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

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Remove default.aspx from the root site MOSS url

When we request our root SharePoint MOSS site, we see a redirect to default.aspx. Is it possible to change this within MOSS to just show the domain name and not append default.aspx?
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How do you fix site collection permissions when only site collection admins can access the site?

I have a site collection and the only way for people to access the site is by adding them to the site collection administrators group. I have several SharePoint Groups setup with varying permission ...
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How to get full home page address of a site collection?

When I use SPContext.Current.Site.Url it returns "http://servername" I need the full homepage URL which is "http://servername/SitePages/Home.aspx" Does anyone know how to get this programmatically?
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Reusable content across site collection for rich text editor

Is it possible to have access to the root site collection's Reusable Content list in all its web sites? If not, how do you add the list to a web site? I'm trying to put some common UI elements in this ...
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Use a different CSS for system pages

Is there a way to apply a different CSS file to system pages in a SharePoint 2010 site collection? We don't want to modify the master page and weren't sure if there's any other solution. Thanks. ...
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Iterate Site Collection Administrators across web app

How can I find out all the sites where the user is a primary site collection administrator or a secondary site collection administrator. We have around 200+ site collections and growing and hence ...
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Publishing feature in Sharepoint 2010: Groups

Someone told me a while ago that it isn't recommended to delete the groups that are created when activating the publishing feature on sitecollection-level. Anyone who has an idea why? I'd like to keep ...
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User groups at the site level

I have a created two side by side sites, A and B, and wanted to create a group in site A and another unrelated group in site B. But then discovered that in the page "A > People and Groups > All ...
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Locate a document (set) across site collection boundaries

I have a scenario where I am investigating mechanisms to distribute storage of documents across multiple site collections. This is primarily due to storage considerations, best estimate is that ...
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How to move Site Collection to different Path in same Web Application?

I know the process involves backing up the site collection. And restoring it afterwards. I'm looking for specific steps on the restore process. I have a site collection at the root of a web ...
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Best way to migrate a site collection from Enterprise to Foundation?

I have a site collection on an Enterprise server that I need to migrate to a server that only has Foundation on it. I have disabled all Enterprise-only features, and attempted a backup and restore, ...
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Moving large document libraries to new site collections

I have a site collection with a dozen or so document libraries in it (total size about 300GB's). The goal is to move each of these document libraries into it's own site collection (and content ...
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Search results page URL not showing current site

I'm working on a custom search based, by copying osssearchresults.aspx and making a few changes. My Publishing Site with workflow sitecollection has a few sites at the root, for different languages ...
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Can I merge multiple TFS Site Collections into one?

I apologize if this question makes no sense but I'm struggling to figure out how SharePoint and TFS interact, so my terminology might be all wrong. I'm managing a small TFS2010 deployment, a single ...
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Get root parent site of current site

Is there a way to get the root parent site, no matter how many levels deep you are in sub-sites? For example, in this structure: - MySiteCollection - MyRootSite - MySubSite - ...
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Is it possible to create Site Collection such that URL should not have “/sites” in SharePoint foundation 2010?

I want to create Site Collection such that Site collection should not contain "/sites" in its URL(Except root Site Collection) in SharePoint Foundation 2010. Is it possible to do it?
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When to choose web application vs SiteCollection vs Subsite?

In SharePoint you have the following types of objects: Web application (1) A container in a configuration database that stores administrative settings and entry-point URLs for site collections. ...
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Automatically turning on a feature on a new site collection

Is it possible to turn on a custom feature atomically when you create a new site collection? I have a branding feature that I want to be turned on by default for each site collection made.
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How can I tell if I have a site collection?

I'm trying to use InfoPath from my local PC, with my SharePoint 2010 site located on a remote server. I have all the admin privileges you could imaging, having built the remote server, so I should be ...
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WSS/BPOS Is there an easy way to copy site-collections?

Quite often I use site collections per calender year. They contain team sites with task lists and datawebsites(multipage meetingsites). When you copy the individual websites they do exactly what I ...
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How to detect when user goes from one site collection to another in the same web application?

I have a several site collections in the same web application and I need to handle events when user goes from one site collection to another. I need it for specific actions, like setting "lcid" cookie ...
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Document Migration in a Single Farm from site collection to site collection

We currently have a single SharePoint 2010 farm with multiple site collections. We have Team sites and then the main portal site. The plan is to extend our web application into a new Zone for the ...
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Is List created in top level site (parent site) visible is Child Site

I created a custom list in a top level site of site collection, which is the parent site. Is it possible that this list is visible in a child site?
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Unable to see a web part page in Form Library since view panel is missing

After creating a WebPart Page 'abc.aspx' under site collection 'MySiteCol' , I was unable to view it under form library. Although it showed 1 item, but the no file was visible inside it. Also the ...
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Unable to delete group without being site collection administrator

I have a Sharepoint Group (SPGroup1) whose owner is User1. User1 has full control over the root web site (and all its sub-sites), however it is not a site collection administrator. When I log in as ...
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Creating a site in the root of the web application with same name as managed path

I am quite new to MOSS. I have created a site collection at the root of the web application and created new site named as "sites". So the URL for the newly created site reads as ...
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Powershell (or sts command) for moving SC databases

I have 5 sc in 1 database (Database1). (Databases have been created for each sc). Now the task is to move 4 of the sc database from Database1 and put them into different database (where they belong). ...
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404 Error after Deleting Content Database (With no Site Collections)?

After detaching a database in SharePoint then subsequently deleting in SQL Server I have been getting 404 Errors at my root site collection default.aspx page, and a few other random site collections ...
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Why can't I access a site I've just imported when central admin says I'm a site collection administrator?

This is a slightly unusual situation. I have a MOSS 2007 farm. I do a database backup and restore to our dev farm and then do a database attach to our 2010 farm. I'm secondary site collection ...
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Web Apps, Site Collections and Webs

in our organisation we use wss 3.0 for out intranet. SharePoint usage has grown in recent months and the intranet itself is great. It consists of: 1 WFE; 1 SQL; 1 WebApp; 1 Root Site Collection; We ...
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Specific content datatbase for a site collection

We have two content databases in a webapplication. We would like to have a site collection in a content database (Content_DB1) and rest of the site collection should be created in the another content ...
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External content types across site collections

I have used Sharepoint designer 2010 to make SQL server tables available as external content types (and lists) for a site collection but what about across multiple site collections--can this be done?
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Turning off Content Approval for an entire site collection - Once

I'd like to turn off Content Approval, for all libraries, (Page, Document, Images) once, at a Site Collection level and, hopefully, it will be automatically set across the entire site collection. ...
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How can I list the site collections under a given url path?

Given a path, e.g. http://sp2010/departments/, how can you get a list of site collections that are underneath it (which have been created through the central administration site)? Basically want to ...
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Width and height is 0 for images in a Picture Library Slideshow Web Part after export/import of site collection

I recently exported/imported an SP2010 site collection from Dev to Prod. The site collection had about 90 sites, which were all driven from a site template. Once the export/import had taken place, I ...
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Creating a site collection in Central Admin's Web Application

Is it a bad practice to create a site collection in Central Administration's web application? Since it can only be created through PowerShell (not through the UI), it makes me think there is probably ...
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Convert a basic site to a full site in SharePoint 2010?

I'm not quite sure of the best way to ask this. I have some sites that I would call basic sites (SharePoint Foundation 2010 was WSS) that have very basic functionality and then I have other sites ...
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Is Data Purged when a site is removed?

So I have been asked the following question: When a site collection or one of it's web sites are deleted, is this data purged from the database, or is this data otherwise marked as deleted but kept ...
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Enable audit setting for a production site collection

Shall we recommand to have an audit settings enabled for a production site collection? if so, what are all the things that we have to consider before that? what would be the maximum size of an ...
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stsadm createsite “User cannot be found” error

I'm trying to create a site collection via stsadm. I do: STSADM -o createsite ` -url "<url>" ` -title "<title>" ` -description "<desc>" ` -lcid 1033 ` ...
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Which site template to use for embedding existing applications?

I'm currently going through the SharePoint Planning and Architecture documentation, planning a SharePoint installation. I'm on the section "Determine Sites and Subsites". One of the things suggested ...
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Can I move a Variation root to another site collection?

Here is my problem. When I set up the portal the requirement was simple - just one site collection. I set up the site collection under the root and added some variations. Looks something like ...
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Is it possible in MOSS to have every newly created site collection only search within the site collection?

Is there a configuration setting or anything that could be done so that when a newly created site collection can only search within itself and nothing outside of that scope? All those site collections ...
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Move an existing Site Collection to a new Content Database

We have 5 Content DBs for a Web Application which has 50+ Site Collections. I want to move an existing Site Collection from one content DB to another. Is that possible, if so how ?
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How can you fix a site with duplicate (mirrored) document libraries? [closed]

I have a site with 2 document libraries that are identical. When I change one the other is updated. When I add a document to one it is added to the other. This site collection was created from a site ...
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How to replicate site collections on the same web application?

I need to create a copy of publishing(Collobaration Portal) site collection on the same web application. I can do this by using backup/restore, but the problem is when we restore the same site ...
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Automating Site Collection Creation

I have a need to allow non farm administrators to be able to create site collections using a very specific site definition. These people will not have access to central admin and so require a custom ...