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Select Taxonomy TermSet for site collection navigation using PowerShell

Can someone help me to figure out how to force a certain site collection to start using a term set for navigation? I already have a prepared term set that can be used for navigation, but I don't want ...
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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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“Outgoing E-Mail Settings” is working well on some operations, while it is not sending emails on other. inside my sharepoint on-premises farm 2013

I have SharePoint farm 2013 on-premises.and i configure the "Outgoing E-Mail Settings" as follow:- Now currently the following operations will be sending emails correctly from the above address "sp-...
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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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New-SPServiceApplicationPool does not create IIS application pool

I have a weird problem on two different environments and I can't figure out what is wrong. When I run this command New-SPServiceApplicationPool new_pool -Account domain\spservice it throws no errors, ...
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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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Sort my Sites By Rank (using the Popularity Ranking model) inside my content search web part? what are the factors which affect the Rank

I am working on a SharePoint on-premises farm. and i have added a content search web-part, which will show sub-sites for my site collection. now inside the sort i chose to sort by Rank as follow:- ...
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Could Syncing the User profile Service with AD, remove users from the User Profile Service if users are no longer inside the AD

I am working on a sharepoint farm 2013 on-premises, and i have the following settings for the user profile service:- currently i have created a user profile service, but there is not any sync with AD....
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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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“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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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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Inside Document Library, some files will open inside the browser (.xlsx & .vsdx), while other (.docx & .txt) will open with the client application

I am working on a team site inside SharePoint on-premises 2013. and I have a document library where i set to open the documents in the browser, as follow:- Now i uploaded multiple files with ...
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Is there a way to always redirect users to “/_layouts/15/userdisp.aspx?ID=**” instead of “/my/Person.aspx?accountname=**”

I am working on a sharepoint farm 2013 on-premises. now when i click on some user names i will be redirected to this page:- /my/Person.aspx?accountname=*** while for other users i will be redirected ...
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How I can programmatically backup a site by Rest API?

I know how to backup and restore by SP powershell and by server object model. by powershell Backup-SPSite http://server_name/sites/site_name -Path C:\Backup\site_name.bak by server object model ...
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Mentioning someone will not send any email notifications

I am working an a sharepoint on-premises 2013. and inside the personal site i defined the following, mainly to get notified when someone mention me , as follow:- so now some users have mentioned me ...
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User Profile Synchronization service hangs on “starting” status forever inside sharepoint 2013 on-premises farm

I have the following:- SharePoint server 2013 on-premises farm. the user profile managed service is already created under the farm account. the farm account is part of the local admin group. now from ...
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User Profile service is showing 35 UserProfile while the UserProfileSyncService is stopped and we did not define any Sync Connections

I have started working on a new sharepoint farm 2013 on-premises for our customer, and first thing i checked is the managed services they have which seems fine, except for the User Profile Service, ...
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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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Import-SPWeb can not find my .cmp folder

I have exported a document library from Farm A as follow:- Export-SPWeb -Identity "http://famrA/***" -ItemUrl "Our Library" -Path "c:\16.cmp" -nofilecompression -IncludeVersions All -...
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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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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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How do I setup a Search Service Application on a SharePoint 2016 Application Server

I'm trying to setup a 3 server instance of SharePoint 2016. 1 WFE Server 1 App Server 1 DB Server I have started with the Application server. I'm current trying to setup a Search Service Application,...
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Operation is not valid due to the current state of the object.

I am trying to access my web-application , But finding no luck to navigate with error "Operation is not valid due to the current state of the object. " My all services in services.msc(sql,sharepoint,...
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Why Sharepoint online admin Role is missing inside our Office 365

I have started working on a new Office 365 project (license is Office 365 Business Essentials). and i got a username who is defined as the Global admin for the office 365. now our customer inform us ...
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Requirements and effect of Export/Import lists and documents from one farm to another

I want to export a list from one farm and import it inside another farm. using these commands:- Export-SPWeb -Identity "http://****/subsitename/" -ItemUrl "Sales" -Path "c:\export4.cmp" Import-SPWeb ...
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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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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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How to refresh already upgraded Service Application Databases?

Here is the common scenario: General task: upgrade old SP2013 environment to SP2016. Service applications that need to be migrated: Managed Metadata Subscription Services Excel services SSS etc ...
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unable to resotre a site collection “Restore-spsite : No content databases are available for this operation ”

I have backup my site collection found on the root. then i wanted to resote it on a different location, so i did the following steps:- 1.using the central administration , i delete the site ...
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How i can increase the Storage Limit for my office 365 site collections

I am working on an office 365 site collection, and when i access my site collections i find that all the site collections have a storage limit = 1 GB , although we have total storage of 1.07 TB as ...
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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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Can anyone suggest books for SharePoint project development and administration in SP2010 and SP2013 [closed]

I am looking for resources to know about implementation of concepts in SharePoint in real world project right from architecture design. Free/purchased books to learn architecture design, development ...
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My sharepoint online site collection is showing 2% usage with only 4 pages added

I am working on a new sharepoint online office 365. and i have create a new enterprise wiki site collection. then inside the new site collection i added 4 wiki pages (simple pages containing text and ...
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Is there a newer version than “2013 experience version will be used” when creating a new site collection inside offcie 365 [duplicate]

I am working on a new site collection inside office 365. now when i select to create a new private site collection , i got this dialog:- where it mentioned that the "Template Selection" will be "2013 ...
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Is there a way to create manage path in office 365 [duplicate]

I am working on a new sharepoint online office 365 project. now when i access the admin site, i have the option to create new site collection under the following managed paths:- sites. team. but i ...
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What is the user type/role we need to have to be able to create new site collection inside sharepoint online office 365

We are starting a new sharepoint online office 365 project. now all the previous projects we worked on were on-premises 2013 & 2016. and we always ask our customer's system admin to provide us ...
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Backup-SPFarm is not progressing for around 40 minutes. latest stage is “Verbose: [IndexController] Waiting for second phase backup for index ”

I have the following:- sharepoint farm 2013 on-premises. i have the following back.bat file:- "%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\windowspowershell\v1.0\powershell.exe" -Command Start-Process "$PSHOME\...
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Modify Global Search Center URL

I unfortunately did not add /pages to my url, so the search function doesn't work for me. I couldn't find a way to do it without using a powershell terminal. The solution that I found was this : $...
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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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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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Remove-spdeletedsite will raise the following error “unable to find the specified path” [duplicate]

I run the following command:- get-spdeletedsite which showed me a list of deleted site collections, now i run the following to remove the deleted sites as follow:- remove-spdeletedsite 032**********...
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Unable to add my first app to my app catalog “Sorry, apps are turned off. If you know who runs the server, tell them to enable apps.”

I have created a new web application inside my SharePoint 2013 on-premises. Then I created a new app catalog for my new web application. now I went to the app catalog and I add a new .app file as ...
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SharePoint web services web site error Service Unavailable HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable

I am working on SharePoint 2013 , and inside the IIS i have noted a question mark icon beside the "SharePoint Web Services" website, and when i browse the http & https , from IIS->select the ...
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Remove Inactive Admins from SharePoint site collection

Can anybody tell me how to identify and remove inactive administrators in a SharePoint site collection using power shell ?
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sequence to clear config cache on SharePoint servers

We have 2 app servers and 2 WFE`s. What should be the ideal sequence to clear the config cache on SharePoint servers and why we should follow that sequence?
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Upgrade site collections job failing 2013

I'm currently upgrading some 2010 site collections to 2013. When trying to upgrade it from the GUI, nothing happens and the timer job Upgrade site collections job keeps failing over and over again. ...
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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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One Drive For Business sync client (OneDrive.exe) command line switches [closed]

Does anyone know the full list of command line switches for OneDrive.exe? I've found a few here and there, but I would like to know the rest. Examples: /takeover /background /configure /reset
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Why Windows update tool for my windows server 2008 R2 does not show any sharepoint security updates

I have a SharePoint 2013 farm installed on windows server 2008 R2. now when I start working on the farm in November 2016, the first thing I did was to install the full CU for November 2016. but after ...