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SharePoint 2019 shows blank pages after the KB5001945 Security Update

After installing the SharePoint 2019 KB5001945 Security Update, today all document libraries and lists show nothing but a blank page. This occurs even on the Central Admin site. Does anyone know the ...
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How to delete in use content type

I have received a request today to hide/delete a site content type. I thought it is an easy task but it's making me sick. Every time I try to delete the content type I am getting the below error ...
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upgrade the license for a user from E1 to E3

I have one user who have the E1 license as follow:- but i need to grant this user E3 license .. how i can do so? as i can not find any option to do the upgrade? Thanks
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How to change the position of search box in SharePoint Online?

I have an existing site where its menu showing on left navigation with search box. Here I want to keep the menu bar on the left side but search box on top of the page as below: In above screenshot ...
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How do I create a new group?

In my SharePoint, I have no "site permissions" tab under settings. I am unsure how to create a group other than the following way: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/customize-...
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Minimum Office 365 subscription to have Office on the web,SharePoint & Exchange

We need our users to have the following:- Office online. NO need to download desktop apps. SharePoint Exchange email accounts. so what is the minimum subscription needed? will Office 365 E1 https:/...
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Can we force limited-access to a group of users even if they access SharePoint from managed devices

I am reading this link which describe how to set limited-access to users who access sharepoint from un-managed devices https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/control-access-from-unmanaged-...
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To use this setting, get a subscription to Enterprise Mobility + Security and assign a license to yourself. Manage subscriptions

I want to set un-managed devices control policy. Unfortunately, when i tried to do so, i got the below error:- To use this setting, get a subscription to Enterprise Mobility + Security and assign a ...
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What are the options in SharePoint online if we want to extract the logs related to Lists & Libraries and send them to a group of people

We have SharePoint online site collection which contain 1 custom list and 1 document library. Now we need to extract the audit logs related to these list and library and send it to a group of people. ...
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In SharePoint online how we can enable Configure audit settings for a site collection

In SharePoint 2010, 2013 & 2016 on-premises we use to work with Audit setting using the approach mentioned in this link @ configure-audit-settings-for-a-site-collection-f5a346d0-ee0f-4412-a5e6-...
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If we add some presentation using modern web parts, can we prevent external users from copy, print or download the presentation

We added some presentations using modern web parts mainly File Viewer modern web part, can we prevent external users from copy, print or download the presentation directly from the web part? or if ...
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Is it recommended to create Office 365 groups to manage the users permissions on SharePoint sites

In on-premises world, we use to create security enabled distribution lists to manage the user permissions inside SharePoint sites. but inside Office 365 we get these options for granting user ...
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What is the purpose of adding additional domain/s to our Office 365 tenant domains?

Inside our Office 365 tenant's Domains page >> we have the option to add additional domains beside the default domain as follow: So what is the purpose of this step? will our Office 365 tenant ...
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What are the steps needed to change our Office 365 domain name

We have a newly added Office 365 tenant, and we chose a domain name as follow: We added users to the tenant + 15 SharePoint sites + 10 Yammer communities. But we need to change our Office 365 tenant'...
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Can we re-add the options to add word, excel, power-point documents directly inside our document libraries after adding custom content type

We have added many document libraries inside our SharePoint online communication site collection >> and for all the document libraries we have defined a custom content type >> but after ...
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Office 365 E1 Vs Microsoft 365 Apps for Business

Inside our Office 365 tenant , we have 2 types of licenses for our users (Office 365 E1 & Microsoft 365 Apps for Business), as follow:- But we are not able to find any differences between the 2 ...
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Why I am unable to add Word,Excel, etc file directly inside our document libraries

I am working on newly created root communication site collection, but inside the default Documents document library and any newly added document libraries i did not get the options to directly add ...
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Prevent some internal users from accessing sharepoint sites even if they are inside the “Everyone except external users”

We usually grant "Everyone except external user" read access to almost all SharePoint sites/.. and today we got a request from our customer that certain users which are defined inside the &...
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How many times my file has been downloaded

I need to know how many times a file on a sharepoint.com site was downloaded. So that I know how many people used my shared product.
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What will happen to the MS Flow connectors if their usernames password got reset/expired/deleted

When we create a new MS Flow which get triggered when items are added/updated inside SharePoint >> a new connection will be created using the username who created the MS Flow. now my question ...
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Is it a bad practice to install the modern script editor web part? since contributors can add custom scripts to modern pages?

There is the old way to add custom script to SharePoint is by allowing custom script on the sites and adding the build in script editor web parts, where only users with ""Add and Customize ...
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If inside the Org-wide setting we define to block accessing sharepoint sites from un-managed devices, then can we allow it inside certain sites

Inside the Organization wide setting >> we define to block access for sharepoint site using un-managed, as follow:- Then can we allow accessing sharepoint from un-managed devices inside certain ...
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Which account we should use to manage MS Flow connections

I always uses our offcie 365 to create MS Flows which trigger when addiing/updating sharepoint list items, for example I have created an MS Flow which uses connection to :- Send emails to users using ...
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If we define a deny domain list inside the company wide setting, then can we define an allow list inside the site collection which overcome it?

I am reading this article inside Microsoft Docs: Restrict sharing of SharePoint and OneDrive content by domain and I know that if I define an Allow list inside the company wide settings then I can ...
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What are the implications of enabling CDN for our Organization asset library

I run this command to configure an Organization Asset Library:- Add-SPOOrgAssetsLibrary -LibraryURL https://contoso.sharepoint.com/templates -OrgAssetType OfficeTemplateLibrary we did this for the ...
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Why user who is defined inside the Access Request can not approve pending access requests

We have a modern team site and inside the access request we define a user, as follow:- now this users is defined inside the related office 365 group members, and he have a Member role, as follow:- ...
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Create an organization assets library inside the root site, is there any restrictions

I want to Create an organization assets library inside the root site, is there any restrictions? i will follow the steps mentioned on this link @ https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/...
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How to create a SharePoint List where my colleagues can only add, edit or delete records (their own or somebody elses)?

How can I create a SharePoint List where my colleagues can only add, edit or delete records. Their own or somebody elses. But when I create a list my colleagues can also customize the list f.e: Adding ...
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Can I know which site collection an App Permission was registered at (_layouts/15/AppRegNew.aspx)?

I have many App Permissions which are showing inside my App Permission page, as below:- and as seen here:- but is there a way to know the site/s where this app was registered at using the _layouts/...
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Unable to remove unwanted App Permissions

Inside our online sharepoint tenant, i want to remove unwanted App Permission which were created during the development of some SharePoint add-ins, so i went to Admin center >> Apps >> App ...
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Does SharePoint online has a desktop app similar to MS Teams desktop app?

In MS Teams we can access the Teams using the MS Teams desktop app, but my question is if SharePoint online has a desktop app similar to MS Teams desktop app? So users can access the SharePoint sites ...
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Regional base Hub Sites versus Functional base hub sites

I am reading this official MS documentation about planning hub sites @ https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/planning-hub-sites, and the link mentioned this:- A good practice is to start with a ...
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App catalog - Site collection vs root site collection scope question

I have a SPFx web part which I downloaded from Images and Videos in a Carousel. I don't have access to the root site collection app catalog so I added it to a site collection catalog I newly created. ...
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Identifying Stale Sites for Decommission

We are almost at the limit of our 17 TB capacity in SharePoint and storage is getting very expensive. Clean up activities are now underway and we want to identify and stale sites that can be ...
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Where are Documents Stored When Using Information Governance Retention

We've had several cases of users deleting files and support unable to restore them. So, to avoid losing sensitive data, we've setup a retention policy in the M365 Compliance center. There aren't many ...
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Disable SharePoint 2010 Workflows in SPO Programmatically

Is it possible to disable Workflow 2010 programmatically in SharePoint Online? Workflows 2010 engine is not yet disabled at our tenant and will work until at least December 2021. As a result, we still ...
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“connect-pnponline -PnPO365ManagementShell -launchbrowser”is raising this Error:- “Object reference not set to an instance of an object.”

I am trying to connect to a SharePoint online communication site which have MFA enabled, I tried running this command: PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> connect-pnponline "https://***.sharepoint.com/...
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I lost Central Admin url Sharepoint 2016, Please Help!

I have a problem access Central Admin after I edit alternate access mapping. I used the URL name "http://name/" without :port, and now it won't open. When I open using SP 2016 Central admin ...
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How do you turn off comments on a SharePoint list? [duplicate]

I do not want users to be able to add comments to each row of my SharePoint lists. How do I turn this feature off?
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Error changing collection administrator

Our environment is SharePoint 2013. I'm trying to change a collection administrator to DOMAIN\Username. However it fails, and looking up the correlation ID in the logs, I see this exception: ERROR: ...
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SharePoint limits for major and minor versions

I am reading the SharePoint limits inside this link @ sharepoint-online-limits, where it says the following: Versions 50,000 major versions and 511 minor versions. So what will happen if the major or ...
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When OneDrive desktop app creates a new main folder

I am working on 3 tenants and on both of them i am syncing some document libraries. now i have noted that OneDrive desktop app has created 3 main folders for me under username as follow:- so can i ...
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The mapped network drive could not be created because the following error has occurred

Inside windows 10 machines i am trying to map a SharePoint Online document library as a network map drive. when i tried to do the following; Go to This PC >> Right click on Network >> Map ...
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System.IO.FileNotFoundException after joining new wfe server to SharePoint 2013 farm

after joining new wfe server to SharePoint 2013 farm, when I add new website it works in central admin but on the other wfe server I get file not found and get a complete error the uls System.IO....
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Allow or Prevent Contributor users from sharing Files and Folders inside our sites

When we create a new site we get this option to allow Contributor users to share files and folders:- In most of the cases i UN-check these check-boxes because if we allow contributor users to share ...
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How i can get the total size for all our site collections including OneDrive sites

I want to get the total size for all our SharePoint sites (including OneDrive sites), where i tried to run this PnP command:- Get-PnPTenantSite -IncludeOneDriveSites -Detailed but i could not get the ...
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How do I Get the SharePoint Online Build Version?

Can someone help me to recall how to get SharePoint Online build version? In many cases, some SPO glitches/bugs can only be replicated in some tenants, but not in others. Is there some URL we can open ...
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Request Sign Off , how to wait for all responses by default

I am working on an online SharePoint communication site, and by default we can use the Request sign-off feature on our document library:- but let say i add two users to the Approver field:- then ...
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Site navigation missing on ASPX page with read broken permissions

While in the middle of a migration from 2013 to SPO, I've broken the permissions of a subsite for the entire company to not have access to the entire site except a couple of ASPX site pages. They can ...
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Sharepoint Online Analytics access without giving site owner

Is there a way to give someone access to see the analytics without giving them full admin rights into it?

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