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A site collection is made up of one top-level site and all sites below it.

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What happens when you change your team site name on sharepoint 2016?

Our team site name is too long and makes it hard to save large file names in subfolders. A solution is to reduce the characters in the team site name. My question is how will this affect our users? ...
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sharepoint 2013 on-premise copy document between site collections using rest api

Can I copy documents between site collection using rest api? I know its possible within the same library and also between sub-site. I need to send copies a number of documents from one library to ...
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How to check if a Sharepoint site is Backward compatible [closed]

How to check if a 2013 or 2016 Sharepoint site collection is backward compatible (lower compatibility level 12 14 & 15 )
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Sharepoint ribbon and navbar font color not working when applying theme in Sharepoint Online

With the following script i set a theme in a sitecollection Connect-PnPOnline -Url https://mySP.sharepoint.com/sites/test2 -Credentials $script:psCredentials Set-PnPTheme -FontSchemeUrl _catalogs/...
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Display a list from different site collection

In SP Online,is there a way to display a list from sitecollection A on sitecollection B? Are there any ways that I create a new list in sitecollection B,using a workflow or any data-sync methods, can ...
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What negative impact can occur if I detach a Sharepoint content database file location via SQL?

The end goal is to move the MDF file of a non-critical Sharepoint site collection to a different drive. The database server/name/etc... is going to be unchanged. Microsoft basically states that the ...
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Recommended way of assigning metadata to a site collection?

In SharePoint Online, is there a built-in way to tag Site Collections with custom metadata? Ideally this would mean assigning values from the term store, for example assigning a "Department", or ...
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How To Prevent Site Collections Being Created By Anybody But Tenant Admins

We are seeing SharePoint Online site collections being created in our tenant by users who create Microsoft Teams areas/groups. Teams automatically creates a site collection. We want to apply ...
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Does the System Account need to have direct permissions on a site?

My team's created a new site collection in SharePoint 2010. I'm setting permissions on the site and when I go to "Site Actions > Site Settings" I noticed that the System Account SHAREPOINT\system has ...
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I am able to create sub-sites inside modern team sites and modern communication sites, why some links mentioned it is not possible

I was reading this link http://digital.withum.com/blog/pros-and-cons-of-sharepoint-modern-sites which mentioned the main differences between modern sites and classic sites, and it mentioned the ...
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Set a start page to your office 365 tenant

Is there a way to set start page of office 365 tenant to some SharePoint site, instead of portal.office.com, after a successful login? I want to be redirected to the custom site collection once ...
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Remove Orphans site collections inside my content database raised the following:- Exception calling “Repair” with “1” argument(s)

I run the product configuration wizard on my SharePoint server 2013, after a hot fix installation:- psconfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait -force but i received the following exceptions, ...
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Powershell - How to add multiple site collection admins as secondary?

How to add multiple site collection admins for a given site for secondary? I tried below but it replaces existing secondary. Any idea? Set-SPSite –Identity $siteCollectionUrl –SecondaryOwnerAlias "...
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Access denied when user has read-only access

Strange issue I have here. Our users get access denied message to a site collection (top site, nothing above) when I grant them read-only access. I add them to the visitors group that has read ...
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Site Collection Vs Hubsite

How do you relate Site Collections with the new Hub sites? Are they fundamentally different or just an old wine in a new mug?
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Sharepoint hubsite theme background image not pushing out to associated sites

I have created a hubsite with powershell called internalHub. In the internalHub i have a orange/black theme with a background image. Next step is to create a regular communication site called ...
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Restored site collection has same site ID as original site collection

I backed up one site collection from one WA and than I restored that in another WA as a new cite collection. I found out that new site collection has same site ID as original site collection. This ...
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SharePoint MySite Site Collection not creating for ADFS Users

I have the following Problem: MySite is working fine with User authenticating through NTLM, but now I've changed the configuration, so only ADFS authentication is enabled. The Problem is now, that ...
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Show library in another site collection

I want to show a document library on a site in another site collection. Is there any other way then using the page view webpart? I've tried with jQuery and the load function but this showed no result,...
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Can't delete site collection after trying to deploy site via PnP Site Provisioning

I'm learning PnP PowerShell to provision a Site and I just made the mistake of deleting the Root Web on a site collection (did this manually). Now I can't access anything on that Site Collection and ...
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Change the name of a site collection?

Is it possible to change the name of a Site Collection? I'm using SharePoint Online. It's just a test Site Collection so I can always delete it and create a new one. Thanks.
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Modify SharePoint Online Site Collection URL

I have a SharePoint Online private site collection which have called https//myco.sharepoint.com/sites/coolthing_poc. Is there a way for me to rename it to https//myco.sharepoint.com/sites/coolthing ...
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SharePoint site collection not allowing to perform any actions

I am facing issues with my SharePoint site collection. Whenever I try to perform any actions like, creating List or Library or modifying views or updating any document it throws error. But in back-end ...
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My site collection not able share with on-premise AD user

I installed a SharePoint 2013 on my test server. The SharePoint 2013 is installed and configured all in one server including SQL Server. I completed my SharePoint authentication using AD as the ...
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Sharepoint Online - Maximum number of subsites within single site collection

According to our project requirements, We need to create more than 2000 subsites under single site collection in SharePoint online (Office 365). MSDN article says that you can create Up to 2,000 ...
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Migrate Site Collection to new farm without UPS causing issues

We are in the process of migrating to a new domain/datacenter, and have rebuilt a development farm in the new DC. The farm is very simple in that it does not require many services and service apps (...
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Page layout not available in one of the subsite

I have a site collection with many sub sites. I have created several page layouts at top level which are all available in all sub sites except one. That page layout is published. In all other sub ...
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Prevent Site Collection Administrator from viewing library documents

Is there any way to prevent a site collection administrator from accessing a document library? (Or at least from seeing the documents within it?) I have created a document library with read/write ...
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Different Site Collection Templates

my company wants to make a site where they can share some documents with their clients from different countries. Each country should have their own home page with different pictures (should we use ...
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CSOM: Get site collections in SharePoint 2016

I'm creating low-trust addin for sharepoint and trying to get list of all site collections using CSOM. This code works good for SharePoint Online: using (var context = GetAppOnlyClientContext(...
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Differences between creating a Site in SharePoint Dashboard vs. Admin Center

I'm relatively new to SharePoint Online and I'm currently trying to understand site structures and best practices. I'm having difficult in understanding the site creation process within the Admin ...
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Adding Hyperlinks via Ribbon has incorrect behaviour

My fellow administrators and I are stumped on this one: One of our coworkers (who is a Site Collection Administrator) was trying to add a hyperlink to another page in their departments site ...
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SharePoint Web Application DNS mapping

I have created a Site Collection "Demo" on the Default "SharePoint - 80" web application. The web server IP is x.x.x.37 and the DNS entry for that is sp-apps.portal.com. How can I enable users to ...
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Set-SPSiteAdministration - remove secondary administrator

Using PowerShell I can update a site collection secondary administrator (as farm administrator): Set-SPSiteAdministration -Identity http://contoso/sites/test -OwnerAlias "domain\testuser" This works ...
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User cannot view site collection admin settings eventhough user is already assigned as admin

I want to assign this user as site collection admin. I have added the user in the site collection admin list, added in owner groups (giving him full control), I have also added him in the User Policy ...
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Is it possible to setup an email address for a site collection in SharePoint 2013?

Is it possible to set up an email address (using Central Admin, Powershell, .NET dev, any other form) for outgoing email from a site collection in SharePoint 2013?
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Error: This site has not been shared with you, when creating new site collection

I am logged in as a the SharePoint service account, and I tried to create a new team site of type team site, but I am getting the following error : This site has not been shared with you. Although ...
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Conflict results for users with “restricted read” permission inside my site collection

I have a team site collection inside my SharePoint 2013. Now some users have restricted read permission inside this site collection. Now from my previous experience with permission I realize that ...
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Wait till site is created in SharePoint Online

I am using below command to create a new site in SharePoint Online. This command works but it does not wait until the site is created. Is there a way I can run this in synchronously and get the site ...
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Track User Location from Site Activity in SharePoint 2010

Below image shows the default Site audit log or Site Collection Web Analytics Reports. But I need to track the users location, From which location site is accessing by users or site is active? Is it ...
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Trying to reinstall sharepoint main site, it is stuck

We are trying to get Sharepoint up and working and we have hit a snag. The snag being after we deleted the main SharePoint site we can no longer add sites. We have tried to reinstall the main site and ...
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SharePoint 2013: Subsite removal on ParentSite on caused entire collection deletion

I am a fairly 'green' SharePoint collection admin. I was going through and removing old/unused subsites within my collection. When I navigated to my parent 'site contents' and removed a few subsites ...
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how to get site collection url from SharePoint Hosted App

I am trying to get site collection URL using _spPageContextInfo.siteAbsoluteUrl but it is giving output as https://domain.-a08083bbaacc988.sharePoint.com/sites/sitecollectionname but I want it ...
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How to create a subsite with site template with REST api?

I am having a site with some lists and libraries. I have saved this site a site template. Now I want to create a new sub site with programming. I know we can create from the user interface, but I want ...
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Perform crud operation into another site collection using server object model

I want to perform crud operation into a list which is into another site collection. How can i perform this operation using Server side object model?
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creating site collections using SharePoint management shell 2013

I am creating Site Collections for Testing SharePoint. I am using Host Named Site Collection to do that instead of the path based site collection addressing. For that Got a reference to the HNSC web ...
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SP Online Team Sites are Site Collections?

I know this is a quite basic question, but I found myself confused when someone asked me if the new Team Sites in SharePoint Online are the equivalent of site collections in the usually accepted sense....
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Cannot Create New Site Collection

Getting the Error below: Event log message was: 'The site template was not provisioned successfully. Delete this site collection in Central Administration, and then create a new site ...
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Can i manually publish a content type hub field to a single site?

For reasons unknown, I'm currently having an issue where a single sitecollection in my SP2016, doesn't receive updates from the Content Type Hub - Neither content types nor fields. Every other site ...
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Remove Root Site Collection

Our O365 tenant is not using the current SharePoint site collection https://companyname.sharepoint.com - at this stage we have only a couple of O365 groups and a couple of different site collections ...