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

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Site collection size > 300GB SharePoint 2010

The image url is: http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/getfile/57642/ I believe you are understanding the site collections and the sites from the above picture. [All site collections are using their ...
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User Alerts Malfunctioning on only one Site Collection

There's an issue with user alerts not functioning in one site collection (on SharePoint 2010). Apparently, the alerts were working and somewhere down the line they stopped. I couldn't find out ...
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Site Collection Not Selectable in Central Administration After Moving Site Using SQL .bak File

I've inherited a SharePoint site as sql .bak file. I took the following steps to create the site: Create a Web Application Create a root site (no template) Delete the default database: Remove-...
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Unable to create site collection programmatically

This problem is somewhat related to this Creating a Site collection programmatically throws exception 0x80070005 question. I cannot create site collections programmatically in Claims-based ...
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Display all site collections on web application home page

I have a web application in my SP 2010 farm with the url as: http://servername I have 3 site collections in this web application as: / /sites/it /sites/finance When I browse to the url http://...
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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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Get SPWeb by ID without Site Collection?

I have a list of SPWeb IDs and would like to open the associated SPWeb objects. However, I do not know in which Site Collection they are (I DO know that they are in the current Web Application though)....
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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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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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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 we'...
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Why can't I create site collections in some CDBs?

I currently have my SharePoint 2010 server set up with twelve content databases. In each is or should be one site collection at the moment, but as I went through to set up each one five of them gave ...
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WPF how to get site collection from SharePoint?

This is my first post on this forum, so hello everyone. On Site Settings->Site Collection Administration->Site Hierarchy there is list of sites created on SharePoint. I would like to get this list to ...
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Single Library Storage for multiple Site collections

We are building portal based on SP 2010 platform which will mainly be a e-learnig site with SharePointLearning Kit. There will be ca. 100 school site collections. We will also have about 23 gigabytes ...
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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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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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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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SharePoint 2010 Javascript Client Object Model cross site collections?

I've read some unofficial things online that using the Javascript client object model to retrieve content from other site collections is not allowed due to prevent the equivalent of "cross site ...
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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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List all Site Collections in a Farm

I want to be able to see the number, names, url of all site collections there are in a given farm. Would there be a powershell command to do that?
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Newly created site collection only available on one WFE

In our farm setup we have multiple WFE servers, these are server 21 and server 31. When i create a new web application to run on port 84, and then i create a new site collection, i can access this ...
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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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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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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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Cross Site Collection Navigation

We are using SharePoint for our Intranet. We will have a site collection for the Intranet. Then a site collection for each department in the business. I.E. HR, IT, Finance. We are creating a custom ...
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When would you want to create a new Managed Path?

Could someone explain when or why I would want to generate a new managed path in a SharePoint Web Application? Bismarck
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Advanced Search button, Create Page, Modify Pages Library Setting are missing from one SharePoint Site Collection

In my Share Point 2007 server farm there is more than 150+ site Collections are created but in one SharePoint Site Collection there is some problem from this evening: Advanced Search button is ...
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Deleting a SharePoint site does not delete data from content database

If I delete a SharePoint site collection, the entries for its documents are not deleted from the alldocs, alldocstreams and alldocversions table of content database. I thought, when a site collection ...
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Restore-SPSite : Access Denied

Restore-SPSite : Access Denied You do not have permission to perform this action or access this resource. This is the error I get when trying to restore a Site Collection backup from the integrated ...
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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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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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All sites are read only, even for site administrators

Every site in the collection is now read-only. I can still change settings in the central admin site but am unsure what has changed. This affects everyone, users with write permission, even site ...
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Cannot delete orphaned Sharepoint 2007 site

I have a site collection that is listed in Central Admin > Application Management > Site Collection list. When I click on the link there, no details are shown on the right hand side. The site ...
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NullReferenceException when creating new site collection

Running a SharePoint 2010 farm. Whenever I attempt to create a new site collection I get the following error "Object reference not set to instance of an object" which is generated from a generic ...
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Translation for non-supported site collection templates

I installed Polish language pack for Sharepoint, but unfortunately blog sites are not supported. Is there any way to provide translations for particular site collection templates, which are not ...
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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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Finding pages that are pending approval across an entire site collection

I am in the process of creating an administrative view which allows our intranet authors to view all the pages across the entire site collection that are awaiting their approval. As our site ...
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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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Backup and Restore SharePoint 2010 SiteCollections

I am getting an error "Backup version is different" while restoring SiteCollections from one web application to another on the same SharePoint server farm. Following are the steps I was executing when ...
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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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Why I cannot see my site collection from internet?

I have a site collection under /sites and I'm extending the whole web application to be mapped to an specified valid static ip address. from a remote computer with internet access i cannot see 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 http://servername:3456/...
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Moving Site Collection to different server

I have a site collection that is located on our project server that needs to be incorporated to our main SharePoint Enterprise server. As a little more background, the project server was setup first ...
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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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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 ...