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

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Manage content and structure is missing from Site Actions Menu items in 2010

My menu item "Manage Content and Structure " is not present in the Site Actions Menu, after some google research i found that there are 2 features that need to be activated for this item to show up. I ...
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Get-SPSite fails to return all site collections for a content database

I have 3 content databases spread over 2 servers (A & B) called: A1 B1 B2 I wanted to move a site collection from A1 to B1. As they are on different servers, I backed up, removed the site and ...
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Backup and Restore Sitecollection: users on target machine not existing

I backed up a sitecollection from Server A and restored that sitecollection to server B using stsadm backup and stsadm restore. Before the backup I removed the users from the sitecollection user ...
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error 0x80070055 when provisioning a site collection with Document Center or Record Center

In QC we are getting 0x80070055 error when provisioning a site collection with web template Document Center or Record Center template. Did some googleing and learned this error is due to dup guid in ...
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Synchronize user regional settings across site collections

We have a company web application that is divided into multiple site collections though the average user only sees this as a single "website" because they are linked with a single global navigation. ...
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Site Collection: Configure Audit Settings: Selected audited events only remain checked for a few minutes

Under Site Collection Administration -> Site Collection Audit Settings, I can enable events to audit, click OK. Then I go make changes; update a list item, delete a document, check out an item. I can ...
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Irregular behavior in SharePoint Designer based workflows

I am using SharePoint Designer 2010 to build list workflows. However, workflows that I have built and tested are unpredictably disappearing from the list of WFs available to run in the browser UI. ...
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Restore-SPSite reports “No content databases are available for this operation…”

I've run a site collection backup using Backup-SPSite. I then deleted the Site Collection using CA. Then tried to restore is using Restore-SPSite. Got the error "No content databases are available ...
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Site Collection Not Selectable in Central Administration After Moving Site Using SQL .bak File

I've inherited a SharePoint site as sql .bak file. I took the following steps to create the site: Create a Web Application Create a root site (no template) Delete the default database: Remove-...
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Locate a document (set) across site collection boundaries

I have a scenario where I am investigating mechanisms to distribute storage of documents across multiple site collections. This is primarily due to storage considerations, best estimate is that we'...
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Convert a basic site to a full site in SharePoint 2010?

I'm not quite sure of the best way to ask this. I have some sites that I would call basic sites (SharePoint Foundation 2010 was WSS) that have very basic functionality and then I have other sites ...
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Moving a sub site between Site Collections in SharePoint 2013

I have created a Site Collection and with a sub site for a department in our company. Now they have requested to move that sub site to another site collection which belongs to another department. How ...
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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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Use a different CSS for system pages

Is there a way to apply a different CSS file to system pages in a SharePoint 2010 site collection? We don't want to modify the master page and weren't sure if there's any other solution. Thanks. ...
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What is the physical path of newly created SiteCollection

I am very new to SharePoint 2010. I have created a new site Collection named "MySiteCollection", I want to know where this "MySiteCollection" is created? What is the physical path?
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How to create a site collection programmatically: permissions problem?

I'm encountering some problems while creating programmatically a Site Collection.. I tried in many ways, but without fortune. First of all, I must say that the account I'm using is: Farm ...
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When would you want to create a new Managed Path?

Could someone explain when or why I would want to generate a new managed path in a SharePoint Web Application? Bismarck
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create New site collection with new content database using powershell

How to create a new site collection in existing web application but with new content database using powershell.
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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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How to find SharePoint site in IIS?

I have created multiple SharePoint sites in local Sharepoint Server (farm). When I Open the IIS, I am not able to see any WebSite which is created in my sharepoint server. So How can I find the ...
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Site Collections <target user> is a member of

There is already a webpart for this but it shows subsites etc, which is not the requirement. What I need is a webpart that will list the Site collections a target user is a member of, and it must be ...
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can i have a site collection within another sitecollection

I wonder If there is any case we can have a site collection within another site collection in sharepoint 2007 and if we can have then whats the advantage and if we cant do it then why not.
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Creating a site in the root of the web application with same name as managed path

I am quite new to MOSS. I have created a site collection at the root of the web application and created new site named as "sites". So the URL for the newly created site reads as http://servername:3456/...
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Powershell (or sts command) for moving SC databases

I have 5 sc in 1 database (Database1). (Databases have been created for each sc). Now the task is to move 4 of the sc database from Database1 and put them into different database (where they belong). ...
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Move an existing Site Collection to a new Content Database

We have 5 Content DBs for a Web Application which has 50+ Site Collections. I want to move an existing Site Collection from one content DB to another. Is that possible, if so how ?
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Where is the “Style Library” folder in SharePoint Online?

I have a site collection at the following location: www.example.sharepoint.com/SiteCollection/. My understanding is that the Style Library should be located at www.example.sharepoint.com/...
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Newly created site collection could not be found

I have a fresh SharePoint 2013 on 2008r2 installation. I create a new web application with default settings but instead of the default public url, I enter http://qwe: I go on to create a site ...
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Site provisioning wizard?

I am using SP 2013 on prem, and need to create custom wizard for creating site collections. I can use old school method of using an application page with c# etc, but I am instead looking for "the ...
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How to place My Sites inside another site's URL but still keep them logically isolated?

I'm setting up SharePoint 2013 as a company intranet site, and we want to implement My Sites; I know the best practices call for placing them in their own web application and content DB, but we'd ...
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Event receiver on site collection creation

Are we able to code an event receiver on site collection creation? I have so custom site definitions, i do everything with features. So i need to activate a feature on site collection creation.
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PowerShell to iterate through all SharePoint Lists

Is it possible to iterate through all the lists in a site collections and create a folder name "Test" using PowerShell? Fine Regards
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User groups at the site level

I have a created two side by side sites, A and B, and wanted to create a group in site A and another unrelated group in site B. But then discovered that in the page "A > People and Groups > All ...
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Cannot delete orphaned Sharepoint 2007 site

I have a site collection that is listed in Central Admin > Application Management > Site Collection list. When I click on the link there, no details are shown on the right hand side. The site ...
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Automating Site Collection Creation

I have a need to allow non farm administrators to be able to create site collections using a very specific site definition. These people will not have access to central admin and so require a custom ...
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How to delete Root-level SiteCollection

I was supposed to create a sitecollection for a web-app. By mistake I created it as a rootlevel site collection instead of a subsite through UI. For Eg.: Web app -> http://abc.ab.com Sitecollection ...
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Count of documents based on site column content across multiple site collections?

I have a requirement for a dashboard and wondering how to implement in best possible way. I guess CSOM + REST is the only option Requirement: Have multiple site collections with one Document ...
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Best approach to remove the title field from my issue tracking list

I want to add an issue tracking list, which have the following custom columns:- Book Name Book Description Book Author published date Publish status. now to achieve this i did the following steps:-...
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Rename Site collection after re creating it once after deletion :SP2010

Old Site Collection name = ABC delete the site collection Create a new Site COllection with same name = ABC but on UI the title of site collection shows ABC-2 I have tried updating the title ...
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Sharepoint 2013 Online Site Collection Backup-Restore using CSOM

I have created one site collection on SharePoint Online. Now I want to make another site collection with the same content. So can anyone explain me how to go about backup and restore of site ...
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Managing & Maintaining sites for our departments

I want to build sites (sub sites or site collections) for each of our departments, named:- HR. Finance Operations The entire sites will share the following :- Each site will have four lists:- ...
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Get site collection users programmatically

How do I get all site collection users programmatically? I want all the users not the groups.
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Managing shared & list-specific drop-down lists ,, should they be managed differently

I am working on a new SharePoint project, where we need to define a site template that has 4 issue lists. And end users will be creating sub sites based on the template. Now the problem I am facing ...
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Create list intance for all the sites and subistes in a Site Collection - Visual Studio

I created a Visual Studio SharePoint project that has a custom list in it. When I deployed the solution, the list instance is created for only the root site and not for subsites. The feature scope is "...
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Is there a way to allow my Subsite to inherit the same Master page from its parent site collection

I have a site collection of type Team site, where i did some customization for the seatle.master master page using SharePoint designer 2013. Then i have created a sub-site under the site collection,...
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how to check if any site collection is associated with web application

I have created Web Application with Powershell. I want to check if any site collection is associated with web application using powershell? How it can be checked?
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Move-SPSite 403 Forbidden

I performed a move-spsite on a site collection. Now when I try to link the site (/sites/mySiteCollection) I get 403 Forbidden. (I am site collection administrator). The move operation ended with no ...
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Restrict Site collection admins to view documents in Shared Document Library

Is there any way to restrict site collection administrators to view or edit the documents in shared documents library. If yes, then please let me know. Thanks.
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Architecting and SharePoint 2007 Upgrade to 2010

I'm planning a migration/upgrade to SharePoint 2010 from 2007 for our intranet. I'm researching best practices for information architecture to best optimize performance and organization. The farm is ...
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What are the main differences between a site collection and a collection of sub-sites?

I need to choose between making a bunch of sub-sites or site collections.
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Unable to create sub site in sharepoint2013

I try to creating a sub site but always getting error Sorry, you don't have access to this page. My account has full control rights on this site, I further investigate and found that i had no ...