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can't create .aspx in Sharepoint Designer

I am the global admin and I can't create new aspx forms in the Sharepoint Designer. I am able to create html and css files but if I try to create a new Form in a List it says Server Error: access ...
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Health Analyzer sees site orphan where there is none

Am I missing something in this message? Database [CentralAdmin] contains a site (Id = [GUID], Url = [/]) whose url is already used by a different site, in database (Id = [Different GUID], name = [...
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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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Unable to open modern team site with SP designer, error “403 FORBIDDEN403 FORBIDDEN403 FORBIDDEN403 FORBIDDEN403 FORBIDDEN”

I have created a modern team site inside our SharePoint online tenant. and using the office 365 admin, who is also the site collection admin, i try to login to the site using SharePoint designer, as 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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Database with ID <guid> was not found in database collection

The error listed in the title is repeatedly showing up in the ULS logs, with four different GUIDs. After failing to find any database with a matching guid via get-spdatabase, it was noticed that the ...
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How to show user first name + last name in top bar in sharepoint 2013

In sharepoint in topest bar shown the active directory user name. I want to show user first name + last name instead of it. How I can do that? thanks
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unable to remove deleted site collection “Unable to find specified file”

I am facing a strange problem on my SharePoint Enterprise 2013. I have previously deleted some site collections from central administration. Now I want to remove them permanently. So I run the ...
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In App Settings for Admins of SharePoint 2013 App

I am working on a SharePoint 2013 app that I wish to deploy in the Market Place. Is it possible to have an admin section of the app to allow the Site Administrators to add custom content ...
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How to allow access to SharePoint farm to users from specific AD group(s) only

The case: SharePoint 2013 Enterprise on-premises Windows Authentication There are about 20 AD domains in the company Several thousands users There is an AD group (that consists of another AD groups ...
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Show all Flows Attached/Triggered by a SharePoint Online List

We're looking for a way to identify any Flows that are connected to specific SharePoint Online lists. We do have access to Flow Admin Center, but there doesn't seem to be a way to filter the Flows to ...
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SQL Database 'Project_Content' on SQL Server instance 'XXX' not found - after removing project server

I keep getting this error in event viewer. I reckon project server was installed before on the farm and it has been removed but it seems its still looking for the content database see error below SQL ...
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What is the latest version for SharePoint Designer 2013 64-bit inside windows 10

I use to have windows 7 which contain sharepoint designer 32-bit, and its version was 15.0.4849.100, as follow:- but inside my windows 10 PC, i installed the sharepoint designer 64-bit from this link ...
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SharePoint Installation Error : Application Server Role ,Web Server Roll Configuration Error

I am installing SharePoint 2013 in my windows server 2008 r2 , And Coming across to the below issue .Can any one help me what is the issue and how can I solve this.
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Is there an official web browser for on-premises SharePoint 2013

Is there an official browser for SharePoint on-premises 2013? Where most of the options and features will work? Or there is not such an info? For example if I want to use the "Open with Explorer" ...
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Push Custom Tile to All Users

Custom Tiles can be added to the Office 365 ribbon, and users can choose to add this to their app tiles. Is there a way which an administrator can forcefully pin the tile app to all users?
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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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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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“Sorry, something went wrong” on content search web part for users with Read permission

I have the following:- Team site collection with publishing features enabled. Inside the Team site collection home page I added multiple content search web parts (6 content search web parts). When ...
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Unable to reference a column by its Internal name. Column does not exist. It may have been deleted by another user

Today I created a new site column named "Business Category" inside my issue tracking list on SharePoint 2013 server. The column type is a dropdown list. Now the internal name for the column is "...
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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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Windows could not start the “sharePoint Search Host Controller”

SharePoint search host controller service did not start. When I tried to manually start it i got the following error:- Here are the related logs:- 2/22/2014 12:40:23.02 hostcontrollerservice.exe (...
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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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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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How to use Portal site connection in SharePoint 2013

Is Portal site connection working in SharePoint 2013? I add another site collection but it seems not showing anything in my navigation.
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Our “Popularity Trends” always show 0 views inside sharepoint 2013

We have a SharePoint 2013 on-premises server. and the users have reported that the "Popularity Trends" report will always be empty:- so i read this link @ https://briantjackett.com/2013/08/26/...
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Is it normal that our sharepoint on-premises 2013 does not have WSS_Loging database

we have a sharepoint farm 2013 (license type = SharePoint Server with Standard Client Access License) , now we are facing an issue that the "Usage reports" for our sites will always be empty (0 views)....
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Migrating SP2013 from windows server2008R2 to windows server2012R2 keeping sharepoint version same

I have SharePoint 2013 farm set up on windows server2008R2 and now I want to move that to windows server2012R2. How to do that? FYI: I have 3 servers in the farm- one for Active Directory, another ...
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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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How to get the SharePoint Web Applications Portal Super User Account and Portal Super Reader Account?

I was trying to resolve "cache is not configured" issue on SP2010 production box and came across the solution being discussed in one of the SharePoint chick blog The problem is before I try out the ...
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Accessing lists using sharepoint mobile apps will not respect the setting we defined on the lists. any advice how to fix this

I am facing this sever problem which i were not aware of inside our sharepoint online site collection/s. Where on some sharepoint online site collections, i have added some custom lists. And inside ...
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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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“Move To” option for large number of files and folders stopped, then resume processing. is this normal

We want to move 25,721 files and folders from a user's OneDrive to SharePoint online document library. So over the weekend I did 2 tests, and the "Move To" option was able to do the job, where 25,721 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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When creating teams, are there any differences if i add the user from sharepoint site or from Office 365 group or from MS Teams

Inside our office 365 tenant, i created a new MS Teams, as follow:- which also created new office 365 group + sharepoint modern team site. Now to add members or owners to the MS Teams, i found those ...
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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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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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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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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" ...