Orphan is a technical term describing a state of an item without a parent. A term in term store can be orphaned if its parent have been removed, and the term is in used in a list item.

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How orphan objects get created in content and configuration database?

I searched so many sites but not able to find the reason of creation of orphan objects in content and configuration database. Please help.
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Search Service App deleted, How to remove databases and stop services

I'm working on SharePoint 2013, configuring the Search Service. I created a Search Service Application through Powershell with some wrong setting and I tried to delete everything to start over again: ...
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Sharepoint 2010 to 2013 Migration: site collection won't appear even after detaching/reattaching content DB

I cannot for the life of me get a site collection to appear after attaching the database. Running into a problem that I can't find a solution for. I'm migrating a 2010 SP install to 2013, and I'm ...
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SharePoint 2013: remove orphan site entry from database

We were moving some sites onto new database, one of the site restoration interrupted and resulted in having one orphan entry in the database. We are not able to restore the site backup with the same ...
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Cannot delete orphaned Sharepoint 2007 site

I have a site collection that is listed in Central Admin > Application Management > Site Collection list. When I click on the link there, no details are shown on the right hand side. The site ...
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Removing orphaned sites

I have done an in-place upgrade of a SharePoint 2007 farm to SharePoint 2010. I am now trying to run: stsadm -o enumallwebs This command fails with the following error message after enumerating a ...
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Remove broken resource relationships between pages and page layouts

We have a page layout that we want to delete from a site collection but according to moss it is still referenced by some publishing pages. The pages that are apparently using the page layout are no ...