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Questions tagged [administration]

Administration is the task of keeping our servers running smoothly.

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SharePoint migration from on-premises 2013 to online. tools to use [on hold]

I have some SharePoint on-premises 2013 to SharePoint online migration projects. mainly i have these 3 types of on-premises projects:- On-premises team site collection. On-premises enterprise wiki ...
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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 >...
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When users try to create a classic team site, they got this error “you are not allowed to create team sites at https://**.sharepoint.com/”

Inside our SharePoint admin center >> Settings >> i define the following settings for site creation (mainly to allow end users to create classic team sites), as follow:- But when users try to create ...
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PnP commands to disable the “Documents” feature from users' Delves pages

when users access their Delve accounts inside office 365 there is an option to disable the "Documents" features, as follow:- Changing this option will disable the "Documents" feature for the login ...
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Are there any limitation about the number of sub-folders we can have in sharepoint document library

I got a question from our customer about how many sub-folders levels we can have inside sharepoint online document library. now based on my knowledge there is not any limit. now i am not discussing if ...
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Assigning “Contribute” permission instead of “Edit” to the SharePoint Modern Team site's Site members

I have created a new SharePoint Modern Team site and i got 3 security groups created for us, as follow:- but the problem i am facing is that the "Site members" will have Edit permission, while i want ...
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Conflict results inside our search's “Managed Properties” & “Crawled Properties” sections

I have a site column of type Choice named "Topics", and i want to check if SharePoint Online has created "Managed Properties" & "Crawled Properties" for the site column. From admin center site >...
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Removing user from People Picker, by not deleting/disabled user in AD

I have a question in regards with removing the user from people picker. I'm using LDAP syntax filter (&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=user)(!(userAccountControl:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=2))) ...
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How does sharepoint online store the documents versions. does it only store the differences between versions

I am not sure how does sharepoint online managed the versions for the documents inside document libraries? For example let say that i have a document with 50 pages and the document is on version 1, ...
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Can i run “DemoteNewsArticle” & “CommentsEnabled” commands without altering the ModifiedBy and Modified fields and without sending users alerts

I am working on a SharePoint online classic team site. and from time to time I run these remote power-shell commands:- 1- To un-post a modern page from being shown as News:- $clientSidePage = Get-...
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Can office365 admin view a hidden library and its content?

I have a simple question and I think I already have the answer but its just to confirm. I am an admin on sharepoint, and we have a office365 admin as well. The thing is, my team work with sensitive ...
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Why the incremental crawl is not running on schedule

I am working on a sharepoint farm 2013 on-premises. and i am facing a problem that my incremental crawl is not running on the schdule. I have a single search service:- and i define the search to run ...
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Can I clear any pending users' alerts emails

I am working on a sharepoint farm 2013. and i wanted to arrange the documents inside our document libraries, by creating additional libraries, create folders, remove duplicate documents, etc.. and ...
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Best field type to store videos & Audios duration

I am working on a custom list inside our sharepoint on-premises 2013. and the custom list will store information about videos and audios (i am not doing to upload the actual audios and videos). and I ...
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Adding an Index column on my list for the “Modified” column, did not allow me to show more than 5,000 items on the list view

I am working on a SharePoint 2013 on-premises farm, and i have a document library which have 5651 documents, and i got this message that the library exceeds the threshold:- and when non-admin users ...
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Save online team site as Template (without content) will preserve site pages but not lists items

I am working on a classic online team site. and i have a subsite which contain these main components:- 3 custom lists which contain items. i added many modern site pages inside the built-in ...
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Prevent Site Collection Administrator from viewing library documents

Is there any way to prevent a site collection administrator from accessing a document library? (Or at least from seeing the documents within it?) I have created a document library with read/write ...