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Administration is the task of keeping our servers running smoothly.

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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 ...
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Distributed cache service instance port 22233 is already in use

We are supporting SharePoint 2013 live environment, with distributed cache service instance is running fine, Suddenly received the Event viewer with cache cluster is down and restart it. I restarted ...
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SP online : administrator or not?

I am sharepoint administrator on this site and i cant fully use "document library settings" like i cant save document library as a template or even edit permissions I expected that i would see ...
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Disabling Site Creation from end users, will still allow them to create sharepoint sites through creating new Office 365 groups

I am working on a SharePoint online tenant, and inside the SharePoint admin center site >> Setting page, i disable site creation as follow:- So i thought that in my case only sharepoint admins (the ...
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Where does the user image get saved?

In Dynamics CRM 2011, if you click: Settings > Administration > Users Then select an existing user, I see the following form: If I hover over the user image, it allows me to add a new image. ...
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Search Administration: Long load-time of “System Status” Webpart

I have two SharePoint 2016 Farms where i can reproduce the following issue: Farm needs a minimum of two Servers to reproduce. Example: WFE01 holds CentralAdministration, APP01 hosts all Search ...
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Username's skype status is showing “Presence unknown” on a site collection, while it is working well on the other site collections

I have the following problem, inside our sharepoint on-premises 2013, which we did NOT configure any user profile managed service for it. on our root site collection, i have noted that certain user ...
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Can we define 2 different permissions settings (on who can add terms) inside 2 different term sets that are inside the same Group

I am working on sharepoint online tenant, and inside my site collection, i created 2 term sets that are inside the same term group as follow:- but i am facing this problem:- that i want to ONLY allow ...
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Failed to find the XML file at location '15\Template\Features\' even though it exists

Does anyone know why I might get this error even though the file definitely exists on all SharePoint servers? Failed to find the XML file at location '15\Template\Features\SyntergyReplicator\...
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SharePoint 2013 Search Crawl Issue with https web application and local DNS

We have a Multiple server SharePoint farm with 2 Wfes and 3 App servers. We have configured SharePoint search and have a web application under 443 port https enabled. and we are accessing the root ...
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Unable to access the main site collection (inside SharePoint on-premises server) outside the server network

I am facing this problem inside our customer's on-premises sharepoint server 2013:- when i try to access the main site collection using the servername http://serverABC/, from the sharepoint server ...
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Is it possible to change SharePoint 2013 Web Services port for service application web services?

I'm trying to satisfy DoD STIG ID IISW-SI-000219 which states that all web sites must be bound in site bindings to an assigned IP and an assigned host name and that those sites using HTTP must use ...
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Modern Site Page - Hiding total page Views and Like option in Office 365 SP Online

I have noticed this new feature in SharePoint Modern Site pages in my O365 SP Online site. Can someone tell me on what basis this page-view is calculated (e.g - weekly, monthly or it shows the total ...
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My SharePoint Online Management shell is not showing anymore inside my “All Programs”, when i created a new user profile inside my PC

I have windows 7 64-bit. and i install SharePoint management shell long time ago, and it used to appear under my "All Programs" menu. now last week my user profile got corrupted, so our system admin ...
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How i can know the email addresses which have received a user notification email when an item is added to a list

We have sharepoint online tenant, and some users have set user alerts on a discussion board list, to receive emails when anything is changed. But some users are reporting that they are not receiving ...
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is there “Self-Service site creation” settings in SharePoint online

I am working on a SharePoint online tenant, and i am trying to find where i can configure the Self-Service Site Creation setting, which we use to have inside our on-premises farms, as follow:- so is ...
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Access Request Settings is raising the following error “Members cannot share this site because this site is missing a default members group.”

I have a team sub-site inside my sharepoint online team site, now the team sub-site has a unique permission with one security group, and the security group has Contribute permission . now when i ...
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Can a Snap shot for the SharePoint application server and/or to the SharePoint database server affect the migration process

I am using a third part tool named share-Gate to migrate our SharePoint on-premises 2013 sites to SharePoint online. Now during the migration process, i am planning to do the following from sharepoint ...
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Where is the “Item Level Permissions” in SharePoint?

Usually it was : From the web site parameters --> Advances setting and it was the second option. But I cant find it anymore. Where is this ?