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

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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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External content types across site collections

I have used Sharepoint designer 2010 to make SQL server tables available as external content types (and lists) for a site collection but what about across multiple site collections--can this be done?
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Can I move a Variation root to another site collection?

Here is my problem. When I set up the portal the requirement was simple - just one site collection. I set up the site collection under the root and added some variations. Looks something like ...
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Powershell - How to add multiple site collection admins as secondary?

How to add multiple site collection admins for a given site for secondary? I tried below but it replaces existing secondary. Any idea? Set-SPSite –Identity $siteCollectionUrl –SecondaryOwnerAlias ...
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Creating site collection - PowerShell vs. Central Admin

I have a PowerShell script in which I first create a new site collection, then fetches the SPWeb object of the sitecollection and then set some properties. Due to a specific error, I have instead ...
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SPSite.Exists always returns false

I am trying to determine if a site collection exists, but the SPSite.Exists method always seems to return false regardless if the site collection exists or not. Snipp: bool exists; Uri uri = new ...
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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(); ...
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List all site collections in SP Online

Is it possible to get list of site collections using JavaScript Object Model in SharePoint Online? I would like to display a list of Site Collections in left navigation. something like below. ...
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Getting entire tree with webs, subwebs and lists fails if there is no access to atleast one teamsite

So I have a collection of some teamsites and subsites with their lists. And if I for example as a user don't have permissions for one subsite, then I have an exception after sending a request: ...
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Search multiple site collections

I have 7 site collections and would like to return search results from all of them. That currently only works for the first site collection I created while setting up the farm. Whenever I search ...
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What roles can't site collection administrators do that farm administrators can?

Trying to clearly distinguish what the roles that Farm Administrators, Site Collection Administrators and also Site Collection Owners each have. Moreover what roles can't site collection ...
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Copy user accounts across site collections

I am writing an archival Feature for a SharePoint 2010 list using C#. I have it copying the list items and all version history over to the new site collection but the Modified By and Created By fields ...
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Set group as secondary owner of a Site Collection

All is in the subject. Is it possible to use an AD group (instead of a user) as the secondary owner of a Site collection ? Both in graphical mode and with powershell (New-SPSite ... ...
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SharePoint - 500 INTERNAL SERVER ERROR

If I want to browse to my site address i get this message: 500 INTERNAL SERVER ERROR this is what i see in event viewer: The World Wide Web Publishing Service (WWW Service) did not register the URL ...
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How to create a new site collection and open it in SPD?

Using a virtual machine (Oracle VirtualBox with Windows 7 and Sharepoint Server 2010), when I create a new site-collection in SCA, I can't open it with Sharepoint Designer. When I try, it says: ...
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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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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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Publish a site template to multiple site collections

I have two team site collections inside my SharePoint web application 2013. Inside the first site collection I saved one of the sub-sites as a template, and I am able to create new sub-sites based on ...
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What happens when you create an Explicit Inclusive managed path vs root SC subweb?

Hard to fit the exact question into the title, but given the following: If you have a managed path with explicit inclusion i.e. http://foo.com:123/bar and you attempt to create a web on your root ...
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Sharing Groups between site collections/web applications

I am currently setting up an enterprise search centre and have run into the problem of users from the intranet not having access permission. I was wondering if there is a way to copy/share across the ...
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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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New-SPSite - Could not find user when using SAML Claims

I have a Host Header web application https://example.com (SharePoint 2013) where users will login from ADFS using SAML Claims. I am in the process of provisioning multiple site collections for ...
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SharePoint 2013 High-Trust App - Site Collection Provisioning

Hi I am trying to get an app done to provision a Site Collection. The vision is to allow the user to enter important details and then click a button and have the Site Collection created ...
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How to add files manually to SharePoint site collect in readonly mode?

We have a SharePoint2010 on HTTPS with only one site collection. All users will have readonly access to the documents therefore site collect is locked to readonly. But we would like the site ...
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SharePoint 2010 Site Collection Quota - changed but not taking effect?

I have users getting the Site Collection Quota exceeded error message in SP2010. I have increased the limit in Central Admin to 80gb out of which only 5gb are being used. BUT they are still getting ...
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Site Creation using SharePoint

If you decide to move your Intranet to the SharePoint 2013, which tools do you use to design your home page? I mean do you create Site Collection through Central Administration? If I desire to design ...
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2 SiteCollections in same web app - what is special about the root site collection?

So, I have these 2 site collections within a single web app at port 83: Main Site Collection: / Nested Site Collection: /sites/custom/ Again, these are 2 separate isolation boundaries.. each is ...
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Creating a Site Collection - Get “Error in resolving user”

I have a SharePoint 2013 environment in a DEV_DOMAIN that was upgraded from SharePoint 2010 COMPANY_DOMAIN should have a trust set up with DEV_DOMAIN. I'm logged into the site as ...
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Set-SPSite with UserAccountDirectoryPath to specific OU could be ignored by site collection

I've had the case with SharePoint 2010 site collection what was set during creation to use UserAccountDirectoryPath to specific OU. It created w/o exceptions but wasn't following the restriction ...
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Getting Web Template using Configuration ID

I am able to get Web template by checking its ID, but we have ten's of web configurations within a web template so in short we have loads of web template id's with different configurations and Title. ...
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new spsite for hr.abc.com

I was wondering which answer is more correct? I picked new-spsite but my answer is marked incorrect.
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How do you do an intelligent redirect at the sub-site and site collection level?

I need to migrate an entire site collection to another site collection. For various reasons, this process could take several days. We plan to migrate one sub-site at a time. While this process is ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Turning off Content Approval for an entire site collection - Once

I'd like to turn off Content Approval, for all libraries, (Page, Document, Images) once, at a Site Collection level and, hopefully, it will be automatically set across the entire site collection. ...
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Remove default.aspx from the root site MOSS url

When we request our root SharePoint MOSS site, we see a redirect to default.aspx. Is it possible to change this within MOSS to just show the domain name and not append default.aspx?
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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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Creating Site Collection - Access Denied

I am remotelly installing SP 2013 via AutoSPInstaller and I am having trouble during script while its try to create site collection. -------------------------------------------------------------- ...
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back up restore onto a different site collection

If I was to use a backup of one site collection and restore it onto another, would this give me every single thing that was on that site collection. So sites, lists, workflows etc?
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Can we do full and incremental back ups of sharepoint site collection using powershell commands

We are using STSADM commands to use full and incremental back ups of sharepoint 2013 site collection. Planning to do using Powershell commands now but i don't see incremental and full back powershell ...
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Not able to create a web application and site collection in SharePoint 2013

I am not able to create a site collection or web application from Central Administration in SharePoint 2013. It gives me server error. One month back I was able to create but now I am unable to create ...
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Security question regarding document in siteassets of a site collection being accessed in subsites

I created a site collection that has about 50 subsites under it. Each subsite has individual security. I put a link to a document in the main collection's site assets so that I would only have to ...
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Is there a way to change the default theme of a site collection and fututre subsites?

I am trying to brand our extranet in SP 2013. The site collection is using the OOB "Orange" theme. When I create a subsite, the subsite uses the default SharePoint 2013 theme. I can go back and ...
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How to Restore Same Site Backup in Same Content DB to create another site collection in the same web application?

I have a site backup and i want to create two site collection from that backup in one web application.when i try to restore second site collection on same web application it restrict me to do so.As ...
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Host Named Site Collections with own Content DB, and problems (Top Nav Bar, and force to log on always)

This is the scenario: I. All Site Collections have thier own Content Database II. Site Collection A is Root Site Collection (created directly under Web Application = has exact same url as Web ...
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I am moving a site collection from one farm to another

I have been working on this for a few weeks now. I have tried many things but just can seem to get things to work correctly. I am trying to move a site collection from one farm to another. The source ...
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Problems with WebApplication after Host Header name is given [closed]

I have created a Web App with Host Header and created a Site collection in it. There was no error message or any problems pertaining while creating web app or site collection but problem comes when I ...
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Remote Blob Storage and MaxSiteCollection in Sharepoint 2010

looking online I found tons of material on Remote Blob Storage so I finally realise my content "redirect" on file system. My question is very simple: in every tutorial I found the created DB has ...
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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 ...