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

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Will the User Information List data remain after deployment to production?

We have a deployment process that updates our production server. It does not create a site collection so that the existing live site collection and content does not get overwritten. Does this include ...
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Access denied setting managed metadata field

I'm trying to set a Managed Metadata field for a file in a Library. My code is working fine with many other site collections except for one. When I try to set $managedMetadataField.SetFieldValue($...
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“Object reference not set to an instance of an object. ” when creating site collection

When I try to create a site collection, I get the error Object reference not set to an instance of an object. I've done some digging, and have found an answer here. However, I followed the steps, and ...
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Sharepoint Online, PowerShell, Site Collection, error 404

I have problem with creating Site Collection from PowerShell. I am creating new SPOSite. It's working and exists. Connect on my new site. I upload .wsp (good template) from my disk on PC and still ...
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AD Sync includes the ability to select a user I want to block

I have created a sync connection to my AD forest, and I'm selecting very specific OU's to sync. This means that my forest of 6'500 users is actually only synching 360 - which is exactly what I need. ...
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Site Owner Checklist for Site Collection Migration to Sharepoint 2013

My company is getting ready for a migration from SharePoint 2010 to 2013. I am tasked with getting a checklist for Site Owners so they can prepare their team sites for migration to the new 2013 ...
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InfoPath Submitting a Form to a another site collection

I am currently using Sharepoint Public Facing website, I am attempting to submit an infopath form to another site collection (private), but I am faced with "cross domain errors" when trying to submit. ...
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Create a list in the root web when site collection has been created

I have a site definition for creating a Site Collection. I need to develop a code (Event receiver, Feature Receiver and etc) to create a list in the root web of my site collection when it has been ...
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There are so many site templates. Where can I find demos of these templates?

When creating my first site collection it asks me to choose a template... but I have no idea (other than the little description) what the templates look like or how they behave, provide in terms of ...
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unable to remove deleted site collection “Unable to find specified file”

I am facing a strange problem on my SharePoint Enterprise 2013. I have previously deleted some site collections from central administration. Now I want to remove them permanently. So I run the ...
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User account limited access to site settings and unable to access some subsites

The account in question is supposed to be an administrative type account, having access to all things. The account has been configured in the User Policy for the Web Application for Full Control ...
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Showing more than 1 page of site collections

I have over 200 site collections present and when I go into the admin page, I can see about ~50 or so of them and that's it. They're alphabetically ordered so I can see it's not getting past p. The ...
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SharePoint 2013 - copy a site and move to a new site collection

I have an existing subsite under a site collection that I need to move to a new site collection. But I'd like to copy it first and restore it to the new location rather than just moving it (better ...
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Redirect host-named site collections. One web app, one top level site collection, 16 sub-sites

I use only HNSC's. Users click a shortcut sending requests to https: //myportal.site.com. My iis web app does NOT have a host header and has bindings for 443, however in Sharepoint, my hostheader web ...
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STSADM command setting owneralias failed

I ran to an uncommon situation a few days back. All my intranet SharePoint site users are their permissions set to "Read" More critically worrisome, all my site collection administrators accounts are ...
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Extend a Host Named Site Collection for anonymous access SharePoint 2010?

Our Intranet is made up of multiple Host Named Site Collections e.g. Intranet.mycompany.com, ICT.mycompany.co.uk, finance.mycompany.co.uk. for different parts of it. The idea was to give each ...
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A question about relative URLs during site collection export

I plan on exporting a large sub-site into a separate site collection, one that has its own content database. Currently I'm using relative URLs where possible. As far as I know, a relative URL begins ...
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native stack error while restoring SharePoint 2013 site collection

I have a SharePoint 2013 site collection backup and i am trying to restore this back up on another SharePoint 2013 site collection. Both SharePoint sites are on the same domain. But when i try to ...
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Rollback to 2010 UI after site collection upgrade in 2013

We've upgraded a site collection and we've received a large number of complaints about the look and feel in sharepoint 2013. Is there anyway of reverting back to the sharepoint 2010 styling? I suspect ...
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Site Collection strategy

At a recent SharePoint conference (SharePoint Fest in Seattle) there were at least two speakers who advocated in limiting the number of subsites used. Rather, they suggested creating Site Collections ...
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Can I move a subsite from one company's SharePoint site to another Company's Site?

I built a subsite on my company's SharePoint site. Our partner company has asked us to move the subsite to their SharePoint site. The two companies are unrelated and do not share resources (server, ...
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Why Created site cannot be open from sharepoint server?

I have a sharepoint server 2013 in which there is an SQL server, when I want to open a created site from SP server, it is not possible, but the site can be open from other computer (Host computer OS ...
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Unable to set managed paths to Explicit inclusion (root) SharePoint 2010

I am simply attempting to create a new web application with a site collection that follows the Explicit inclusion (root) convention. No matter which Managed Paths mapping I select the Site Collection ...
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some page of sharepoint not load

suddenly some of sharepoint page(site settings page) not load. some page as like "change the look" or "add an app" not load.the page load and show progress screen but not load completely. I create new ...
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Site Help Collection

I created a site help collection library, but when i add a word document or a pdf to the library, then navigate to the question mark in the right corner to open it. The documents open as garbled text, ...
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New Site Constantly Reprompts for Credentials

I created a new site but when I try to access it none of my credentials work. I have given my self the correct permissions, but keeps re prompting me. This is a new site with https and a specific host ...
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back up restore a site from a site collection

so I have created a new site collection and web application. I have a site in a site collection that I want to back up and restore on. Was just wondering if it was possible and if it was how, to do a ...
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Creating a sharepoint test site from a live site collection

So I have a live site collection that I need to update but don't want to make changes on. What the best practise to do this? Do I create a web app and site collection. Then do a back up of the live ...
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Remove-spdeletedsite will raise the following error “unable to find the specified path” [duplicate]

I run the following command:- get-spdeletedsite which showed me a list of deleted site collections, now i run the following to remove the deleted sites as follow:- remove-spdeletedsite 032*********...
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Republishing a content type will not take effect

I have a site collection which act as a content type hub. i created a new CT and i publish it. then i add a new column inside the CT and i republish the CT. but currently when other site collections ...
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The webpage cannot be found after creating new site collection

I created a new content database and then created a site collection. When I try and access that newly created site collection, I get 'The webpage cannot be found' page. I am able to create new site ...
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Subsite creation disabled in Central Admin, but users can still create subsites

I verified that the settings in Central Admin were disabled so that users could not create their own subsites. However, they are still creating their own subsites. Is there a setting in each site that ...
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Site Collection does not exist in database. Site collection will not be moved

I am trying to move the site collection http://<webapp>/dealers/1020 from content database WSS_Content_2 to WSS_Content_7 I run the command: Move-SPSite http://<webapp>/dealers/1020 -...
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Advice needed for new Intranet - site structure

I'm an intern working on an intranet for a small company that may potentially expand in size. The company has a few departments with an engineering department that has different fields. They also have ...
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Site creation error

While create a new subsite within a site collection (from the browser), I get this error: The url 'Pages/default.aspx' is invalid. it may refer to a nonexistent file or folder or refer to a valid ...
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How can I manipulate List-Data on a certain SiteCollection using a TimerJob?

I need to periodically execute code that reads and writes ListData within a certain SiteCollection. My first thought was a TimerJob. Can I create a TimerJob using a SiteCollection-Feature? How can I ...
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Error accessing Site Permissions

I am using SP 2010, I am working with minimal.master page, right now SP looks "like a website" I mean there's no quick launch menu or menus to the left, When I went to site actions I tried to go to ...
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powershell script to exe with command line arguments

I use the following PowerShell code taking command line arguments for creating site collections and it works fine. However when I convert it into an exe and execute it? param( [string]$siteUrl,[...
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Unable to create site collection, getting SQL error

I tried to create site collection using central administration as well as powershell but getting error. ULS log shows error message: "A large block of literal text was sent to sql (length 93794). ...
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How to trigger some custom c# code when a new site collection is created? Feature Stapling, delegated control?

I am using sp 2013. I have some custom code which is adding some webpart to the welcome page. I would like to execute this code for each new site collection depending on a template (mysites). Someone ...
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site collections visibility problem

I have a SharePoint 2010 site that I believe is using the included SQL version instead of the 2008 R2 that I had installed so my DB size limit appears to be 4gb. I have created a second content DB ...
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Copy-SPSite destination database size issue

I am using the Copy-SPSite command to copy a site collection to an other site collection (differente contentDB). The source contentDB is around 50GB, but during the copy the size of the target content ...
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Remove-SPWeb - content database

Does the command Remove-SPWeb remove the web also from the content DB? I have a site collection with 10 webs, the size is around 100GB, I wish to remove some webs and reduce the size of the content ...
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Share/access list Content across all Site Collections in Office365

We are using Sharepoint 2013 in Office 365 for our Intranet. We have 5 different sub-companys each having their own site collection. In those site collections they all have their lists/libraries. ...
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How do I remove a site when the remove-spsite returns “object reference not set to an instance of an object” error

I have a 2010 SharePoint farm with 5 site collections. Because we're using TFS with multiple team project collections in the 2010 farm, I need to take a phased migration approach to move the content ...
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Can't display Site

I Built a SQL server and another server for IIS & SharePoint. I installed everything without an issue, got to the Central admin page. Created a Web Application, then created a site Collection. ...
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Using SharePoint 2013 Online, how do I run getSubwebsFilteredForCurrentUser on sibling site collections and display in a single page?

The page containing the results belongs to one of the sibling sites and I would like to be able to loop through the site collections dynamically without providing a list of collections first.
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Site Collection 403 forbidden

I created a new SP2013 Web application and I mounted two old content DB. Now I am getting error 403 while opening some sites from the browser. Sites were working fine, there are no locks and I am ...
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Why do I get a runtime error when I try to create an new subsite?

I am trying to create a new community site as a subsite to a host-headed site collection. I've specified name, valid URL, community Site template and to use the same permissions and navigation as ...
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CSOM Iterate all SiteCollection in an SPO Tenant

I am trying to iterate over all site collections in a SharePoint Online Tenant. I found this code on the web and adapted it to my needs: context = SharePointContextProvider.Current....