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

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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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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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Should “BI Center Site” be used for any areas that will include a mixture of data content

We have a SP farm set up and it is in it's infancy. Our department is BI. There are 10 products within our company, each with different management and BI needs, therefore we'd like to create a site ...
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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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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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how to check if a webpart already exists on a page or not

I am adding three webparts with different titles to a given page url, but I need to check if webpart is already on page or not, here is the code i am using atm to add webpart to the page. using (...
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How can I tell which site collection template was used?

I need to create another Site Collection that is the same as our current site collection. However, I didn't create the first one. I know we are using a Publishing Template, but not sure it is a "...
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Method violates the constraint of type parameter 'T'

When trying to call this function I receive an error function ff(){ SiteProperties spp = tenant.GetSitePropertiesByUrl(siturl, true); ctx.Load(spp); ctx.ExecuteQuery(); spp....
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SharePoint 2013 reading data from multiple document libraries from multiple subsites in one site collection

I have multiple subsites in single site collection. All of these subsites have document library with same name. So is it possible using JSOM to read data from multiple document libraries with same ...
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how to find Imported web

I exported a web from a site collection and imported it to a newly created site collection but when I try to access it, I get 404. My new site collection is, https://2020.develop.com/custs/newsiteco ...
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How can I get a count of all documents in all site collections?

And if I need to make the same count but with some field filters? Is the best approach populate a list using SPSiteDataQuery and then make the report from that same list? spregards
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Disable certain list templates

We have a specific requirement, where we have to create dedicated site collection for hosting discussion boards. How we can disable all list and library templates and level only discussions, so users ...
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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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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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Rules of thumb for when to use a site, a subsite, or a site collection?

I am developing a company website/portal in SharePoint, and am trying to figure out the best way to organise it into site collections, sites and subsites -- I'm confused by the terminology I think. ...
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Messed up columns and forms after adding from existing site columns

I'm very new to SharePoint and have a stupidly high level of access to a site built for our team (dangerous!). Apologies if this is a duplicate question however I haven't been able to find a ...
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Backup a site collection from a farm with a version different than destination version

As I know if we restore a backup that is taken from a farm that holds a different config database version than the destination then it will not complete the restore process due to that difference in ...
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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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Delete site collection and send it to the Recycle Bin programmatically

On SharePoint 2013 I'm trying to delete a site collection programmatically and send it to the Recycle Bin. Through the interface is no problem, it goes straight to the Recycle Bin, but when it comes ...
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Site Collection Administrators permissions missing

I've run into a situation where my main administration account is missing the site collection administrator rights. The account in question did: Create the site collections. Stands as primary site ...
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Is it possible to create a new User Group subsite level only

Whenever I create a new user group in a subsite, the same user group is getting added at the top level site as well. Is it possible to create a new User Group on the subsite level only, either ...
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~ in ~site/_catalogs/masterpage/m.master is ignored

I've received a WSP where the contained pages reference the master page as shown in the title. The pages are deployed to a folder under the Site (ie http://app.contoso.com/PagesFolder/welcome.aspx). ...
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Find all workflows with a certain permission setting

I have a workflow which just got broken by a network administrator changing some active directory settings for a certain group. I was able to fix the workflow once the problem had been found but there ...
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System Account Vs. Site Collection Administrators

I have SharePoint 2010 Server. I have put myself as a Site Collection Administrator. Somehow someone was able to check out a document with the System Account. I, thinking that I had just as much ...
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2010 to 2013 Migration Site Collection Upgrade goes to white screen

After mounting my WSS_Content database, I went back to the migrated site collection to upgrade it, once I click "Im ready" to start the site collection upgrade, the processing screen flashes and then ...
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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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Site collections as content sources?

We have a particular site collection that is becoming a problem (with huge amounts of content, large lists etc), and it is massively interfering with the indexing process. Whilst ideally we would sort ...
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What are things litigators should know about SharePoint for document production purposes?

I am an attorney who does litigation. I am also very unfamiliar with the basics of SharePoint -- I only know that it is being used by more and more offices, and soon will be used by mine. Does ...
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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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Site collection title in breadcrumb

My breadcrumb is displaying my site collection title instead of my RootWeb title. How can I display the RootWeb title? Or how can I change my site collection title?
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No change in v4.master or css but still getting error

Getting this error "Code blocks are not allowed in this file" when accessing http://portal.company.com/companyErecord/rcconsole.aspx This is a brand new site collection created with Record Template. ...
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How to best duplicate a site?

I'd like to confirm the "best practices" of what I am trying to achieve. Currently, I have 1 SP 2010 application with 1 site that has users, (grouped appropriately) that have different permissions ...
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How to find total number of pages in a site and count of words in SharePoint site?

I am requested to generate a report that illustrates the number of pages and their corresponding URLs, plus the count of words on a page, and the number of files in that site (word, PDF, images..etc.)....
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SharePoint site creation is very slow in certain site collections

SharePoint 2010 Enterprise We have two site collections which are very slow when it comes to creating content like sites, lists, and libraries and accessing settings for existing objects. I would say ...
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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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Difference between Object cache and output cache

I came across couple of questions in exam dumps of 70 - 667 but bit confused if someone can explain me difference between output cache and object cache in few lines and possible scenarios we use them ...
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How to get host header on which site collection is being hosted?

For example my site collections structure is as follows: http://testserver1.com/sites/sitecollection1 http://testserver1.com/sites/sitecollection2 http://testserver1.com/sitecollection3 http://...
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How can I export to file the User Information List for a site collection?

I would like to export the User Information List to a file including the ID of each user. It doesn't matter if the solution is in C#/PowerShell/SharePoint UI.
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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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Why cant a Site collection owner/Site owner remove posts that a site member created in the feed? (Sharepoint 2013)

I have a site collection that have a teamsite, when a normal user posts something in the microfeed webpart the site collection administrator/site owner of the teamsite cant remove the post that the ...
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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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copy a SP 2010 site collection from prod to dev

We are trying to copy a SP 2010 site collection from our prod environment to dev. The site collection has it's own content db. Is it possible to just make a backup of the prod content db, restore it ...
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Seperate Web.Config file at Site Collection levels

In SharePoint, Web.Config file is only one as per One Web Application. Now, I have a One Web Application, Inside it different site collections, Now if i change something in web.config file it will ...
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Activating Site Collection Level Feature with PowerShell Script

I am trying to activate a Site scoped feature using a powershell script. I have another scrip which deploys my solution and I see my feature is installed correctly in Site Collection feature gallery. ...
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Why can the local administartor access a site collection?

I'm stumped by an access phenomenon because I am not sure how the permisssons for accessing a site collection work in this specific scenario: Even though I shouln't be able to do so, I am accessing ...
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How to add a Custom Column to a Site programmatically

I'm programmatically creating Site Collections. The only thing I'd like to add to the newly created Site Collection are some Custom Columns that I've added manually in other examples.. The code I'm ...
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SiteCollection not available after the DB was moved into a different volume/drive by DB Admin

I ran the below command to create a NewSiteCollection and new DB for Legal Team Add-PSSnapIn Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue; New-SPContentDatabase "...
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Does the System Account need to have direct permissions on a site?

My team's created a new site collection in SharePoint 2010. I'm setting permissions on the site and when I go to "Site Actions > Site Settings" I noticed that the System Account SHAREPOINT\system has ...
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Create Subsite on Get Request

I want to do the following. If a user comes to a special site collection he will be redirected to a subsite. If the subsite doesn't exist it will be created. I know that's a creation in a GETRequest ...
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Restore SharePoint 2010 Site Collection to SharePoint 2013?

We are considering moving a single site collection from a SharePoint 2010 box to SharePoint 2013 to take advantage of the difference in licensing for external anonymous users. Can you do a backup ...