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Installing SharePoint Designer 32-bit versus 64-bit

Sharepoint designer consider as a part of the office family so that its version should match with other installed office products. In your case you have 64 bit of Windows and 32 bit of office so you ...
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best appraoch to modify a site collection url inside sharepoint 2013

Source: http://www.sharepointrelated.com/2015/03/30/change-site-collection-url-sharepoint/ $site = Get-SPSite http://servername/customer/questions $site.Rename("http://servername/customer/...
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Creating a dashboard on the site collection level that show all the latest items from its subsites’ lists

You need to use one of the following: Content Search Web Part Search Web Part Content Query Web Part The two search web parts are a bit easier to use as far as customizing the queries as there is ...
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unable to install SP1 for my sharepoint designer, error "The expected version of the product was not found on the system"

Open Command Prompt use below command C:\path_of_download_directory\spdsp2013-kb2817441-fullfile-x86-en-us.exe PACKAGE.BYPASS.DETECTION.CHECK=1
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Is there any harm if I install SharePoint designer on live SharePoint server

As a recommended approach, you should not install the SharePoint Designer on the SharePoint server, reason is same as you mentioned. SharePoint Designer is client application and you can connect to ...
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Rest API stop working due to "minFreeMemoryPercentageToActivateService"

This issue occurs if the available memory on the web server is low So Try to restart Sharepoint search host controller in windows service to release all the leaked memory and consumed memory ! Or ...
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what should -SPSite & -WorkflowHostUri refer to when configuring Workflow manager for sharepoint server 2016

To register a workflow service to a specific site collection you should run Register-SPWorkflowService cmdlet that requires providing the below parameter values -SPSite it denotes to the site ...
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Best approach for SP2016 on prem configuration for HA

With only two SharePoint servers, they should run all of the same roles while your SQL Server uses an AlwaysOn Availability Group.
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Do I have to run Register-SPWorkflowService for each site collection?

You need to execute Register-SPWorkflowService only once for the entire farm. I have many cases where this did not work though due to some other factors in addition to the Proxy issue mentioned in ...
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Windows could not start the "sharePoint Search Host Controller"

I have the same problem, and found solution - Here Corrupted node.ini file in AdminComponent1 folder - size 2kb, but empty when open with notepad. Solution - browse to: C:\Program Files\Microsoft ...
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Change web application's content database

Yes you can, but be sure to try this in your test environment first. Follow the steps in the article SharePoint with more than one SQL instance: possible or not possible On the SQL server ...
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Migrating content databases

You must use cliconfg.exe on each SharePoint server to point the 'old' SQL Server name (and instance if applicable) to the new SQL Server name (and instance if applicable). So if you had an old SQL ...
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"Site Pages" library was created automatically

'Site Pages' library will show up when you activate the 'Wiki Page Home Page' feature under the Manage Site Features in Site Settings. I am not sure if it has any link with designer though. Could be ...
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SharePoint mechanism to build the site columns’ internal names, list site names, crawl properties & managed properties names

If there is issue of as per you said in the HINT. Then, Try to create columns Software Development Risk/Issue Own‌​‌​‌​‌‌​er and Software Development Own‌​‌​‌​er without any space or special ...
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SharePoint version storage

It depends on the SharePoint version. If you are using SharePoint 2010 or older then SharePoint stores a copy of a document every time a new version is created. I.e. a document of 10MB with 10 ...
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Configuring Connection from Sharepoint List Filter Web Part to List View Web Part

You've ran into this problem 3 hours before me going by the time of your post. Apparently one of the issues is that in IE11 you have to turn on compatibility mode. Once I did that it worked, and ...
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"Open in Visio " & "Open in Excel" is not working, and I will get an error message

Do a repair on your office 2010 installation. EDIT More info here. You are running Excel 2010 and Visio 2013. Run the repair on 2010 should fix your Excel issue. However you did not install the ...
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Is it possible to have a configurable parameter in a SharePoint 2013 (on-premises) Farm solution?

You could store the connection string in an SPPersistedObject which you could then modify via PowerShell. You can also store it in the SPFarm or SPWeb property bag. I prefer the SPPersistedObject. You ...
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SharePoint_Config_log.ldf size is too big

The DB log file can be shrinked from within SQL Server Management Studio. In order to do that please follow the instructions in this post: [Update: link is broken] http://www.sharepointboris.net/2008/...
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Unable to create new Web Application - Corrupted Site in IIS and SecureToken Service errors

It sound's like the web applications get a timeout and does not get created correctly. I've had this problem in both production and staging environment, and changing the time-out has worked perfect ...
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Possible value for server role

You can find a list of possible values for the Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPServerRole enumeration in the corresponding MSDN article. These are: Invalid: Specifies that the server does ...
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my document library is not receving emails , the in-comming email setting is not working

You must configure your Exchange server (or any email server you use to send emails in your organization) to route emails @OurSharePointServerName-OurDomainName to the IP address of the SharePoint ...
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Users with Restricted Read Permission can not view lists

The issue here (which is by design), is that the UserA does not have below permissions on the three lists: View Application Pages This permission is required to view all OOTB Forms, Views a list ...
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How can I add the Edit/View/Share icon to a list item? SharePoint 2013

You can do that by editing the view. If you modify the view, you will see several options for the Title field: Title Title (linked to item) Title (linked to item with edit menu) Choose the option ...
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best appraoch to modify a site collection url inside sharepoint 2013

First of all, there is no way to do this using the GUI, You have to rely on the PowerShell. there are 2 options in Powershell. use the Copy-Spsite Copy-SPSite http://contoso/sites/OldTeam -...
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SharePoint mechanism to build the site columns’ internal names, list site names, crawl properties & managed properties names

Your choosing of names is very unfortunate. SharePoint Lists have a 32 character limit for internal column names. It seems this is not the case for Document Libraries as explained in this BlogPost. As ...
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Rest API stop working due to "minFreeMemoryPercentageToActivateService"

As Qassas mentioned you have to check the resources on the server. check which process is consuming the memory alot stop all the services / app pool which are not being used. to free up memory if you ...
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How to Set Up SharePoint App development environment without configuring DNS

Yes, instead of modifying DNS settings, you can update your local hosts file located at C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc. In this file you need to put your app host url and IP address. For example ...
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unable to access my sharepoint sites collection using server IP address

You have to configure IIS bindngs & Alternate Access Mappings in Central Administration for this!
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Installing latest updates for my RTM sharepoint 2016 server

As farm is not configured then best way is install the latest updates then configure it. Yes there is change in sharepoint 2016 patching, For SP 2016 MSFT release two files every month. You have to ...
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