A site collection is made up of one top-level site and all sites below it.

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Import-SPWeb Into Host Named Site Collection

I have made a backup of a SharePoint Site using Export-SPWeb. I have also added a new Host Named Site Collection and I would like to Import the Site into this newly created Host Named Site Collection. ...
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Point Host Name Site Collection To Internet

Can you make a site collection available through the internet? Any good guides to getting them pointed externally? Is it possible to have a site collection that is available through different URLs ...
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Evaluation Site Collection upgrade URL

I performed an evaluation site collection upgrade on my migrated 2010 site collection. The process completed but I am not able to browser my evaluation upgraded site collection. My site collection is ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Add Solution' Sharepoint 2013

My machine shutdown when I was taking the solution backup. Then I started, I coudn't deploy the solution code from visual studio saying Error occurred in deployment step 'Add Solution': ...
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Only me and admin able to access sharepoint site

My site has one library and various folders in it which are given access through various groups and different permission level. Yesterday I got to encounter this scenario that no user from any group ...
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Associated owner group is always null

I am using PowerShell to create site collections, and add users by code. I add users as visitors, contributors and as owners. In my powershell code I can get both the Visitors and Contributors group, ...
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Root site collection not working

I have installed SharePoint2013 recently. The root site collection is not working http://ec4vblkc3shpnt:24817 However if I create a site collection under rootsite it's working perfectly. The ...
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Is it possible to setup an email address for a site collection in SharePoint 2013?

Is it possible to set up an email address (using Central Admin, Powershell, .NET dev, any other form) for outgoing email from a site collection in SharePoint 2013?
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Programmatically Create Site Collection within a Specific Content DB or move to a specific Content DB using SP Object Model & Not PowerShell

Is it possible to specify the Content DB to which a site collection will belong while creating a Site Collection? I am using the SelfServiceCreateSite API. If not, is there a way to move a site ...
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How to remove site collection feature “web template feature of exported web template xxx”

I have several site collection features that start with the name web template feature of exported web template. When I use get-spfeature I am unable to see anything with a displayname that matches and ...
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Site Collection url and read-only url, two urls for the same Site Collection

I have a Site Collection with specific users permissions (read, contribute...etc.) on "http://mysitecollection". I want to have another URL to this (same) Site Collection ...
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What is the difference between project site templates PWA#0 or ProjectSite#0

What is the difference between project site templates PWA#0 or ProjectSite#0 . Is PWA for 2010 and ProjectSite for 2013? I am looking at creating site collection for project server using PowerShell. ...
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“Sorry, something went wrong” Can't access SharePoint Portals as an admin

Everything was working fine and suddenly, I can't access SharePoint Sever 2013 portals that I created, I got that error : I checked the ULS log, but I couldn't understand the cause of the error. ...
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SharePoint Site Collections Planning

I'm a SharePoint newbie and I am wondering the best way to design SP web application. There are 2 departments- Dept A takes customer data, Dept B analyses customer data. Can I create 2 site ...
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Why am I not being able to set the site theme?

In preparation for a site migration to it's own site collection, I created a Site Collection in my development environment, and after demonstrating that it worked, I was approved to replicate the ...
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After restore a site collection displays HTTP 403 forbidden

First I Took a BackUp of a Site Collection Using CentralAdmin->BackUp & Restore ->Granular Backup-> Perform a site collection backup Then I Restored the Backup File named test.bak into Another ...
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CSOM - Check if one root site collection

I have a situation in which I'd like to know whether the user is currently on their root site collection or not. I tried the following: var siteRelativeUrl = ctx.Web.ServerRelativeUrl; var isRoot = ...
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best appraoch to modify a site collection url inside sharepoint 2013

I have a site collection (of type enterprise KB) under the following URL http//servername/customer/questions where the customer is a wildcard managed path. now I want to change the site collection URL ...
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CSOM - Get root site collection URL

I'm trying to evaluate the position of users, defining whether they come from a site (test.sharepoint.com/sites/site1) or if they reside at the root site collection (test.sharepoint.com). Does CSOM ...
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How to define department roles hierarchy in SharePoint 2010 and get user's Manager information in c#?

Having the SharePoint site where need to configure the access to the lists and libraries according the roles and permissions. How to define following hierarchy in SharePoint 2010 site. What groups I ...
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path to image in site collection image library

I am adding images to style image collection images through module. Here is my element.xml from my module <Module Name="MyModule" Url="SiteCollectionImages" RootWebOnly="TRUE"> <File ...
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Site provisioning wizard?

I am using SP 2013 on prem, and need to create custom wizard for creating site collections. I can use old school method of using an application page with c# etc, but I am instead looking for "the ...
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Cannot access site collection on new web server hosting SharePoint

I want to add another Web Server to host my SharePoint Server 2013 sites. What I want to achieve is that even if one of the server is down, the sites are still accessible via the second web server. I ...
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How to use Portal site connection in SharePoint 2013

Is Portal site connection working in SharePoint 2013? I add another site collection but it seems not showing anything in my navigation.
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How to change database for existing site collection in a sharepoint web application?

I have created 2 site collections on one web application. How do I now assign a different database for these 2 site collections?
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Content search web part - list subsite and its logo is vanished

I have created Content search web part with the help of MVP Benjamin Niaulin's En-Sharegate Blog and i displayed all the sub sites in my site collection, on my site's home page. But when I see this ...
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How to delete Root-level SiteCollection

I was supposed to create a sitecollection for a web-app. By mistake I created it as a rootlevel site collection instead of a subsite through UI. For Eg.: Web app -> http://abc.ab.com Sitecollection ...
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Access denied to site collection administrator

I am facing a very strange issue. I have two web applications. Inside those applications are two site collections each. When I log in as site collection administrator I can access all three site ...
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How can I tell which site collection template was used?

I need to create another Site Collection that is the same as our current site collection. However, I didn't create the first one. I know we are using a Publishing Template, but not sure it is a ...
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Site to Site Migration in SharePoint Online (Versioning Needed)

I am trying to capture files from a "island" site that my company created when we were first learning sharepoint to our now more permanent infrastructure. The problem I am having is finding some way ...
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User Not a Site Collection Administrator = Slow Experience

We are still on SharePoint Server 2010, using NTLM. If a user is in the site collection administrators group, nearly every page across the site collection loads in 2 seconds or less. If a user is ...
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Provisioning site collections with SharePoint Hosted App

I referred to the Office Dev PnP code on Github to create Site Collection in my O365 environment. This code uses CSOM to create site collections as a provider hosted app hosted on Azure platform. ...
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Count of documents based on site column content across multiple site collections?

I have a requirement for a dashboard and wondering how to implement in best possible way. I guess CSOM + REST is the only option Requirement: Have multiple site collections with one Document ...
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Rest API for searching list items from a task list from all sub sites in a site collection

I am looking for Rest API thus create a UI/webpart for searching list items from a task list from all sub sites in a site collection. I have created a site collection[project site collec.] and tasks ...
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No events received through the Management Activity API while the Compliance center is showing events

I'm facing a strange issue on the Management API Side, I don't receive events for the activities I do (admin level or site collection level) When I look for the activities on the Compliance Center ...
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Cannot create users or groups

I'm not quite sure why the New dropdown link is missing within the People and Groups section when i'm logged in as the Site Collection Administrator.
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Sharepoint site/subsite get zero in size only

Using the script: Get-SPSite | select url, @{label="Size in MB";Expression={$_.usage.storage/1MB}} | Sort-Object -Descending -Property "Size in MB" | Format-Table –AutoSize I always get zero size ...
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Search and view documents from one site collection to another site collection in one web application

I created two site collection in one web application with two seperate content dbs sitecol1 2.sitecol2 configured enterprise search in sharepoint and will run full crawl and incremental crawl for ...
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Making documents as Records and Approach for its Management

I am having a requirement to make the documents/items in my doc lib,lists as records after 8 months is reached[from the date of document creation] in my publishing site collection. But the issue is, I ...
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SiteCollection not available after the DB was moved into a different volume/drive by DB Admin

I ran the below command to create a NewSiteCollection and new DB for Legal Team Add-PSSnapIn Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue; New-SPContentDatabase ...
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An unexpected error has occurred. when creating a new site collection

I am working on SharePoint server 2013, and i created a new web application, then i try to create a new site collection at the root of the web application, and i chose the Team Site template.. now ...
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Remove Orphans site collections inside my content database raised the following:- Exception calling “Repair” with “1” argument(s)

I run the product configuration wizard on my SharePoint server 2013, after a hot fix installation:- psconfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait -force but i received the following exceptions, ...
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Restore 1 site collection from a content database that contains several other site collections

for testing purposes I need to restore a site collection form our Live environment to our test farm environment. I have done this a few times where a site collection has its own database, but in this ...
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How to find total number of pages in a site and count of words in SharePoint site?

I am requested to generate a report that illustrates the number of pages and their corresponding URLs, plus the count of words on a page, and the number of files in that site (word, PDF, ...
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Backup a site collection from a farm with a version different than destination version

As I know if we restore a backup that is taken from a farm that holds a different config database version than the destination then it will not complete the restore process due to that difference in ...
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Remove users and their MySite using CSOM

I have a scenario in which I have to remove the users from SharePoint after they have left the company. Say, I have 5 users who left the company. So I'll write a CSOM code to read the names from a ...
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How to display all the site collections on a page?

I need to display all the website from a given web application (sites.inside.ml) to users. Are the following steps correct? Create a page Drop a CEWP (content editor web part) Create a jQuery based ...
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One site sollection with many libraries vs. many site collections with one library each

At the moment we have a list on a global site collection (with about 200 entries). These items represent countries (simplified) - so it's not that often, that new items have to be added or old itmes ...
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Best approach to remove the title field from my issue tracking list

I want to add an issue tracking list, which have the following custom columns:- Book Name Book Description Book Author published date Publish status. now to achieve this i did the following ...
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Missing Recommendations Displayed and Recommendations Clicked in Usage Reports

My SharePoint 2013 is up and running for 4 months. When I click on Site settings -> Popularity and Search Reports -> Usage. The report has "Views" sheet only. And I wonder where are the ...