Questions tagged [farm]

The logical entity environment governed by SharePoint, usually containing several servers in the farm. Use this tag for farm management questions.

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how to get list of users from OWNERS or designer group for all the site collections in a farm

Is there a PowerShell way that can give me list of owners for all the site collection and sub-sites from all the web applications in a given farm? how to get list of users from OWNERS or designer ...
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Farm not available after installing Language Pack

I'm a beginner in Sharepoint world. I had a working farm and I decided to install a Language Pack. I follow the instructions and: - first time I did the installing procedure it gave me a mistake - ...
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SharePoint 2019 Min role question

I am migrating SP 2013 to SP 2019. As everybody knows we cannot migrate directly SP 2013 to SP 2019, so I have make single server farm of SP 2016 and migrated SP 2013 to SP 2019. Then I make SP 2019 ...
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“An Error Occured while running detection” when i try to patch out sharepoint server 2013

we have a SharePoint enterprise server 2013 and i installed the CU for March 2020 from Microsoft website @ https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4484280/march-10-2020-cumulative-update-for-...
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Load balancer configuration in SharePoint [closed]

Can you tell me the steps used to configure web application and alternative access mapping in multi tire farm with load balancer?
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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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Restoring from a completely different farm backup

I'm sure this will sound like a very novice question and many will wonder the application of such an action, but here goes. Say I have two different single-server SharePoint instances (2 different ...
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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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SharePoint 2013: Can’t open root site on my PC

Good Day, I have SP 2013 farm with web applications and site collections. I can open these sites on my PC. The web applications have the URL addresses like http://webservername.domainname.com:...
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Farm backup stuck on Step 1

Ours is Multi server (2 WFE and 2 APP) SP 2016 Env. As usual when we am trying to start backup of the entire farm, it remains on Step 1. We checked the ULS and found request has timeout However if ...
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Communication between servers in farm

We have a farm with two load-balanced virtual machines. When a certain event happen in the application in one of the machines, I need to sync this with the rest of the machines in the farm, so that ...
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Farm backup diiference by using powershell and sharepoint admin console

Is there any difference to take farm back up by using power shell and SharePoint admin console. When I use GET-SPDATABASE Command, it was showing around 76 GB.How ever when I use SharePoint admin ...
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SharePoint: Farm backup stuck

Ours is a SharePoint 2010 Server (Single server Farm). We started the Farm backup specifying a local drive folder. After this Backup process screen appeared. However, since then (Last 2) hours there ...
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What is my SP farm name (NOT SP farm account name)? [closed]

Currently using SP2013, I only found tutorials that show the name of farm account only. Is there any way to get the farm name itself? Powershell, cmd, settings, etc...? Please help me thanks!
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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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Does Changing Server time or time zone impact SharePoint 2016?

we are facing issue in deployment of WSPs on multi server farm. I analysis found that couple of servers where having different time zone. Thus, want to make them same. However not sure whether ...
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Steps need to taken care when entire farm is down in SP 2016

Recently came across the situation that entire farm is down and came to know that service is unavailable. IIS reset did not help. App Pool restart also done. Server space was cleaned and had enough ...
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Farm BackUp error

Getting below error while performing back up on SP2016 OP farm. Object Crawl-0 (C: on ) failed in event OnBackupComplete.For more information, see the spbackup.log or sprestore.log file located in ...
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Is Managed Navigation part of the Standard CAL for sharepoint on-premise 2013

I am working on a sharepoint server on-premise 2013, which have standard CAL license. and i added a new enterprise wiki site collection, where this enterprise wiki site collection will have Managed ...
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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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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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Is it wrong to rely on sharepoint css classes inside my custom javascripts and inside my custom style

I am working on sharepoint server 2013 (on-premise & office 365). and sometime i have to write some custom JavaScripts and custom style which hide/relocate certain HTML components. Example of ...
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Migrate SharePoint 2013 to a farm

Our current production environment has a web server and a sql server and our new environment has a hardware load balancer, 2 web servers, an app server and a sql server. IMHO the install was done ...
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Managing SharePoint security updates inside Office 365 compared on on premise

I have worked on any on premise SharePoint 2013 servers. and I also follow this approach when installing SharePoint security update or full CUs:- If our customer have test & live environments. We ...
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Deploy a WSP solution from one farm to another

I have a WSP solution which is a subsite with all its content which I want to install on another farm. What are the implications? Is it possible, if so, is it advisable?
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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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Host a copy of a web app on the same server farm

I have to clone a web application on a same server farm. What I've done so far: Backup the SQL DB of my webapp. Restored it under a different name. Create a new webapp and attach my restored DB. What ...
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Why patching our servers have increment the farm build number even i did not run sharepoint product configuration wizard

I was working on a sharepoint server 2013 for one of our customers around one year ago. last time i have installed a full CU was on 29 January 2016 and i run the product configuration wizard, and ...
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Is it totally wrong or should be avoided to create farm solutions inside sharepoint 2013 on-premise

I started a new sharepoint 2013 enterprise server on-premise project for a customer, and on the first phase I want to do the following which requires me to create 2 farm solutions:- I need to add ...
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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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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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SP database access account explanation

I created sp_farm accont which i set as database access account during psconfig during SP13 installation. Once i logged to CA with sp_admin account and when i checked farm administrators group i see ...
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Issue with SharePoint 2013 Farm password change

I am facing issue in Farm password change in SharePoint 2013 I was trying From central administration --> security settings --> manage accounts --> change passwords error message is Unable to ...
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Using different config and content database servers

Here's the situation. I have two farms PROD and DR. One of the scenario is to point DR farm to PROD database. So basically SharePoint servers will be DR ones but database will be PROD one. Is it ...
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Unable to access CA after renaming server

I have a single server SharePoint 2013 VM. (SharePoint and SQL installed on one machine). I made a copy of VM and then renamed the host name from OldServer to NewServer. I am able to access SQL ...
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how to find all activated farm features?

How can I find all activated Farm features using PowerShell? All installed Farm features can be found using: Get-SPFeature -farm
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How to enable/disable sharepoint 2010 farm scoped features using powershell?

I've got all I need to know about the feature. I just want to enable it. When enabling site, web or webapplication scoped feature I use to call this cmdlet: Enable-SPFeature -Identity <...
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what is covered inside the Backup-SPFarm?

I am working on sharepoint enterprise server 2013. and at 5 am each day i have a scheduled task to do a full farm backup , using the following command :- Backup-SPFarm -Directory \\FileServer\Back -...
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Is there any risks of upgrading our SQL server 2008 R2 from SP2 to SP2

We have the following settings insdie our farm :- SharePoint Enterprise server 2013, on separate windows server 2008 R2 VM. SQL server 2008 R2 with SP2, on separate windows server 2008 R2 VM. now we ...
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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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if i want to free some space on my Dev machine can i shrink the WSS Logging database

I am working on my Dev machine, and i am running out of space, now i check the WSS Logging database and i find that it have 34% of its size as a free space :- so are there any harm if i shrink it ? ...
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Is there a way to know if a Sharepoint 2013 farm was upgraded from earlier versions

We are working on a new project with one of our customers, and they have on-premise SharePoint server 2013 with SP1 and January 2016 cumulative update installed. But i am trying to know the history of ...
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Specifying my disaster recovery and backup policy for sharepoint 2013

I have the following inside our live server:- we have SharePoint server 2013 with enterprise license. the SharePoint is installed inside windows server 2008 R2. we have our sql server 2008 R2 ...
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Backup a site collection from a farm with a version different than destination version

As I know if we restore a backup that is taken from a farm that holds a different config database version than the destination then it will not complete the restore process due to that difference in ...
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How i can know the updates that have been applied inside SharePoint server 2013

We have SharePoint server 2013 , and the latest cumulative updates which i have manually applied was on October 2014, where i download it from the following site Link. after that we were doing the ...
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why the “In-comming email settings” is missing under the “Library settings >>Communication”

I am working on SharePoint 2013 , and i want to configure in-coming email to my custom list. so i went to "library setting >> communication section" but i can not find any link to ...
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Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.PostSetupConfigurationTaskException was thrown

i have SharePoint 2013 with build number = 15.0.4763.1000 which represents October 2015 CU. now we have installed the security updates for December 2015. but when i run the product configuration ...
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Three-tier Farm install, what to use on DB - SP_Farm or SQL_Admin?

I'm installing SQL on (by example FARM_DB1) server. I created SP_Farm in AD and added it as admin on machines, and I'll use it on WFE's. But what is best-practice for SQL machine? Which account to ...
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Possible value for server role

I am trying to see what are possible values for Server Role property in SharePoint Farm Below is the command I am using to see all servers and their roles. Get-SPServer | Select Role What I am ...
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How to deploy SharePoint 2013 on premise farm across Geo locations?

Let's say for an intranet application on SharePoint 2013 platform we need 3 front-end servers, 1 app server, 1 search server and 1 DB server. Out of total 20K internal user 12K is in India and 8K in ...