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Is availability of port 80 a must for a SharePoint?

I have got this Dev env where only read access is provided. While browsing through default ports, i found that port 80 is assigned for Commerce Server and not SharePoint. So my query is if any other ...
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relationship between Site Collections in a web application

I have around 4 SiteCollections in a web application in Sharepoint 2007, I wonder if one site collection is for customer A, and second is for Customer B, will they be assessed using same IIS website ...
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SMTP folder location

I have a sucessful implementation of incoming email in my environment. I encountered an issue today however, after a change I made to the location of the SMTP "Badmail, Drop, Pickup and Queue" folders ...
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Virtual directory under sharepoint site

We have read-only content which is basically on network share. I'd like to be able to display it in my sharepoint site and be able to access it without sharepoint as well, so I created virtual ...
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How do I use X-Forwarded-For header with SharePoint?

The WFEs for our OnPrem SharePoint farm sit behind an F5 load balancer. As a result, client requestor IPs are not captured in the IIS logs as everything appears to come from the F5. One way to get ...
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How to restart IIS on all servers of farm from SharePoint Application Page

SharePoint provides an option in Create New WebApplication page that says Restart IIS Automatically. This restarts IIS on all servers of the farm. What can I do to trigger this programmatically from ...
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IISReset attempt failed

I have tried to do a iisreset in my server, but it fails.. Attempting stop... Internet services successfully stopped Attempting start... Restart attempt failed. The IIS Admin Service or the ...
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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 ...
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Resetting IIS takes website down even though load balancer is being used

I have 2 load balanced WFEs. When I take one of them offline then website still works which means load balancer is working. But when I do IIS reset on one of those machines then the website doesn't ...
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IIS 8 error page?

Just created a new (and the first) web application for a new SharePoint environment. When I try to access the main address it takes me to what appears to be an IIS 8 error page. The strange thing ...
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Isolate web.config files for different SharePoint web applications?

We're in SharePoint 2010 and using C#. We've encountered and issue where we need to have separate web.config files for different web applications. The base web.config file that resides in C:\inetpub\...
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Change SQL Server Port for existing SharePoint 2010 environment - Howto

I have a SharePoint 2010 environment configured with SQL Server 2008R2. Currently SQL Server is running on 1433. I am willing to change the existing SQL server port from 1433 to some non standard port....
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Kerberos and applicationhost.config

One of our WebApplications is using Kerberos. Our devloper has said that we need to edit the application.config and change: <windowsAuthentication enabled="true" useKernelMode="false"> to &...
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SharePoint Application Pool (w3wp.exe) at Almost 100% CPU utilization

On one of my SharePoint servers (that has 24 CPU cores and 134 GB of RAM) the worker process for our main SharePoint application will occassionally reach 98% - 100% CPU utilization and bring the whole ...
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Is there a way to tell if an IIS site is connected to SharePoint?

I'd like to run a script report back what IIS Sites are SharePoint and which ones are normal sites. Using the following command in powershell, I get a long list of properties of the application pool, ...
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403 Forbidden Error when accessing _layouts folder

I have inherited an application in which the Developer created a bunch of application pages (ASPX) which get deployed to the _layouts folder. The user is directed to these pages throughout the ...
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What does iisreset command do in backend

I am curious to know what the iisreset command does and executes in the back end. Is there any service which is stopped and started again or is it something related to worker process? Can someone ...
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Is it possible to host a provider-hosted SharePoint app on a SharePoint server?

I have a situation where getting additional servers will be impossible. Could I potentially host a provider-hosted app on the same server as SharePoint? What problems might I run into?
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with host name web site not work in sharepoint 2013 and win 2012 r2 (iis 8.5)

i created a new web sit in default zone it created with wfe server name now its work when i browse with servername but for intranet zone i added hostname in aam, and also i added hostname in iis ...
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Explain like I'm 5. Alternate access Mapping problem

Assume http: has 2 forward slashes I have a web application: http:/spintranet.domain.something-xxx.org (This is the host name, this is what is typed into the url) I have a dns record for http:/...
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IIS (8) application Initialization versus a warm-up script

Is the IIS (8) application Initialization really a better alternate then having a PowerShell script running as an scheduled task to keep the loading times down after an IISreset / server restart / ...
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IIS Applications created on App servers and WFE Servers

I am running SharePoint Foundation 2010. In my testing environment I've got 1 app server and 1 WFE. When I create a new web application, it is creating entries in both the APP and WFE IIS. Is this ...
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Is it possible to add SP to existing default website?

We are using MS Server Essentials 2012. There are already a few administrative webs it has for cert mgmt etc. The main one the users use is the one created when you setup Remote Access. I'd like to ...
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Custom 404 page unique to a site collection

Is it possible to create a custom 404 page which is unique to a site collection? Usually, the 404 page is common for all site collections in a web application. Is there any way around this? One a ...
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How can I debug sharepoint app attaching to IIS?

I built a HTTP Module, insert the DLL into the GAC, changed the webConfig Now , if on visual studio , I Attach to process W3WP , Open the web page where the module must work, I notice that ...
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What kind of IIS 6.0 configuation is needed with a MOSS SharePoint 2007 system

I admin a MOSS SP2007 service pack 3 (32 bit) farm of 1 sql server (shared) and 1 machine that runs all of sp2007 (windows 2003, 32 bit). The VM has allocated to it 2 CPUs and 8 GB of memory. Recent ...
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Resources on the authentication cycle of SP2010

I'm trying to find in-depth resources on the authentication cycle. Things like: which HTTP requests are done in the process of authentication (mostly with claims based auth) which events can we ...
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Central Admin and SSP URLs Not Redirecting to Default.aspx

SP SO ladies & gents, I have an issue that came up on our production server where when you navigate to Central Administration myhost.gov:8080/ or a Shared Service Provider it will not show default....
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What is the proper way to change your site collection's URL to a friendly name?

I have an internal portal in a SharePoint 2007 application containing one site collection with six subsites. The Subsites are functional areas within the portal which users may navigate to. Pages ...
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Update-SPSolution stops IIS Application Pool from another Web Application

I'm trying to figure out a wierd problem, maybe yous guys can help. I'm deploying a web part using powershell (Update-SPSolution) in a build definition. The deploy works, but every time one ...
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External List Error : The query against the database caused an error

I got an SQL Server 2008 R2 and a SharePoint Server. I have put up a BCS between the two servers. Reading data through a External List. This worked fine yesterday. But to day I got this error: The ...
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Correct NTFS permissions for SharePoint 2007

When deploying new web apps from Central Admin, I am finding that the permissions given to the IIS folders (under \Inetpub\wwwroot\wss\Virtual Directories\web-site-name) only allow accounts with Local ...
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SSL certificate for MOSS public site?

I have a sharepoint web application accessible online (public IP) thru windows auth on port 81 and extended to port 80 and is accessible anonymously. now i need to secure the portal using SSL. https ...
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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 (...
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SharePoint 2010 - disable SSLv3 and TLS 1.0

I'm tasked to figure out how to disable SSLv3 and TLS 1.0 on SharePoint 2010 farm. After some reading, I came to the following conclusions: It is safe to disable SSLv3 on SharePoint servers, It is ...
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Redirect HTTP to HTTPS using IIS is not working

I have a Web Application. Its AAM is as follows- Zone Public URL for Zone Default http://sharepoint:46543 Internet http://abc.something.com Custom https://abc.something.com ...
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Doubts on SP infrastructure

My client has 2 WFEs. I have seen that the web applications and sites that I create in 1 server are mirrored in another server. But if I try to access sites under those web apps from another wfe using ...
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Unable to find Central Administration

I just attempted to install Workflow Manager and since then I have not been able to access CA. All it shows is that the Page Cannot be Found. Both of these are running on the same server and both are ...
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Topology error: A failure was reported when trying to invoke a service application

I am getting frequent topology errors on my SP servers: A failure was reported when trying to invoke a service application: EndpointFailure Affected Endpoint: http://app01:32843/...
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Benefits and drawbacks of using the SNI extensions with SSL

We're in the middle of evaluating what the best way to encrypt all our web applications in SharePoint would be. We have taken into account what different types of certificates there are and their ...
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Alerts not working on SP 2010 on SBS 2011 which also runs Exchange 2010

we have Sharepoint 2010 & Exchange 2010 on our SBS 2011 server. I cannot get the alerts to work on SP. I have followed all the guides I've found without success. One thing I've noticed is they all ...
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Error 401 SharePoint Provider Hosted App

I'm trying to work with high trust apps on SharePoint 2013. I'm using Visual Studio 2013 Update 3, SharePoint 2013 Enterprise SP1. I've followed this 2 links : Create a basic provider hosted app ...
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The server could not complete your request : Opening a site in SharePoint 2013 designer

I work in SharePoint Designer 2013. I want to open my site I received the following error. Then I clicked "Details". But details are empty. I researched same issue on the net and I found this ...
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Sharepoint designer won't connect to localhost

I use IIS 6 with windows7 I installed Sharepoint Designer 2007. http://localhost is functioning allright. Now my problem: When in SharePoint Designer I try to open http://localhost I get the error ...
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My site collection is not accessible using IE & Chrome , while I can access it uing Firefox

I have a Team site collection at the root of my server, and can be accessed using the following URL:- http://servername now i can access it using firefox by entering the username/password and ...
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Config error: The requested service could not be activated

I am trying to deploy and use a web part developed in SP2010 that requires connecting from a SP2010 server to a SQL server. I get the following error (greatly abbreviated): The requested service, '[...
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Sharepoint 2010 fails to run elevated code as IIS pool identity account

I changed the IIS pool identity service account for my SharePoint 2010 web application thus replacing the default "Network Service" account (using SharePoint Administrator.) The pool service account ...
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IIS hangs when debugging with Visual Studio

I keep having this ridiculous issue that's driving me mad. I happen to debug some code with Visual Studio (attached to all w3wp) and let's say I get an exception and VS is set to catch all exceptions. ...
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How do I add an already existing web application to Sharepoint?

I created a virtual directory for the Default Site in IIS that referred to the directory where my web site was located. Everything was working well, since the Default Site listened to Port 80, the ...
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Enable Anonymous Access to Subfolder Containing Handlers

I have a folder in an application that I would like available to the public. For example: /_layouts/Handlers/Public/MyHandler.ashx I found this question that says I should enable anonymous access ...