. SharePoint and SQL are installed on the same box. Service Pack 1 was installed. At this point, prior to running the config wizard, someone decided that it was a good time to rename ...
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Can not disable verbose loggin on sharepoint server 2013

I had some exception on my SharePoint server, so I went to CA >> Monitoring >> Diagnostic logging >>select all categories >> select Verbose After fixing the problem I went ...
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Plan my SharePoint backup

I know that my question might be basic for some people, but I need help in creating a backup policy for my SharePoint environment. I have SharePoint server 2013 live, which have the following main ...
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Ugrading to the latest CU, do I need to apply all CU's?

I have SharePoint server 2013, with the following build number: 15.0.4481.1005 I want to install the latest updates, where the host server is not connected to the internet. So I need to manually ...
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I cannot figure out the differences between setting the Submission policy (Open, Close) for the Metadata navigation service

I have created a metadata managed service, and for one the the term sets I define the Submission policy to be Open, instead of Close, as follow:- But nothing have changes, I thought that specifying ...
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SharePoint web services web site error Service Unavailable HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable

I am working on SharePoint 2013 , and inside the IIS i have noted a question mark icon beside the "SharePoint Web Services" website, and when i browse the http & https , from IIS->select the ...