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

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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Does the System Account need to have direct permissions on a site?

My team's created a new site collection in SharePoint 2010. I'm setting permissions on the site and when I go to "Site Actions > Site Settings" I noticed that the System Account SHAREPOINT\system has ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Displaying a library on a different site (same collection) in SP2013

On my root site, I have a document Library which contains a lot of important documents. For this Library, on its owning site I can create a webpart which views the folders and items in a nice manner. ...
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Office 365 “sites” vs. “teams” managed path when creating a site collection

In Office 365 when you create a new site collection, the Web Site Address gives you the option to choose to create your site collection under "sites" or "teams". What is the difference and why would ...
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Deleted site collection missing from recycle bin

We have been having some issues with restoring deleted site collections in our stage and prod 2010 SP1 environments. We have all of the default recycle settings configured, and have enabled the ...
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Creating SPSiteCollection, top level site programmatically

I have been given a task to create an event that dynamically creates new site collections on our sharepoint webApp. Thing is using Central Admin I can create "http://testsite.com/sites/newSite_1" and ...
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Host Named Site Collection show IIS8 default home page

I created web application using Powershell then created Root Site Collection via CA after that created a Host Named Site collection using Powershell. following is the script. but when I browse to the ...
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sharepoint 2010 site collections disappeared

We have a staging server on client's environment. It worked well for several months, but the last time I noticed that 3 of 4 site collections disappeared from a Web App. I restored them last Saturday. ...
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How check if a site (not site collection) has sub sites in it? [Object Model]

I am trying to figure out a way to check if a Site inside a Site Collection has sub sites in it. To get sites inside a site collection, we can use the below code. foreach (SPWeb siteobject in ...
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Extranet / Intranet - Site Collection or Web application

I'm new to SharePoint and I have a question. If you already have an existing intranet or extranet infrastructure and you want to create(/expose) another one, should I create a new site collection, a ...
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Can you backup a site collection structure but not include the content?

I have a very large site collection with 10,000s of documents. I want to create a copy of the site collection but not necessarily all of the content. Is there a good way to make a cop of a site ...
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Accessing list from Site collection A inside SitcollectionB

I have two site collections (A and B) belonging to the same content database. Inside site collection A there is a list "List1".. now i want to have the same list in the site collection B such - if ...
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Site collection with diferent url

I have a question regarding the adress of the site collection. I know the web application is sort of enterance point, which has ofcourse different urls, but is it possible to assing an url to site ...
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how to Find Template Name that has been used while creating a new Site Collection

I have like tens of custom Site definitions, so when I try to create a new site collection I select a template name, let say "ABCD 2020 DEVELOPMENT ISSUE SOLVED" and create a new site based on this ...
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alternative to import/export sharepoint 2007

I am trying to export a site with subsites to a new site collection but because I am using hundred of custom features, lists, master pages & relative sharepoint things, I am getting many expection ...
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Sharepoint Sites

I am a developer and I have set up a Sharepoint test environment with WSS3 and created a few sites, lists and folders. I am a little confused about managing Sharepoint Sites from the Sharepoint web ...
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How to detect when user goes from one site collection to another in the same web application?

I have a several site collections in the same web application and I need to handle events when user goes from one site collection to another. I need it for specific actions, like setting "lcid" cookie ...
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Moving Site Collection to different server

I have a site collection that is located on our project server that needs to be incorporated to our main SharePoint Enterprise server. As a little more background, the project server was setup first ...
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Error 403 Forbidden - when a site collection is locked as readonly

I got an an error 403 Forbidden when I browse a site collection that I set to readonly (locked). MOSS 2007 without SP2. Is it related to SP2 installation ?
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Is it possible in MOSS to have every newly created site collection only search within the site collection?

Is there a configuration setting or anything that could be done so that when a newly created site collection can only search within itself and nothing outside of that scope? All those site collections ...
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Recreating a Parent site in Sharepoint online

When deleting a parent site in SharePoint Online, it goes to recycle bin. When I try to recreate the same site, It gives me the error Site already exist and I can't recreate the parent site. ...
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How to find the deleted sites under a site collection?

There is a commandlet for finding the deleted site collections in sharepoint ( Get-SPDeletedSite). How can i find the deleted sites under a site collection?
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How to list the sitecollections in a sorted manner

I have written a powershell script for listing the sites in a web app. $webapp=get-spwebapplication "https://my.comp.com" $allsites= $webapp.Sites foreach($msite in $allsites) { ...
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LastContentModifiedDate of A Site Collection

How to determine the LastContentModifiedDate of a Site Collection using Powershell?
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Show library in another site collection

I want to show a document library on a site in another site collection. Is there any other way then using the page view webpart? I've tried with jQuery and the load function but this showed no ...
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The file <filename> is locked for editing by user <username>. OWA cannot preview it too

On our SP2013 on-premises environment. We have OWA installed. Recently Excel file (.xlsx) is locked and prompt for the error at title. We confirmed the opened the file 2 days ago. At this moment, ...
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How to verify if current user is a SCA (Site Collection Administrator)?

I have a NavBar at my master page that will only be displayed to the SCA (Site Collection Administrators). I'm using jquery SPServices to do that validation, but the only examples that i found suggest ...