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

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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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Changing look'n'feel of site collection after migration from SP 2010 to 2013

I am trying to migrate my Sharepoint site collection, from 2010 to 2013. Following tutorials, I managed to finally getting it done, but the look and feel became "2013-style". Is there a means to ...
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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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Creating custom site columns using Visual studio will not show the new site columns [duplicate]

I want to create new site columns using visual studio, so i did the following steps:- create a new SharePoint 2013 empty project. i add two site columns as follow:- <?xml version="1.0" ...
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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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Get Info about Site Collection that not used during the last 180 days

I need help to get a list of Site Collections, that where not used during the last 180 days. I´ve found the "LastModified" Attribut, but it´s not the goal i needed. I´ve a SharePoint 2013 Environment ...
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SharePoint 2010 Delete a Site Collection with no content database entry

Recently, I have been getting weird errors when I enumerate through all the site collections. After doing some digging I discovered that one of the recently detached DB didn't complete remove the site ...
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Peoplepicker display all groups of all site collections

Is it possible to show in a people picker all the groups of all the site collections? (also different web application) I tried this but it is not working: stsadm -o setproperty -propertyname ...
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PowerShell for handling the SiteActions menu

Need the API used for handling SiteActions menu in my SP 2013 site collection.I can use SP D 2013 to manipulate SiteActions menu template, but is it possible to get this menu and its command using ...
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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....
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Programmatically create content database in C# (SP 2013)

The goal is to have a web user interface with the option to create new site collections with new Content Database. With the admin user I can manually in the CA create new Content Databases. I can ...
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People or group type columns are not displaying values

I have a list where columns that are people or group type do not display any values. Only users with Site Collection Administration access can see the values. Users with contribute access can't see ...
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Sharepoint 2013 and managed Paths

I am new to SharePoint and accidently deleted the managed path to my site collection (and in the process of trying to fix I think I might have changed a few more things as now when I create a new site ...
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How to refine search using existing Site Collection columns

I want to refine the search based on existing site collection columns. How i do that: Any suggestion or good article on this topic. As i am pretty new to search? My requirement is that, my client is ...
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Adding an extra url to a HNSC

In our intranet we have one web application with an empty root site collection and one Host Named Site collection with this url http://test which is in use and it is functioning without problem. Now ...
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Most user friendly way to browse document libraries for saving documents

We are trying to figure out the most user friendly way to save office documents to different site collection document libraries. The locations appear fine when we click "Save As" for recent folders. ...
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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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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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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 (...