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Should i have the “Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web Application” role active on all servers in a large farm?

I've checked the resources at Microsoft TechNet, MSDN and Bing but I’m not aware of any information regarding the best practice about the configuration for the "Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web ...
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Getting 401/403 in High Trust App for Sharepoint 2013

I have this Cloudshare environment consisting on 3 machines: One for Sharepoint 2013 (this is where I develop with VS2012 installed) Another for SQL Server 2012 And another for Active Directory ...
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Possible to add a “configuration” page to my custom timer job?

I would like to have a page in the central admin that allows administrators to configure a few values for the my timer job. Is there a way that I can do this?
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Best way to package publishing content types

I'm currently planning on how to package my Publishing content types in a WSP to make deployment in production easier. I came a cross the following choices 1- create a feature receiver and ...
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Localizing the Content Query Web Part in XSL

Has anyone managed to get the locale ID for the context of an instance of a Content Query Web Part in XSL, without extending the class? DataViewWebParts have a Language parameter passed in, but CQWP ...
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Can't upload a non-text file to SharePoint App via REST API

I am using the following REST code to add a file as an attachment to a SharePoint 2013 list item. <asp:Content ContentPlaceHolderId="PlaceHolderMain" runat="server"> <SharePoint:ScriptLink ...
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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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How can I disable the Document Library drag and drop function?

Before I start - I'm new to this SharePoint development lark and am slowly familiarising myself with it. We're using SharePoint online and I have amended the SharePoint out-of-the-box document ...
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how do you say blank to sharepoint?

I want to create a view whereby it does not include any items which does not have the 'next review date' as blank, i.e. only includes items which have this field populated. How do I say blank to a ...
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What is the difference between properties.OpenWeb() and properties.Web?

I am developing an event receiver, using the ItemUpdating event, and I noticed that the properties parameter has an "OpenWeb" method, with this description: Retrieves the Web site that is ...
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Different SPList.Items.Count & SPList.ItemCount

A list on my site gives 2 when I call myList.ItemCount. But myList.Items.Count gives me zero and I can't access the items stored in the list. AllItems.aspx show me the two missing items. Any ideas?
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“View exceeds list view threshold” even when it doesn't

I have a document library in SharePoint Foundation 2010 which contains over 10,000 items, arranged in folders such that no folder contains more than 2000 items. I've created a public view called ...
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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 2013 CSOM: Is it better to pass a Context object around or a Url?

In SharePoint 2013 CSOM is it better to pass a Context object around, or a Url to open a context? Which would be the best example: (Please consider there may be a lot of methods preforming tasks) ...
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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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Is SharePoint right technology for our project?

We are currently building a new public (extranet) client document portal. This should be system very similar to box.com where we can exchange documents with our clients. We will also allow the client ...
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What happens if an earlier Event Receiver throws an error?

Let's say I set up an ItemAdded event receiver with a sequence number of 12345. On this list there're two other event receivers that run before it; one for ItemAdding, and an earlier one for ...
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Google Maps v3 on Web Part page

Has anybody been able to implement Google Maps v3 on a Web Part page (SharePoint 2010)? The maps render fine if I display them in a separate .aspx page, but as soon as I try to embed the code in a ...
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Mutliple solutions using shared dlls can cause havoc when individual solutions are retracted

Problem: Multiple solutions using shared dll's can cause havoc when individual solutions are retracted. Example: You have a web part helper dll used by all your web part code. If you retract a ...
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What are the differences between creating Search center as a subsite vs a new site collection?

What are the differences between creating Search center as a subsite vs a new site collection? What are the benefits of creating it as as new site collection v.s a subsite.
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Site Assets vs. Style Library

I usually store my JavaScript/jQuery files in the Site Assets library, but I see on forums that others are using the Style Library. What are the respective benefits of each?
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How can I migrate my existing MOSS 2007 userprofiles including audiences to SharePoint Server 2010?

We are planning to implement SharePoint Server 2010 in our orginization. Many of our in-house application are heavily dependent upon userprofiles and audience targeting. Is there any Microsoft ...
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RichHTMLField value is not rendered in page

I have a custom page layout created, in which "PublishingWebControls:RichHtmlField" control is added with some default HTML value. When any page is created using the custom page layout created, page ...
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Purpose of the <MAPPINGS> CAML element in a custom Choice Field definition

I have yet to find a clear answer to this topic, so I'm writting this question in hope that someone can explain me the correct way to archieve my goal. I must also add that all my test was done on ...
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Why is GetUserProfileByName from InfoPath Forms Services with claims authentication failing?

I have a web application with an ADFS 2.0 trusted identity provider, and it's the only authentication provider. When I login, SharePoint correctly associates me with the my stored profile, but calls ...
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Clone SharePoint 2010 Production environment for Test Environment

We have cloned the SharePoint 2010 Production environment(Company Portal, around 3500 users) using VMWare clone feature. The purpose is to Create a Test environment for Restructuring the content, ...
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View list from another site collection (Why no easy answer?)

In Sharepoint 2010 whats the best way to view a list from another site collection. I want to be able to sort on People and I want it to look like a listview. (Why is there no easy answer to this ...
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Opening and closing AssetPortalBrowser.aspx in SharePoint modal popup

I am trying to open the "OOB" AssetPortalBrowser.aspx from a page within a SharePoint native modal popup. My aim is to get the selected filename back to the script. So far I was able to open the ...
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Sharepoint Online (365) Programmatically working with Managed Metadata

So, you want to migrate some documents that have managed metadata columns from another source into SharePoint Online. Microsoft.SharePoint.Taxonomy is blocked. Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Taxonomy ...
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(Solved) Start a Workflow of the Host-Web via SharePoint App and JSOM

The Last Update is the Solution I have got an App for SharePoint 2013, which needs to start a Workflow. This Workflow is in the HostWebContext, not in the AppContext. The List, the Workflow is ...
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Find if a site has been renamed via change collection

I'm trying to write a script to find ot if a site has changed title. This is what I have so far: $site = Get-SPSite http://dev/teams/Kittens $changeQuery = New-Object ...
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Site Collection Web Analytics reports numbers are incorrect

We are experiencing problems with the reports from the site collection web analytics. We use SharePoint Server with FAST search on a public facing web site. Our SharePoint solution is only used for ...
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Friendly URL and Content Deployment

SharePoint 2013 has introduced Friendly URLs and is implemented using Managed Meta Data Service. The Content Deployment will complain Metadata Navigation is not supported Deactivate Metadata ...
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Implement Interface in custom “Connected Web Part” to provide “Filter Values”

Question 1.1 What interface do I need to implement into my custom web part, to make it a provider for "filter values" for a normal XsltListViewWebPart? Answer - IWebPartParameters "XSLT List ...
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Modification date gets updated when selecting/clicking a file

On our SharePoint site the modification date of files gets updated when it should not, when no changes to a file have been made. I have found two ways to reproduce this error: A document is opened ...
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How to use onWorkflowItemChanged in a State Machine Workflow?

I'm using a simple Workflow for demonstration purposes: Init sets State1. State 1 waits for item changed and set's state 2. State 2 waits for item change and finishes the workflow. The problem: ...
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How do I programmatically work with Exchange Search Results in eDiscovery Center?

I'm working with Exchange search results in eDiscovery Center on Office 365 and trying to find the best way to programmatically retrieve the search result of an eDiscovery query. For SharePoint ...
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Contacts Web Database site in SharePoint Server

I created a site of type Contacts Web Database under a team site collection inorder to maintain some contacts. As soon as I created the Contacts Web Database site on the homepage under Address Book ...
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Can I tell what version of SharePoint is being used from JavaScript?

I have some static JavaScript being rendered to a page and would like it to behave differently if the version of SharePoint it is being displayed by is 2013. Can I tell what version of SharePoint is ...
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How to choose a development computer for a SP 2010 environment?

I'm looking for a descent development computer that targets SharePoint 2010. The computer must be a laptop and does not have to rely on a domain controller (or at least not all the time). What are ...
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What exactly is SharePoint?

What is SharePoint anyway? What's the difference between SharePoint and Dropbox or SkyDrive for example? They all share files. Why should anyone use SharePoint instead of SkyDrive or Dropbox?
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Get the current UI language with ECMAScript

Is it possible to get the display language from within ECMAScript? Similar to http://www.sharepointoverflow.com/questions/3129/get-the-current-ui-language-from-a-webpart, I'd like to get the user's ...
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What are the benefits of grabbing a list by Guid compared to any other way

I know its always best to access a list by its Guid since it won't ever change, compared to accessing a list by Title or Url, but what are the other benefits of grabbing a list by the Guid? There ...
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Why does having `windows.onload` break page editing?

This is related to an earlier question that I posted: Can't edit page after adding custom web part! Basically, I have created a web part with some javascript. When I add this web part to a ...
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How to remove orphaned features

I found some orphaned features under "_layouts/ManageFeatures.aspx?Scope=Site" but they do not show up when I list them up with powershell (get-spgetfeature -site url). They are not in 14 hive and ...
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When should we use SharePoint Timer job and when Windows Task Scheduler?

Can somehow explain me what are of the benefits of using SharePoint Timer jobs over Windows Task Scheduler?
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Disposing and Closing SPWeb objects

I have used something like using (SPWeb web = SPControl.GetContextWeb(Context)) but while deploying the project it shows an error. While trying to figure out the cause I came across an msdn ...
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How to find all documents of a certain content type?

I have an content type I would like to delete, but when I try I get an error message saying that it is still in use. Is there a way that I can find all documents that are still using that content ...
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User with Full Control Permission is getting Access Denied Message

The user who's responsibility it is to build up and maintain our training portal is receiving the "Access Denied" message when she tries to edit her page. Her permission level is "Full Control". I ...
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What are the standard URL suffix views that every SharePoint professional should know?

There are certain lesser-known URL suffixes that can be quite useful in SharePoint, such as {PageUrl}?contents=1 for web part maintenance and {PageUrl}_layouts/UsageDetails.aspx for ...

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