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An introduction to SharePoint 2010

I've been a member of Stack Overflow for a while and have this week been given a project of having a play around with SharePoint 2010 to see how it works basically, as we're looking to use it to ...
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What is causing this error :- Restore-SPSite : <nativehr>0x80070003</nativehr><nativestack></nativestack>

I want to restore a site collection to my staging environment , and when i typed the following power shell command :- PS H:\> Restore-SPSite http://ggvstg01:12160/discussionforum/GeneralDiscussi ...
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Site collection locked & stucked in read only mode

I do have a SharePoint (2013) site collection that is stuck in read only mode due to a backup that was either interrupted or didn't terminated properly. I'm unable to unlock from : Site Quotas and ...
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Error - Get-SPWeb in Powershell

I am running this simple command from powershell under a user context, who has db_owner and SharePoint_shell rights to the SharePoint_config database. I get the following error: PS C:\Windows\...
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Why I should not perform a Restore-SPSite for a copy of a site collection on the same content database?

I have read these links which talks about using Backup-SPsite && Restore-SPSite:- link1 link2 and they both mentioned that restoring a copy of a site collection's back-up file file using ...
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Should i have the “Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web Application” role active on all servers in a large farm?

I've checked the resources at Microsoft TechNet, MSDN and Bing but I’m not aware of any information regarding the best practice about the configuration for the "Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web ...
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How to determine service pack version installed in SP2010

The title is kind of self-explaining as I am trying to figure out which service pack version that is installed on my SharePoint.
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CurrentUser.IsSiteAdmin should be true but returns false

Why does CurrentUser.IsSiteAdmin return false for a user that is listed in the site collection admin in SharePoint? I am building an Office 365 app that accesses SharePoint via the REST api. During ...
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Connect-SPOService : Could not connect to SharePoint Online

I've followed these steps on technet but had no success: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fp161372.aspx PS Command: Connect-SPOService -Url "https://<mydomain>-admin.sharepoint.com" ...
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Clone SharePoint 2010 Production environment for Test Environment

We have cloned the SharePoint 2010 Production environment(Company Portal, around 3500 users) using VMWare clone feature. The purpose is to Create a Test environment for Restructuring the content, ...
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Executing a new instance of a timer job before the previously running instance has finished executing

I have a timer job that invokes a WCF service that invokes a single threaded API internally. TO ensure that my system does not fail, i want to ensure that only a single instance runs at a time. I am ...
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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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When Would Install-SPSolution -Local be used

The use case for Install-SPSolution -Local is not clear to me. This TechNet article Deploy solution packages (SharePoint Server 2010) suggests that I can use -Local to install solutions manually 1 ...
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Are there any risks of doing an Export/Import for a document library between 2 farms, where these 2 farms have different farm build numbers

I have two farms which are sharepoint on-premises 2013, that have the same license type which is "SharePoint Server with Enterprise Client Access License" license. but the farms' build numbers are ...
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How I should approach patching our SharePoint servers, to make sure I will not face un-expected problems

I am managing 2 SharePoint servers 2013, which are installed inside windows server 2008 R2, as follow:- Dev Farm. Which have both sql server & SharePoint on the same VM. Live Farm. Which have 2 ...
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Is it possible to change an existing list's URL?

Is it possible to change a list's URL from something like /site/Lists/ListName to /site/ListName in SharePoint 2010?
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Do I need an Install account and an Admin account? Why?

I have read various places that it's best practice to never use your Install account for anything except installation and applying patches. I've also read you should not use your farm account or any ...
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Migrating our SharePoint 2013 on-premises farm to an Office 365

I have worked on many SharePoint 2013 & SharePoint 2016 on-premises farms. and currently one of our customer who uses SP 2013 on-premises, want to migrate SharePoint to Office 365 (SP online). now ...
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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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Moving a Discussion from a Discussion Board to another?

I have a SharePoint 2010 Discussion Board and it has many Discussions. Would like to move a discussion from the discussion board to another in the same location (under same site collection). I ...
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What should a Site Administrator/Owner understand before being being designated as such?

I was building a collection of requirements a Site Collection Administrator/Site Owner in SharePoint should have before being "turned loose" on their Site Collection. So Far I've come up with: Have ...
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Unlike Customlist, WikiPages library allow us to grant users read permission on the page without having to grant the users any permission on the list

I am working on a sharepoint farm 2013 on-premises. and i am facing this conflict scenario which i am unable to understand. regarding the item level permissions. I have a site collection of type team ...
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can i access a Custom Property for a term set inside my Search Serivce Query Builder

I am working on an enterprise wiki site collection. and we need to implement an expiry policy for the wiki pages, so if the wiki page is set to be expired or a it is linked to a certain term , then to ...
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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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List of databases used for a sharepoint 2010 farm?

How to find the list of databases are used by a SharePoint 2010 Farm, including content databases, service application databases and configuration database.
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Sharepoint 2013 - List of Site Collection Administrator (JavaScript)

SharePoint 2013 On-Premises. I have a need to display Site Collection Administrators somewhere on the main page. To test this out, I have written a JavaScript for fetching user data of a website, ...
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Can not access the value of a Calculated column inside my power-shell script

I am working on sharepoint 2016 on-premises farm. and i wrote the following power-shell script to update the items of a list:- >> $web = get-spweb "http://servername/offices/Departments/IT/" &...
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Immediate-alerts Email Notification not sending emails

The alerts are working, but for some reason the "Send e-mail when ownership is assigned" on a task list is not working. A task is assigned to a user however Immediate-alerts are not sending the ...
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“Site Pages” library was created automatically

I have an Enterprise wiki site collection inside my SharePoint enterprise server 2013. Today I accessed the site collection using SharePoint Designer. I just navigated through the site collection ...
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What do these SharePoint Services do?

I stopped the SharePoint services below which were running on the SharePoint 2007 Server (Single server mode) however all the web-applications are still accessible and I am able to perform ...
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Is there a way that can allow me to view who are the sharepoint online admins inside our office 365 server

I am working on a new Office 365 project with a new customer.and they send us a user name/password and when i login to the office 365 i find that i have access to every things in sharepoint and also ...
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How to check SharePoint Cumulative Updates

I have two web servers installed SharePoint 2007, my intention is to check is the Cumulative Updates for SharePoint 2007 installed on both servers is the same. I've check the SharePoint version from ...
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Why can't I define 2 site columns to have the same Display names but have different Internal names

I am working on a sharepoint server 2016 on-premise. I have the following scenario, which I can not understand:- Using the UI from "Site settings" >> "Site columns". I created a new site column named ...
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How i can reset my list items IDs and remove all the list data

I have been working on my site collection on test environment. and now i want to backup the site collection and restore it inside our live server. now the only issue i have faced in this process is ...
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what is the recommendation about installing Sharepoint security updates

I have a SharePoint on-premise enterprise server 2013. and one of the most confusing issues i have faced is how we need to manage the sharepoint security and non-security updates. now i am working ...
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User Accounts Disappearing From SP Groups

We've been running into a bizarre scenario and I'm at a complete loss. I'm a site collection admin for my division's portal. We're on a shared internal company-wide MOSS server, and I have no access ...
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Site Collection Administrators permissions missing

I've run into a situation where my main administration account is missing the site collection administrator rights. The account in question did: Create the site collections. Stands as primary site ...
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Is there a way to make a site that shows the data from multiple libraries in 1 view?

At the company I am working with right now they have SharePoint 2010 and the current project has a lot of different libraries in different sites. Different users are responsible for adding documents ...
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Why removing a Security Group from a site , will also remove it from the underlying list and list items which have unique permissions

I faced this weird behavior inside my sharepoint on-premises 2013. i have a sub-site which have a unique permission , and inside this sub-site i added a security group named "Network Members" and i ...
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Error while opening sharepoint list in datasheetview and exporting to excel

I have a List which is having around 14000 items in it.while opening that list in datasheet view it is giving error . Below is a summary of the issue: After selecting datasheet view : "Cannot ...
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Do SQL Full Backups of Content Databases interfere with SharePoint differential backups using backup-sofarm

I've recently switched our SharePoint 2010 backups from using stsadm to the PowerShell backup-spfarm technique but just have a bit of a worry about differential backups. Essentially we're running ...
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Sharepoint 2007 farm performance goes down?

Our sharepoint 2007 farm is not working properly and we are facing a huge performance hit, some times it throws an unexpected error too. What all are the points to check? i.e like Depth of the farm ...
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Programatically check if a user is a Global Admin

I do have a client context ClientContext context and current user: var currentUser = context.Web.CurrentUser; context.Load(currentUser); context.ExecuteQuery(); I can also use rest API.
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Accessing private site with full control credentials

The SharePoint Administrator where I work left, and I need to access a page that he created. my.[server_name].com/sites/[his_name] How can I access this? He left information on that site that I need ...
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Installing SharePoint Designer 32-bit versus 64-bit

I want to install SharePoint Designer inside my PC, to be able to access our SharePoint site collections. Now my PC has the following specifications: Windows 7 Professional. 64-bit MS office 32-bit. ...
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Can i prevent global admins or other sharepoint admins from accessing our site collections

We have been working on a new sharepoint office 365 project. where our customer have already added a single site collection inside the root url. and we have created 5 site collections and grant users ...
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Register-SPWorkflowService : Failed to query the OAuth S2S metadata endpoint

I have the following:- windows server 2012 R2. SharePoint server 2016 i install workflow manager 1.0 on the same sharepoint server. now i want to register the workflow with the sharepoint server, so ...
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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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SharePoint 2013 too many content databases

I joined a company where there are 10 content databases created for 10 site collections(SP2013 version). All the databases together has less than 80GB content. Well I don't know why they created ...
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Recommended height and width for promoted links background images

I want to create some images to be defined as background images for promoted links. However, I did not find any articles or documentation that define the recommended height and width for these ...