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SharePoint farm administrators control settings in the SharePoint Central Administration Web site – settings that apply to all the site collections in your organization’s SharePoint deployment. They may also create site collections and set the first layer of permissions for site collections.

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Granting AnonymousSearchAccessList permission to users in SharePoint 2013

I am trying to grant AnonymousSearchAccessList permission to a user in SharePoint on-premises. When I go to Site Permissions and create a new permission level, this does not show up in the list of ...
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Full Crawl never stops (the crawl is getting stuck) in SharePoint 2013

I am facing a problem that Full Crawl never stops (the crawl is getting stuck) in SharePoint 2013. I have stopped the crawl and started it again still taking more tine than usual. It usually completes ...
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Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Subscription Settings Service Application not Created successfully

We need to create "Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Subscription Settings Service Application" in SharePoint 2016. using below power-shell command to create Subscription Services, after long time its ...
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Sharepoint 2016 User Profile Service syncronization only works after iisreset

We're testing a migration from Sharepoint 2010 to 2016 (installed on WIndows Server 2012R2) and we managed to make it work and import all files from old one. We have 2 main problems: Somehow our ...
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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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How can i change the Farm Admin account in the SharePoint 2016

I have installed and configured SharePoint using the "OLDFARMACCOUNT". Unfortunately, i've created all the services including search services using that "OLDFARMACCOUNT". Later i got to know that ...
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Is there any impact of Changing OU in AD of Farm Admin or Application Admin accounts?

Ours is a SharePoint 2016 On Prem Farm. It has Farm and App Admin AD accounts. The Systems team wants to change the OU of these Accounts. Need to know that Is there any impact of Changing OU in AD ...
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Search Host Controller Service stuck in Starting SharePoint 2016

I have tried to Stop it and again start using Powershell and through Central Admin. No luck in Powershell and by Central Admin I got Timeout Error with Correlation ID. When checking this in ULS log ...
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Farm account Permissions for User Profile Service

On our SharePoint 2013 (SP1) farm, we require the User Profile Service Application (UPA) for saving SAML user claims in the user profile via 3rd party solution, beyond this we do not utilize UPA. Some ...
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Site Collection Unavailable to SharePoint Administrator

I have a site collection that I am unable to locate in the SharePoint Admin Center. This site collection was created by someone clicking the "Create Site +" button on the home page. I am the Site ...
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How can I show the Site Owner on all the web pages

I have been tasked with finding a way to display the site owner in the footer of all the web pages. I would assume that would be done via the Master Page but cannot find any information on I would ...
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IS there any Risk if i remove the BUILTIN\Administrators from my SharePoint on-premises 2013's "Farm Administrators" group

I realized that inside the SharePoint On-Premises 2013 Central Administration, the "BUILTIN\Administrators" is being added inside the "Farm Administrators" group + 2 service accounts as follow:- now ...
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how to go to central administration in SharePoint 2016 without logging to server

Is there any way to go to central administration in SharePoint 2016 without logging to the server?
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Change farm admin account in SharePoint

We would like to change the admin account of our SharePoint. This (one and only admin) account is currently SP Farm admin, SP server local admin, being used as application pool identity, being used to ...
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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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WebPart Properties Missing in WebPage

I have the issue where I am unable to edit the web-part in sharepoint page,Similar to this blog-post.And I found the solution by following below steps . Solution: Open Internet Explorer, select the ...
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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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Configure the maximum number of co-authoring authors in SharePoint 2013 at Farm Level

With the help of below script and based on my requirement I am able to set my limit for co-authoring the authors for sharepoint documents at site collection level $siteurl = "SiteURL" $mysite=new-...
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Access rights for Farm account in SharePoint 2013

My SharePoint 2013 farm already have farm admin. account and farm are working fine. However, we need one more account same like farm admin. which will ONLY schedule Timer jobs. However, my question is ...
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Noderunner reduce ram usage for specific component

Is it possible to reduce the RAM usage of a specific component of SP search service? I know that it is a possibility to use this PowerShell command: Set-SPEnterpriseSearchService -PerformanceLevel ...
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Powershell returns different results when it is executed using Farm Admin Account and other Account

Following PowerShell Script always returns null when I run the below script using Farm Account and the same script runs fine when it is run using other account. Can you please suggest me what is ...
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Running script as a farm administrator

I'm trying to run a script that will generate all of the system account passwords. I have run it the past, but now when I try to run it I get an error that says You need to have Farm administrator ...
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Allow SharePoint Audit to Read only 1 week of SharePoint Site Report

I have very large site collection ,And Enabled Audit feature for it. My Server Performance is getting effected on Server ,As Audit is holding large amount of report . I would like to make audit to ...
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Get the Report of Site Collection Changes without enabling Auditing

I have come ac-crossed to annoying requirement , Where I need to get the report of changes made in site collection with out enabling "Audit" feature in SharePoint 2013 Can any one help me or guide me ...
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Can we avoid the Farm administrators from accessing confidential data of SharePoint?

We have SharePoint 2013 Farm where we have most of the confidential data stored.We are managing the document sharing the with normal business users with proper access management.But as the FARM ...
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Unable to Install SharePoint 2016 in Multi Farm Mode

I have SQL server 2014SP1 in Server "A", And SharePoint 2016 in Server "B". In configuration wizard at the creation of the database , When I give Server "A" database name and username.I get error "...
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SharePoint 2016 Installation Error

I am installing SharePoint 2016 and came across the below error . Can any one help me in knowing what might be the issue
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Create high trust for SharePoint Add-ins in SharePoint on-premises

I had configured app domain for on-premises ,And I am looking for the next level to generate the Certificate for high trust . Can any one guide me how can I generate certificate for developers
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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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Share Point Installation Error :The tool was unable to install Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role

I had installed all the pre-requisites required for SharePoint 2013 installation.But I come across to the error The tool was unable to install Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role. Also I ...
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AppFabric installed & Configured : Unable to Install SharePoint 2013

I had installed app-fabric and configured it.But I am unable to install SharePoint 2013 and encountering below error.Can anyone help what might be the issue.
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How to take search service application Backup? Can only Index taken as backup and restored?

Team, we have live application set-up in which we are using SharePoint search service application. what is the best way to take up back-up and restore the same? I read from Technet Link that Below ...
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Unable to configure PowerPiviot Service to existing SharePoint farm

I am configuring PowerPiviot service to existing sharepoint farm.And I see 2 errors below . Can any one do let me know how can I solve this below erros
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Sql Server Reporting Services Missing in SharePoint Central admin

-I had configured the reporting services for my sharepoint farm and also I see all the features are added to existing sql server -But I still see missing my Sql reporting service in SharePoint ...
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Difference between System account and Farm admin account

I am quite new to SharePoint. I am confused between System account and Farm admin account. Could you please explain difference between these two. Thank you.
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How to disable Mysite feature from sharepoint 2013?

Our public facing website has developed on sharepoint 2013, we have mysite feature enabled and around 40,000 user profiles are their in Mysite. We now don't want any user to be able to browse Mysite ...
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SharePoint Configuration Failed cannot open WordAutionService DB

I was installing SharePoint 2010 in Windows 7 , SharePoint Configuration Wizard failed to open DB of WordAutmationService . Can any one help me in knowing what is the issue and why it encountered ,And ...
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Changing password of farm account from Central Adminstration

I have a single server farm and I want to change farm admin password. It is being used to run different services such as timer job, central admin, SQL Server, Search etc. Plus it is also being used ...
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SharePoint 2010 Installation Error

I am trying to install SharePoint 2010 in windows 7 ultimate ,And i face the bellow error.Can any one help me in knowing does it really required 20008 r2 to install standalone Thanks & Regards, ...
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Is it neccessary to have .Bak extension while restoring Sharepoint 2013 site

As we know there are 2 options to take backup of a site collection. Central Administration and Powershell If we take Backup using central administration we first have to create one folder in any ...
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Admin Password,change farm password

How can I change the admin password for SharePoint farm and site, without affecting the whole site or having SharePoint go down?
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changing Farm Admin from Local user to Domain user

I just encountered a SharePoint Foundation farm where it is installed by using Local admin account. The whole farm and its SharePoint service are running either by Local service, Local system or ...
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SharePoint Desginer versions conflict between what is mentioned inside the control panel and inside sharepoint designer

I have windows 7 PC , and I have download SharePoint designer 32-bit from the Microsoft site link. then I download the SP1 for it from this link. Now I wanted to check the current version for the ...
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how to detect when a user granted the access on a site?

I have a scenario in which the farm administrators as well as the site collection administrator are not the administrator of a sub site. Is there a solution to detect when these farm or site ...
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Assign user as farm administrator

I need to assign a new user as farm administrator on a development machine. I added him to the domain admins AD group, and went to farm admins in central administration and gave added him there. He ...
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Full control user can't create service applications

I'm using SharePoint 2013 and have a user that is a farm administration and full control for the site collection. For some reason I can't create a new service applications. When I go the Manage ...
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SharePoint 2010 subsite doesnt open

We have 3 SharePoint Front ends server and I can access top level site and other site collections. But there is 1 SharePoint subsite that I cant access from central administration and also if any ...
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Farm Administrator Can't Edit Site Settings

Very much a newbie to the world of SharePoint. I am a farm administrator but when I go to one of the sites in SP, I don't seem to have any permissions to do anything beyond a 'normal' user. I can ...
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Question regarding Sharepoint 2010 patching

I have SharePoint production and staging environment where production has build version of 14.0.7015.1000 & staging has 14.0.7125.5000. I had observed there are two additional hot fixes applied on ...
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Creating A New SharePoint Service Admin Account

We want to create a new SharePoint Service Admin account that will have Farm administrator privileges exactly the same as the existing Farm account. [EDIT] I need this to work for 2007, 2010 and 2013 ...
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