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Feature has already been installed. Use the force attribute to explicitly re-install the feature

We have several SharePoint 2010 solutions which we want to deploy to SharePoint 2013 with Visual Studio 2012 running on Windows Server 2012. Site solutions work. But farm solutions just don't. I get ...
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SPList.Add() vs SPList.AddItem() SharePoint 2010

Using some test code i found out that SPList.AddItem() executes slight faster then SPList.Add() - does anyone know why is it so ? DateTime start = DateTime.Now; SPList ...
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Where can i download the U2U CAML query Builder for Sharepoint 2010?

I have try to download form below links. But the site is not opening. http://www.u2u.be/res/Tools/files/CamlBuilderSetupv4.0.0.0.zip . http://www.u2u.be/res/tools/camlquerybuilder.aspx http://www....
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Lists or Managed meta data

I'm implementing a document library and trying to distinguish the use of managed meta data or lists with lookup values. The first one can be centrally defined, gives clarity of relationships and is ...
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How do you switch to a different site template in SharePoint 2010?

If you used a site template (such as the Document Center template) and wish to use a different template (such as a Team Site), how can you accomplish this? More importantly, how do you do this ...
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how do you say blank to sharepoint?

I want to create a view whereby it does not include any items which does not have the 'next review date' as blank, i.e. only includes items which have this field populated. How do I say blank to a ...
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Sharing data between multiple site collections

We currently have no central records for the addresses of our offices around the world in SharePoint. Different teams maintain their own address lists, and a search for an address may return various ...
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What are the differences between creating Search center as a subsite vs a new site collection?

What are the differences between creating Search center as a subsite vs a new site collection? What are the benefits of creating it as as new site collection v.s a subsite.
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When do I store a document on Sharepoint and when do I store on a LAN server

Can anyone provide a link or advice on when to store a document on SharePoint. It seems as if I have several choices where I work LAN File Server SharePoint MS Outlook OneNote The LAN vs ...
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In which situation use SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges with superusertoken?

I have given read only permisisons to a group of users. So they have no access to see listitem or any list. I have create an application page with SPGridview which binds the listitems in question. ...
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Sharepoint 2013: how do I know if I am using server or enterprise?

I'm setting up a new SharePoint 2013 site, and I'm currently using an internal license from our Microsoft partnership on a dev server. I need to get a full license to use for a public facing external ...
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SharePoint 2013 Enterprise Search Errors

Issue: When performing any type of search whether that be from the Enterprise Search Center or from Query Rules to test a query, the page results in an error. Error on Manage Query Rules and ...
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Disable ECB flyout menu in Sharepoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 introduced a new flyout on list items instead of a drop-down context menu. When you click the 3 dots next to a list item or document, you get the flyout. You then have to click the 3 ...
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Friendly URL and Content Deployment

SharePoint 2013 has introduced Friendly URLs and is implemented using Managed Meta Data Service. The Content Deployment will complain Metadata Navigation is not supported Deactivate Metadata ...
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Can I create some sort of Attachment column in a list?

User needs a list to track issues. They also want to be able to attach a document to this issue. If this attachment was mandatory I would be able to create a document library, but since it is not I ...
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What are the standard URL suffix views that every SharePoint professional should know?

There are certain lesser-known URL suffixes that can be quite useful in SharePoint, such as {PageUrl}?contents=1 for web part maintenance and {PageUrl}_layouts/UsageDetails.aspx for ...
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SharePoint 2010 custom 401 error page on authenticated site

I'm trying to create a custom 401 error page for my site. The setup is a SharePoint 2010 enterprise site with subwebs. The entire solution requires authentication (no anonymous access). I've tried ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Recycle IIS Application Pool': Object reference not set to an instance of an object

I get this error in the deployment step of a share-point farm based project. Most of the suggested solutions on the net are a simple Visual Studio re-start, however, a simple VS restart won't fix this....
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Which one is faster CSOM or JSOM

Understanding which one has better performance for performing CRUD operation in SharePoint List, CSOM or JSOM?
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SharePoint 2013 Full Crawl never stops

I have set the following inside the content sources: Incremental crawl to be every 20 minutes Full crawl: At 1:00 every day. When I first set this it was working well, the incremental crawl take ...
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Automatically Authenticating with On-Premise SharePoint 2013 with ADFS 2.0 using C# Application

We're trying to connect to an on premise installation of SharePoint 2013 which authenticates using ADFS. Our Development was done using Office 365 installation where the following code works perfectly ...
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User Profile Synchronization - cannot import users without DN entry

I need help in troubleshooting the problem with User Profile Synchronization. Issue: Some users were treated with stsadm -o migrateuser command and they no longer being imported from Active Directory,...
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Update-SPSolution does not Deploy Solution

I am trying to deploy or update a WSP solution to SharePoint in a script using Update-SPSolution. The problem I have is that if this is the initial install I need to use Add-SPSolution and then ...
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Powershell command to find active features for site collection

Im trying to find active futures for my site from below script but im prompt with error ( cannot call a method on a null-valued expression) Appreciate your help $activeFeatures = Get-SPFeature -...
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How do I create a public view from a private view

It seems like I can't modify a private view to be public, or duplicate a private view to be public. Am I restricted to copying by hand all the settings of my private view, then creating a fresh ...
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SP is Undefined in SP.UI.ModalDialog.showModalDialog

I got "Type is undefined" and "SP is undefined" message when I try to open the list form in sharepoint modal dialog. Could anyone help me to resolve this issue? This is the code: <script ...
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Office files won't open in SharePoint 2013

I have a strange issue where no office files will open within SharePoint 2013. When I click on any word, excel, powerpoint file I get "the webpage cannot be displayed" and there is some text added ...
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compatibility range mismatch between the Web server and database “WSS_Content”,

Follwing is my code which uses RunWithElevatedPrivileges in a visual web part SPServiceContext serverContext = SPServiceContext.GetContext(currentSite); UserProfileManager profileManager = new ...
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The best practice for moving content database between two farms

I have two farms both running SharePoint 2010 and SQL Server 2008 R2, basically something like a development environment and a production environment. I have a site running on web app - port 80 and it ...
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on-premise sharepoint hosted app, anonymous access

I have been wrestling with a permissions issue for a SharePoint hosted app. I have gone through all the permission settings for anonymous access so I am 90% sure it is all correct. So, now I am ...
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Sharepoint 2007 Site Actions IE9 doesnt work

We have a public facing website which is custom branded. Up until viewing the website in IE9 all standard Sharepoint functionality worked such as Site Actions. All browsers work with it. Recently ...
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SharePoint 2013 Site Definition Toolbar Type Standard not showing

I have a problem with the toolbar type "standard" in SharePoint 2013. If I insert a XsltListViewWebPart with , there is no "New Element" button. And no "View Choice" and something like that. I've ...
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“SharePoint is not a database!” article of 2009 - does it still apply for SP 2010 and 2013?

I'm talking about this blog post by Chris Woodill. He mentions the following advantages of modeling data via SQL programming instead of SharePoint's lists: Primary And foreign keys: one of the most ...
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Difference beween wiki page, application page, web part page and publishing page

There are lots places in msdn sharepoint forums and blogs where these terms are used and I am confused between them. Can anybody clarify?
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How to add jquery library in sharepoint2013?

I am new to SharePoint, currently i am learning sharepoint2013, here i don't know,how to add jquery library in master page. Before that I did all steps from the following site http://blogs.msdn.com/b/...
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SharePoint 2013 - Change URL of document library

I created a Document Library called Resource Documents. Would it be possible for us to set a friendly URL on this library so that files may be read with the following URL pattern... http://site/my-...
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Infopath's built in Username() function returning “i:0#.w|Domain\UserName” instead of just UserName?

How can I modify the UserName() return string to display only the username as opposed to "i:0#.w|Domain\UserName"? When I had the same form in my development environment it returned Domain\...
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Building CAML query with AND and Order by Clause

Hi I am trying to build a query using caml query builder - Below is the query (The query = get the values only whose address = 1234st AND LastName = Doe) - I believe the placement of AND operator is ...
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Reasons for not using Sharepoint in an organization?

From your experience, is there any context where you should not use Sharepoint in an organization?
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InfoPath is Dead

As per this Microsoft blog article, InfoPath is retiring. It will not be available in the next version of SharePoint. I am in the middle of setting up a Forms Solution architecture for a company and ...
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SharePoint Master Page and Pages/Site Pages?

I've created a master page and assigned it to the site collection using: Site Settings -> Look and Feel -> Master page My problem is that this master page only effects pages in the "Pages" library ...
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Where are the custom ascx files now (SP2013)

Were are the ascx files used in custom visual webparts in the 15 hive? They used to be in the controltemplates\%project% folder.
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Will SharePoint 2016 Support SharePoint 2010 Workflow

We are looking to implement a SharePoint 2010 Workflow in SharePoint 2013 which still supports SharePoint 2010 workflow. I was wondering if anyone has heard if SharePoint 2016 will continue to support ...
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How to install Sharepoint on Windows 10 Pro? [duplicate]

I want to install SharePoint on a Windows 10 Pro PC. How can I do this, and is there any extra software required?
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Remove a single user from all site collections in a web application using powershell

Is there a way I can choose to remove a single user from all site collections within a single web application using powershell. There are number of user profiles whose domain account has been blocked ...
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Request timeout error in large list

I have a list containing 500000 data. When i am query on that list like list.getitembyuniqueid(1), its working fine and give result quickly. But when i restart sql server and try to fetch data from ...
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URL redirect from a button

I have added a button into my SharePoint list using SharePoint designer. I want to be able to open a document from the button. So I go the url for the word document by going properties on the normal ...
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SharePoint 2013 Global Navigation Across Site Collections

I am trying to set up ONE global navigation for all sites and site collections in my portal.example.com SharePoint site. Whether I am in portal.example.com, portal.example.com/sites/site1, or portal....
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Difference Between Sequential Workflow & State machine workflow?

What is the difference between Sequential Workflow and Stater machine workflow? What context should I take account to when choosing one of them?
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How to get all properties of all users in SharePoint 2013 Rest API?

I am using this code to get all properties for just myself (current user). But how can I change this so that I can get the same data but for all the users in SharePoint? var oldurl = ...