Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 supports both path-based and host-named site collections. The primary difference between path-based and host-named site collections is that all path-based site collections in a Web application share the same host name (DNS name), and each host-named site collection ...

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Host Named Site Collections with own Content DB, and problems (Top Nav Bar, and force to log on always)

This is the scenario: I. All Site Collections have thier own Content Database II. Site Collection A is Root Site Collection (created directly under Web Application = has exact same url as Web ...
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Refreshing QA db with Dev db with sites being Hosted Names Site Collection

We have Hosted Names Site Collections in both Dev and QA and I am have been assigned the task of Refreshing the QA db with Dev db, please let me know if any of the below steps taken are wrong Take a ...
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Host Named Site Collections 403 Forbidden Error

We are having a strange issue in Our Production Farm .We had configured a Host named Site Collection in our default web application on Port 80 and from time to time we are getting 403 Forbidden error ...
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HNSC, SSL and Mixed Content

I have setup a Multi-Tenancy Farm and everything seems to be working fine except for the fact that I'm getting Mixed Content when viewing my Site through SSL. The SSL is being offloaded to the load ...
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Host Named Site Collections - HTTP to HTTPS redireciton on SharePoint 2010?

We have a Host Named Site Collection on our SharePoint 2010 farm and its URL is - https://test.demo.com. It is accessible with - https://test.demo.com however accessing http://test.demo.com leads to ...
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Configure Search Crawl using FBA & Host Named Site Collections

I have a working Web App with FBA and multiple HNSC. In order to configure the Search service, I've: Extended this Web App to an NTLM auth site. In the Content Sources I've included every HNSC and ...
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Restore backup from one farm to another in same domain: Access Denied

I have a path based site collection on my dev farm. It shares a content database with other site collections on the dev farm. My domain account is the site collection administrator and is also a farm ...
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Retroactively change non-SSL enabled HNSC web application to enable SSL/HTTPS

I have a SharePoint 2013 system and have a Host Named Site Collection (HNSC) web application. When the web application was first created, we didn't enable SSL parameter (-SecureSocketsLayer). Is it ...
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Adding an extra url to a HNSC

In our intranet we have one web application with an empty root site collection and one Host Named Site collection with this url http://test which is in use and it is functioning without problem. Now ...
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explore the site not found with hostname

error from powershell : Error creating the Web Proxy specified in the 'system.net/defaultProxy' I tried to install "Charles " to figure out the web request, it is amazing that everything go well ...
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Can you use Anonymous Access on Host Named Site Collections in a Claims Based Web Application?

We have a Claims Based Web Application which hosts various Host Named Site Collections. One of these sites requires Anonymous Access. I have applied AA to the Web Application and activated it on the ...
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Users added to SharePoint group after moving to host-named site collection cannot login

I am a developer who has been tasked to do SharePoint installation and configuration as part of implementing a SharePoint product. I guess you could call me an "incidental SharePoint admin", by which ...
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URL Masking in SharePoint 2010

I currently host a few dozen marketing sites on SP2010. They run on a single WebApp with Host-Named Site Collections for each client. I have a few instances now that a client may have a special ...
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calulate dynamic url according to the zone

I have created a new url for Custom zone of a Site Collection using Set-SpSiteurl. I have a Visual Web Part which displays items in a custom list. Each item in this list has a SPFieldUrlValue. I would ...
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How to solve Sharepoint continuous user login prompting after change host header?

I've a question regarding host header, I'm getting continuous of user login prompting although the Username and Password has entered correctly. It happen after I added in the host header to the ...
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Host-named Site Collections and Top Navigation bar

I have created a top navigation bar by implementing PortalSiteMapProvider and deploy it by a web scoped feature. if I create usual Site Collections Path-based SC it works and everything is ok, but if ...