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

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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? using (var ctx = TokenHelper.GetClientContextWithAccessToken( webUrl, ...
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Modifying a default value for hidden column will set it as optional instead of hidden

Sometimes you are faced with problems that you can not understand. Now I have a hidden column inside my Issue tracking list, which is used to store a series of string to be read by the list workflow. ...
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Is it possible to setup an email for a site colleciton versus a web application?

I manage a SP 2010 site for my corporation. I have a workflow setup on a document library which sends out emails to users upon workflow activation. I want to change the email address from which the ...
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Advice Needed for New Intranet - How Many Site Collections?

I'm going to be working on a new Intranet for my company. The company is relatively small with around 150 employees. We have a number of different Departments within the company. I was planning on ...
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Creating a Host Named Site Collection with a Managed Path

I am attempting to create a Site Collection that appears as a managed path. Here is the scenario: I have a company that is in many regions and I have a toplevel portal for them - finance. the HNSC is ...
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When/why to use list columns over site columns

I have a Team site collection, and I have around 5 sub sites inside it, currently after working on the site collection for around 2 years. I found the following: Some site columns are being ...
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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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How to DeActivate feature of my site?

How to DeActivate feature of my SharePoint site remotely ? I have created .wsp package file and uploaded SandBox solution to my SharePoint site. But in my elements.xml file it has 1 mistake of ...
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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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List all site collections in SP Online

Is it possible to get list of site collections using JavaScript Object Model in SharePoint Online? I would like to display a list of Site Collections in left navigation. something like below. ...
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Delete site collection level managed property using powershell

I have a managed property seen at Search Schema of both Search Service Application and Site collection. The one at Site Collection level does not have Refine and Sort attributes True, so I am ...
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Cannot delete site collection in Central Administration

I had created a site collection. But there is a problem of web-frontend server (I did not know when I created the site), so the page is always in processing. After waiting 40 mins, I closed the page. ...
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Site Column in Content Type Hub is not visible in subscriber site collection

I have created Site Column say "mycolumn" in my Content Type Hub and associated a content type -say myCT - and this content type is published and ran the 2 timer jobs.Though the content type is ...
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Refreshing QA db with Dev db with sites being Hosted Names Site Collection

We have Hosted Names Site Collections in both Dev and QA and I am have been assigned the task of Refreshing the QA db with Dev db, please let me know if any of the below steps taken are wrong Take a ...
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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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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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How to get all the custom content types in MOSS 2007 site or site collection level using powershell script?

I tried using $site.rootweb.ContentTypes but it returns all the content types in the site. I only want to return the custom content types that are created by users. Please someone help me ...
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When to create a new site collection and when to create a new sub site

We have a SharePoint 2013 Web Application, which contains two Site Collections:- Team Site. Enterprise Wiki. And I have created 2 Site Collections because of the following differences:- Each ...
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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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How to add a site collection tempalte to the central administration?

I am trying to create a site collection template and put it in the "custom" tab in the central administration. In this way whenever i want to create a new site collection i will be able to choose my ...
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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 identify if the current site is a subsite or site-collection from UI

Assuming that I have the admin access for the current site, how do I identify if the current site is a subsite or a site collection?
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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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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 happens when you create an Explicit Inclusive managed path vs root SC subweb?

Hard to fit the exact question into the title, but given the following: If you have a managed path with explicit inclusion i.e. http://foo.com:123/bar and you attempt to create a web on your root ...
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No. of subsites in a site collection?

How to get number of subsites in a site collection using Powershell?
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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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The web server at http://srvr1" does not appear to have MS SP Foundation installed Error when opening the site collection in SP Designer

I have taken a site collection's content db back up from one development server and restored it in another development server and mounted on a new web application and site collection.But when I try to ...
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Method violates the constraint of type parameter 'T'

When trying to call this function I receive an error function ff(){ SiteProperties spp = tenant.GetSitePropertiesByUrl(siturl, true); ctx.Load(spp); ctx.ExecuteQuery(); ...
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LastContentModifiedDate of A Site Collection

How to determine the LastContentModifiedDate of a Site Collection using Powershell?
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Error accessing Site Permissions

I am using SP 2010, I am working with minimal.master page, right now SP looks "like a website" I mean there's no quick launch menu or menus to the left, When I went to site actions I tried to go to ...
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powershell script to exe with command line arguments

I use the following PowerShell code taking command line arguments for creating site collections and it works fine. However when I convert it into an exe and execute it? param( ...
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2010 to 2013 Migration Site Collection Upgrade goes to white screen

After mounting my WSS_Content database, I went back to the migrated site collection to upgrade it, once I click "Im ready" to start the site collection upgrade, the processing screen flashes and then ...
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Unable to create site collection, getting SQL error

I tried to create site collection using central administration as well as powershell but getting error. ULS log shows error message: "A large block of literal text was sent to sql (length 93794). ...
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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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Source content DB Size after moving site collections

I have one content DB (Source content DB) with 500+ site collections in it. Recently i have moved all site collections to 10 different content DBs (using Move-SPSite command) in order to improve ...
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User Alerts Malfunctioning on only one Site Collection

There's an issue with user alerts not functioning in one site collection (on SharePoint 2010). Apparently, the alerts were working and somewhere down the line they stopped. I couldn't find out ...
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Splitting one Content DB into 10 DBs in SP 2010

We have 650 site collections all in one Content DB with 800+ GB in size. Because of this huge size, performance goes down and we have decided to split the DB into 10 different content DBs with maximum ...
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How to trigger some custom c# code when a new site collection is created? Feature Stapling, delegated control?

I am using sp 2013. I have some custom code which is adding some webpart to the welcome page. I would like to execute this code for each new site collection depending on a template (mysites). Someone ...
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Site collection Access Denied

I get Access Denied while viewing asite collection from the browser. I am site collection administrator and I can open an other site collection in the same content DB I can do Get-SPSite from ...
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Site Collection 403 forbidden

I created a new SP2013 Web application and I mounted two old content DB. Now I am getting error 403 while opening some sites from the browser. Sites were working fine, there are no locks and I am ...
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Moving Site Collections between Content DBs

I have a very huge Content DB with over 500+ site collections. I want to split it into many databases that I can done using Powershell. I have two questions: Whats will happens to users working ...
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site collections visibility problem

I have a SharePoint 2010 site that I believe is using the included SQL version instead of the 2008 R2 that I had installed so my DB size limit appears to be 4gb. I have created a second content DB ...
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Site collection creation cancelled partway - now I can't delete or use it

Unfortunately we had a situation where an IISRESET was performed by one user whilst another was creating a site collection - now the site collection can't be deleted. When I go to central ...
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Copy-SPSite destination database size issue

I am using the Copy-SPSite command to copy a site collection to an other site collection (differente contentDB). The source contentDB is around 50GB, but during the copy the size of the target content ...
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Retrieve all site collections

I want to retrieve all site collections in an Online tenant through Visual Studio: I can do it via Powershell: get-sposite on-premise server : Get-SPSite on-premise again: var sites = ...
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Sharing Groups between site collections/web applications

I am currently setting up an enterprise search centre and have run into the problem of users from the intranet not having access permission. I was wondering if there is a way to copy/share across the ...
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Remove-SPWeb - content database

Does the command Remove-SPWeb remove the web also from the content DB? I have a site collection with 10 webs, the size is around 100GB, I wish to remove some webs and reduce the size of the content ...
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Full Control User Cannot View Items in a List

User wants to view uniquely secure items on 2 lists (List A/List B) I went ahead and inherited permissions the lists from the top level site. Lists A and B say Manage Exceptions because all the ...