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Custom master page not working for visitor user in Sharepoint 2013?

Users with read permission doesn't have the right to read files and documents in draft mode and minor versions. Users with contribute permission level can see draft mode and minor versions. That's why ...
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Deleted Site Collection is still visible in View All Site Collection in Centeral Administration

When a site collection is deleted from GUI, the deleted site collection is stored in the SPDeletedSite object to be able to restore it back within 30 days using Restore-SPDeletedSite cmdlet. So to ...
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Does SharePoint Online have a Central Admin section like SharePoint 2013 / 2016?

We dont have a Central admin in Office 365. We have an admin site for SharePoint specific service applications, you can navigate to it via below url https://tenantname-admin.sharepoint.com/ You ...
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Getting acces to Central Administration

Query 1: How can I get acces to SharePoint central administration (do I have to be a site admin?) Two sets of users are allowed to perform administrative functions for Microsoft. 1. Members of the ...
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moving my site collection from root to a new managed path

Above scenario should work, as you are deleting the existing site collection then you will not see the Duplicate GUID problem. You may need to refresh the config db, in order to update the record ( ...
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SharePoint farm admin not able to deploy solution

Try to run Central Administration as administrator, instead of browsing to central administration URL from a regular browser. I was also trying to deploy the solution with CA opened in Chrome and ...
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Site Collection Administrator has left the building

Ok Paul, you will need help from Share-point admins (someone with server access to the Sharepoint farm). You need someone with SharePoint admin privilege to open Central Administration and update the ...
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Retention policy in SharePoint 2013 on premise

In my experience, the only heavy load on the server is the initial implementation of the policies and expiration. The first run can go on for a while if you have a lot of files to remove. There are ...
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Changing password of farm account from Central Adminstration

Yes, it will automatically update the password everywhere it used except the SQL server's services. I would recommend following as per my experience. Change the Farm admin account password in AD In ...
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Does SharePoint Online have a Central Admin section like SharePoint 2013 / 2016?

There is no traditional central admin in SharePoint online as we do not have full control in Office 365. In Office 365 / SharePoint-Online we have the admin center where we have the all the options ...
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Unexpected error in Central Admin Site

Looks like the server is not warmed up first time. SharePoint app pools recycle every night, or they get cranky. But because they recycle every night the first person to hit SharePoint each ...
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How to edit/remove the Resources-links on Central Admin start page

From Central Admin: Click the gear icon and click Site Contents Find the Resources list From here you can delete the link like any list item
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Removed Farm solutions using (Remove-SPSolution) are still showing inside my site collection "Site features"

Completing removing a solution requires two steps: Retracting the solution (can be done from the the CA, or with Uninstall-SPSolution) Removing the solution (also, can be done from the CA, or ...
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SharePoint Blank Page

Thanks a lot guys I found the problem inside of SharePoint root folder . We support two kind of languages in our farm . This problem happened for English pages and Central administration , I used ...
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Can I add a non-Admin user in O365 access to Sharepoint Admin User Profile service?

No. The user(s) must have the SharePoint Administrator role.
Eric Alexander's user avatar
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Central Admin SharePoint 2016 install

As a short answer: The server that hosts Central Administration in the farm is the Application Server. Details Front-end web server role The fundamental role of a front-end web server is to host ...
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Environment not sending mail

Make sure that your SharePoint server are registered for smtp rely to send the emails. Also check if there is any firewall blocking issue between SharePoint and new smtp servers. Try to send the ...
Waqas Sarwar MVP's user avatar
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ULS Logs are not being trimmed

ULS Log deletion is done by SharePoint Tracing Service. Please check the according Service-Account in Windows-Services console. This user is normally a member of the "WSS_WPG" local group: Then ...
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How do I change the Managed Account the Application Discovery and Load Balancer Service Application service application is using?

Typically, it runs under the farm account but if you changed it then the possible workaround is. Stop the Application Discovery and Load Balancer Service Application Service's Instance Remove the ...
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Can't login to newly created webapp / site coll

It can be solved by disabling loopback check. Refer this link: http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/UploadFile/shyjumohan/disable-loop-back-check-in-windows-server-2012/ FYI, Microsoft has introduced a ...
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Solution deployment stuck on deploying SharePoint 2013

In my case I have followed below steps to deploy the solution: I have cancel my solution deployment from central admin. I have restarted SharePoint Timer Service in all my SP instance. I stopped ...
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Central Administration Service is stopped on one of the server

It is Fine, Typically Central admin is hosted on the App server thats why you are seeing the it is started on App server. You dont need to worry about it, You can start the service on the web server ...
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cant edit work mail in central admin

If you are using IE11, you will need to add the CA site into your Compatibility View settings list. IE11 doesn't play nice with UPA by default. The dropdowns should re-appear after this., now it works ...
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SharePoint Blank Page

this happened to us as well. It seems to be because we had Trend Micro Anti-Virus which quarantined the initstrings.js file required by SharePoint. After releasing the file from quarantine, everything ...
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Stop web application after upgrade

Yes it will save the resource , To stop web application. Open IIS > Application pool > Application Pool > Stop Application pool of your web application. If you don't use the web application anymore ,...
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How to disable Mysite feature from sharepoint 2013?

Simply open the SharePoint 2013 Management Shell and run the following command: Disable-SPFeature 'MySite' Please note that this is a Farm feature, not a Site Collection feature. Be sure you are ...
Madison Smith's user avatar
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Add User to Policy Web Application Or Individual Site Collections

This is a quite common technique, and I haven't found any performance issues while doing so. It's a quite common technique where you don't have to add the user as a site collection admin in every site ...
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App Pool of Central Administration is not starting

In this case there are multiple reasons for this issue, you have to check the Event Log ( security & Application) and you will get the reason. You said farm was shut off for 4 months than most ...
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SharePoint Auditing Setting - Site Collection & Farm Setting

The enable audit setting in Central admin has "days until purge". Suppose if I set this to 60 days what happens after 60 days? All audits that are older than 60 days will not be shown in the Audit ...
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