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

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Setting up RBS for 2nd Site Collection

Few days ago I follow Microsoft's article (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee663474.aspx) on Setting up RBS for SP2010. It's all working fine for the Sales Site collection. Now, Legal ...
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Recommended Site Collection Size and Recycle Bin Setting

I'm working in the SharePoint Online - Dedicated environment. Based on some documentation that I have read concerning limitations of Web Applications, Content Database sizes I've gathered the ...
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How to provide navigation with multpli site collections and site collections as sub sites?

We have split up a site with a massive amount of sub sites into some site collections and in the URL hierarchy some sub sites are site collections, i.e: top level -> Site collection 1 | SC2 | SC3 ...
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Publishing feature in Sharepoint 2010: Groups

Someone told me a while ago that it isn't recommended to delete the groups that are created when activating the publishing feature on sitecollection-level. Anyone who has an idea why? I'd like to keep ...
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NullReferenceException when creating new site collection

Running a SharePoint 2010 farm. Whenever I attempt to create a new site collection I get the following error "Object reference not set to instance of an object" which is generated from a generic ...
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Unable to delete group without being site collection administrator

I have a Sharepoint Group (SPGroup1) whose owner is User1. User1 has full control over the root web site (and all its sub-sites), however it is not a site collection administrator. When I log in as ...
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Web Apps, Site Collections and Webs

in our organisation we use wss 3.0 for out intranet. SharePoint usage has grown in recent months and the intranet itself is great. It consists of: 1 WFE; 1 SQL; 1 WebApp; 1 Root Site Collection; We ...
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Specific content datatbase for a site collection

We have two content databases in a webapplication. We would like to have a site collection in a content database (Content_DB1) and rest of the site collection should be created in the another content ...
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Which site template to use for embedding existing applications?

I'm currently going through the SharePoint Planning and Architecture documentation, planning a SharePoint installation. I'm on the section "Determine Sites and Subsites". One of the things suggested ...
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Adding Site Collection Owners

I'm trying to add an account to the site collection owners on users personal sites. I'm using the following: User spUser = null; using (ClientContext clientContext = new ClientContext(siteURL)) { ...
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I am trying to get group name from the groupcollection based on the string match but i am unable to do

I am trying to get group name from the groupcollection based on the string match but i am unable to do with the foreach statement , please advice on my below script, i do not want to call onsuccess ...
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Upgrading from SP2010 to SP2013 - health check error on site templates

I'm attempting to upgrade a SP2010 environment to SP2013 and have come across an issue that won't let me upgrade a site collection. I am attempting to upgrade by copying over the content databases ...
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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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How to allow contributor users to add web parts

I am working on an enterprise wiki site collection, currently contributor users with the following permission level, cannot add web parts:- I think that assigning them a Design permission will ...
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Document Template with Managed Metadata Across Site Collections

We have a Document Template that has several managed metadata fields. We would like to use this template across several (50+) site collections. However, we get the following error when we try to ...
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What is the REST endpoint URL to get list of site collections?

If I go to SharePoint 2013 site, click on Admin -> SharePoint, you will see a list of site collections (the link is https://somename-admin.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/online/SiteCollections.aspx) What ...
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Sharing Site Pages across site collections

I have a root site collection where i have one site page. I want to share this site page across other site collections which will be used by my clients. i.e. suppose I make any changes to site page in ...
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Newsfeed problem

I created a new site collection and when I click on the newsfeed link it goes to the newsfeed of another site collection. How should I do to solve this problem?
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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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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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Recover accidentally deleted Site Collection

In the process of cleaning up site collections of a Sharepoint 2007 MOSS farm that should be sub webs I think I accidentally deleted the main site collection of my farm (kill me now). This also ...
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Display a text in site collection's page from a document

If you have a word document containing a text that is "My captain oh captain". The document is located at a list inside a site collection. I wonder if it possible to take the text "My captain oh ...
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Getting Error Restoring Site Collection

I see this is a pretty common error, but I'm still not able to solve it. I have a SharePoint 2010 site collection in my prod environment, which I backed up using the stsadm backup command, and I'm ...
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Best way to copy site collections

I am looking in to copying a whole SP 2013 collection to a new one. (target URL could be in the same server or farm, though unlikely) I want to mention that, this is meant to be a 'copy machine' to ...
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Understanding Host Named Site Collections

It was recommended to me that we use HNSCs for an upcoming project. After reading a couple of articles and blog posts, I'm starting to understand the different implications and requirements. Are the ...
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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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Looping through all the document libraries and modify the items

I have here a piece of code which loops through the all site collections and webs and lists to find particular and modify some items: foreach (SPSite site in webApp.Sites) { ...
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Personal Sites site collections only being created on default.aspx

I am having problems with the self service creation when the system account's site collection is being created automatically in a customized My Site Host. If I go to ...
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Equal Topnavigation on different Sitecollections?

I have several Sitecollections and all of them should have the exact same Topnavigationbar. Publishing Feature is activated. Example: On Sitecollection A the Topnavigation should show Sitecollection ...
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SharePoint 2013 language

I want to be able to change my SharePoint sites to the dutch language. They suggested i download this: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30347 But this is English and the ...
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Opening site collection with admin user to prevent access exceptions

I have a custom webservice hosted in SharePoint. Within this service, I need to at times look up sites by id. Despite running code in an SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPriviledges block, I still get Access ...
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SharePoint Site collection

I have custom list(created using VS) where I need to add a new column. But in my site collection i got the data from restoring site collection in which new column information will not be there. Now my ...
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Host-Named Site Collections configuration

I am configuring SharePoint Server 2013 for Host-Named Site Collections & creating Initial Site Collections. Created a new Web Application to handle Host-Named Site Collections (HNSC): ...
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Is there a way to move files with the SP Object model in MOSS whilst retaining meta data?

Is there a way in SharePoint 2007 to move a file from one document library to another, in the same site collection programatically? I made this post about this on StackOverflow, with a bounty not too ...
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Get all webs with certain property value

If I have a certain number of webs within my site collection, and those web have set some property, eg. web.Properties["foo"] = "bar". I'd like to get list of all the webs which have property foo set ...
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After create site collection IE cannot display this web page

I have successfull created a webapplication in SharePoint 2010. Now I have some problems with Site Collection. SP2010 created it successfull but i cant display it in IE I have added it to DNS Entry. ...
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getting error while importing a site to a sitecollection sharepoint 2007

I exported a site which have many sub sites, and then that sub sites have several sub sites, but getting following error if someone got any idea about it. [16/07/2012 10:00:20]: Start Time: ...
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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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Sharepoint Site to create new project

I want to create a Sharepoint site so that I may automate the creation of new site from within my site. For example, a firm has several projects. A Project Manager tries to create a new site from the ...
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Is it possible to run Content Deployment incrementally using code?

I am running some Content Deployment jobs using the code but the jobs are not run incrementally, instead they are run by exporting all the objects. Is it possible to run them incrementally using the ...
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Problem Creating Site Collection

We are getting this error when attempting to create new sitecollections based on our sitedefinition. Any ideas of what can be wrong? Successfully applied template "STCommunitySite#0" to web at URL ...
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In SharePoint 2010 - Does SPSiteCollection.Add create the default groups?

Referring to http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/sharepointdevelopment/thread/b73dd31b-1ec9-4f44-8cb2-80b2f6796eb5 Does SharePoint 2010 create default groups when site collection is created ...
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Moving a subsite between site collections

My users have created a sub site. They have done some work to it. They have now decided that it should site in the deparment it was created but another one as they will be looking after the site going ...
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How to make Internet facing SharePoint website to cater different geographical locations?

I have a SharePoint Foundation hosting account. I want to provide SharePoint to private teams through an Internet facing site. There needs to be a selector page at the root domain where users can ...
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Nested Managed Paths

Should be an easy one for the sharepoint pros out there: Is it possible to nest a managed path under another managed path...all the theory i know up to this point tells me to no, but so far but ...
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Display all site collections on web application home page

I have a web application in my SP 2010 farm with the url as: http://servername I have 3 site collections in this web application as: / /sites/it /sites/finance When I browse to the url ...
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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 can I tell if I have a site collection?

I'm trying to use InfoPath from my local PC, with my SharePoint 2010 site located on a remote server. I have all the admin privileges you could imaging, having built the remote server, so I should be ...
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WSS/BPOS Is there an easy way to copy site-collections?

Quite often I use site collections per calender year. They contain team sites with task lists and datawebsites(multipage meetingsites). When you copy the individual websites they do exactly what I ...