A SharePoint site collection is a hierarchical set of sites that can be managed together.

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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 ...
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404 Error after Deleting Content Database (With no Site Collections)?

After detaching a database in SharePoint then subsequently deleting in SQL Server I have been getting 404 Errors at my root site collection default.aspx page, and a few other random site collections ...
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How many root site collections we can create

I have a simple question just to remove my confusion. In one web application, can we create multiple root site collections ? I have 3 different custom web templates, and for each template, I want to ...
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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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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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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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Site vs Site Collection which to use in this situation

Wanted some opinions.....the way i have structured things at the moment on my site is as follows 1 upper level site collection -> 300 individual sites that will be accessible by our vendors (each ...
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SharePoint 2010 - Prevent Site Collection from being crawled by Google

From the SharePoint Ribbon, for SharePoint 2010, how do we prevent a new blank site from being crawled by Google or any public search engines on the web? Thanks!
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Sharepoint 2013 App access cross site collections

I'm using SharePoint 2013 and I wrote an AppPart that needs items of a list other than it's host site collection. But it keeps popping up an error indicating that my request has been failed. Access ...
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Deleting a site having subsites?

How to delete a website which is having subsites in sharepoint 2010? I dont like to go to down level and start up deleting? i would like to delele site and subsites at a time?
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Page layout not available in one of the subsite

I have a site collection with many sub sites. I have created several page layouts at top level which are all available in all sub sites except one. That page layout is published. In all other sub ...
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Feature with Id 'guid' is not installed in this farm, and cannot be added to this scope

I have a WinForms project that acts as a Sharepoint 2013 Solution installer. It basically do some checking, create a sql database, adds and install a SP Solution and finally activates the feature. ...
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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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query all list items in site collection, any way to optimise this code or make it better?

I am going through all the lists in site collection, where list contains content type MvContentType, and for all list items in this list (this list only contain this content type, so all items have ...
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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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Site Collection Allwebs for current user

I need to iterate to all the web of a site collection using the current user permission. I tried: foreach (SPWeb web in site.AllWebs) { if ...
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Retrieve all site collections

I want to retrieve all site collections in an Online tenant through Visual Studio: I can do it via Powershell: get-sposite on-premise server : Get-SPSite on-premise again: var sites = ...
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how to inherit quick launch bar for entire site collection?

We have created a site collection (root web), it has a quick launch bar. Then, created a subsite, it has its own quick launch bar. Is there a way to use the same quick launch bar for the entire site ...
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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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Restore deleted web application in SharePoint 2013

I have one web application on port 6666. But by mistake that web application got deleted and now i want to recover that web application along with the site collection which was there on 6666 port web ...
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Create site collection remotely on-premises

Is there any way to create a site collection remotely in an on-premises environment where self-service site collection creation is enabled? There should be no custom web services or logic installed ...
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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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Not able to delete site collection using powershell

I am trying to delete a just created site collection but it keep giving me this error, PS C:\Users\svc_spadmin> Remove-SPSite -Identity "http://intranet.sharepoint2010 .com/portalll/DeleteMe" ...
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How to get all SharePoint Web Applications in the Central Administration Page from code behind

How can I have the list of all existing SharePoint Web Applications and their site collections from code behind .
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Sorry, this site hasn't been shared with you

I Created a web app in SharePoint 2013, and a site collection as well. But when I am about to open the page I get this message: Sorry, this site hasn't been shared with you. Any suggestions?
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two site collections, but groups only available in the first

I recently created a second site collection 'within' my first/root site collection. i.e. My primary site collection is found at: http://mysite.com and the second one is at: ...
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relationship between Site Collections in a web application

I have around 4 SiteCollections in a web application in Sharepoint 2007, I wonder if one site collection is for customer A, and second is for Customer B, will they be assessed using same IIS website ...
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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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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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Copy Site Collection in same Web Application

How can I copy a Site Collection to the same Web Application? I have got Public Site, so I can't save this as a template, or can I?
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Site collection and inherit master page in Sharepoint 2013

I've created a web application at : test.mycompany.net Then I created a root site collection at : test.mycompany.net (publishing portal template) and 3 site collections : test.mycompany.net/dev ...
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What does this page represent?

I am sure this is a really simple question, but can anyone tell me what this page represents? I know it is not my site collection page nor is it central administration. The reason I am asking is ...
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How to set Anonymous access to Site Collection using Powershell

I like to give Anonymous access to Site collection using power shell. How I will do this?
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SharePoint 2013: remove orphan site entry from database

We were moving some sites onto new database, one of the site restoration interrupted and resulted in having one orphan entry in the database. We are not able to restore the site backup with the same ...
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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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Content Types from Hub not showing up in sub site

I have the following web application MainWeb And within that application i can 2 site collections as follows / /sites/home I have created a Content Type Hub on my main site collection ("/") and ...
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Moving Sharepoint site/Content DB

I've got a question regarding moving a sharepoint site. Basically a user has created a Site collection on a wrong content DB and I'm now having to move it. The problem I have is that content on the ...
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Converting web to Sitecollection guidelines

What are the points should be considered before converting web to Sitecollection in SharePoint 2010?
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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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How to move site collection

during my internship my group created a tool for handling surveys. All stuff is put in one site collection, consisting of several subsites with adjusted master pages, custom lists and workflows. Now ...
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Managing my URL for my 2013 SharePoint site

I am reading about SharePoint 2013, but I got confused on what are the major differences when building the following in respect to the URL that will be produced:- Site Site Collection Sub sites ...
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My permissions have changed - again!

Three colleagues and myself have Full Control of our top level site. I don't often log into our site, however, a week ago I did and noticed I no longer had rights, however, my colleagues' rights were ...
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Use a webpart throughtout the site

Is it possible to use a webpart, f.x. a list of news on all sites, f.x. in a right column? The webpart will only be created once and then "copied" to all other sub-/sites.?
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Does Backup / Restore of a root site collection url include other site collection contents

I have a question regarding multiple site collections in a single web application. Take the following structure; http://www.site.com (Root site collection) http://www.site.com/sites/subsiteA (First ...
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Getting Web Template Not Found error while importing

I am importing a exported site with several sub-sites to a new Site Collection of its Own but getting following error Start Time: 8/9/2012 9:32:31 AM. Progress: Initializing Import. ...
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Display a list of subsites?

Is it possible to display a clickable, self-updating list of subsites on the top-level site? Also, is it possible to further sort the list according to the subsite category? if it is, how can you ...
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Backup-SPFarm or Backup-SPSite to backup a site collection and it's content database

Should I use Backup-SPFarm or Backup-SPSite to backup a site collection with it's content database? Dont both of them backs up with it's content database?
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SharePoint 2010 People Picker Issues

I recently performed a database attach upgrade from a SharePoint 2003 system to SharePoint 2007, then up to SharePoint 2010. Everything is running well, for the most part. But one of our biggest ...