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

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Any reason not to create a new content database for each site collection?

When creating a site collection in stsadm there are 2 commands I could use: createsite and createsiteinnewdb, where the latter creates a new content database for the site collection. Reading around ...
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Site collection owners and site collection administrators. Can anyone explain the difference in plain english

Just found this on MSDN and I'm confused. the Owners group of a site is not the same as the site collection owners, which themselves are called site collection administrators in the Central ...
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Renaming a Page Library

What is the proper way of renaming a page library from a site collection that has a different regional setting? e.g. Dutch, changing Paginas to Pages. Swedish/Norwegian from Sider and Sidor to Pages, ...
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List all Site Collections in a Farm

I want to be able to see the number, names, url of all site collections there are in a given farm. Would there be a powershell command to do that?
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Cross Site Collection Navigation

We are using SharePoint for our Intranet. We will have a site collection for the Intranet. Then a site collection for each department in the business. I.E. HR, IT, Finance. We are creating a custom ...
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Set a start page to your office 365 tenant

Is there a way to set start page of office 365 tenant to some SharePoint site, instead of portal.office.com, after a successful login? I want to be redirected to the custom site collection once ...
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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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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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How to enable Content Query Web Part on SharePoint Server 2010 Standard?

I'm working with a new site collection in SharePoint Server 2010 Standard created using the Blank Site template. I would like to add a Content Query Web Part to one of my web part pages, however, ...
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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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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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Remove a single user from all site collections in a web application using powershell

Is there a way I can choose to remove a single user from all site collections within a single web application using powershell. There are number of user profiles whose domain account has been blocked ...
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Moving a site to a different site collection

I am looking for a C# script that will move a site with all permissions and content to another site collection. Google isn't helping me or maybe i dont know what exactly to look for. e.g. I have a ...
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How to move Site Collection to different Path in same Web Application?

I know the process involves backing up the site collection. And restoring it afterwards. I'm looking for specific steps on the restore process. I have a site collection at the root of a web ...
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Automatically turning on a feature on a new site collection

Is it possible to turn on a custom feature atomically when you create a new site collection? I have a branding feature that I want to be turned on by default for each site collection made.
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Is it possible to create Site Collection such that URL should not have “/sites” in SharePoint foundation 2010?

I want to create Site Collection such that Site collection should not contain "/sites" in its URL(Except root Site Collection) in SharePoint Foundation 2010. Is it possible to do it?
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When does using site collections vs subsites affect performance?

My currently planned topology is one site collection with 80 subsites, 1,600 pages, 50 - 100GB of data and 165 security groups. I'm considering breaking up the subsites into 8 different site ...
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How to create a site collection

I need to create a site collection so that url looks like http://hr.mycompany.com instead of http://portal.mycompany.com/hr. How do I do that?
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When to choose web application vs SiteCollection vs Subsite?

In SharePoint you have the following types of objects: Web application (1) A container in a configuration database that stores administrative settings and entry-point URLs for site collections. ...
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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 was....
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SharePoint 2010 Javascript Client Object Model cross site collections?

I've read some unofficial things online that using the Javascript client object model to retrieve content from other site collections is not allowed due to prevent the equivalent of "cross site ...
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Changing a site Collection URL

When I created my site collection we called it /sites/teama. The business has changed the name of teama to teamb. How can I change the URL for our site collection.
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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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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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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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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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Get SPWeb by ID without Site Collection?

I have a list of SPWeb IDs and would like to open the associated SPWeb objects. However, I do not know in which Site Collection they are (I DO know that they are in the current Web Application though)....
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What is the best practice to duplicate a site collection?

I have a site collection, that contains sub-sites and other list that have different level permissions. If I use the "Save as template" I don't obtain a satisfied result, because template loses the ...
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How to create root site collection with custom web template using PoweShell

I have found Powershell script to create site collection with template "STS#0", but i want to create Root site collection with custom Template, what will be the possible powershell command?
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How to add event receivers to all the lists in a site collection?

What is the best practice around adding event receivers across all the lists in a Site Collection?
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How do I obtain a list of large files in a site collection?

Without jumping the gun and writing some extravagant Web Services CAML query or PowerShell script (which may be optimal here), I would like to ask if anyone knows how to obtain a list of large files ...
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How to activate feature using powershell script?

I need to activate specific feature to all site collection which is inside the particular web application using powershell script?
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How to find if a site collection is deleted

I used Get-SPDeletedSite command to find the deleted Site Collections. It returns Site Collection deleted from UI but it is not listing Site Collections deleted using Remove-SPSite command. Can ...
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Dev instance of SP2010 is done - How do I move site collections?

I prepared dev from scratch (1 app, 1wfe, 1 db server). I would like to import all of the site collection from production to dev. Some of the site collection databases are large (like 30gb). Certainly ...
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Access denied after creating site collection by using Powershell

I am using SP2013 single server dev environment. I use following scripts for creating web application and site collection. but when I browse to it, it says this site has not been shared with you. I am ...
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Unable to create site collection programmatically

This problem is somewhat related to this Creating a Site collection programmatically throws exception 0x80070005 question. I cannot create site collections programmatically in Claims-based ...
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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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SharePoint 2013 High-Trust App - Site Collection Provisioning

Hi I am trying to get an app done to provision a Site Collection. The vision is to allow the user to enter important details and then click a button and have the Site Collection created automatically....
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Programatically setting Site Collections Administrators in SharePoint 2010 using Client Object Model

I am writing a program where I want to be able to add/remove user/groups as administrator for a given Site Collection. I am using Client Object Model API for SharePoint 2010. I havent been able to ...
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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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Finding pages that are pending approval across an entire site collection

I am in the process of creating an administrative view which allows our intranet authors to view all the pages across the entire site collection that are awaiting their approval. As our site ...
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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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Backup and Restore SharePoint 2010 SiteCollections

I am getting an error "Backup version is different" while restoring SiteCollections from one web application to another on the same SharePoint server farm. Following are the steps I was executing when ...
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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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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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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 Collection Pop Quiz: _layouts vs Style Library

First, let's say I have 2 site collections within a single web app at port 80: Main Site Collection: / Nested Site Collection: /sites/special/ So, let's say I have a module in a site-...
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How do you fix site collection permissions when only site collection admins can access the site?

I have a site collection and the only way for people to access the site is by adding them to the site collection administrators group. I have several SharePoint Groups setup with varying permission ...
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Deleting Sharepoint Sites taking too much time

I am trying to delete few sites that have loads of sub-sites but its taking way too much time, I tried to delete sites using "Content Structure" & tried to use this tool as well, Tool for ...
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Is there a way to keep track of all changes in a SharePoint site collection?

My company is soon rolling out a SharePoint-based intranet. During the first few weeks of the rollout I would like to keep close track of all the content that is added and edited on the sites. Is ...