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

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How to activate content type on specific web?

I have site collection ex: http://microsoft.com/ and i got few child webs: http://microsoft.com/news/ http://microsoft.com/somethingelse/ <Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/...
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Why am I still getting quota reached upload error after increasing the quota for a site collection?

A user was trying to upload documents to their site collection and reached the quota limit. I increased the quota for him but he is still getting the same error that the quota has been reached when he ...
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Error when importing site: BLANKINTERNET#0 vs. BLANKINTERNET#2

I've been working on a SharePoint 2010 site in a development area for a while, and now I've come to export individual sites (rather than the entire site collection) so that I can import them onto my ...
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Iterate Site Collection Administrators across web app

How can I find out all the sites where the user is a primary site collection administrator or a secondary site collection administrator. We have around 200+ site collections and growing and hence ...
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Best way to migrate a site collection from Enterprise to Foundation?

I have a site collection on an Enterprise server that I need to migrate to a server that only has Foundation on it. I have disabled all Enterprise-only features, and attempted a backup and restore, ...
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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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How to temporarily Disable a SharePoint Site

I faced a quite interesting situation today where I wanted to put my SharePoint side down, I mean I wanted to stop users from accessing it apart from the site collection admin. Removing User's ...
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Rename sitecollection

Im trying to rename a site collection by changing the url by using this PowerShell $site = get-spsite -identity http://xxx:9000/sites/SCOne $site.Rename("http://xxx:9000/sites/SCOneNew") I got ...
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How to redirect user to other site collection in same web application?

I have a web application named : "WebApplication:8000" in that I have created four site collections in that web application. WebApplication:8000 (Root) WebApplication:8000/sites/team1 WebApplication:...
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SharePoint 2010 performance with SQL Server RBS

The SharePoint 2010 capactity planning document states that a database for a single sitecollection should not exceed 200 GB. However, if I use SQL Server RBS I can keep the physical database size ...
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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 do I disable themes on a site collection?

I want to disabled themes on a site collection in SharePoint 2010 and am not sure how to go about doing so.
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cant find webapplication scoped feature anywhere

I developed a Custom Timer Job Feature using WSP Builder but for some reason I am not able to find it so that I can activate it. I know I can activate it using stsadm but why cant I find it in Site ...
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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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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 http://...
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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 Uri(...
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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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Can I change my public site collection into a 'normal' site collection?

My xxxx-public.sharepoint.com has very limited features compared to my other site collections that are not public. I have spent a while working on the public website but now I need access to features ...
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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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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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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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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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Backup site SharePoint 2013

I have web app, call it Company, on one of it's site collections I have a site, call it IT. I need to take IT site and make it as new site collection. I read here, SharePoint 2013 - restore a single ...
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An unexpected error has occurred. when creating a new site collection

I am working on SharePoint server 2013, and i created a new web application, then i try to create a new site collection at the root of the web application, and i chose the Team Site template.. now ...
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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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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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Source content DB Size after moving site collections

I have one content DB (Source content DB) with 500+ site collections in it. Recently i have moved all site collections to 10 different content DBs (using Move-SPSite command) in order to improve ...
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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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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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Add PHP Intranet Site to sharepoint

I have been given files for a whole PHP Intranet portal to add to sharepoint and i have no idea how its done. The site runs on port 82. The database i'm using is MS-SQL server 2008. Can anyone help me ...
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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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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 COMPANY_DOMAIN\...
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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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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 ...