I'm trying to resolve some issues under monitoring, the main one being " Content databases contain orphaned items". However, the 'repair automatically' is disabled and I don't know how to repair 'manually'. I'm logged onto the server with the domain admin account, the same one that originally installed Sharepoint so should have the necessary permissions. How can I enable the repair button?

I can't find any similar questions. Also, the link mentioned under 'remedy' (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/office/sharepoint-foundation-2010/ff805076(v=office.14)) just says to click the fix now button.

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By default, the Repair Automatically option is disabled for Content databases contain orphaned items..

To enable the Automatic Repair, do the following:

  • Central Administrator > Monitoring > Click on Review rule definitions.
  • Below Availability category > Find the Content databases contain orphaned items. > click on it.
  • From the above ribbon > click on Edit Item.

  • Check Repair Automatically.

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Also it is possible to run from the following command from powershell


which will give the output -

<OrphanedObjects Count="0" />

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