Questions tagged [site-collection]

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

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How to identify who is the Site Collection Administrators without being one?

Can anyone tell me how to find out who is the Site Collection Administrators of a SharePoint without being a Site Collection Administrators of this SharePoint? This can be really useful for ...
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Change welcome page shown when you go to https://myExample.sharepoint.com to a specific site

I have a Sharepoint Online site that my users access by going to https://myCompanyName.sharepoint.com. I have 9 sites in total. I want the "Home" site to be the default landing site when the user ...
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Full Control User Cannot View Items in a List

User wants to view uniquely secure items on 2 lists (List A/List B) I went ahead and inherited permissions the lists from the top level site. Lists A and B say Manage Exceptions because all the ...
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Team Site: If you delete owners group from site coll admins you cannot get it back

I am in this situation where the owners group has been deleted from site collection owners and when i try to put it back I only get the members group available. Can someone help? Is it a bug?
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Finding all personal sites in my site collection through REST API

I want to know if there is any way I can get the entire list of My Sites (personal sites) with in the My Site collection for a tenant. So I'm looking for all sites under https://{tenantName}-my....
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Why is there a UUID attached to each object identity?

I am using CSOM to access sharepoint objects, and I need unique identifiers for site collections, webs, lists, and list items. So when you have an object identify for example for a site collection, ...
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Thread has been aborted when upgrading site collection from SP 2010 -> 2013

I am upgrading a site collection from SP 2010 to SP 2013. It's rather large about +- 100gb. I performed the same steps on smaller site collections before and all worked fine. Now I suspect the "thread ...
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What happens to permission structure of classic site when you add an O365 group?

On classic sites there is 'Connect to new O365 group'. What happens to the permissions of the site (in the case you have Site Members set on Contribute and Site Visitors set on View only) when you ...
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How to get list of available custom template name using powershell script

I want to create subsite using custom template. how can get list of activated custom template name using powershell script?
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Audience Targeting to other Site Collection

Scenario: Site Collection A - Everyone landing/home page Site Collection B - Finance Site Collection C - HR Site Collection D - IT Each of the site collection has unique permission and groups. ...
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Move subsite with running workflows to new site collection

I am looking to essentially promote a subsite up to its own site collection on a different content database, but all data and currently running workflows need to be preserved. Currently, I have a ...
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Move files with version history to another site

Is there a way how to move files with folder structure and version history from one site to another site? /site1/library1/**folder1** -> /site2/library2/**folder1** i.e. folder1 contains 30 ...
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Get List of Site Collection under Content Database

Is there a way I could view the list of Site Collection under a specific Content Database? Doing it one-by-one on Central Admin is not desirable since there's a lot.
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Cross site collection lookup field (SPO)

I need to create "cross site collection lookup field" in the SharePoint Online List. I can programmatically change "List" and "WebId" in SchemaXml from LookUp field. It helps to get "cross site" ...
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Site Collection Administrator has left the building

We have an issue with some of our SharePoint MOS (2007) installs - the SCA has left the organisation and taken his privileges with him, and we need to reassign his role to someone else. Is there any ...
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creating an online enterprise wiki site collection is showing this endless message “”We're still working on it and it might take 24 hours.“”

We have an office 365 tenant, and i am trying to create a new enterprise wiki site collection @ /sites/oursitename/. but for more than 24 hours, I am still getting this error "We're still working on ...
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What permission does user need to load Sites and Sub-Sites?

using (ClientContext clientContext = new ClientContext("https://company.sharepoint.com/mysite")) { string password = pass; string userName = abc@contoso.com; ...
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Message error when retrieving a SPOnline Site after creating it using PowerShell

I'm implementing some PowerShell scripts for helping my team create new SharePoint Online sites. One of these scripts follows these requirements: be able to create a site, be able to remove the site ...
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Adding a user to different permission groups within same site collection?

This is for sharepoint 2019 enterprise on-premise. What i am having to build is a site in which every site and subsite has its own unique access permission groups. Creating the site and subsite and ...
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best appraoch to modify a site collection url inside sharepoint 2013

I have a site collection (of type enterprise KB) under the following URL http//servername/customer/questions where the customer is a wildcard managed path. now I want to change the site collection URL ...
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Access other Site collections in SPFx web parts

We have a requirement to convert one of the existing provider hosted app functionality to spfx webpart. The provider hosted app implemented using App only calls to access other site collection in the ...
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Get URL to site collection from site collection GUID

Using SharePoint Search Query Tool I have found out that some old "ghost" instances of my site collections exist on some servers in a big farm. When I use the search functionality in SharePoint I get ...
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How to obtain all sites within a URL?

Let's say i have this url: http://mysharepoint.onprem.local/path1/path2/path3/path4 I need to be able to obtain all the sub-sites within the URL. For example: http://mysharepoint.onprem.local/...
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Add new — domain.sharepoint.com/subfolder/

I am trying to create a new site collection under our SharePoint Online tenant, and can't add a new subfolder. It only allows me to create a site collection in one of the following subfolders. https:/...
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Creating sites and Subsites

How many sites can be created at a site collection level? My friend and I are trying to figure out how SharePoint works. I am the site admin and gave exclusive rights to him so that he can do ...
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CSOM - get deleted site collections

Is it possible to get a list of site collections deleted by administrators since a given timestamp using CSOM? We can do this with deleted sites using the changes api, but what about site collections?...
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Top Level Site SharePoint

How many TOP LEVEL SITES can possibly be created in a particular SharePoint admin center? Not under/below the main site ,but as a new top level site?
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Create a new site collection with a subsite

Hi in same web application how to create a new site collection based on existing subsite. I have below subsite: http://webapp/sites/subsite1 I want to create a new site collection and import ...
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I can't access my team site,i'm just a beginner here on SharePoint online 2013

Any idea as to how i get back to my site is greatly appreciated.When I try to navigate on the link to my site, I'm getting '404 not found' response.
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Error when creating site collection “Permanently delete the site collection from the recycle bin and continue.”

I want to create a new site collection with url /sites/PMO/, but I am getting this error: The site collection already exists. Please enter a different address. Permanently delete the site ...
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issue with Style library,Site Assets in a diferent folder.How to fix? help

Since some users can get to the root folder of a sharepoint online site via "open with File Explorer" One of the users directly created a new folder in the root site(were the style library,Site Pages ...
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User Alerts Malfunctioning on only one Site Collection

There's an issue with user alerts not functioning in one site collection (on SharePoint 2010). Apparently, the alerts were working and somewhere down the line they stopped. I couldn't find out ...
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How to move a site collection to root path-based site collection in New SharePoint 2013 Farm

how to move a site collection to root path-based site collection in SharePoint. I restored a content database in an SP2013 Farm from another SharePoint 2013 farm, where this database is a site ...
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Create site collection in content database

I want to set by default to create a site collection in an independent content database when creating a new site collection automatically! Ex: each content database only holds one site collection by ...
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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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