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

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creating site collections using SharePoint management shell 2013

I am creating Site Collections for Testing SharePoint. I am using Host Named Site Collection to do that instead of the path based site collection addressing. For that Got a reference to the HNSC ...
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CSOM - Get root site collection URL

I'm trying to evaluate the position of users, defining whether they come from a site (test.sharepoint.com/sites/site1) or if they reside at the root site collection (test.sharepoint.com). Does CSOM ...
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“Sorry, something went wrong” Can't access SharePoint Portals as an admin

Everything was working fine and suddenly, I can't access SharePoint Sever 2013 portals that I created, I got that error : I checked the ULS log, but I couldn't understand the cause of the error. ...
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Not able to create a web application and site collection in SharePoint 2013

I am not able to create a site collection or web application from Central Administration in SharePoint 2013. It gives me server error. One month back I was able to create but now I am unable to create ...
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What is the difference between project site templates PWA#0 or ProjectSite#0

What is the difference between project site templates PWA#0 or ProjectSite#0 . Is PWA for 2010 and ProjectSite for 2013? I am looking at creating site collection for project server using PowerShell. ...
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SharePoint Site Collections Planning

I'm a SharePoint newbie and I am wondering the best way to design SP web application. There are 2 departments- Dept A takes customer data, Dept B analyses customer data. Can I create 2 site ...
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CurrentUser.IsSiteAdmin should be true but returns false

Why does CurrentUser.IsSiteAdmin return false for a user that is listed in the site collection admin in SharePoint? I am building an Office 365 app that accesses SharePoint via the REST api. During ...
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After restore a site collection displays HTTP 403 forbidden

First I Took a BackUp of a Site Collection Using CentralAdmin->BackUp & Restore ->Granular Backup-> Perform a site collection backup Then I Restored the Backup File named test.bak into Another ...
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Why am I not being able to set the site theme?

In preparation for a site migration to it's own site collection, I created a Site Collection in my development environment, and after demonstrating that it worked, I was approved to replicate the ...
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CSOM - Check if one root site collection

I have a situation in which I'd like to know whether the user is currently on their root site collection or not. I tried the following: var siteRelativeUrl = ctx.Web.ServerRelativeUrl; var isRoot = ...
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Host Named Site Collections with own Content DB, and problems (Top Nav Bar, and force to log on always)

This is the scenario: I. All Site Collections have thier own Content Database II. Site Collection A is Root Site Collection (created directly under Web Application = has exact same url as Web ...
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best appraoch to modify a site collection url inside sharepoint 2013

I have a site collection (of type enterprise KB) under the following URL http//servername/customer/questions where the customer is a wildcard managed path. now I want to change the site collection URL ...
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creating a site collection is taking too long

I have a SharePoint server with 10GB RAM & sql server with 10GB of RAM. now i want to create a new site collection inside our SharePoint server 2013, so i wrote the following command:- New-SPSite ...
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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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How to define department roles hierarchy in SharePoint 2010 and get user's Manager information in c#?

Having the SharePoint site where need to configure the access to the lists and libraries according the roles and permissions. How to define following hierarchy in SharePoint 2010 site. What groups I ...
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path to image in site collection image library

I am adding images to style image collection images through module. Here is my element.xml from my module <Module Name="MyModule" Url="SiteCollectionImages" RootWebOnly="TRUE"> <File ...
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How can I get the root site collection from SPContext.Current?

With SPContext.Current I can get the current site or current web. However, I would like to get the root site collection for my current web application. I know that I can get the web application from ...
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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 Import Sharepoint2013 site from the saved site template wsp?

I have saved the site using the method explained in Save site as template in SharePoint 2013 now , I want to import the site on another machine. how to achieve this?
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Cannot access site collection on new web server hosting SharePoint

I want to add another Web Server to host my SharePoint Server 2013 sites. What I want to achieve is that even if one of the server is down, the sites are still accessible via the second web server. I ...
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How to change database for existing site collection in a sharepoint web application?

I have created 2 site collections on one web application. How do I now assign a different database for these 2 site collections?
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How to use Portal site connection in SharePoint 2013

Is Portal site connection working in SharePoint 2013? I add another site collection but it seems not showing anything in my navigation.
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Moving Site Collection to a different Web Application

I have been configuring a SP 2013 site, and I have a My Site Host Site Collection on its own Web Application. But now I find out I can't use two distinct URLs (our "main" site, portal.company.com may ...
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Site to Site Migration in SharePoint Online (Versioning Needed)

I am trying to capture files from a "island" site that my company created when we were first learning sharepoint to our now more permanent infrastructure. The problem I am having is finding some way ...
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Content search web part - list subsite and its logo is vanished

I have created Content search web part with the help of MVP Benjamin Niaulin's En-Sharegate Blog and i displayed all the sub sites in my site collection, on my site's home page. But when I see this ...
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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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SharePoint site creation is very slow in certain site collections

SharePoint 2010 Enterprise We have two site collections which are very slow when it comes to creating content like sites, lists, and libraries and accessing settings for existing objects. I would say ...
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Access denied to site collection administrator

I am facing a very strange issue. I have two web applications. Inside those applications are two site collections each. When I log in as site collection administrator I can access all three site ...
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How can I tell which site collection template was used?

I need to create another Site Collection that is the same as our current site collection. However, I didn't create the first one. I know we are using a Publishing Template, but not sure it is a ...
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User Not a Site Collection Administrator = Slow Experience

We are still on SharePoint Server 2010, using NTLM. If a user is in the site collection administrators group, nearly every page across the site collection loads in 2 seconds or less. If a user is ...
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Powershell - How to add multiple site collection admins as secondary?

How to add multiple site collection admins for a given site for secondary? I tried below but it replaces existing secondary. Any idea? Set-SPSite –Identity $siteCollectionUrl –SecondaryOwnerAlias ...
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Provisioning site collections with SharePoint Hosted App

I referred to the Office Dev PnP code on Github to create Site Collection in my O365 environment. This code uses CSOM to create site collections as a provider hosted app hosted on Azure platform. ...
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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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Rest API for searching list items from a task list from all sub sites in a site collection

I am looking for Rest API thus create a UI/webpart for searching list items from a task list from all sub sites in a site collection. I have created a site collection[project site collec.] and tasks ...
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No events received through the Management Activity API while the Compliance center is showing events

I'm facing a strange issue on the Management API Side, I don't receive events for the activities I do (admin level or site collection level) When I look for the activities on the Compliance Center ...
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SiteCollection not available after the DB was moved into a different volume/drive by DB Admin

I ran the below command to create a NewSiteCollection and new DB for Legal Team Add-PSSnapIn Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue; New-SPContentDatabase ...
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Cannot create users or groups

I'm not quite sure why the New dropdown link is missing within the People and Groups section when i'm logged in as the Site Collection Administrator.
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Sharepoint site/subsite get zero in size only

Using the script: Get-SPSite | select url, @{label="Size in MB";Expression={$_.usage.storage/1MB}} | Sort-Object -Descending -Property "Size in MB" | Format-Table –AutoSize I always get zero size ...
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Error when importing site: BLANKINTERNET#0 vs. BLANKINTERNET#2

I've been working on a SharePoint 2010 site in a development area for a while, and now I've come to export individual sites (rather than the entire site collection) so that I can import them onto my ...
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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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Search and view documents from one site collection to another site collection in one web application

I created two site collection in one web application with two seperate content dbs sitecol1 2.sitecol2 configured enterprise search in sharepoint and will run full crawl and incremental crawl for ...
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Making documents as Records and Approach for its Management

I am having a requirement to make the documents/items in my doc lib,lists as records after 8 months is reached[from the date of document creation] in my publishing site collection. But the issue is, I ...
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How to delete host name site collection

How can I delete a host named Site Collection? Its 2013 SharePoint Foundation. I tried to create few but they didn't worked.
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An unexpected error has occurred. when creating a new site collection

I am working on SharePoint server 2013, and i created a new web application, then i try to create a new site collection at the root of the web application, and i chose the Team Site template.. now ...
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When should we separate a site collection into a different web application

we are planning a sharepoint topology and wondering if we should separate each department in a different web application or just a dedicated site collection. What's the guide or best practice to ...
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Remove Orphans site collections inside my content database raised the following:- Exception calling “Repair” with “1” argument(s)

I run the product configuration wizard on my SharePoint server 2013, after a hot fix installation:- psconfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait -force but i received the following exceptions, ...
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Restore 1 site collection from a content database that contains several other site collections

for testing purposes I need to restore a site collection form our Live environment to our test farm environment. I have done this a few times where a site collection has its own database, but in this ...
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How to find total number of pages in a site and count of words in SharePoint site?

I am requested to generate a report that illustrates the number of pages and their corresponding URLs, plus the count of words on a page, and the number of files in that site (word, PDF, ...
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Backup a site collection from a farm with a version different than destination version

As I know if we restore a backup that is taken from a farm that holds a different config database version than the destination then it will not complete the restore process due to that difference in ...
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Remove users and their MySite using CSOM

I have a scenario in which I have to remove the users from SharePoint after they have left the company. Say, I have 5 users who left the company. So I'll write a CSOM code to read the names from a ...