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

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Retrieve toplevel site's subsites using REST _api

I'm currently working on an iOS app which uses _api-services to retrieve data stored in documents libraries of a SharePoint Online. Consuming _api/web/Lists/ works well so far. At the moment the REST ...
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How to display all the site collections on a page?

I need to display all the website from a given web application (sites.inside.ml) to users. Are the following steps correct? Create a page Drop a CEWP (content editor web part) Create a jQuery based ...
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One site sollection with many libraries vs. many site collections with one library each

At the moment we have a list on a global site collection (with about 200 entries). These items represent countries (simplified) - so it's not that often, that new items have to be added or old itmes ...
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Best approach to remove the title field from my issue tracking list

I want to add an issue tracking list, which have the following custom columns:- Book Name Book Description Book Author published date Publish status. now to achieve this i did the following ...
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Missing Recommendations Displayed and Recommendations Clicked in Usage Reports

My SharePoint 2013 is up and running for 4 months. When I click on Site settings -> Popularity and Search Reports -> Usage. The report has "Views" sheet only. And I wonder where are the ...
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Moving file from one site collection to another

I'm trying to copy a content type template file from another site collection to the current one and place it in the hidden folder _cts/<contentType>. Let's say _cts/Email. It's working fine up ...
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Procedure to restore site collection from a sql db of a different farm

I need to restore a site collection from a SQL DB of a different farm. This SQL DB holds only a single site collection. Both (destination and source) farms are identical except that they are in ...
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Recreating a Parent site in Sharepoint online

When deleting a parent site in SharePoint Online, it goes to recycle bin. When I try to recreate the same site, It gives me the error Site already exist and I can't recreate the parent site. ...
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Two Web Apps. Two root site collections on them. HOW?

I've spend half a day. I have web application http://one on port 80 and site collection on it. I create second web application with separated site, http://two on port 80(url is added in A-records). ...
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create New site collection with new content database using powershell

How to create a new site collection in existing web application but with new content database using powershell.
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Creating a copy of site collection for testing/development SharePoint Online

Is there a way to copy my current site collection in order to use that copy as a testing environment in SharePoint Online?
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Deleting a corrupted Site Collection

I have a site collection which is corrupted, it was not deleted correctly and now I cannot fully remove it. It does not appear in the Central Admin, but it does with Powershell. Compatibility level ...
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Recreate the /portals/community site

We deleted the domain.sharepoint.com/portals/community Site Collection. How do we recreate it?
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Corporate news app not working for site collection

I've downloaded corporate news app from https://corporatenewsapp.codeplex.com, I have added this app to my main site http://...../en-ca/_layouts/15/viewlsts.aspx and i can access the admin page. ...
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The file <filename> is locked for editing by user <username>. OWA cannot preview it too

On our SP2013 on-premises environment. We have OWA installed. Recently Excel file (.xlsx) is locked and prompt for the error at title. We confirmed the opened the file 2 days ago. At this moment, ...
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SharePoint “Working on it” for a given site collection

I have about 30 site collections in SharePoint 2013 on premises environment. All the sites are fine except a Sales Site which show "Working on it" for about 4/5 seconds. The landing page of ...
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sharepoint 2010 site collections disappeared

We have a staging server on client's environment. It worked well for several months, but the last time I noticed that 3 of 4 site collections disappeared from a Web App. I restored them last Saturday. ...
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Color coded Calendar is not working as expected

I have used the below code to color code for my calendar in my SP 2010 site'shome.aspxpage within aContent Editor Web Part`. But somehow, no color been added when I create a new item in the calendar ...
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Get-SPUser without specify a site collection

I am going to migrate users with Move-SPUser. To do this, I am getting the user first: $user = Get-SPUser -Identity $adAccount -web https://sharepoint/site-collection The moving them: Move-SPUser ...
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Do I need to drop database before doing SP-remove?

I'm currently testing doing some stuff on a site collection with a console app. I'd like to redo the test by deleting and then restoring the site collection, but I'm not sure if I need to delete ...
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Move files to another site collection and retain version history

We are creating a new site collection and migrating content from the old site. The problem is we need to retain version history for files. We have global admin access, but no access to the server ...
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Changing the Local settings & Time format inside the regional settings for my site collections

I have a web application which contain 3 site collections, now users were complaining that the date format inside the list items are being displayed on different formats, some items have dd/mm/yyyy ...
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Page can not be displayed Error after Creating Site Collection in SP 2010

Am working on SP 2010. I created a site collection and when I navigate to the site (http://srvr1:333/sites/demo) I am getting error This page can't be displayed Where exactly I need to check for ...
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Modifying a default value for hidden column will set it as optional instead of hidden

Sometimes you are faced with problems that you can not understand. Now I have a hidden column inside my Issue tracking list, which is used to store a series of string to be read by the list workflow. ...
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SharePoint 2010 subsite doesnt open

We have 3 SharePoint Front ends server and I can access top level site and other site collections. But there is 1 SharePoint subsite that I cant access from central administration and also if any ...
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Unknown Host -Unable to locate the server named “Server1” .The server does not have DNS entry Error in SP 2013 SP1

I have installed SP 2013 SP1 on my development server and Central Admin was created successfully. But when I navigate to the Central Admin or any web application url[root site collection & other ...
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How to list up sites you have permission to

We have a SharePoint 2013 on-prem environment. We are using both sites and site collections as project rooms. On the front page of our intranet I need to list up all sites and site collections which a ...
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Access Denied when access another site collection properties

I have two site collections: http://company - this is main portal http://company:200 - this is personal sites. On a personal sites collection, in its root web properties we stores Guid of main ...
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Difference between /teams/ & /sites/ URL paths when creating new site collections in SharePoint Online?

When creating a new site collection in SharePoint Online, I've noticed that you can choose either a "/sites/" or "/teams/" URL path when setting up the Public Website Address for the site collection. ...
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Remove a single user from all site collections in a web application using powershell

Is there a way I can choose to remove a single user from all site collections within a single web application using powershell. There are number of user profiles whose domain account has been blocked ...
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Any reason not to create a new content database for each site collection?

When creating a site collection in stsadm there are 2 commands I could use: createsite and createsiteinnewdb, where the latter creates a new content database for the site collection. Reading around ...
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Document sharing with SP.Web.ShareObject REST API return 200 response with error “SPWeb.ShareObjectInternal:no resolved users”

Using SharePoint REST API call SP.Web.ShareObject I try to share a document with another user of the same SharePoint site. The API call returns success response (Code 200) but can't update the share ...
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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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How to activate “SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure ” in sharepoint 2013 hosted on office 365

I don't see SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure listed in the site features list. but If i try to enable "SharePoint Server Publishing" I get an error saying that the Infrastructure plug in ...
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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 ...
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How should I reorganize this deployment?

I am the de facto IT guy for a small (20-ish employees) law firm (this is not my primary responsibility). I have no coding experience, though I have been researching SharePoint for months trying to ...
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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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How to DeActivate feature of my site?

How to DeActivate feature of my SharePoint site remotely ? I have created .wsp package file and uploaded SandBox solution to my SharePoint site. But in my elements.xml file it has 1 mistake of ...
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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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Is there a way to tell when a site is created and ready to use when creating it using powershell?

I'm creating a number of sites using a powershell script. Now, when each of the sites is finished, I want to activate features on it. My problem is that when I do this, it takes some time before the ...
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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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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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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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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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What is the best practice to duplicate a site collection?

I have a site collection, that contains sub-sites and other list that have different level permissions. If I use the "Save as template" I don't obtain a satisfied result, because template loses the ...
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How to create root site collection with custom web template using PoweShell

I have found Powershell script to create site collection with template "STS#0", but i want to create Root site collection with custom Template, what will be the possible powershell command?
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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 ...