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

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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JS/jQuery Check if on root web of root sitecollection

How is it possible to check in JS/jQuery if the user is on the root site of the root sitecollection in the webapplication? (Sharepoint 2010) Thanks! Example: ...
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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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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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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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How to rename site collection?

I want to change the title of a site collection. If I do this in the site settings and get the title via powershell it still shows the old name? Is there another way to do this?
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Create a new site collection c#

I'm trying to create a new site collection in Sharepoint Online tenant with Visual Studio. 1) I found http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/ms448720(v=office.14).aspx which says that the ...
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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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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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Advice Needed for New Intranet - How Many Site Collections?

I'm going to be working on a new Intranet for my company. The company is relatively small with around 150 employees. We have a number of different Departments within the company. I was planning on ...
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Splitting one Content DB into 10 DBs in SP 2010

We have 650 site collections all in one Content DB with 800+ GB in size. Because of this huge size, performance goes down and we have decided to split the DB into 10 different content DBs with maximum ...
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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?