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CAML query for field of type “Person or Group” which allows multiple selections

Consider a list which has a column of type "Person or Group" (single selection) witch contains a SharePoint group. I want to return all rows for which the group is within a list. I know the IDs of the ...
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Filter out folders from a user alert against a list

I have created an alert for a user against a list (more specifically, a document library). I want the user to be notified of all changes regarding list items (documents) and not any sub folders. ...
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Login takes SHAREPOINT\system Account

When I Open m Web sometimes it Takes "SHAREPOINT\system" Account insted of My Own Account.. Can anyone help me why it is doing like that?
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How to make SharePoint simpler for end users?

We are going to use SharePoint for our intranet. The perception at my office is that SharePoint is too complicated for average users to learn. There are many different ways to do any given task, and ...
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How to access programmatically to Active Directory Properties from an SPUser

I'd like to know how can I do to access to Active Directory information (eg: Department) of an User starting from an SPUser... I've User Profile Service configured and I see in Sharepoint those ...
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User alerts being sent for something that happened before alert was created

I create a web. I create a doc library within this web. Create folders within this doc library. Then 'subscribe' (i.e. create an alert for) a user for this doc library. Why, if I'm doing things in ...
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How to Use ECMA CSOM to Set a Field of Type SPFieldUserValue

I have a JavaScript array containing the string representation of some usernames (domain\username format). Using the JavaScript CSOM, what is the best way to create a new item and add those usernames ...
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Get current logged user name for user “Account operates as System”

When I'm try to get current logged user name for account domain\username and I added many users to this option "Account operates as System" In code I got the system account not the real name of user ...
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How to get Current logged in user in Provider Hosted App?

How can I get Current Logged in user of SharePoint Site in Provider Hosted App's code behind? I tried this: 1) clientContext.Load(clientContext.Web, web => web.CurrentUser.LoginName); ...
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Tracking User Activity for badges

I'm creating a QA site similar to Stack Overflow on SharePoint. I'd like to be able to integrate some badges into the System. I've thought of a few ideas, but I'd love some divergent thinking on ...
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Office 365 test user accounts

I need to have test user accounts to test a custom solution I built on O365 tenant, the tenant I have is only licensed for 1 account, but I would like to have test users to test my work that includes ...
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SharePoint 2013 get user groups by CSOM

I wrote some code to get the current user groups by CSOM. function getCurrentUser() { this.clientContext = new SP.ClientContext.get_current(); this.oWeb = clientContext.get_web(); ...
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How to know the GUID of a Database?

I follow this step by step http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff681014.aspx for reset the User Profile Synchronization Service but I need the GUID of the synchronization database. I searched a ...
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Determine “normal” Users from User Collection loaded with CSOM (provider-hosted App)

In my provider-hosted app I load the UserCollection from SharePoint by CSOM (Client Side Object Model), like this: UserCollection users = web.SiteUsers; ...
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NewFormUrl stops user field from saving data

I have a custom content type inheriting from document set. The content type has various # of fields, including two user (e.g. Person or Group) fields. <Field ...
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Is it possible to create a new User Group subsite level only

Whenever I create a new user group in a subsite, the same user group is getting added at the top level site as well. Is it possible to create a new User Group on the subsite level only, either ...
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User's display name “Firstname Lastname” resets to domain\user every day

At least one particular user gets reset every day, display name keeps being set to domain\user format. I have been fixing it by SharePoint 2010 Management Shell, using command: Set-SPUser ...
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Efficiently get a collection of all users following a list in SP2013 using CSOM or SSOM?

Does anyone know if there is a way to leverage the SocialFollowingManager() class or the SPList() class to efficiently get a collection of all of the users that follow a specific List? I thought ...
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Where does SPFolder store it's “Created By” information?

Here's an odd one: I have a content type derived from SPFolder, that I am creating through code. As part of the creation process, I am trying to set the "Created By" information to be the user who ...
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Deny user access to a “Document Library”

I'm using Sahrepoint 2010. I've created many Document Libraries according to how many departments we have in the company and i want to specify access permission to users for viewing and opening ...
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Using Sharepoint Modal

we are implementing a feature in sharepoint where the user can share documents, we are reworking our own UI to make it easier for the end user. We have a modal popup where you can select multiple ...
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Get the current user interacting with a site workflow

I have a SP 2010 state machine Site workflow with lots of custom InfoPath forms. In some cases I need the user that's interacting with the workflow (many users can interact with the Workflow, not ...
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Is it possible for a User to create a new User bypassing Admin?

In out organization, We have to create lots of new users in various departments. So, I want Head of Department to create their own users and not approach Admin for same. Is such a thing possible?
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Check current user in sharepoint group

I need to write a function where I need to check if current user belong to specific sharepoint group. Senario: I have site like ship, logistic etc and sharepoint group like ship site member, logistic ...
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Sandboxed Webpart - Is it possible get the current logged in user?

Using standard windows authentication I attempting to get the identity of the logged in user so I can update a value in a list that this webpart is interacting with. I have tried: SPWeb currentWeb = ...
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Grant column-based access in a library - SharePoint 2010

I'd like to grant user permissions to specific documents defined for a given project type. Unfortunately, all documents are lumped into a single Shared Documents library, categorized by a column ...
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Is it possible to replace the personal site / MySite with a custom site template in on-premise SP 2013?

We are looking at deploying the SharePoint 2013 personal site/ MySite feature but management wants to change a lot of things that come with the default template. We want to suppress certain features ...
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CurrentUser.LoginName returns too much information

Say I am logged in as domain\spuser this is what I am expecting in return when I access SPContext.Current.Web.CurrentUser.LoginName, but instead I am getting "i:0#.w|domain\spuser". Anyone know why ...
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PS Script to output members of targetted groups into a file

I have an auditing / documentation requirement around my SP Environment upon which members of specific groups need to be listed. Now, rather than doing this manually via screen-shots and / or cut and ...
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Programmatically Add/Remove User to Audience

I've been searching everywhere for information on how to programmatically add a user to an Audience. Is this at all possible? We'd like to set up Audiences as a kind of "Subscription" base where our ...
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How many users can user profile service handle?

I have a question regarding the user profile service. It is more functional question. The question is how many users can the user profile service handle? By this i mean, lets say i have a sharepoint ...
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How to find which user last visited a site or recently downloaded a file available on SharePoint?

Is there a way to find who visited the site at last and who downloaded file recently in SharePoint? Also can we log who are the users that used/accessed the file? Can anyone provide some guidance on ...
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How to grant access to Intranet site to External Users?

Our company recently acquired few small companies. We are in the transition for getting all the files and documentation. I created a "Document Center" site for this project. What is the best way ...
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SPListItem item[“Author”] throws ArgumentException on blog lists only for some users

We have a webpart on our SiteCollection home page which aggregates the most recent posts from a number of blog subsites. The code looks like this: using (SPSite site = new ...
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Send current user's parameter to External Content Type

Is it possible to send the current user's username as a parameter for my External Content Type query? I am on SharePoint 2010 Standard.
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User Profile to SharePoint Full Synchronization is missing from the list of timer jobs

'User Profile to SharePoint Full Synchronization' and 'User Profile to SharePoint Quick Synchronization' are missing from my list of available timer jobs. The User Profile Service is configured, Sync ...
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Navigation breadcrumb visibility for visitors

I have a website which contains mostly normal webpages, which are stored in the Shared Documents section. The visitors are only able to read these pages. But when you see the breadcrumb in the above, ...
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User Import problems

I have a problem that I can't resolve with many searches or impossible to understand. I am using the AD import with my SharePoint install 2013 sever. My problem is : The AD import is ok , I can ...
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How to reconcile old usernames after move to Office 365 from SharePoint 2010?

Any old people/group columns from lists and libraries copied from the old 2010 environment show the following in the new environment: Domain\UserName With red squiggles and the error message: No ...
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“User cannot be found.” Error While Updating List Item

I'm experiencing a weird error while trying to update the author and editor on some files in a site, but not all, and the behavior is strange and inconsistent. The code: SPListItem item; int newID; ...
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How to get SharePoint user's manager?

I found some examples on the internet (this one I understand the most). I am confused on how to implement it. I do not know which assemblies I need to reference. Also, shouldn't I use classes from ...
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Project Server 2010 - Workspace Sync REMOVES then adds SharePoint users?

We have what we initially thought was a bug, but after some ILSpy'ing I determined it was intended behaviour: Basically, user access is currently a manual process for project sites/workspaces on top ...
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terminated employee still shows up in user search

From Central Admin > user profile search > Employee not listed (meaning nightly sync took him out) However, went to a site permission and type the terminated employee's user id "tpatel" and SP ...
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How to convert string into SPUser?

I have a string "System Account", how can I convert the string into SPUser? I've tried SPContext.Current.Web.EnsureUser("System Account") and also web.AllUser["System Account"] but hit error. Please ...
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Site Collection Administrators permissions level?

I tried to answer this one via Google but the answers seem quite conflicting. I was wondering if anybody knows this answer definitively, or can reference any Microsoft documentation (I couldn't find ...
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User Permissions SharePoint 2010

I am working with SharePoint 2010. My requirement is to have some user groups blocked for some of my custom pages those reside in "Site Pages" library.So that users in those groups can not access the ...
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Is there any event reciver available for user group events?

I have to update some list whenever a new user or group is added to the site. Is there any event receiver available for users/groups?
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How to: Know “reachable” files for an user

I'd like to know if in SP there's a method to know all the files "linked" to a user. This feature must be cross site collection and return all the files over the webapp that the user can read or ...
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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?