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

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Restore Search Content DB under search site collection in SP2010

Below is my scenario:- I have a main application(http://dev.example.com/en/) and it has its own content DB. I have search application inside the main application as a site ...
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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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Only Site Collect Admin can deploy SharePoint?

I am trying to deploy a SharePoint 2010 project onto an SP server. When I hit F5 after building the solution, the output says that "Only a site collection administrator can activate or upgrade ...
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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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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 ...
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Look & Feel - Pagelayouts and Site Templates

I recently ran into a rather unfortunate assignment. It regards the selection of pagelayouts and sitetemplates which subsites should be able to use. As I'm supposed to change this for 20+ site ...
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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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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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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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SharePoint 2013 -creating site collection with CMSPUBLISHING#0 template fails

Wondering whether anyone can shed any light as to how to troubleshoot this issue. I can't seem to create a new site collection with CMSPUBLISHING#0 template - command shown below. Running into this ...
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OOTB Site Collection Map WebPart SharePoint 2010

Is there any OOTB web part in SharePoint that can pull out the list of all Site Collections present in the Web Application? I have multiple site collections under my domain. ...
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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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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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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. ...