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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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“Move To” option for large number of files and folders stopped, then resume processing. is this normal

We want to move 25,721 files and folders from a user's OneDrive to SharePoint online document library. So over the weekend I did 2 tests, and the "Move To" option was able to do the job, where 25,721 ...
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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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Unable to add “Embed Code” inside the root site. Error “This HTML cannot be inserted because you don't have access to add scriptable Web Parts..”

I am working on a new office 365 tenant, and the tenant already has a root site collection of type "Classic Team site" created for us. but a sharepoint admin (who is also the root site admin), ...
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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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build a test sharepoint server 2013 which mimic the live server

I am working on a new project for our customer who have sharepoint 2013 Enterprise server. and our customer has only a live server. so i want as a first step to do the following:- create a new VM ...
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Changing the filed type from “checkbox” to “Radio Button” has overridden the “ShowInNewForm” property

We have a sharepoint on-premises farm 2013. I have a choice column which display the choices as check-boxes and it contain one option only, as follow:- but doing so have caused issues when filtering ...
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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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How i can verify that our migrated “Contribute” permission level is exactly the same as the source Contribute permission

I did a migration from SharePoint on-premises 2013 to SharePoint online, using a third party tool, as follow:- The source on-premises site collection is a team site that have publishing features ...
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Does the “Storage Used” number for the site collection inside the sharepoint central admin give accurate number

2 day ago I did a migration for our sharepoint on-premises team site collection 2013 (which contain 69 sub-sites) to sharepoint online, using a third party tool named sharegate. and during the ...
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Error when creating site collection “Permanently delete the site collection from the recycle bin and continue.”

I want to create a new site collection with url /sites/PMO/, but I am getting this error: The site collection already exists. Please enter a different address. Permanently delete the site ...
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Error when trying to show a site column in edit and display forms “Method invocation failed because doesn't contain a method named 'ShowInEditForm'.”

i am working on an online classic team site, and i have a site column named "AutomaticallyCreated" which is set to hidden inside create,edit and display form. now i want to show it inside the Edit and ...
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There's virtually no way a search engine can help me find similar links to “sitemanager.aspx” AFAIK

Absolute plebe here.   When I looked up if it was possible to move/copy sites to another site, an answer here helped but led to another question. The solution was to use "http://yoursite/...
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How i can get all the documents inside our site collection which are OneNote documents

We have sharepoint 2013 site collection, which have 70 sub-sites. now some document libraries contain OneNote documents. so i want to search all the site collection and its sub-sites, to be able to ...
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“Custom Scripts” setting inside our tenant, How it works exactly

I spent many days reading about how "Custom scripts" work for sharepoint online, but i can not fully understand it. for example we have this case. inside SP admin center >> Settings >> we have custom ...
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Best approach to embed a video inside on-premises sharepoint team site (non-publishing site)

We have SharePoint 2013 classic team site and it does not have publishing features enabled. now inside the team site we have a Discussion board list, and i want to embed a video inside its body,so ...
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Why doing Backup-SPFarm for our sharepoint 2013 will update the sql databases “Last Database backup”

we have SharePoint enterprise 2013, and i run the following command to do a farm backup:- Backup-SPFarm -Directory \\****\backups\ -BackupMethod full -BackupThreads 10 -Force now on the generated ...
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How i can know the SQL service account for our sharepoint 2013 on-premises farm

To be able to run the BackUp-SPFarm i need to create a network location/drive and grant the sql service account read/write permission. but for our sharepoint on-premises 2013 /2016, how i can know ...
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Backup our sharepoint in-premises farms, are we following correct/sufficient appraoch

We have sharepoint on-premises servers 2013/2016 , which have the following architecture:- windows server 2012/2008 R2 which act as the application servers. windows server 2012/2008 R2 which act as ...
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“backup-spsite : You must specify a filename for the backup file” + “You need to have Machine administrator priviliges to run this cmdlet”

I use to run these commands to backup our sharepoint site collections and our farm without any problem:- backup-spsite http://****01/sites/home/ -Path E:\Back\BFH.bak Backup-SPFarm -Directory \\**...
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Number of documents inside a document library will be different when viewed from “Site Content” & “Open with Explorer”

I have a document library inside my modern communication team site. now from "Site Content" the document library has 6802 items as follow:- now i went to the document library using classic interface >...