Questions tagged [configuration]

A configuration is an arrangement of functional units according to their nature, number, and chief characteristics. Often, configuration pertains to the choice of hardware, software, firmware, and documentation. The configuration affects system function and performance.

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Why Get-SPDatabase does not return SharePoint Configuration Database?

After migrating all the SharePoint 2013 databases to a new SQL server (2012) as per Microsoft documentation at how to change database in farms, I can't retrieve the SharePoint configuration database ...
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Create a new farm user

I have a onpremises sharepoint server 2016 and I want to create a new farm user. If I create a new with the sames permissions that the old farm user have is enough to work? Or I have to set up ...
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Best approach for SP2016 on prem configuration for HA

We are a team of 100-150 users and I have to configure a SP2016 on prem farm with HA. Basically our farm is going to have 2 site collections with few large lists. I have been given 2 SP servers and ...
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Unable to access the site Using Alternate Name after Alternate Access Mappings

My server name is "dev" and I need to change the name to access the site Locally and as well as on LAN. I changed the alternate name by using AAM to "abc": On the Local Server, it says This page can'...
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SharePoint REST API - HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error - Configuration

I am connecting to SharePoint to query lists, all was well but now I get a HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error for the same request which was ok and tested. I guess the problem is from a configuration. ...
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Sharepoint 2013 updating failure due to health usage log in mirroring mode

I have our environment setup where we aren't using health data logging however I continue to get messages that state that the health data database is in secondary mode when attempting to update. I get ...
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Is there a way to show documents across different site collections in Modern UI on SharePoint Online?

The highlighted content web part does work with this question, sort of. But is there a Content Search Web Part equivalent in Modern UI on SharePoint Online? My main requirement is to show a list of ...
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ERROR CanUpgrade [SPConfigurationDatabase] failed

The following errors are showing up in the logs a couple times per day: ERROR CanUpgrade [SPConfigurationDatabase] failed SharePoint Foundation Upgrade SPUpgradeSession ERROR Exception: Login failed ...
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What can be done before Content Database is connected?

Soon we'll be grading our SharePoint environment in an overnight upgrade... I'm currently prepping our servers to make the transition as painless as possible, but what sort of configuration can be ...
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Uninstall Workflow Manager Help!

Some time ago I thought it was a wise idea to install Workflow Manager for SharePoint 2013. Unfortunately, it's become more of a headache than a help. Long story short, at one point I stood up a ...
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If there any option inside sharepoint document libraries to allow multiple users to work simultaneously on the same .xls file tabs

We are working on a sharepoint 2013 team site. and inside the document library we have a .xls file which contain 5 tabs. so now oor users are asking if multiple users can work simultaneously on the ...
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Error when running SharePointDSC.Reverse

Version of DSC ReverseDSC v. 1.9.2.6 SharePointDSC.Reverse Error Specified PSDSCRunAsCredential (NDC\svjsirdspfarm) is the Farm Account. Make sure the specified PSDSCRunAsCredential isn't the ...
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SQL database login for 'ConfigDB' on instance ' failed. + Login failed for user 'NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS LOGON'

I know my question is very similar to this one; SQL database login for 'Config' on instance '' failed. Additional error information from SQL Server is included below However in my ...
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Error configuring Sharepoint 2016

I have an error while configuring Sharepoint. How do I unblock WCF data services and AppFabric files and reinstall them?
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SP 2016 Configuration Failed - Failed to create the configuration DB

I installed SharePoint 2016 on Windows Server 2016 with SQL Server 2016. I ran the Configuration wizard to create a Single Server Farm but the wizard failed to create the configuration database. Then ...
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Can we set Alerts on the site level? so any modification to the site's lists will send an email

We have a sharepoint server 2013 on-premises. and i know that users can set alerts on the lists and list's items(from Alert Me). but can we set alert on the site level, so any modification to the site'...
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My Sites Link not appearing

This is SharePoint 2010 environment. I am trying to configure My Sites in a test environment, I have the User Profile successfully running and have created My sites web application and site collection ...
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SharePoint performance optimization

I'm trying to optimize SharePoint performance, like Response Time of web requests. I have FE hosts on which are installed IIS+SP. They receive requests and communicate with BE WCFs hosts. From ...
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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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SharePoint on-premise app catalog configuration

I have been tasked with recreating our existing SharePoint on-premise instance. Everything has gone well apart from a confusion I have with how the app catalog has been setup on our existing instance ...
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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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Sharepoint 2016 Configuration wizard error timeout

Hope someone can help me! I have two servers one for SharePoint 2016 with custom roles and the other SQL 2014. Two days ago There was a problem with my search service. so I delete it completely from ...
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How do I verify SharePoint 2013 farm installation and configuration?

We are having consultant coming and install/Configure the SharePoint 2013 farm. Is there like a test script or pdf or word that I can follow to make sure that farm is configured fully (not partially). ...
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SQL database login for 'SharePoint_Config' on instance 'SQL Instance' failed

Event Number: 3351 Event Level: 1 Event Computer: 'Server Name' Event Description: SQL database login for 'SharePoint_Config' on instance 'SQL Instance' failed. Additional error information from SQL ...
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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 ...
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What services go on what server in a farm configuration?

I am configuring a 5 server farm for SharePoint 2013. WFE1 WFE2 APP1 WAC1(OWA) SQL1 I am trying to figure out what should get provisioned where using AutoSPInstaller. Do I provision Claims on all ...
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Sharepoint : where is user configuration for webparts?

I'm googling and googling again to find where sharepoint store the settings for webparts. Especially where it stores the user settings for one webpart and where it stores the disposition/order of ...
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How i can move my root web to be defined as a sub-site inside the same site collection

I have a site collection of type team site inside my On-Premise sharepoint enterprise server 2013. Now inside the team site root web i have added 2 lists (Discussion board + Issue list). Now i want to ...
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what is the best practice for changing my built-in Description field from being “Rich Text” to be “Enhanced Rich Text”

I am confused on how i need to appraoch my current case, to change the built-in Description field from being "Rich Text" to be "Enhanced Rich Text". now i have the following:- on-premise SharePoint ...
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what should -SPSite & -WorkflowHostUri refer to when configuring Workflow manager for sharepoint server 2016

I am working on new sharepoint server 2016. and i have installed Workflow manager inside sharepoint server 2016, by following the steps mentioned here :- https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/...
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Download multiple files from a document library using firefox,chrome or safari. as seems the “Open in explorer” will be disabled on non-IE browsers

I have a Document library inside a Team site collection on sharepoint server 2013. now our customer asked us if there is a way to download multiple files at once from the document library. now i can ...
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Installing latest updates for my RTM sharepoint 2016 server

I am working on new sharepoint server 2016 . currently our customer installed the sharepoint around 6 months ago, and seems they did not even configure the farm. currently they are on 16.0.4351.1000 ...
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User Profile Synchronization Error

I am installing SharePoint 2010 using AutoSPInstaller which is failing when creating a user profile service application with below error. I have provided Install account dbcreator and security admin ...
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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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unable to access my sharepoint sites collection using server IP address

I am working on a SharePoint Server 2013 inside Windows Server 2008 R2. Now some users, due to DNS limitations and network access, can not access our SharePoint sites using the server name such as ...
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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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(SOLVED) Newly Created Site Collection Throws 500 Internal Server Error

I've been getting an 500 error everytime I tried to access the site. I've tried the solution posted in here but the SecurityTokenServiceApplicationPool is running normally. I also checked the event ...
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Are there any differences between passing a localID as 1033(US) or as 2057(UK) when creating a new sub-site using SPWeb.Add() inside my event receiver

I am working on a SharePoint Enterprise server 2013 . and i have an event receiver which get fired when an item is updated, and the event receiver will create a new sub-site using the following line ...
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“Open in the client application” Vs “Use the server default (Open in the client application)” inside the document library advance settings

I am working on a SharePoint 2013 enterprise server, and I have the following:- Team site collection , with the “Open Documents in Client Applications by Default” site feature activated, as follow:- ...
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what are the main differences between creating a Navigation Heading and creating a Navigation link inside my Quick launch links

I am working on a Team Site collection inside sharepoint enterprise server 2013. now i went to "Site Setting" >> "look and feel" >> "Navigation", and there are two options to add hyper-links inside my ...
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SharePoint version storage

Will SharePoint store each version as a whole physical copy or just the delta difference in disk? This information is required for sizing considerations.
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the app.config file is not getting include in sharepoint user controls files

here am creating one sharepoint user control in which I need to use some data which I am putting in app.config file and trying to use that in in ascx.cs file but that is not accessible any how,does ...
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How to Set Up SharePoint App development environment without configuring DNS

I set up SharePoint Stand-alone farm in a machine within organisation where DNS configuration is not control by us. So is there anyway we can skip this DNS or any workaround in SharePoint APP ...
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Export SharePoint configuration/setup

I'd like to save a "snapshot" of a SharePoint farm (installed/activated features, web.config files, SharePoint version, etc.). The idea is to be able to compare such snapshot with the current state ...
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Rest API stop working due to “minFreeMemoryPercentageToActivateService”

I am working on an on-premise SharepPint 2013. and the site collections are working well. but on a specific screen i wrote a javaScript will call the Restful API for a list. and this script was not ...
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Convert a SharePoint 2010 application server to a WFE

I have an application server in a SharePoint 2010 enterprise farm that currently has only search services running on it. I want to convert it to a WFE to help with the current traffic/nintex workflow ...
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Which account i need to use inside the “Configuration Wizards” for a new SharePoint 2013 on-premise [closed]

we have installed a new sharepoint enterprise server 2013. and now i want to run the "Configuration Wizards" from "Central Administration >> Configuration wizards":- now on the first step i am asked ...
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Sharepoint 2013 farm Configuration services

I have a farm in sharepoint 2013 with a 3 level topology, I'm a little novice at this. I need to configure some services, the distribution of the farm is: Server DB Server Central Administration ...
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SharePoint 2013 with AutoCad DWG files

Currently have a SharePoint 2013 on premise system, users are running Windows 7. The idea is to use SharePoint to store AutoCad drawings, (.dwg). Out of the box, when opening a dwg file from ...
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Office Web App 2013 configuration error

I'm trying to create a binding between SP2013 server and Office Web App 2013 server using the below PS Script: New-SPWOPIBinding -ServerName "OWAServerName" But I get the below error: WARNING: The ...