In SharePoint, a web application is a site in IIS. It is where an administrator defines what the root URL of the site will be, type of authentication that will be used, and other site-wide settings.

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Rename a web application in Sharepoint 2010

When I installed Sharepoint Foundation it created my default web application with a name Sharepoint - 80 that was running on port 80. Since I need port 80 for another web application I moved it to ...
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What do the terms Farm, Site, Web, WebApplication refer to in the SharePoint API?

I'm sorry for dumb question but I am very new to Sharepoint 2010 and something is not clear to me. What do the terms Farm, Site, Web, and WebApplication mean? I pretty much understand Farm and Site, ...
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How much RAM is needed to host 10+ app pools per web server?

We are considering a SharePoint 2010 configuration where we deploy separate app pools/web applications for each business unit in our company. We would have 10 app pool/web app instances total in that ...
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How to access a Web application/Farm level property bag via jQuery/Javascript/ClientContext

It it possible to access the Web application/Farm level property bag using jQuery/Javscript/ClientContext? If not, then what are the possible alternatives to access Web Application Farm level property ...
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When moving SiteURLs is it better to recreate the Web Application or use AAM to redirect?

We've had an existing site that has been built and deployed to for awhile now, mostly an internal beta site at http://beta.site.com which has been built up with an extended site on ...
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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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Deploying EventReceiver project with target of WebApplication from VS fails when activating features

I am trying to deploy an event receivers project with a deployment target of WebApplication as part of my web parts package (also has a target of WebApplication) through Visual Studio and encountering ...
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What is a good way to build/install/provision a full web application?

I have a fairly simple SharePoint web application, with a publishing front end, an extranet for customers and an intranet portal. I want this web app to be easily redeployable -- pretty much a ...
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Always getting access denied for all loginaccounts

I'm in a middle of a process of setting sp_accounts to sp services and for some wrong behaviour I'm always getting access denied when enter the webapp for all accounts. Claims service could be the ...
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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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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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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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Enumerate every solution for each WebApplication

I'm performing an inventory and I need to get list of sharepoint solutions (*.wsp) deployed to every individual web-application and ideally, it would also be great to list what Application pool on ...
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Fine grained permission control using Web App Zones?

I am using SharePoint 2010 Server. I am trying to understand (and test out) all the various options for using different authentication sources for internal and external users on a site that can be ...
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SharePoint 2010 custom application or ASP.Net web application

I've recently become a SharePoint developer, previously I was an ASP.NET developer. There are no experience or senior SharePoint Developer in my team (small team only 2 person). I like to know how do ...
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Change a Web Application URL

We have registered our Web Application under the url http:\intranet. We no longer wish to use that URL at all and want to use http:\somethingelse. Is there anyway you can change the default URL in ...
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Web application zone configuration - problem with search

We are having problems with search application in our environment. The problem is that search works as expected if it's performed from the search center site collection for all sites. But it doesn't ...
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For multiple Web Applications, can I have different Master Pages?

My initial web application allows me to see and change the master page under site actions\site settings\Look and Feel\master page. I created a second web application and would like to use a different ...
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Is one Web Application Architecture preferred over several Web Applications?

In almost all of the SharePoint projects I’ve participated in, the general architecture is three different web applications for intranet, cooperation and mysite. This has been the standard setup in ...
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Debugging error message when extending a web application

In central admin in thw Web Application screen. When I click on extend on my web application I get an error message. The web application could not be extended because an unused zone could not ...
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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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Find all workflows with a certain permission setting

I have a workflow which just got broken by a network administrator changing some active directory settings for a certain group. I was able to fix the workflow once the problem had been found but there ...
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Using multiple web applications for performance tuning

A client is requesting a special web application topology that seems odd to me. In a mid-sized SP2010 farm (two WFEs, two app servers) they will have hundreds of site collections. The requirement is ...
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stsadm to enumerate all Web Applicstions

Is there an stsadm command that will enumerate / list all web applications? This would be the similar to SPWebService.AdministrationService.WebApplications. What I'm looking for is an stsadm command ...
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How do I set a new WebApplication to deploy at a specific time (i.e. 03:00)?

Is there a way to set this up so that the new application deploys at a specific time of the day? Maybe even on a specific day of the week?
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Poll: How many SharePoint Web apps are there in your farm?

I am interested to know how many Web apps people have deployed in their SharePoint farms. If you are a consultant then an average figure would be helpful based on client installations you have worked ...
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Accessing list data between web applications

I'd like to access data from a list in one web application in another web application. They are both in the same farm. For instance, web app 1 has a custom list and web app 2 has a CQWP that wants ...
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Two different versions of RSViewerPage.aspx on same farm?

I have a SharePoint 2013 farm with SSRS. On this farm, I have two web-apps (A and B). When we created web-app "A", we made some branding customizations to the RSViewerPage.aspx page. The problem is ...
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Accessing data from another web application throws an SQLInvalidException

The scenario is: A MySiteHost site collection (example name: MY SITE). Web application's application pool account is spmysite. A TeamSite site collection (example name: TEAM SITE). Web application's ...
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Powershell to set a Web Application's Trusted Identity Provider to an STS and NTLM?

I've created a custom STS and have setup trust with SharePoint via New-SPTrustedIdentityTokenIssuer. I can use Central Admin to configure a Web Application to use both NTLM and the STS, however I ...
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cant find webapplication scoped feature anywhere

I developed a Custom Timer Job Feature using WSP Builder but for some reason I am not able to find it so that I can activate it. I know I can activate it using stsadm but why cant I find it in Site ...
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Xbap application in SharePoint 2010

We want to make a big project on top of SharePoint 2010. Our thinking is to make the project a WPF web application (xbap) due to the amount of roubustness and features that xbap offers. I would ...
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Adding a custom web application to a SharePoint site

Has anyone added a custom web application to a sharepoint site? I thought it would be added as a virtual directory and then you'd specify an unmanaged path but i'm not having much luck.
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Remove-SPWebApplication not working if SPAdminV4 service is run by Local System?

I have sucessfully removed my Web Application with the following script: PS C:\Users\SP2013Farm> Remove-SPWebApplication http://portal.com -Confirm -Dele teIISSite -RemoveContentDatabases Confirm ...
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How to get SpWebApplication level property bag using ClientContext?

is it possible to get SPWebApplication level property bag using JavaScript ClientContext? Code example will be appreciated. Fine Regards
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Can i add a seccond Web Application to my local sharepoint installation?

When i go to Central Administration - Application Management on my local sharepoint installating, i can only view the current web applications. I cannot add a new or delete an existing web ...
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Setting up a 2nd web application on another port

I have a Web application on SharePoint 2010 setup on Port 80. I would like to set up another Web Application for My Sites on Port 81. I have followed all of the steps to do this and can successfully ...
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SharePoint creating web application on APP instead of WFE

I have one APP and one WFE server. Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web Application service is stopped on APP but is running on WFE. When I go to CA to create a new Web Application, in the URL ...
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How to get all the web application of SharePoint.

How do I get url of all the web application created in SharePoint 2010 with client object model using C#.
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App issue with SharePoint 2013 Developer Site

In SharePoint 2013 Developer Site: I am installing an app to my site and it worked fine with default stuff. I added some custom .js file in this app which will set the master page of site coll and ...
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Is it possible to restrict web application per WFE?

We have 2 web front ends in our single sharepoint 2010 Farm named WFE1 and WFE2. We create 2 web applications, one for my Intranet and one for extranet solution. Is it possible to force our intranet ...
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How to Restore Same Site Backup in Same Content DB to create another site collection in the same web application?

I have a site backup and i want to create two site collection from that backup in one web application.when i try to restore second site collection on same web application it restrict me to do so.As ...
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How should I check if SharePoint site is loaded on a desktop or on a mobile device?

I'm taking my chances and only using 1 web application and 1 masterpage for my SharePoint site, which I'm now also optimizing for mobile devices. I'm currently in the progress of developing a ...
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How to find the creation date of the Web Application?

I wanted to find how the count of the web application in the farm increases in the past year. For this I wanted to find out the date when each web application is created. Is there anyway to find the ...
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Backup > Restore to New Farm > My site does not resolve

I have a Dev farm and I restored (SP restore) my site web application. After this, I went to use profile service and reconfigured "My site host". When I type the dev url for mysite it does not ...
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new web app on 1 of 2 wfe servers

I have two WFE servers. By default the CA web app gets installed to only one WFE. Is it possible to create a new web app that only gets installed to one WFE? If not, does it make sense to create the ...
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How do I properly create & configure a second web application & site collection on the same server?

We have an existing web application and site collection which serves as our main portal. I need to create an additional web application on the same server, and a site collection on it. This will ...
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Is it normal that web application URL is always of app server rather than WFE?

I have 1 App server and 2 WFEs. Web Application service is stopped on App server while it is started on WFEs. I created a new web application and I noticed the URL is of App server for e.g. ...
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creating web application in sharepoint 2013

I have created a web application in sharepoint 2013 using central admin, that is successfully created. its successfully created app pool in IIS as well. In host file I have also added entry like this: ...
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Changing host header web application URLs

I have a site configured at http://www.abc.com on port 80 with host header www.abc.com. I need to create a different web application and I need to use http://www.abc.com. Without deleting the old ...