Administration is the task of keeping our servers running smoothly.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
52 views

my sharepoint farm stop working after applying a hot fix (KB 3114508)

I have a SharePoint server 2013, with build number 15.0.4763.1000, now our system admins install windows security updates each month on our servers, and seems one of the updates named MS16-004 caused ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Information management policy timer job is showing “N/A” for the Last Run Time

I want to run a timer job named "Information Management Policy", so i went to "Central Administration" >> "Job Definition". then i run the timer job manually, but it showed "N/A" beside the last run ...
2
votes
0answers
18 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
31 views

SPAdminv4 Must be stopped to Run Various tasks

This is a very bizarre issue. Let me tell you our environment. SharePoint 2013 Enterprise, three server farm. Database, App, and WFE. A migration from 2010 happened about 6 months ago. In order to ...
1
vote
0answers
19 views

Server issues Start-SPServiceInstance not working, but .Provision() Seems to be

We are having some pretty severe and bizarre issues. Luckily this is our quality environment. Three server farm. The issue is on the Web-Front-End. Sharepoint 2013 Enterprise. Some of the oddities ...
4
votes
3answers
359 views

CurrentUser.IsSiteAdmin should be true but returns false

Why does CurrentUser.IsSiteAdmin return false for a user that is listed in the site collection admin in SharePoint? I am building an Office 365 app that accesses SharePoint via the REST api. During ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Cant open excel workbooks in browser sharepoint 2010

Okai I am currently facing an error when i try to open excel files in browser . it gives the prompt "The workbook can not be opened". Upon checking the logs I found the following entries in the log ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Site Collection Administrator Access Denied SharePoint Online

I am currently a site collection administrator and I am also a SharePoint Global Administrator however I am seeing the access denied message all over the site. I am getting the message if I try to ...
1
vote
1answer
30 views

Is there a way to allow external users to send emails to my list

I am working on SharePoint server 2013, and i have added an Announcement list. then i configure the announcement list to receive in-coming emails,so currently our domain users can send an email to the ...
2
votes
1answer
72 views

Procedure to restore site collection from a sql db of a different farm

I need to restore a site collection from a SQL DB of a different farm. This SQL DB holds only a single site collection. Both (destination and source) farms are identical except that they are in ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
69 views

how I can know if I have missing CU using “get-spproduct -local” command

I have SharePoint 2013 with build number = 15.0.4763.1000 which represents October 2015 CU. now we have installed the security updates for December 2015. but when I run the product configuration ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

Configuring an In-comming email setting is showing “The SMTP service is not installed”

I want to have the ability to send emails to a list inside SharePoint 2013. so I tried accessing my custom list setting, but under the communication section I did not find any link to configure the ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

will any commulative update change the farm build number

I am working on SharePoint server 2013, with the following build number, which represents October 2015 CU:- PS C:\Users\staging.user> (get-spfarm).buildversion Major Minor Build Revision ----- ...
0
votes
2answers
47 views

Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.PostSetupConfigurationTaskException was thrown

i have SharePoint 2013 with build number = 15.0.4763.1000 which represents October 2015 CU. now we have installed the security updates for December 2015. but when i run the product configuration ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Access Issue for “Robots.txt” in SharePoint WCM site

I have enabled robots.txt on my SharePoint site by activating the Search Engine Sitemap Site Collection Feature as mentioned in this post. I also edited the robots.txt through "Search Engine Sitemap ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

sharepoint 2010 site collections disappeared

We have a staging server on client's environment. It worked well for several months, but the last time I noticed that 3 of 4 site collections disappeared from a Web App. I restored them last Saturday. ...
3
votes
1answer
778 views

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 ...
6
votes
7answers
31k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

Changing the Local settings & Time format inside the regional settings for my site collections

I have a web application which contain 3 site collections, now users were complaining that the date format inside the list items are being displayed on different formats, some items have dd/mm/yyyy ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Product/Patch Installation or Server Upgrade Required - SharePoint 2010

OK, so I really only post here when I'm down to the last of my nerve trying to solve a problem, and this one definitely fits that bill. Here's the background: I work as a contractor for a large ...
5
votes
5answers
19k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
20 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
6k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
31 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
93 views

Push Custom Tile to All Users

Custom Tiles can be added to the Office 365 ribbon, and users can choose to add this to their app tiles. Is there a way which an administrator can forcefully pin the tile app to all users?
32
votes
8answers
2k views

An introduction to SharePoint 2010

I've been a member of Stack Overflow for a while and have this week been given a project of having a play around with SharePoint 2010 to see how it works basically, as we're looking to use it to ...
1
vote
0answers
15 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Access denied setting managed metadata field

I'm trying to set a Managed Metadata field for a file in a Library. My code is working fine with many other site collections except for one. When I try to set ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

Using Sharepoint to replace DFS/Personnal network drive

I work in a business of more thant 15,000 persons. Normaly we are running local NFS for our offices but we are looking to merge everything in one single Sharepoint and replace personal drive and ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

SharePoint solutions comparison

I just took over a SharePoint project from a 3rd party company. It's on live for a while and I will be adding new features to the project from now on. There are 3 identical SharePoint farms for DEV / ...
0
votes
3answers
93 views

unable to remove deleted site collection “Unable to find specified file”

I am facing a strange problem on my SharePoint Enterprise 2013. I have previously deleted some site collections from central administration. Now I want to remove them permanently. So I run the ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

PowerShell farm administration using local account

I have a 2 server setup, one frontend and one db. Is it possible to use local account from frontend to administer the farm through Powershell? Because it is a local FE account, I cannot simply add it ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Finding our global admin

We have a sharepoint site with some sub teamsites. I only have admin rights for one of the sub sites. Is it somehow possible for me to see the name or mail of our company/global admin?
0
votes
2answers
836 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

So we have a partner admin in our office 365 program

Who handles all our new users in our office 365, and they practically handles everything. Including all users, permissions etc. in o365 and sharepoint. We then recently hired a guy who by coincidence ...
10
votes
1answer
262 views

why i should not perform a Restore-SPSite for a copy of a site collection on the same content database

I have read these links which talks about using Backup-SPsite && Restore-SPSite:- link1 link2 and they both mentioned that restoring a copy of a site collection's back-up file file using ...
1
vote
0answers
45 views

copy a site collection by backup & restore it to a new URL

I am currently working on a site collection of type team site , and I did many customization and I create many sub sites inside it. Now our customer requested to have another site collection with the ...
1
vote
2answers
272 views

Copy a subsite from one site collection to another using site templete, will copy all the site collection columns to be defined as a subsite columns

I am working on SharePoint server 2013 web application and i have a site collection of type team site named "business functions", and it have three subsites. where all the columns were defined inside ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Restore a copy of the same site collection insdie the same web application

I have an enterprise wiki site collection , and i back up the site collection ( i will name it SiteA) , the i have create a new site collection (SiteB) of type enterprise wiki . What i want is to ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Accessing asp.net application from IIS that has Sharepoint configured

I have a custom asp.net application in IIS and this machine has SharePoint 2010 configured on it as well. For some reasons I can only access the asp.net application from local machine and it couldn't ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Limit the words in a Multi-line Text box of a OOB List input form and screen tip to show remaning words

Can anyone tell me if there is a way to limit the words to 200 words in a Multi-Line Textbox in a SP List's OOB input form without using InfoPath? and also a screen tip area where it shows how many ...
1
vote
1answer
26 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

Sharepoint “Company administrator” - person has left, what now?

So the user who originaly had the account is no longer around. The user is even deleted. How do I edit the account Sharepoint considers "company administrator"? I have another account that's Global ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Change external admin in sharepoint to inhouse

My company has an IT company running their sharepoint site. This seems a bit overkill, as it's only used for document storage(500-1000 office docs) - so all this company is doing is handing out ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Recommended height and width for promoted links background images

I want to create some images to be defined as background images for promoted links. However, I did not find any articles or documentation that define the recommended height and width for these ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Accessing the built-in prompted link background images

I have added a group of promoted links inside my team site on SharePoint server 2013. I am not sure how I can see all the available background images that are inside the 15\templates\images folder and ...
7
votes
1answer
490 views

Connect-SPOService : Could not connect to SharePoint Online

I've followed these steps on technet but had no success: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fp161372.aspx PS Command: Connect-SPOService -Url "https://<mydomain>-admin.sharepoint.com" ...