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

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SPSite.Usage.Storage seems incorrect for some SCs

I am seeing weird results from getting the Usage.Storage data from some site collections. For one site in particular it is returning 0.04GB. A subsite within this site collection is returning 2.56GB. ...
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Retrieve all site collections

I want to retrieve all site collections in an Online tenant through Visual Studio: I can do it via Powershell: get-sposite on-premise server : Get-SPSite on-premise again: var sites = ...
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SharePoint 2013 Site Collection creation from a custom web service

I am trying to create a site collection via code, from a webservice. The code is as follows: try { String Url = String.Empty; ...
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Sharepoint online site collection setup best practices

The scenario is something like this, we need to setup a site collection infra in SharePoint online which needs to hold ~30Tb of data (mostly docs). We need to set up a search service in there that ...
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Create a new site collection c#

I'm trying to create a new site collection in Sharepoint Online tenant with Visual Studio. 1) I found http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/ms448720(v=office.14).aspx which says that the ...
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create site Collection from site template containing blog subsite sp2013

I want to create a site collection based on a site template that contains a calendar app and a blog subsite. I explain, i have a site that contains a subsite of type blog site and also contains a ...
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siteCollections organization and hierarchy display sharepoint 2013

I have a SharePoint Site called ProxymGroup which has multiple affiliates and departments. I created the webApplication and added 2 managed Paths of type WildCard called Affiliates and Departments. ...
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Newsfeed problem

I created a new site collection and when I click on the newsfeed link it goes to the newsfeed of another site collection. How should I do to solve this problem?
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Allow SPDesigner on some site collections but not allowed on others? [SP2013]

I am wondering if, as the farm administrator, I can activate the SPDesigner features at the web application level, but ensure that site collection admins will not be able to activate SPDesigner on ...
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New-SPSite - Could not find user when using SAML Claims

I have a Host Header web application https://example.com (SharePoint 2013) where users will login from ADFS using SAML Claims. I am in the process of provisioning multiple site collections for ...
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Word document symbol is not visible in site?

In my site, the symbol for word document, pdf, excel is not visible, if i add any document to my site. so, please guide me any proper solution.
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Root Site collection is missing on restoration of SharePoint Backup File

3 to 4 document library's got accidently deleted. I restored the content DB however, after restoration I encountered the following issue: Root site collection ("/") not available on the restoration. ...
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Host-Named Site Collections configuration

I am configuring SharePoint Server 2013 for Host-Named Site Collections & creating Initial Site Collections. Created a new Web Application to handle Host-Named Site Collections (HNSC): ...
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Search multiple site collections

I have 7 site collections and would like to return search results from all of them. That currently only works for the first site collection I created while setting up the farm. Whenever I search ...
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Error: This site has not been shared with you, when creating new site collection

i am lo-gin as a the SharePoint service account , and i tried to create a new team site of type team site, but i am getting the following error :- This site has not been shared with you. Although i ...
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Primare SiteCollection Administrator missing privileges?

I've run into a situation where my main administration account is missing the site collection administrator rights. The account in question did Create the site collections. Stands as primary site ...
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How to set Anonymous access to Site Collection using Powershell

I like to give Anonymous access to Site collection using power shell. How I will do this?
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Move Subsite to Top Level Site

I have a user who, instead of editing the Top Level Site in their Site collection, created a subsite, named it "Home" and now wants this moved up a level so that it is their Site Collection Home Page. ...
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Edit default Pagelayout on feature activation

My site is in SharePoint 2010. I want to edit the content of PageFromDocLayout.aspx default page layout on feature activation. My feature is on site collection level. I want to change the ...
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Host Named Site Collections with own Content DB, and problems (Top Nav Bar, and force to log on always)

This is the scenario: I. All Site Collections have thier own Content Database II. Site Collection A is Root Site Collection (created directly under Web Application = has exact same url as Web ...
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SharePoint 2013 High-Trust App - Site Collection Provisioning

Hi I am trying to get an app done to provision a Site Collection. The vision is to allow the user to enter important details and then click a button and have the Site Collection created ...
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How can I get the root site collection from SPContext.Current?

With SPContext.Current I can get the current site or current web. However, I would like to get the root site collection for my current web application. I know that I can get the web application from ...
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Copy files between site collections

Following is my code (Console Application) which I am using to copy a file from a site collection to anohter. When I run the code again it says a file with name .. already exists in Style library but ...
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How to add a site collection tempalte to the central administration?

I am trying to create a site collection template and put it in the "custom" tab in the central administration. In this way whenever i want to create a new site collection i will be able to choose my ...
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Powershell Script to generate site collection administrators, site URL, Site Name,Members in the group named 'owners'

I have a requirement currently to generate all the Sharepoint site in a Web application with the following information: Site URL Site Name Site Collection Administors : ID or name Members in the group ...
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Getting Site Collection admin email address if ReadOnly enabled

I have a site collection which is in read only state. I need to get Site Collection administrator's email address. I've tried to use elevated privileges, but still get "Attempted to perform an ...
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SharePoint 2013 reading data from multiple document libraries from multiple subsites in one site collection

I have multiple subsites in single site collection. All of these subsites have document library with same name. So is it possible using JSOM to read data from multiple document libraries with same ...
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Obtaining a reference to a MMT with different site collections but same web applications

I have a site that has many site collections in the same web application. I am wanting to obtain a reference for a Managed Meta data term, will I have to obtain a reference for each site collection or ...
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How to know which site collections a user has access?

I have a web part that needs to identify the site collections the logged-in user has access to. Can Search help with this? Are there better options for me aside from: The web part looping through ...
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After create site collection IE cannot display this web page

I have successfull created a webapplication in SharePoint 2010. Now I have some problems with Site Collection. SP2010 created it successfull but i cant display it in IE I have added it to DNS Entry. ...
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What do these icons mean for Sharepoint sites?

I am working within a Sharepoint site that has a bunch of sub-sites, and trying to create my own sub-site. The other sub-sites have some standard sub-navigations like "Announcements", "Calendar", ...
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My tasks / my documents are missing on My Site

It seems like I'm missing my tasks / my documents on my personal My Site. I've been investigating this problem for some time now and it seems like each user do not get their own site collection ...
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Unexpected error even before login prompt

I have a web application with 8 site collections, each with their own database. I'm getting a strange error when trying to open 3 of them, but only when trying to go directly to them in a new browser ...
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Rules of thumb for when to use a site, a subsite, or a site collection?

I am developing a company website/portal in SharePoint, and am trying to figure out the best way to organise it into site collections, sites and subsites -- I'm confused by the terminology I think. ...
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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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Prevent parent site calendar from being updated when subsites schedule meetings

I have a site collection (2013) with a main site and a subsite for each department. Each site contains a calendar and the subsites are responsible for updating them. How do I prevent the main site ...
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Content Search Web part to other Site collection

I need to create a Content Search Web part restricted to a specific URL. I have to show the documents from a list in an other site collection. Is it possible? I'm trying but I do not see results.
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Site logo link to root Site Collection using powershell

I'm searching for a powershell script to link/redirect all the logos of the sites to site collection root. I know that I can code in master page file, like this solution ...
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Not able to create site collection in sharepoint 2013

I have created New Web application using PowerShell with Windows Authentication mode using spadmin account. Application successfully created. but when I try to do create Site collection for the same ...
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Migrating Host Named Site Collections to SharePoint Online

Is it possible to migrate on premises host named site collections to SharePoint Online while preserving the host names? This support link indicates it may not be possible. This MSFT recommendation ...
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Create site collection from REST Api

I have read guides like http://sharepointryan.com/2013/09/10/create-a-sharepoint-site-spweb-using-rest-in-spd-2013-workflow/ but that is to help create a subsite and not the actual site collection. ...
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Move site collection inside SharePoint Online

Is it possible to move a site collection from http://randomcompany.sharepoint.com/sites/newsite to http://randomcompany.sharepoint.com ? Current production environment are located at ...
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Create subsite in another site collection using event recievers

I am trying to create a subsite in another site collection using an event receiver on a list from current site collection. How do I do that? I have tried getting the context of the target site ...
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Site Collection second-level

I am using SharePoint 2013, is it possible to create a Second-level site collection by Powershell? I mean, a Site Collection (not substite) child of another Site-Collection.
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Creating a Site Collection - Get “Error in resolving user”

I have a SharePoint 2013 environment in a DEV_DOMAIN that was upgraded from SharePoint 2010 COMPANY_DOMAIN should have a trust set up with DEV_DOMAIN. I'm logged into the site as ...
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How to create a MOSS Feature which loads within every site collection page

I need to create a Survey in a SharePoint site. This survey needs to displayed to every user within the site before the page load, so the user will be forced to complete it. After completing the ...
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Get the SUM of Items from Media library in all site collections in SP2010 using JavaScript

How to get the SUM of Item Count from "Media" library in all site collections(more than 100) in SP2010 using JavaScript(or any other way). I've more than 100 site collections and each site collection ...
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Multiple WFEs conflicts with a sitecollection

Just a qucik one, what could be the possible cause of error, or where to look for fixing this error. We got multiple front-ends, and everything is working fine. BUT, on the third WFE users cannot ...
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Hostnamed SiteCollections with same edit zone url?

In SharePoint 2013 we are creating farm for multi-language publishing presentation. Each language (country) will be in separate SiteCollection. Is it possible by using hostname based sitecollections ...
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Content Types from Hub not showing up in sub site

I have the following web application MainWeb And within that application i can 2 site collections as follows / /sites/home I have created a Content Type Hub on my main site collection ("/") and ...