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Opening document from Search results - This action couldn't be performed because Office doesn't recognize the command it was given

Hi I am trying to open an Office document by clicking on the search results document title, however an error box pops up saying: This action couldn't be performed because Office doesn't recognize the ...
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Move multiple site collections from one content database to multiple content databases

Is there a easy way to divide site collection equally between the number of content databases attached to a single web application? I'm having a single content databases where a lot of sites were ...
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Adding a content editor web part (which reference a .txt file) will break my list view inside mobile devices

I am working on a SharePoint 2013, and i have a team site collection which have the mobile browser view feature enabled. now inside the team site i have around 10 lists which are working well when ...
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If I (site admin) check in a document, will the user's edits be retained?

My team's document library contains over 200 checked-out files. As we are preparing for a migration from SharePoint 2010 to 2013, I am notifying users of the need to check their documents in before ...
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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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Users are not able to create My sites. No new site collections will be created when they edit their profile

I am working on an on-premise farm 2013. now i have configured the My sites under user profile as follow:- now usually when a user access the my-site such as http://servername/my/Person.aspx?...
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“Content type and list modifications” report is showing some actions for these lists Report List;Access Requests;Variation Labels;Relationships List

I am working on a team site collection where i have enabled the publishing features inside it. and i have enabled the reporting features inside it as follow (Site Collection Administration >> Site ...
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Error loading navigation: The Managed Navigation term set is improperly attached to the site. When i restore my Enterprise wiki site collection

I am working on sharepoint server 2013, and i have added an Enterprise wiki site collection and i enable the managed navigation + Friendly URL. now whenever i create a new enterprise wiki page a ...
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Share & Sync a list between two different SharePoint farms

We have our own SharePoint enterprise server 2013, and our customer has his own SharePoint enterprise server 2013. Now I am trying to find an approach which allow us to share & sync SharePoint ...
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Author Versus CreatedBy Versus AuthorOWSUser managed properties

I am building a content search web part inside my team site collection, and i want to show the user how created an issue tracking item inside my web part. but inside the content search web part i ...
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UserNotFoundException on MySite queued for deletion

I just created a connection filter, which excludes disabled users from the UPS. I did not disable the My Site Cleanup Timer Job. I ran a full profile synch after setting the filter. E-Mails were sent ...
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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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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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Disable SharePoint Online from sending emails during site collections migrations

I want to migrate sharepoint on-premises sites 2013 into office 365. Now inside the on-premises sites i already have some list workflows which get fired when items and created and updated. so i do not ...
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Can I host my remote event receiver inside a trial Azure account for demo and testing purposes

I want to do a demo for one of our clients about SharePoint online. now our customer already have a free basic office 365 with one admin user. so I have created some site collections with lists and ...
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Enable “Community Site Feature” on a subsite site, will prevent users from accessing it unless they have contribute permision on the root site

I am working on an on-premises team site collections 2013. now the site collection have some sub-sites which have unique permissions. and for certain users they only have contribute permission on the ...
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Redirect to my custom page which contain a content search web part is NOT working when i access the sites using the URL defined as intranet zone

I am facing this problem inside my sharepoint 2013 on-premises farms. where i have added a content search web part, then i did the following:- 1- Inside the content search web part's display template,...
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Invitation email when creating an alert on an item will sometimes contain the list + Item title while on other cases will only include the item title

I was facing an issue reported by our customer. here are the current settings:- we have team site inside sharepoint on-premises enterprise 2013. when users creates alters on list items, and they ...
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Which permissions are required to enable the low-trust authentication model on-premises?

Which permissions are required to configure the low-trust authentication model on-premises? I'll want to use low-trust add-ins on-prem. There are good resources available for doing this in PnP: ...
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Need to restore sp site in sharepoint 2013 testing environment

Hope all are doing well. I need to restore sp public facing website from production to testing environment. for this purpose I have taken the backup of Production site using central administration ...
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Missing Content Type: “Enterprise Wiki Page” missing in “Page Layout Content Types”

We have a 2 webapplications. One can create Enterprise wiki sites, the other can't. The ULS says missing contentType with ID ...
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Can we do full and incremental back ups of sharepoint site collection using powershell commands

We are using STSADM commands to use full and incremental back ups of sharepoint 2013 site collection. Planning to do using Powershell commands now but i don't see incremental and full back powershell ...
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Moving some SharePoint administration outside of Central Administration?

Are there any out of the box or third-party tools for sharing some Central Admin-type administration tasks with site owners? I have a client who has a SharePoint 2013 Enterprise Edition site where ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Syncing Users' information between SharePoint and Active Directory, when Users' accounts on SP & AD are not similar

I am facing a problem regarding the users' information inside the userdisp.aspx Page, not being in-sync with Active Directory. Now we have the following settings:- SharePoint 2013 on-premises farm ...
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Custom STS Showing ID instead of UserName as Account Name when Authenticated

I have a custom STS installed on SharePoint that uses a CAC card for authentication. I have a separate database and a custom Claims Provider I am using to authenticate users. I am having an issue ...
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Are there any drawbacks/Risks of creating sharepoint components such as (Term Sets and Term) by providing their GUIDs

I am working on some sharepoint farms of these types:- SP 2013 on-premises. SP 2016 on-premises. SharePoint Online. Now when I want to move some Pages libraries between farms using the Import-SPWeb &...
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why sharepoint does not send invitation emails to users unless the user who invite other user have at-last “Manage Permission” permission

I am facing this weird behavior inside our sharepoint on-premises 2013 farm, regarding that invitation emails (which should be sent when users add another users to a security group) will not be sent ...
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How to allow Contributor users to mark discussion board items as Featured

I am working on a Discussion Board list inside sharepoint on-premises 2013. and i added a discussion board list inside my team site. where this team site have the publishing features enabled. But i ...
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“Send an Email Invitation” will only be sending emails if the system account add users

I am working on a SharePoint 2013 on-premises farm. and i am facing this problem when group owner users add other users to the group and they check the "Send an Email Invitation" checkbox, where no ...
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The remote server returned an error: (500) Internal Server Error

Unexpectedly when I open the the sharepoint web application I encountered the error "The remote server returned an error: (500) Internal Server Error" . May I know what's the issue and how can I ...
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Export then Import a list between 2 farms, when there are users who are no longer exists inside Active directory

I have 2 sharepoint on-premises farms 2013, which are inside the same domain (are integrated with the same Active directory and users), as follow:- FarmA which is an old farm, and it contain a lot of ...
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Restoring a Site Collection

I accidentally deleted one of our Site Templates from our SharePoint Online tenant. I restored it from the Admin Recycle Bin but the site did not fully restore. The UX wasn't applied, and the lists ...
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The Target Page URL for the navigation Term will not be updated incase the old URL contain [ or ]

I am working on a sharepoint enterprise server 2013, and i have the following:- Enterprise wiki site collection , where i have enabled friendly url for my wiki pages inside the Site Navigation ...
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Company administrator is shown as ID in Sharepoint Online

By default every site collection has the Company Administrator group assigned as the primary administrator, that's clear. When I have a look at the permissions on office.com, then I can see the group ...
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Is there a way to send an alert in-case the Search Service Full crawl execution time exceed certain amount of time

We have a sharepoint server on-premise 2013 enterprise edition. and today i noticed that new content on our site collections are not being indexed (new content will not show on the search results). so ...
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can I configure FBA for two webapplication in same sharepoint farm

I'm new to SharePoint2013 Administration. I have SharePoint 2013 farm with 4 Web applications; one Web application is configured for FBA authentication. My question is: how can I configure FBA for ...
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Using Global Workflow + Saving a Site as Templete will create many orphans workflow status fields

I just noticed a problem inside our live sharepoint 2013 sites. now i have a team site collection. and inside this site collection i define the following:- I create a sub-site based on the "Team" ...
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Why my Lookup Column (which is set as required) will chose a Default Value instead of rendering an empty option

I am working on a Team Site collection inside sharepoint 2013. now i define the following:- i created a new list named "Department". i added a new site column "Project Department" of type Lookup ...
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SharePoint server 2013 Installation Error

I am getting following error message in my installation. What would be the reason and how to solve this issue? (OS Windows Server 2012 R2) The product requires ASP.NET v4.0 to be in the list of ...
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receiving errors while working on Advance look up column in SP 2013

I am working in SharePoint 2013, I received errors while I was working on Advance look up. Two errors one after the other: System.InvalidOperationException: Sequence contains no matching ...
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How do I change the default link type for the “Get A Link” option?

Microsoft says that you can change the default link type in SharePoint libraries via the Admin -> Admin Centers -> SharePoint -> Sharing menu option. When I try this on my SharePoint Online site ...
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admin access for user profile

I have an admin in India and I need to give him access so he can run a script to create user's mysite. I gave him farm admin access and looks like i can't add AD group to mysite web application user ...