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

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Unexpected error even before login prompt

I have a web application with 8 site collections, each with their own database. I'm getting a strange error when trying to open 3 of them, but only when trying to go directly to them in a new browser ...
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Rules of thumb for when to use a site, a subsite, or a site collection?

I am developing a company website/portal in SharePoint, and am trying to figure out the best way to organise it into site collections, sites and subsites -- I'm confused by the terminology I think. ...
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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 Search Web part to other Site collection

I need to create a Content Search Web part restricted to a specific URL. I have to show the documents from a list in an other site collection. Is it possible? I'm trying but I do not see results.
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Site logo link to root Site Collection using powershell

I'm searching for a powershell script to link/redirect all the logos of the sites to site collection root. I know that I can code in master page file, like this solution ...
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Not able to create site collection in sharepoint 2013

I have created New Web application using PowerShell with Windows Authentication mode using spadmin account. Application successfully created. but when I try to do create Site collection for the same ...
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Migrating Host Named Site Collections to SharePoint Online

Is it possible to migrate on premises host named site collections to SharePoint Online while preserving the host names? This support link indicates it may not be possible. This MSFT recommendation ...
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Create site collection from REST Api

I have read guides like http://sharepointryan.com/2013/09/10/create-a-sharepoint-site-spweb-using-rest-in-spd-2013-workflow/ but that is to help create a subsite and not the actual site collection. ...
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Create subsite in another site collection using event recievers

I am trying to create a subsite in another site collection using an event receiver on a list from current site collection. How do I do that? I have tried getting the context of the target site ...
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Site Collection second-level

I am using SharePoint 2013, is it possible to create a Second-level site collection by Powershell? I mean, a Site Collection (not substite) child of another Site-Collection.
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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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How to create a MOSS Feature which loads within every site collection page

I need to create a Survey in a SharePoint site. This survey needs to displayed to every user within the site before the page load, so the user will be forced to complete it. After completing the ...
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Get the SUM of Items from Media library in all site collections in SP2010 using JavaScript

How to get the SUM of Item Count from "Media" library in all site collections(more than 100) in SP2010 using JavaScript(or any other way). I've more than 100 site collections and each site collection ...
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Multiple WFEs conflicts with a sitecollection

Just a qucik one, what could be the possible cause of error, or where to look for fixing this error. We got multiple front-ends, and everything is working fine. BUT, on the third WFE users cannot ...
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SP2010: Sitecollection not available, Subsite available

I have been reading here a lot and also found a few solutions for my problems. But now I have a problem and I haven't found anything similar to our problem. We have a sharepoint 2010 sitecollection ...
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SharePoint list, catalog and layouts

We are using SharePoint 2013. Would like to know:- Is the _catalog folder common to all webs in site collection?, please explain. Is the Style Library common to all webs in site collection?, ...
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Missing default.aspx when creating site-collection from web template - 404

I have a custom web template that I use to create a new site-collection. I get the success message, but when I continue to site/default.aspx I get a 404 "The page you're looking for doesn't exist.". I ...
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Display Site Collection Web Analytics Report from multiple site collections on a page

I have a requirement to display the Site Collection Web Analytics reports for several site collections in one place. How can I do this, as it seems SharePoint doesn't allow for much in the way of ...
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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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Loop though subsites and get all Property Bags - jQuery deferred issue

I'm trying to loop through all subsites under a site collection, get a Property Bag per site and push all the gathered results into an array. I'm having trouble checking if all the jQuery promises ...
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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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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 ...
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SP13: Calendar Permission Groups

I have a calendar that I created in SP13. I would like to add others from a different site collection to the calendar. However, when I go to list settings > permissions that particular group name ...
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Farm Setup account unable to access site collection

I used account SP_Setup to install SharePoint. This account is not only the site collection administrator but also added in "Owners" group in that site collection but when I try to open site ...
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Custom WebParts that depend on custom lists

I have a web scoped feature that creates List instances based on list-Definitions and i want these lists to be created in a sub-site. I'm running into the issue that the custom web-parts that use ...
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Is a Site Column related to a web or site collection

just going through some slides for SharePoint 2010 Developer Certification slides and it says Site Columns are related to web, but I thought they are created on site collection level, can someone ...
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Setting up Sharepoint for Corporate departments

If you have various departments like Human Resources, Operations, Marketing, etc. what is the best way to setup Sharepoint to accommodate each department? Should each department have a subsite of ...
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~ in ~site/_catalogs/masterpage/m.master is ignored

I've received a WSP where the contained pages reference the master page as shown in the title. The pages are deployed to a folder under the Site (ie http://app.contoso.com/PagesFolder/welcome.aspx). ...
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Site collection REST API

I would like to know how to access a list of sites with the ListData.svc REST API. Thanks.
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How to display a database table in a page, based on the current Site Collection Subsite

being new to the Sharepoint scene, I was wondering what the best approach was in this situation. I have a few customers, who all login into the Main Home site, and then get a link to their resp. ...
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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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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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Retrieve toplevel site's subsites using REST _api

I'm currently working on an iOS app which uses _api-services to retrieve data stored in documents libraries of a SharePoint Online. Consuming _api/web/Lists/ works well so far. At the moment the REST ...
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Programatically determine who created a site collection

Is there a way, preferrably with Powershell, to determine who created a site collection? I'm not interested in who the site collection admins are, but who the actual creator of the site collection ...
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Single Site Collection growing above 200 GB limit

What is the recommended approach when a single site collection (on a Content Database) is growing above the 200 GB limit? All files are stored in the same site collection, within different sites and ...
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Site Collection Limitations

Is it possible to have multiple content DB for a site collection? If so how to link the content DB?
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Restore sitecollection from backup is not working

I have a problem while restoring a backup file on another server. Servers build versions are the same. I'm executing the Restore powershell command. And it is giving me the following error: ...
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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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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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Xslt file not overriden on sub sitecollection

I have modified the ContentQueryMain xsl file and want to override it when I deploy. So far it works fine, but I have multiple site collections where I also need to override the ContentQueryMain xsl ...
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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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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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how can a webapplication may have site collection like host-headers?

When I try to find the site collection on the dev system I could see the below and wondering how can a webapplication may have site collection like this? Get-SPWebApplication http://spdev01 | ...
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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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Performance with a large number of sites in a sitecollection

In the sharepoint 2010 capacity planning document there is a supported limit of 250000 sites per sitecollection. There is however the following note in the document for this limit: Deleting or ...
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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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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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Sharepoint Site permission issue

We have a web application based on SharePoint. Every Saturday night Site collection permission default groups gets deleted automatically and it is difficult to find the cause of this issue. We have ...
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Entity (External Content Type) cannot be found with Namespace = 'http://server1', Name = 'user_information'

I restored site collection backup from one farm to another. I am displaying data from this content type on one of my publishing site page. I had already created this external content type before ...
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Site collection not created programmatically only in LIVE Server

I am using SharePoint 2007 and was not able to create site collection and add sites pro grammatically using c# code. Some times it creates the site collection and some times it doesn't. works fine ...