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Microsoft Sharepoint is a software platform and family of software products used for collaboration and web publishing combined. These capabilities include developing web sites, portals, intranets, content management systems, search engines, wikis, blogs, and other tools for business intelligence and collaboration. SharePoint has a Microsoft Office-like interface, and it is closely integrated with the Office suite.

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This is happening on both SharePoint online and on prem. I set browsers home page to open the default SharePoint home page. Every once in a while when they open the browser they get _layout....error.aspx and it says you don't have access to the page. The setting does only has sharepoint.domain.com/default. Why does it keep adding that extra garbage. I also do not have minimal download active
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Hello experts,
We are in the process of putting down our file management strategy using OneDrive for Business (Office 365), and wanted to use it for home drive (user files), and Sharepoint site files.
And wanted to find out from you what things we need to consider for an effective planning.

**FYI, We are currently in Windows 7 and planning to move to Windows 10
**Sharepoint will be hybrid (on-prem and in the cloud)

Points of My Scenario:
1. I am admin of four completely separate SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise servers: Development, User Testing, Production and Disaster Recovery environments
2. All are working (except the Disaster Recovery server) and are configured the same
3. When I attempt to go to the website of the Disaster Recovery (DR) server, the following error appears:
"Error: The trial period for this product has expired.
Troubleshoot issues with Microsoft SharePoint Foundation.
Correlation ID: 0d8f4458-313f-4f38-8246-a49f60255ae6
Date and Time: 11/15/2018 10:41:36 AM
4. The error was first noticed about 5 months ago - but no one knows what caused it nor what change may have been implemented just before it happened.
5. The website for this server has been working since 2011 (seven years ago).
6. Central Administration is working on this server
7. I cannot disable the rule "Trial period for this product is about to expire" because it doesn't exist
8. Adding the SharePoint application pool user to the local administrators group does not fix the issue
9. The following command runs successfully, but does not fix the problem: "c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\Bin\psconfig.exe" -cmd secureresources

The above troubleshooting steps were based on advice from: SharePoint 2010 Bug: The Trial Period for this product has expired and Suresh Pydi - Share Point- The trial period for this product has expired

Hello - I am running SharePoint 2016 and I've been task to setup a way to have external access to SharePoint.

Front-End Servers = 2 Servers
Distributed Cache Servers = 2 Servers
Application Servers = 2 Servers
SQL Servers = 1

What I have read is that the best practice is to leave our SharePoint farm entirely within the Intranet and use a reverse proxy in the DMZ, like WAP + ADFS. We’ll need to open far too many ports between SharePoint and Domain Controllers which will reduce the security of the environment. A reverse proxy is a single port -- tcp/443.

I am looking for a step-by-step guide on how I can set this up for SharePoint. I truly appreciate your help!
Running SharePoint 2016 Standard.  Build an Approval workflow, after the last approval occurs it seems to remain running.  I thought that the workflow step Transition Stage to End of Workflow will end it.  Do I need to set the workflow status to Completed?
Sharepoint 2013 - restored sql db and all servers share point foundation share point web server and SharePoint app server.
restored them from latest backup to a test host. kept same IP address etc in isolated DR LAN - I can telnet to sql database port - the databases all come up - all servivces start.

Issue is nothing works. - It appears that the servers are not in the farm - i do get some database connection errors in the application log error 26 error location server instance - but the instance is up ? So question is is the restore solution viable - it appears all farm is broken - when i go on the foundation sharpoint central admin it just throws web.config error  /remoteonly  - when i run troubleshoot it says its not in the farm - im really green on sharepoint so sorry.

Why can i just retore from latest backup to another isolated LAN host? - its not a DNS Network layer issue ive checked all those types of things  - thanks
i can telnet to the DB server 1433 everyhting looks ok from a sql point of view.

there is a DC restored into the isolated DR lAN as well as a windows client to test page load
Hi experts,

I am now using O365 in the cloud, which includes SharePoint. SharePoint, in my view, is simply the least undervalued Microsoft application there is. We use it every day as our home page. But, we do not use it to collaborate or do web sites, or edit pages together. We simply use it, well, simply. For instance, this is basically all we need:

Letter template
Vacation requests
Computer issues

We do have a couple of sites that employees are invited to built after I show them a little where they can organize things, is not accessible by the other employees, and is restricted to stay on the network only.

There is also an announcements section, which is only used for one thing.

We have over 500 contacts, and fortunately I was able to migrate those over. And, I was able to migrate over the documents and forms as well. Those are the top three on the ones at the left. Everything that is on SharePoint is on the launch column.

I would really like to complete this as it requires users to be connect to SharePoint to another subnet which takes a bit of a workaround.

So, this brings me to my question/request. I just find it difficult to create the companyweb. When I am working with it, at times, by blind luck I am able to see the layout from a whole different perspective. Maybe from the view they will have? I am not sure if I am using one address to get there, and they and even I will use another. …
SharePoint 2010
Windows 212 R2
SQL  2014

Last night I had several power outages in my home.  I run a some network here systems are on UPS but they had enough

After power up my Web Server Widow 2012 R2 all looked good.  I have Nagios that monitors my Application pools

The following three application pools will not stay started.


Sharepoint- 8000

SharePoint Default App Pool

I have restarted all the SharePoint services
I restarted IIS  

So my SharePoint is down now

Short of jus restarting the server any idea?

Thank you

I created a security group and then in a list I added a people control and said it was for SP groups.  After that I attempted to set a list item value for that column to the new group and the group isn't available.

Please advise.
I have been adding an attribute (linkToItem="TRUE") specific list item columns for some of my list views (using SPD on their ASPX files).  It works great, however if I subsequently return to the view to say add or remove a filter, the attribute gets removed (I expect that SP is regenerating the view).

Any suggestions on this would be appreciated.

Also, in the same vein,  how can I remove the hyperlink from a view column:
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I am trying to create a basic requisition form, that includes an approver field. I am struggling to get an approval work flow that will work with that field.
Can anybody assist.
SharePoint 2013 foundation search not working: "Nothing here matches your search"

Hi, I tried to google this problem,and tried to rebuild index, checked crawl logs, but cannot resolve this problem. Do you have any idea?
Pivot - even with Data Model is not working correctly.
I have created a workbook that contains three tabs - each tab contains a table.
This file will be loaded into Sharepoint so users in the target group can add data online - so no VBA is allowed.

The three tables are as follows:
1. Customers - simple list of customers with a couple of values that categorize the customer (Region, Market, Industry for example) - and also a $$ value of that customer. This is added to on a regular basis as we work with new customers .
2. Issues - a simple list of typical issues that are encountered by customers. This list rarely changes - but it can be added to as new issues are identified. This list also contains categorizations of the issues (Category and Sub Category)
3. Customer/Issue Cross reference - this table is a simple cross reference. Customer to Issues encountered.

When we have a new customer with issues - we add the customer to the customer table (so we only define the customer and their attributes once), and then we access the Cross Reference table - and then define potentially multiple rows - the customer will be repeated for each issue that we wish to list. So if a customer encountered 3 issues there would be three rows on this table - the customer would be listed three times (in the first column) and then each issues would be listed against the customer in a separate row.
The data is very simplistic.
However - here is the issue I am having. I have created a Data …
SharePoint 2013 Workflow Process Task action always redirects to the Tasks List.  Who wants that and how can I choose an alternate URL?
Sharepoint 2013 Workflows not sending emails.

We have a free Sharepoint 2013 install that has 2010 workflows configured that stopped sending emails for approvals.

We can manually approve the request but they are not getting emails and we are not even seeing the emails hit the Exchange server. We have a sub-site with the same type of workflow that is working just fine.

Some Sharepoint folders when synced to my local machine have locks on them and when they do I am unable to copy any files to the folder. It is only with some folders, I do not understand why some exhibit this behavior and some do not. Any ideas?
Hi Experts,

Need help please.  I have problems with files from Share Point when I open it, I always get "Read Only" thus unable to make edit and save as usual. All I can do it to save the changes as local file then uploaded again to Share Point as another document.  This is causing a bit of a headache as there are some files where it is not supposed to be reload by user.

I am using Windows 7, Office Professional 2010

Note: this happens to all Share Points that I have access to. All was working fine until around mid October 2018 when there was some auto-updates since then I faced this problem.  Unfortunately, I did not have a restore point prior to that so could not fix this with Restore.
Excel Table Support.
I have created a Table in an excel worksheet where users will be expected to add new rows manually. Note that this document will be a shared document on Sharepoint - so I cannot use any VBA etc.

I have created a number of other tables in the workbook that act as Data Validation lists. The data validation etc is working fine.

However - this is my problem. The user only has to enter two pieces of information in the table - and both pieces of data are entered into the first two cells/columns of the table. Normally this works perfectly - you just go to the first row under the table and begin typing - and when you tab to the next cell - the table automatically expands to add the row etc.
However, the first column (and second column) are both controlled by a Data Validation list.

The issue is - if you click on the cell below the table - the data validation is not available yet (as the table has not expanded) - so the person cannot "Select" from the list. If they attempt to type something - if they get it wrong and tab to the next column then they will of course get an error - because the table will expand and the cell now contains validation - so they either have to retry or cancel - both of which "remove" the new table row added - so the validation goes away - so they cannot select from the drop list (as it no longer exists on the cell).
So I am kind of between a rock and a hard place. I want to make it as simple as possible - basically being able …
Hi sharepoint users.

Can anyone tell me why it makes a difference, whether I open Office documents from the browser or through the office app, and why it does even depend on what files they are?


1 I open a Word Docx from IE11
-> an info bar will appear in Word that indicates that I must first click on edit to check out the document and make it writable. Before, I cannot make any changes to the document, the input is blocked! This is the desired behavior!

2 I open the same document using the recent file list or jumplist within word -> it is not checked out, but the input is not blocked and I can also save! That is undesirable.

3 If I open an Excel sheet from within IE11, the same bar appears as in 1), but neither the input is blocked nor is the sheet checked out - just as undesirable because some users are too blind to see this bar.

We use Sharepoint 2016 and Office 2016 on Win10 v1803. Everything is patched and this "problem" is always reproducible.

In short: is this behavior adjustable in Office? I know that we could make checkout mandatory, but that is not what we want.
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Have looked in site settings and cannot find the setting which enables the filters.
I created a quick PowerApps to copy records from one SharePoint list to a similar, new one.  Made some tweaks in the new list, and one of those was to make a column a lookup ; the source table for the copy has the column as a single line of text.

 When the app runs, all the records copy over, but just two of them have a value in the new lookup column and neither of those values correspond to the value of the text columnin the source.  The remainder are just blank.

 The app is very simple:  I created two galleries, one with items = 'source table' and the other with items = 'target table' and a button that contains the following expressions:

    OrderedBySmiley Surprisedrdered_x0020_By,
    DateOrderedSmiley Very Happyate_x0020_Ordered,
     Store: {'@odata.type':"#Microsoft.Azure.Connectors.SharePoint.SPListExpandedReference",
                Id:'Items  Ordered'[@ID], ValueSmiley Frustratedtore},
    StatusSmiley SurprisedrderStatus,
    DateShippedSmiley Very Happyate_x0020_Shipped,
    DateReceivedSmiley Very Happyate_x0020_Received,
    DateOnHoldSmiley Very Happyate_x0020_on_x0020_Hold,
    DateCanceledSmiley Very Happyate_x0020_Canceled,
    OnHoldReasonSmiley Surprisedn_x0020_Hold_x0020_Reason}))

 The red part is what is not working properly.  …
This code currently works but I would like to add some columns to the result set. Once such column is the ContentType of the document in the path column.

Here is the code I am using and it does indeed return a datatable with results but it has ContentTypeID (Some Unique Identifier).

SharePointSearchAPI.QueryService queryService = new SharePointSearchAPI.QueryService(); queryService.Url = SharePointServiceURL;

            queryService.Credentials = System.Net.CredentialCache.DefaultNetworkCredentials;

            // set search string
            StringBuilder xmlString = new StringBuilder("<QueryPacket xmlns='urn:Microsoft.Search.Query'>" +
                            "<Query><SupportedFormats><Format revision='1'> urn:Microsoft.Search.Response.Document:Document" +
                            "</Format></SupportedFormats><Context><QueryText language='en-US' type='STRING'>");
            xmlString.Append(SharePointSearchString); // user entered text
            System.Data.DataSet queryResults = queryService.QueryEx(xmlString.ToString());
DataTable dtResults = queryResults.Tables[0];
Received SharePoint 2013 server runtime error in '/' Application

<!-- Web.Config Configuration File -->

        <customErrors mode="Off"/>

<!-- Web.Config Configuration File -->

        <customErrors mode="RemoteOnly" defaultRedirect="mycustompage.htm"/>
i have one sharepoint site on o365 on for one customer i want to make clone of the same to thier sister company on 0365 portal how to do that.
Is there a way I can take a screen shot of a SharePoint page and also capture the blurb or description that appears when you hover over a button or link? When I try with "Alt" and "Print Screen", I capture the entire screen but the blurb that appears when the mouse is placed over a button or link does not appear in the capture.

Microsoft SharePoint





Microsoft Sharepoint is a software platform and family of software products used for collaboration and web publishing combined. These capabilities include developing web sites, portals, intranets, content management systems, search engines, wikis, blogs, and other tools for business intelligence and collaboration. SharePoint has a Microsoft Office-like interface, and it is closely integrated with the Office suite.