A user is an agent, either a human agent (end-user) or software agent, who uses a computer or network service.

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User Profile Service = “An unexpected error has occurred.”

This is for a new SP 2010 install. I have a server running SP 2010. In IIS I have created an empty web site, "share.example.com". In SP Central Admin, I have created a web application bound to the IIS ...
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Creating a report showing which user belongs to which group

Is there a way to create an excel report or something to show which user belongs to which group in a Office 365 tenant?
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“Sign as Different User” option does not appear in WelcomeMenuBox

I created new custom masterpage. But "Sign as different user" option disappear in WelcomeMenuBox. is there a way to add this option, maybe i remove it by accidently?
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People picker: Error - The user does not exist or is not unique

I am using SharePoint 2013 Enterprise. I have configured the people picker with the following PowerShell command: stsadm -o setproperty -url http://our.acc.myCompany.biz -pn ...
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Getting Value from PeoplePicker / PeopleEditor

I'm Trying to create a new formulary in a new Asp page on my sharepoint site. So i need a field that can search all users and select one. I Saw on several forums that the best controls are ...
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Current user in field

Can I set the default user in a user field to the current user -> [Me]? How is it done? The xml I already have is: <Field ID="{F117832D-E722-460C-A083-162C55B701F9}" Type="User" ...
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Getting the logged in user given the SPWeb, regardless of elevated priveleges

I have a requirement to be able to always get the logged in user. The object the calling process is going to pass is the spweb. As this is legacy code, I cannot change what the calling processes ...
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Get current user in SPFeatureReceiver?

I am working on a web application-scoped feature which creates a site collection. I would like to set the person who activated the feature as site collection owner. To do that, I would have to either: ...
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Grant access to Sharepoint site for a non-domain user

We have two ActiveDirectory separate forests (no trust is established between them). And user from another forest/domain wants to use Sharepoint site (resides on our forest) like we do. I read the ...
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Learning resources for first time sharepoint end user?

A new end user has started using your sharepoint site. They have never used sharepoint before. What do you recommend they start read/watch/listen to? What is the best resource for first time ...
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Auto forward user at login to specific url

When a user calls http://moss.domain.tld he should be auto forwarded to a url like http://moss.domain.tld/customers/xyz based upon his user or assigned group. Is this possible with sharepoint?
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Show deleted users in User Information List programmatically

I am working with retrieving user info programmatically in WSS 3.0. I understand that users are stored in each Site Collection's User Information List. Deleted users are not visible in the User ...
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SharePoint Online (Microsoft 365) - Notification of external user invitation acceptance

Just wondering if there is any way to manage the SharePoint Online external invitation system on a more granular level? The out of the box system where you go to Site Actions > Share Site seems very ...
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Force Users to change their password on first logon

I'm using SharePoint 2013 Server, and I added a solution (changepasswordfromsharepoint2013 from codeplex) that permit users to modify their AD password from SharePoint. This is working well. Now I'm ...
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How to Retrieve Specific User Roles (Permission Levels) from SharePoint Site Using Client Object Model?

I'm trying to get user names from List and for those user roles i need to Retrieve from Site using CSOM. Please help me if any one have idea i have written the below code RoleAssignmentCollection ...
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Bind all users of office 365 except system users using C#

How to bind all the users of Sharepoint(office 365) except system users like : "System Account", "NT AUTHORITY\authenticated users", "_SPOCacheFull", "YLO001_spocrwl_142_11094". I want only ...
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How to check if current user belongs to SharePoint group

I have a custom list with a script (JavaScript) allowing me to add some features/customisations to my list. More precisely, I have a function in my script which creates an hyperlink according to a ...
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How programmatically create a new user in Sharepoint 2013

How do I create a new user account in Active Directory from SharePoint 2013 programmatically?
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Sharepoint Groups [No Access]

I'm trying to select groups I created in Sharepoint Designer (2010). But they all say, [No Access] when I'm using the "Grant Permissions" Screen. If I add them in the regular sharepoint ...
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How can I restrict users from creating views in the Datasheet view in SP 2013?

I need to restrict users (with Contribute rights) ability to create Datasheet view. Also, how may I disable Quick Edit mode in all views?
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Modifying E-mail through shell on Sharepoint 2013

I have working Sharepoint 2010 script that modifies e-mail for the web site user. The problem is - the script doesn't work on Sharepoint 2013. I am not able to modify its e-mail. I tried to modify it ...
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How can I create an approval workflow for changes to firstname and lastname in user profile properties?

Is it possible to create an approval workflow that captures the event of a user changing their first name or last name properties in their user profile?
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Migrate SharePoint (MOSS 2007 & SharePoint Server 2010) Users from one domain to another

We are preparing for a companywide domain user migration from Domain A to Domain B (of all corporate apps and services). However, only about half of the users will be migrated because the other half ...
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Using SP_Admin account, can I sign in on behalf of another user?

When we get reports of error from users it's sometimes hard to know what actually happened. The error report from the user may not be as descriptive as you would wish and it would be easier if you saw ...
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WSS 3.0 Write to New Column in User Information List

I am working on a site that is using FBA in WSS 3.0. This is an external facing site, so in the FBA User Management page (UsersDisp.aspx) I would like to add a column that displays the user's company ...
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UpdateFarmCredentials: PowerShell command line error?

stsadm –o updatefarmcredentials –userlogin "[DOMAIN\USERNAME]" –password "[PASSWORD]" I've tried to run the above command with the " character and without, neither works. The error is 'Command line ...
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How to get users/usergroups from an lookup column from SPField

I have a custom list for example "MyCustomListA" I have created a custom ListForm template and overide the ListFieldIterator. I have overide the ListFieldIterator and CreateChildControls to implement ...
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Opening site collection with admin user to prevent access exceptions

I have a custom webservice hosted in SharePoint. Within this service, I need to at times look up sites by id. Despite running code in an SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPriviledges block, I still get Access ...
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How to insert Case Sensitive Login Name for a Sharepoint User

I'm in a claim based installation of sharepoint 2010. My users are matched by user GUID in this form: provider|GUID@mydomain.dom My GUID is case sensitive. If I use ...
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Restore User Profile Data to another farm

I've been setting up a test farm for a customer where I'll be looking to restore the UPSA databases from production, mainly the profile one, there isn't too much else I'm interested in other than ...
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Web Services and Claim Based Authentication Problem

I'm facing some problems accessing by Claim Based to my web service. On my App there's only Claim Based: windows auth is disabled and NTLM also. If I access to Sharepoint by web based interface, this ...
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Selecting single user from User Information List

I've got a problem with not being able to select a single list item from the User Information List, I have used U2U CAMLbuilder to build a query that extracts an entry with the ID = 1 When run in the ...
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SharePoint User ID is wrong

I am having a weird issue with a user in our SharePoint farm. When you see the users name within SharePoint the URL sharepoint tries to go to is http://FARMURL/_layouts/userdisp.aspx?ID=173 This ...
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FilterDefinition CamlQuery

I working with custom AlertTemplate. I only want to send an Alert if field "Beställare" or "Agent" contains my UserId I Have tried with this query, but I always get an Alert when something chanches. ...
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SharePoint setup where admin has no access to data

We have a customer who want's to store sensitive data on SharePoint which should only be accessed from a few members of the company. This would be no problem with SharePoint group policies, but we ...
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Switch user from within embedded SharePoint form?

I work at a university where we're using SharePoint forms for much of our workflow for students and faculty. A large problem arises when the user's browser automatically logs them in to SharePoint for ...
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What is the negative side of 'Remove-SPUser' in SharePoint 2010?

I may have to cleanup the inactive users, so thought of using the 'Remove-SPUser' cmdlet as below. Remove-SPUser -Identity "demo.net\karthik" -Web http://demo.net/testA/testA1/testA1a -Confirm:$false ...
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Where does the Id part of a User field come from?

I am using SP web services (usergroup.asmx.GetUserCollectionFromSite()) to get the user IDs of users that I am programmatically adding to a usermulti field in a list. Apparently this is not the user ...
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Status Updates related to data entry

I am new to SharePoint and was tasked with a large project. Basically we are going to have a data entry point for information. Is there a way to track what the status of the data entry is if there ...
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How do I create a Validation feature for User Profiles in MySites (SharePoint 2013)

I have a request for users to be prompted on their MySites page if one of their User Profile property has not be completed. I came across a similar question -Displaying a User Profile Property In ...
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how to find out when a user last visited?

I'm trying to figure out when a user has last visited.So let's say I logged out of my SharePoint intranet last night at 11PM, and this morning I logged back in at 9AM, I'd like to see a message saying ...
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Extract NewsFeed and use in a custom user control

Is it possible to use the news feed control in a custom user control page (ascx) ? I need only the message sender part of the newsFeed, which is displayed in following picture. So that I could send ...
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External User not part of company directory

I am trying to share a document folder to an external user that has his own Microsoft 365 account. We are apart of two different companies, both with their own SharePoint sites. When I send him an ...
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Users Activity Data

We have started tracking users activity in Sharepoint 2007, and while it doesn't matter that much, I know I am going to be asked - what does the data represent? Our highest users Value is 14.7. Is ...
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Show one of the 3 views depandant on current user

I have builded in Visual Studio (c#) a custom list, custom content type and 3 custom views. I am using sp 2010. The list is working ok and I can see and select the 3 views. It is possible for the end ...
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Enable access to Authenticated users only for 'layouts/user.aspx' page

Hi i wan to enable access to all Authenticated users only for page 'layouts/user.aspx'.They should be able to read the contents in this page. It has to be done acorss thousands of site.Can anyone help ...
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External user with personal email

I am trying to share a portal site with a few clients and allow them to use their own email address. (via office 365 plan E3 if that matters) I went to the admin center -> site collections -> ...
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Elements.xml Id substitution

I have a site column defined in an Elements.xml file in Visual Studio. The SharePoint project this is in does all sorts of initial configuration on the website. I need to set the UserSelectionScope to ...
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Assigning the same task to multiple users with a specific completion

I am using SP Designer. I need to assign the same task to 2 people at the same time and if one of them completes the task, it must be enough in order to go to next step in workflow. How can I ...
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Strange problem with adding some users

I'm encountering problems adding "some" users(of a certain domain) to a group.. The code works every "domain1" user, but for "domain2" for doesn't: ...