A SharePoint site collection is a hierarchical set of sites that can be managed together.

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Copy Site Collection in same Web Application

How can I copy a Site Collection to the same Web Application? I have got Public Site, so I can't save this as a template, or can I?
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Public site collection not found

We just finished migrating our 2007 site/collections to SP Foundation 2013 and all urls, site collections, etc seemed to be working fine internally but once we opened the site to the public, we are ...
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Adding Site Collection Owners

I'm trying to add an account to the site collection owners on users personal sites. I'm using the following: User spUser = null; using (ClientContext clientContext = new ClientContext(siteURL)) { ...
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Exporting document library and importing on another site collection messes up the tagged columns

I have several document libraries on a site. I have created a new site collection to host these libraries. so I export these libraries via Central Admin and then import them via Powershell and they ...
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Unauthorized access exception when trying to create site collection with fba site collection administrator user?

The following code is used for site collection creation, the code is fine and it is working with no problems with site collection administrator (windows account) . I tried to add fba user to the site ...
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SharePoint 2010 how to find the subsite name programmatically and refer the Parent site WebPart

I have List created in the Parent Web and created a Visual WebPart to pull the data from the list and display. When I add the same WebPart in the SubSite pages the data is not populating to display. ...
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Site template including subsites?

I want to define a site structure : Root Site Subsite A Subsite A.1 Subsite B Subsite B.1 Subsite B.2 How to save it as a template to reuse it later ? I tried the save as template ...
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Managing Links inside my SharePoint web application.how to force automatic links update cross-site collections

I am confused about how hyper-links works inside SharePoint web applications. I have this case in my current project:- I have two enterprise wiki Site collections; site collection A (SC A) and site ...
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Insert links to existing wiki pages using the Page>>Insert tab

I am working on an enterprise wiki site collection, and when I want to add links to existing wiki pages I find multiple approaches:- Using the double brackets [[WikiPageName]] Using the “Insert ...
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Delete site collection and send it to the Recycle Bin programmatically

On SharePoint 2013 I'm trying to delete a site collection programmatically and send it to the Recycle Bin. Through the interface is no problem, it goes straight to the Recycle Bin, but when it comes ...
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WebParts from a SharePoint 2010 Solution in SharePoint 2013 (Save site as template)

I deployed a SP2010 solution in SP2013. It was deployed in the 14 hive, as expected. Then i created webpart pages in my site collection and added those SP2010 webparts. After I created all my pages, I ...
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Missing Site collection when attaching a content database

We have a problem with a single site on our SharePoint and need to restore it from last weeks backups What I am trying to do, it to restore the content database from last week, attach this to a ...
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how to allow users without “”Add and Customize Pages“ permission,” to add webparts .

I am running into a problem inside my enterprise wiki site collection inside SharePoint server 2013.The problem is that contributor users are not allowed to add web parts to the web pages. and they ...
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When site opened, get pop-up

I have a site collection in Sharepoint Designer 2013. When my homepage opened, I want to get a pop-up. The pop-up is a image. It isn't a webpage. How can do this? Is there such a thing?
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same left navigation bar at all site collection

Can I have the same left navigation bar at SharePoint 2013 on all the subsites and site collections? If it's not possible, can I do it with the navigation bar/Banner? I'd like to use the same ...
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What are the main differences between a site collection and a collection of sub-sites?

I need to choose between making a bunch of sub-sites or site collections.
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Rename sitecollection

Im trying to rename a site collection by changing the url by using this PowerShell $site = get-spsite -identity http://xxx:9000/sites/SCOne $site.Rename("http://xxx:9000/sites/SCOneNew") I got ...
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New sites not inheriting site collection custom master page sharepoint 2010

We have one site collection where new sites are not inheriting the custom master page. The site collection is set to use it, publishing features are turned on, and I can even apply the custom master ...
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Why SaveSiteAsTemplate is hidden

In sharepoint 2010 it was able to Save site as template. But in sharepoint 2013 we should Inaktivate Publishing feature to be able to show this link. I know that there is some workarounds But my ...
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Error when applying custom webtemplate to a sitecollection

I have created a webtemplate from an existing sitecollection by using(save as template). I then imported this template to VS and changed some things in Elements.xml and onet. Now when I try to apply ...
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I am trying to get group name from the groupcollection based on the string match but i am unable to do

I am trying to get group name from the groupcollection based on the string match but i am unable to do with the foreach statement , please advice on my below script, i do not want to call onsuccess ...
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2013 search - select columns from a specific table in site collections

Looking at all the new search capability in 2013 I'm thinking this should be do-able.. where as in 2010 we put it in the "too hard basket" Basically we plan to build some site collections (project ...
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Define a backup job on daily basis

I usually run the following three statements manually inside SharePoint power shell :- Backup-spsite -identity http://tgvsps01 -path T:\back\Team.bak –force Backup-spsite -identity ...
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Multiple site collections at root of SharePoint 2013

Is it possible to have multiple site collections at the root of SharePoint 2013? I would like to have the paths www.host.com/TeamA, www.host.com/TeamB, etc where TeamA and TeamB are site collections. ...
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unable to change site collection administrator after sharepoint 2010 to 2010 migration using content db

I used content db approach for migrating sharepoint 2010 from one server to another. 1.i created new web application on target server. 2.Installed all WSP's on target server. 3. ...
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Top Level Site Missing in a site Collection Sp2013

I ran into a weird issue in one of the Site collection on my farm. I have 4 different Web apps and 4 site collections underneath them. Today i tried to browse the top level site of a Site collection ...
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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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Export SharePoint 2010 SP2 site to SP1 SharePoint server

After patching our Test environment of SharePoint 2010 to Service Pack 2, Our project leader told me there is a website that need to go to production. Production is still in SP1. He planned with me to ...
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Upgrading from SP2010 to SP2013 - health check error on site templates

I'm attempting to upgrade a SP2010 environment to SP2013 and have come across an issue that won't let me upgrade a site collection. I am attempting to upgrade by copying over the content databases ...
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Moving a sub site between Site Collections in SharePoint 2013

I have created a Site Collection and with a sub site for a department in our company. Now they have requested to move that sub site to another site collection which belongs to another department. How ...
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What is the path of a site collection relative to a subsite if they are named the same “http://root/site”

I've been moving subsites into their own site collections and am now in the process of removing the old subsites. I know I can go through the UI in "Site Actions" -> "Sites and workspaces" to remove ...
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Move files to another site collection and retain version history

We are creating a new site collection and migrating content from the old site. The problem is we need to retain version history for files. We have global admin access, but no access to the server ...
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How to promote a subsite to a new site collection with new content db?

We have subsites under our top-level site that are getting really big and I am trying to move them to their own site. I've created a new site collection and a contentDB. When I import the subsite ...
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Overview of all project sites in Office 365

There is a requirement to have a high level overview of all project sites within our Sharepoint / Office 365 environment. Currently projects exist across 5 site collections, with each site collection ...
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How to allow contributor users to add web parts

I am working on an enterprise wiki site collection, currently contributor users with the following permission level, cannot add web parts:- I think that assigning them a Design permission will ...
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Cross-Site Collection List Copying (Same Domain) in Sharepoint 2013

My case is a bit specific; I need some kind of list item function that will allow the copying of a list item from an intranet site to an external site (two different site collections), and if the item ...
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Moving Site Collection to a different Web Application

I have been configuring a SP 2013 site, and I have a My Site Host Site Collection on its own Web Application. But now I find out I can't use two distinct URLs (our "main" site, portal.company.com may ...
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How-To Replicate/Migrate/Move SharePoint environment with new Naming & URLs?

Could you please help me out to accomplish the task below correctly and accurately? Scenario: I have a Test SharePoint 2013 environment that has a Web Application e.g. (http://Intranet.Corp.com/) ...
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Getting entire tree with webs, subwebs and lists fails if there is no access to atleast one teamsite

So I have a collection of some teamsites and subsites with their lists. And if I for example as a user don't have permissions for one subsite, then I have an exception after sending a request: ...
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Bgnr: Creating a list to subsite

I'm trying to create a list on/to my subsite. Am I doing this correct? Can a list be created on a subsite? If not, where do I create my list. I've been given privileges only to my team subsite.
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only Noteworthy apps are showing

I am having issues with SharePoint 2013 site content when i try to add a new app, it only shows App you can add and Noteworthy apps (3 apps) on all sites and sub-sites, 90% of the Master Pages are ...
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How to add user to site collection administrator using clientcontext SharePoint 2010?

I searched for this but in vain. Used this below code for SharePoint 2013 and works fine, but now need to develop for SharePoint 2010. Web web = _ctx.Web; User user = web.EnsureUser(userName); ...
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Clone site collection vs web templates provisioning (team site)

What's the drawback of cloning existing team sites? Fist I created team sites based on web templates, but after a while with tons of changes from the client I'm thinking of just cloning a "team ...
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Restoring site collection to previous URL causes error

I can restore a site to a new URL, but if I try to restore to the URL I was previously using, I get: Restore-SPSite <previousUrl> Path <path> -ContentDatabase <db> -Force -Confirm ...
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Why can only my site collection administrators see modified master page(s)?

I wanted to move the "Add new item button" to the top instead of the bottom of my lists and libraries. I found a nice little script and applied it at the bottom, before the /body tag, of two master ...
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Site collection and inherit master page in Sharepoint 2013

I've created a web application at : test.mycompany.net Then I created a root site collection at : test.mycompany.net (publishing portal template) and 3 site collections : test.mycompany.net/dev ...
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Site Collection Allwebs for current user

I need to iterate to all the web of a site collection using the current user permission. I tried: foreach (SPWeb web in site.AllWebs) { if ...
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Removing a site collection feature

I am trying to remove a SharePoint feature that was deployed on a site collection level. Even after disabling it and removing the solution, it's still there. I deleted the folder from the TEMPLATES ...
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copy a SP 2010 site collection from prod to dev

We are trying to copy a SP 2010 site collection from our prod environment to dev. The site collection has it's own content db. Is it possible to just make a backup of the prod content db, restore it ...
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Document Template with Managed Metadata Across Site Collections

We have a Document Template that has several managed metadata fields. We would like to use this template across several (50+) site collections. However, we get the following error when we try to ...