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Default Site Collection Administrators

I have a DEV Office 365 that was not setup by me. I am trying to create new site collections via PowerShell. Somehow, I see a bunch of AD groups and users automatically added as Site Collection ...
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1 Hosted App Domain for 2 seperate Farms

I am working with SharePoint 2013 Enterprise on-premise and am new to provider hosted (self-hosted) Apps. I have multiple single server developer instances: myDev01, myDev02, myDev03, myDev05, etc. I ...
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“An Error Occured while running detection” when i try to patch out sharepoint server 2013

we have a SharePoint enterprise server 2013 and i installed the CU for March 2020 from Microsoft website @ https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4484280/march-10-2020-cumulative-update-for-...
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Is there a way to move files/folders from one site to another site and have the exact permission as the source (migrate the related security settings) [duplicate]

I have a new project to move files from multiple SharePoint modern team sites to a single SharePoint online document library. and my main concern is how we can preserve the permission for the files/...
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Approaches we can use to move all the Files/Folders from different team sites into a single team site and preserve the versions and permissions

we have around 30 modern team sites and we want to move the the files and folders from the 30 modern team sites into a single team site document library, and we want to preserve the Versions and ...
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Is it safe to “Get-PnPProvisioningTemplate -Out template.pnp”

I have a communication site collection inside our SharePoint online tenant. and i want to export this site and create a new site based on the exported template, so i am planning to run this command:- ...
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Users are getting Access Denied inside SharePoint workflow 2013, although they have contribute on the list

We have a SharePoint 2013 workflow inside SharePoint designer 2013, as follow:- but when the user create or update a list item and the workflow got triggered, the workflow will stuck on the "started" ...
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Delete or Reset our current root online site collection

I start migrating our sharepoint on-premisies sharepoint site to sharepoint online, but the migration broke and i am half way. so can anyone advice if i can delete or reset the root site collection, ...
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Use App Password to Authenticate with PowerShell PnP

Suppose you have a tenant with MFA enabled. The same tenant allows users to create private app passwords like on the screenshot below. Question: Is it possible to use this app password to ...
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What does ExternalServicesEnabled tenant property do?

ExternalServicesEnabled tenant setting is set to $true defailt. It means that "External Services" are enabled. What would happen exactly if set ExternalServicesEnabled to $false to disable "Extrnal ...
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What does CommentsOnFilesDisabled tenant property do?

There is a tenant property CommentsOnFilesDisabled that has no documentation describing what it does exactly. Does anyone know any additional information? After changing this property at a tenant, I ...
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Email Attestation in SharePoint Online. How does it work?

Does anyone know how exactly email attestation works in SharePoint Online? I have found two settings, but there is no documentation describing what these do: EmailAttestationRequired ...
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Unable to remove a Remote Event Receiver attached to a list using Remove-PnPEventReceiver .Erro “emove-PnPEventReceiver : Access denied.”

I have a remote event receiver which is attached to a list. so i want to remove it, but when i try this PnP script using the Office 365 admin:- Remove-PnPEventReceiver -List "Our Project" -Identity "...
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Duplicate my Communication modern site [duplicate]

We have a live communication modern site, and i want to duplicate this site and all its content into a test site so i can test things before modifying the live. so is this possible inside SharePoint ...
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Can i save a list as template using PnP script inside my modern communication site

I am working on a communication modern SharePoint site. and seems these modern sites, do not allow us to save the list as template. as i want to save our list as template and re-create it inside ...
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Unable to remove a Remote Event Receiver attached to a list using Remove-PnPEventReceiver

I have a remote event receiver which is attached to a list. so i want to remove it, but when i try this PnP script using the Office 365 admin:- Remove-PnPEventReceiver -List "Our Project" -Identity "...
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should we manully clear out the “Workflow History” list inside our online sharepoint site collection

We have two 2013 workflows inside our SharePoint online site collection. The number of items in the "Workflow History" list is now 4,800 items, so the list is near to reaching the threshold. Will ...
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Unable to use a url for a permanent deleted site collection “The site address is unavailable.”

I used to have a site collection of type classic team site with the following URL https:/***.sharepoint.com/sites/businessfunctions/ and using the SharePoint admin center I changed the site collection ...
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SharePoint 2013 ribbon bar issues

We are experiencing an issue with SharePoint 2013. When clicking on the ribbon bar in a page the tabs shows with broken images and buttons like (Save,checkout) is not working when click on it. the ...
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Health Analyzer sees site orphan where there is none

Am I missing something in this message? Database [CentralAdmin] contains a site (Id = [GUID], Url = [/]) whose url is already used by a different site, in database (Id = [Different GUID], name = [...
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Database with ID <guid> was not found in database collection

The error listed in the title is repeatedly showing up in the ULS logs, with four different GUIDs. After failing to find any database with a matching guid via get-spdatabase, it was noticed that the ...
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Unable to open modern team site with SP designer, error “403 FORBIDDEN403 FORBIDDEN403 FORBIDDEN403 FORBIDDEN403 FORBIDDEN”

I have created a modern team site inside our SharePoint online tenant. and using the office 365 admin, who is also the site collection admin, i try to login to the site using SharePoint designer, as i ...
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Show all Flows Attached/Triggered by a SharePoint Online List

We're looking for a way to identify any Flows that are connected to specific SharePoint Online lists. We do have access to Flow Admin Center, but there doesn't seem to be a way to filter the Flows to ...
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What is the latest version for SharePoint Designer 2013 64-bit inside windows 10

I use to have windows 7 which contain sharepoint designer 32-bit, and its version was 15.0.4849.100, as follow:- but inside my windows 10 PC, i installed the sharepoint designer 64-bit from this link ...
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Is there an official web browser for on-premises SharePoint 2013

Is there an official browser for SharePoint on-premises 2013? Where most of the options and features will work? Or there is not such an info? For example if I want to use the "Open with Explorer" ...
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Our “Popularity Trends” always show 0 views inside sharepoint 2013

We have a SharePoint 2013 on-premises server. and the users have reported that the "Popularity Trends" report will always be empty:- so i read this link @ https://briantjackett.com/2013/08/26/...
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Is it normal that our sharepoint on-premises 2013 does not have WSS_Loging database

we have a sharepoint farm 2013 (license type = SharePoint Server with Standard Client Access License) , now we are facing an issue that the "Usage reports" for our sites will always be empty (0 views)....
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Migrating SP2013 from windows server2008R2 to windows server2012R2 keeping sharepoint version same

I have SharePoint 2013 farm set up on windows server2008R2 and now I want to move that to windows server2012R2. How to do that? FYI: I have 3 servers in the farm- one for Active Directory, another ...
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Test sharepoint online/on-premises using sharepoint mobile app simulators

We have many sharepoint online and on-premises site collections and i want to test them using sharepoint mobile app, mainly for these platforms:- iPhone Android Windows now my PC is windows 7 and i ...
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Accessing lists using sharepoint mobile apps will not respect the setting we defined on the lists. any advice how to fix this

I am facing this sever problem which i were not aware of inside our sharepoint online site collection/s. Where on some sharepoint online site collections, i have added some custom lists. And inside ...
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What will happen if we re-add a deleted guest account, can the guest account access the sites shared with him previously

I have the following case inside our office 365 & sharepoint online:- I have a classic team site collection which contain 40 sub-sites. the site collection allow sharing with external users (...
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When creating teams, are there any differences if i add the user from sharepoint site or from Office 365 group or from MS Teams

Inside our office 365 tenant, i created a new MS Teams, as follow:- which also created new office 365 group + sharepoint modern team site. Now to add members or owners to the MS Teams, i found those ...
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List of groups and their members for SharePoint Online Team Site

I realize there are near-duplicate questions, but none with answers that apply to my specific question, for SharePoint Online. Specifically: how can I as a site owner determine what groups are ...
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System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: The media set has 2 media families but only 1 are provided. All members must be provided. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo)

I want to Backup/Restore our managed metadata managed service's database from live to test which are both sharepoint 2013 farms. So i did these steps:- 1- Inside the live database i select the ...
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Is there any restriction on backup-ing sharepoint databases using SQL management studio

We have SharePoint on-premises farm 2013, and per my knowledge that it is not supported to query the SharePoint databases. but is it a supported operation to select a SharePoint database (for example ...
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Is it required to run the sharepoint product configuration wizard if we install windows security updates

We have sharepoint enterprise farm 2013, and yesterday our system admin patch the sharepoint application server, where they installed some windows security updates + updates for windows, as follow:- ...
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Office 365 Developer tenant: automatic renewal

Quote from Office 365 Developer Program FAQ In April 2019, we transitioned to a new model where your subscription can be renewed perpetually every 90 days if you're actively using it for ...
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If we have a backup for all the sharepoint 2013 databases, can/how we restore a corrupted application server

One of our customers use to have a sharepoint enterprise farm 2013, with the following architecture:- windows 2008 R2 which contain sharepoint on-premises farm 2013. windows 2008 R2 which contain Sql ...
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Cannot delete the App added in Site Contents

We added a SPFX App in a SharePoint 2019 on-premise environment but somehow got an error. The problem is we cannot remove the app from the Site Contents. What possibly is the cause and how can we ...
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Can any “Windows Server 2008 R2” or “Silverlight” or “Forefront endpoint” updates affect sharepoint farm

We have windows server 2008 R2 + SharePoint enterprise farm 2013. Now as part of our security policy, we need to install security updates for windows,silverlight & Forefront endpoint each 6 months....
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Why windows update tool is showing non-security updates for sharepoint 2013

We have windows server 2008 R2 and sharepoint enterprise farm 2013. now as i know that around 3-4 years ago Microsoft decided not to distribute SharePoint updates (except for security fixes) via ...
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Is it safe/supported operation to remove the Office 365 admin from being our root site collection administrator

Inside our office 365 tenant, our employees who work as exchnage admins or sharepoint admins have access to the Office 365 username/password admin@ourtenant.com. and when we got our root site ...
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Can i get when the sharepoint databases have been backuped using “Get-SPDatabase”

I have 2 on-premises farms 2013 & 2016. and i want to get all the sharepoint databases names,if they need updates and when they have been backup-ed, now i find this script to get the name and ...
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Backup-SPFarm : You need to have Machine administrator priviliges to run this cmdlet

I am working on a sharepoint on-premises farm 2016, and i created a scheduler task to do a backup for the whole farm + each site collection separately. here is the action inside the task scheduler:- ...
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creating an online enterprise wiki site collection is showing this endless message “”We're still working on it and it might take 24 hours.“”

We have an office 365 tenant, and i am trying to create a new enterprise wiki site collection @ /sites/oursitename/. but for more than 24 hours, I am still getting this error "We're still working on ...
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Restore SPFarm from live to test

I took a farm backup for our live sharepoint server 2013 enterprise :- Backup-SPFarm -Directory \\fileserver100\intranetbackup\FarmBackUp\ -BackupMethod full -BackupThreads 10 -Force now i want to ...
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Why my list view which is filtering items based on an Indexed column, and which will return 2950 items, will show threshold error for end users

I am facing this strange and UN-logical behavior inside our custom list view. now we have a sharepoint enterprise farm 2013. and the list threshold for the web application is set to the defualt which ...
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UN-installing a Farm solution is stuck on Retracing for more than 2 hours

We have a sharepoint ennterprise server 2013. and i want to remove a farm solution. so i did these steps:- 1- i went to all the site collections >> Disable the feature. 2- i run this command:- PS C:...
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Error on adding webpart:- Web Part on this Page cannot be displayed or imported. The type could not be found or it is not registered as safe

I already have "SPListFilter 2.3 Server" solution installed inside our sharepoint server 2013 enterprise. and it is working well. i got this solution from this link http://splistfilter.vitalyzhukov....
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Is there a way to clear the sharepoint online cache

I am working on a sharepoint online classic team site, and i have updated its navigation links. but some users have reported that the old links are still showing when they click on the back button on ...

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