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Failed to connect to the existing server farm located at the specified database server and database name. The db name is not a valid configuration

I have a two server SharePoint 2016 farm. PROD1 which contain SharePoint and SQL1 which contain database. Now I am trying to join another SharePoint server called PROD2 to the farm. Both PROD1 and ...
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Lookup Multi control - is there a client side JS API like SPClientPeoplePicker?

I have a Lookup field for which I am allowing multiple values, however I want the list of available options on the left side of the multi-select to be filtered by another control on the form. I can ...
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UserProfile.RetrieveUser() Exception, Cannot continue the execution because the session is in the kill state

I am using following C# code to read user profile of users but getting error. Please ignore any syntax error in following code as I typed by hand here. Code using (SPSite site = new SPSite(SPContext....
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SharePoint 2016: After changing FarmAdmin password, Central admin throwing error

We have changed password for SharePoint 2016 Farm Admin credentials. -Changed in AD; Updated using PowerShell in SharePoint server Set-SPManagedAccount - UseExistingPassword -Identity DOMAINA\...
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Workflow access denied but still task is completed

I made a simple SharePoint 2013 workflow using SPD in SharePoint 2016. When an item is created, task is assigned to Group2 for approval. There are two security groups. Group1 - this group can create ...
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User able to approve SharePoint 2013 workflow even though not part of group

I made a simple SharePoint 2013 workflow using SPD in SharePoint 2016. When an item is created, task is assigned to Group2 for approval. There are two security groups. Group1 - this group can create ...
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No windows identity for DOMAIN\USER in SharePoint 2016

There is a SharePoint 2016 production farm without issues. I built a new SharePoint 2016 DR farm using same service accounts and have run into this problem where I am unable to access user profile ...
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An error was encountered while retrieving the user profile

I build a new SharePoint 2016 environment and migrated a site from old SharePoint 2016 environment to this one. After migration when I am trying to access following URL: https://www.example.com/sites/...
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Extract the last word from a string

Is there a way to extract the last word from a string using a calculated field in SharePoint 2016?
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psconfig stops at C2WTS service install for an hour before moving on and finishing properly

We have 2 SharePoint 2016 on-prem farms; each has 2 front ends and 2 app servers. One farm is production and the other is a hot backup. For the past few years, 6 of the 8 servers would pause for about ...
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Displaying a slideshow in the background of a SharePoint homepage [2016]

I would like to know if it is possible to integrate html/css code to implement a slideshow as a wallpaper on the home page of a SharePoint site. This slideshow must appear in the background in ...
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Summary Links Web Part Issue

When we add a link in the summary links web part in a SharePoint 2016 site page, the trailing slash is been removed. Is this the default behavior of Summary Links Web Part?
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Custom login page in SharePoint 2016 On-prem not working

I am trying to add a custom login page for SharePoint 2016 On-premise application. Below are the steps I followed: Created one LoginPage.html page for UI. Copied the page to /16/templates/layouts/ ...
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Date Modified Column not showing full date this year

The date modified column on my SharePoint 2016 on-premises is showing only the day and not the full date for just this year (2024). I have checked other libraries, and this is all over. Has anyone ...
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Word Automation Service No longer working

Hi we have been round and round with this for a few days. The service was fine and the workflow using it fine - but has stopped for some reason.. We have restarted the servers a few times, recreated ...
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Login error using Unattached Content Database Data Recovery

Within the CA of my farm I am trying to connect to retrieve a missing folder and contents using the farm admin account on UnattachedDbSelect.aspx page. After putting in my correct SQL server and ...
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Как сделать проброс(?) в sharepoint?

В нашей компании установлен Sharepoint 2016 Standard. Пользователи из внутренней сети могут к нему обращаться как по http://sharepoint/ так и по https://sharepoint.company.ru/ Можно ли настроить ...
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Creating a new modern theme in SharePoint 2019/Subscription edition

I am trying to add a new modern theme in SharePoint subscription server I was able to follow the instructions here and change the theme of the site with the below javascript/rest api var ...
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Extracting information

I have list of SharePoint site address in an excel workbook. Need to extract all files (documents, excel spreadsheets, PDF documents) that contain list of specific keywords. The list of keywords will ...
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Information Management Retention Policy not firing on one list only

I have multiple lists and libraries that take advantage of Information Management Policy settings, and they all work fine. This is SharePoint 2016 on premise. The jobs run over the weekend only. I ...
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What are UserEngagement, MicroblogUsageTelemetry, RequestUsage and FeatureUsage logs and how to stop them

My SharePoint 2016 is generating a lot of these logs. From where are they coming and how to stop them. SP log level is set to default. UserEngagement MicroblogUsageTelemetry RequestUsage FeatureUsage
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REST: addUsingPath not supported in SharePoint 2016?

I run this in the browser: https://my.company.com/sites/news/_api/web/folders/addUsingPath(DecodedUrl='%2Fsites%2Fjnews%2Frufus%2Fholla',overwrite=false) and get: Cannot find resource for the request ...
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Filter list based on previous calendar month

We have a list and need to create a view based on previous calendar month. I have created two new calculated Date and Tine columns: _StartPreviousMonth = DATE(YEAR(Created),MONTH(Created)-1,1) ...
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Moving SharePoint 2016 wiki content onto SharePoint Online

Our SharePoint 2016 site (on-premise or whatever the parlance is) is being migrated to SharePoint Online. My existing wiki can't be moved (for whatever reason) and I'm trying to figure out a nice way ...
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How to copy list item from one site to another site?

I have one task list in my site collection. In that list I will assign tasks to users (5 users are there). Each user have one own site. Whatever tasks I am assigning that they have to see in their own ...
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User added in security group but email is not defined in AD

I added a user in SharePoint security group whose email was not defined in AD. There is a custom job that runs and email all users of that group. Since his email was not defined, no email was being ...
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Some trusted domain users are not appearing in People Picker

I have two domains, Domain1 and Domain2. There is 2-way trust between them. Users are connected to Domain1 while SharePoint is installed on Domain2. I have enabled that setting so people picker reads ...
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Shall we use same service account on DR as Production

I have a production SharePoint farm. Now I am planning to prepare DR farm. Do you think it would be better to create new service accounts for DR or use the same ones as Production? Both Prod and DR ...
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Where does SharePoint 2016 store templates including custom ones

Trying to create a new site based on template using following method: SPWeb.Webs.Add(parameters here); But getting following error: The site template requires that the Feature {9c4b5df2-2fd3-75f9-...
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Hyperlink showing as text in MyDispForm.aspx

I am using a custom display form called MyDispForm.aspx in SPD to show detail of item. Problem is, hyperlink is being displayed as text. So, instead of showing: stackoverflow.com It is showing as: <...
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Full searchable-index. How to to extract into readable version

I would like to extract the searchable index of selected sites from the intranet (sharepoint server 2016). I have a target to create custom search using vectorstore where I need to have full SHP2016 ...
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SharePoint deleting html attribute

I want to put a multilevel accordion based on this : https://codepen.io/gamechci669/pen/VwEKpbb When I edit the HTML code on my page, lines with attributes "for" lose this! For example: <...
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SharePoint 2016 template

I'd like to know if there are a site where one can get SharePoint 2016 templates? My client plans to upgrade to SharePoint online, but would like a new look and feel on their current 2016 SharePoint. ...
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PeoplePicker randomly showing users from different domains

This is about SharePoint 2016 on premise. Currently we have two Active Directories; CurrentDomain.com and NewDomain.com Plan is to migrate everything from CurrentDomain.com to NewDomain.com and as a ...
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Configure ADFS for users who does not have Email Address

I have Successfully configured ADFS in my SharePoint 2016 On Premise Site. The ADFS Authentication is working fine for users who have Email Addresses but in our organization, we have multiple users ...
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How do I create a workflow that lets me know when someone has completed my Survey in SharePoint 2016?

I'm fairly new to SharePoint. I created a Survey in SharePoint 2016 and my boss wants to be notified when someone completes the survey. I have been looking for answers with no luck. I did learn that (...
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SharePoint Alert Automation

We are on SharePoint 2016 OnPrem. Is there a way to set users up to receive alerts automatically (for specific global lists/libraries) when they onboard to the Organization based on their role ...
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SharePoint Server 2016 Central Administration Unknown server tag 'AdminControls:EndOfSupportNotificationBar'

This error has been popping up for a few days at least. I am not sure when it started since I rarely visit Central Administation. At most a month I will say. Unknown server tag 'AdminControls:...
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Using SharePoint 2016. Trying to write JavaScript to change row color based on today's date and "SuspenseDate" in list. Help?

I would deeply appreciate any help. I have been staring at this code for days. I am trying to add a Script Editor web part above a list, and make the rows in the list change color according to how ...
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Is there a way to trigger a Document Set version capture from JavaScript? Maybe through the REST API?

According to this article, the only way to create a Document Set version is to do it manually by clicking on "Capture Version". I know that's not entirely true because DocumentSet....
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Adding User to Site group fails for form based authentication using Powershell

When attempting to add a user using PowerShell to a SP2016, which has Form Base Authentication active, New-SPUser fails with user not found. The following works for Domain users. $web = Get-SpWeb $...
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SP2013 to SP2016 Migration issue:1 site(s) using SharePoint 2010 experience

During the SP2013 to SP2016 migration using database attach method, getting below error while mounting 1 Database. Mount-SPContentDatabase : Content database data integrity check has encountered a ...
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Trying to get access token in SharePoint on-premises 2016 but getting 401 unauthorized error

We are trying to get an access token in SharePoint on-premises 2016 server version. Creating an app successfully using these steps in our SharePoint on-premise 2016: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/...
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How to remove the repeating column headers in List box style view with more than 2 boxes on a row with alternating line style?

I have a requirement to group list items by Platform and environment. Then a box style to view the list items with alternating line style and only one column header and the data that is common in all ...
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Insert static text into list form

Is there a way to add static text into a list form (new, display and edit) ? For example, put some field under a text "Part One", and place a "Part Two" for the next last fields. ...
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Hide show text field based on multiple checkboxes - Problem getting ticked checkbox value

I'm trying to show/hide fields on a SP2016 classic on-Prem Form. I have 4 checkbox (ChBx1 to 4) hiding/showing their own text field (ChBx Text), but there's one text field (ChBx Text All) common to ...
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User Profile Service is stuck on "Starting" and User Profile Service Application is stuck on "Stopping"

We have a SharePoint 2016 farm consisting of two servers configured with minroles. WFE (Front-End + Distributed Cache) and Application (Application with Search). I noticed that the user profiles ...
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REST API - Get lookup IDs of lookup column on second list through a lookup $expand on first list?

I have two lists, List1 and List2. List1 has a lookup to List2, let's call it List2Lookup. List2 has a multi-select lookup to itself, as a way to identify other items in the same list as "...
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How to validate the choice column in SharePoint 2016 custom list

I'm struggling with the following issue: there is a need to create a participation list for my stuff for the upcoming training. The conference room has 18 seats. There are three training sessions ...
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When using List Validation, Add list entry works but not Edit when using Created date

ISSUE: The list validation works when adding a list entry, but when editing the same entry (with no change), the user message is displayed. Using SharePoint 2016. I have tried numerous combinations, ...
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