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My org ran Qualys WAS (Web application scanner) on one of our SharePoint 2013 subsites. It found 50 of these 150004 Path-Based Vulnerabilities.

I looked and these are not actually files but it is exploiting the wild card match of _layouts/15/*.aspx in this sharepoint 2013 folder _layouts/15.

How can I resolve this "issue"?

More details from the report:

A potentially sensitive file, directory, or directory listing was discovered on the Web server.
The contents of this file or directory may disclose sensitive information.
Verify that access to this file or directory is permitted. If necessary, remove it or apply access controls to it.

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I would like to sync my Synology NAS folders/files with my team site documents library in Office 365(bidirectional). Cloud Sync offers loads of capabilitys for cloud platforms, but none for SharePoint Online.

Is there any way how this can be accomplished, concerns aside as I am already aware of this.

I have what I consider to be a challenging task.  I have a SharePoint list which I display for editing with an InfoPath form.  I have another list which is a set of actions possible which I need to relate to the list item in edit and saves.

So, the master list can have a set of action list items which need to get added/removed from association with each list item.  The display should show the Master Record with a grid (or something like a grid) below of action listitems associated with the list item.

How to manage this in SharePoint?  Do I create an empty list matching the action list structure with the ID of the master list item as  a "foreign key" and show the action items with matching Master List Item IDs?  If so,  how do I display with add/delete of the related grid on the Master Record InfoPath form and add and remove items from the cloned empty action list?

Any ideas on this would be appreciated.
How do you delete a Picture Library in SharePoint 2013? There seems to be no visible functionality to accomplish this.
Is there a way to hide the "All Site Content" functionality that appears beneath the Recycle Bin? General Users with Contribute Rights are able to access this and I would like to make that function not available or no longer appear. I am aware of the code methods but I am working in an environment that prefers to avoid code solutions.

Is there a  way to accomplish this with SharePoint Designer or the Administrative interfaces within SharePoint itself?
Currently running onPrem SharePoint 2016 Exchange 2016.
Attempting to configure eDiscovery on this setup however running into issues.

SharePoint 2016 Trusted Security Token Issuer for Exchange configured to https://*EXCHANGESITE*/autodiscover/metadata/json/1

Exchange Partner Application configured to https://eDiscovery.FQDN/_layouts/15/metadata/json/1

Authentication is currently running via ADFS SAML Claims using a Custom People Picker

Search Result source set to https://EXCHANGESITE/EWS/Exchange.asmx

When trying to select a mailbox to add to a case Error: The connection to the search service application failed.

When looking at the SharePoint logs: "Failed to connect to search serviceSystem.ServiceModel.FaultException....." "Exception of Type Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Discovery.Internal.ExchangeConnectionException"

When looking at the IIS Logs on Exchange : "The user specified by the user-context in the token does not exist."

I'm at a loss at the moment. Exchange Auth Cert (confirmed by get-AuthCert on exchange) is on the SharePoint Servers.
SharePoint search works.
Permission controls via the custom people picker works.

Anyone have any suggestions?

If there is any need for clarification or additional information I am completely available to respond to comments. I am still having the issue.

I have put together a SharePoint List using SP 2010

One of the fields is creation date - which is in the format dd/mm/yyyy

I need a calculation to calculate financial year using the creation date

The financial year runs from the 1st May to 30th April the following year

Some example below and the output I would expect

Creation Date    Financial Year
26/04/2017        2016-2017
26/05/2017        2017-2018
30/04/2018        2017-2018

Any help would be appreciated
I would like to present SCOM dashboards in Sharepoint. We however have had problems getting the SCOM webconsole up and running. Am I right in understanding I need a SCOM webconsole to be able to do this? Is there anyway way to do this without having a SCOM webconole working?
Hi all,
we need to access data in a Sharepoint database from outside an app, and the app developers gave me instructions on how to access those data via WebDAV. But they also told me that some 'folders' within the data structure are too big and WebDAV (or Windows) might throw an error due to timeouts. And here we go - some folders are fully accessable because of less data content, but our main folder is not. We try to access the file structure either by explorer or by command line. Both fail on large folders.
But I hope that there's a way to adjust some timeout values - in SQL server (Sharepoint) or in OS. Any ideas ?

I would like to redirect InfoPath to a menu page on my SharePoint Site.  At the moment, when it closes it goes to the list which can be okay, but not in my case.

I notice the the URL has a List=some string of values and then the ID=some number for the list item if it's an edit,  and some other parameter that looks sort of like a link to where to go after the form closes.

Any help on this would be appreciated.
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We use sharepoint 2013 and Exchange 2013.  We have built a system status site to notify the entire org of the current status of critical IT systems.

We need this system status site to send an email to a dynamic distribution list and we can't make it work.

It seems simple...I can create a DDL and send emails to it, but I can't make sharepoint do it.

Am I missing something?  I've even gone so far as to write transport rules in Exchange so that when the system status site sends an email to a person, forward that to the DDL and that's not working.

Is this doable?


Using SP 2013 Standard and SP 2013 workflow. I created a simple list that when a new record is created an email will be sent.
The email will only send if an admin creates a new record. If a basic user creates a new record the email does not send. Sound like a permission issue but not sure where to start. Please assist.

I need to change my Local Domain Name in the Active Directory.
can u please advise the right procedure\steps to so ?
how it's effective my environment (Exchange, SharePoint, File Server, local computers profile...)

thank u.
David Dotan Sofer
I need to track the number of days between a specified date and todays date. In order to do so I need to:

- set up a site workflow which can be scheduled to run on a daily basis
- update the field "todays date" with the current date every 24 hours
- calculate the difference between the specified date and "todays date"
- set a condition if the difference beween the specified data and "todays date" is equal to zero

Can anyone help me with setting up this workflow?

I am unable to find a method in PowerShell to do this.  

Does anybody know how to report on the searches (not the holds - that I can do) within an eDiscovery case, within the new Security & Compliance Center?

Thank you.

Is there a simple way to expose the Accounts from our CRM Online on our SharePoint Online? I would like to be able to add custom columns on Libraries where I can select the Account from a drop-down list.

I would expect this to be pretty simple and straightforward but Microsoft does surprise us negatively quite regularly.
Hi All,

We're a care company with a standard file server with X amount of mapped drives per department (and a shared 'Z' drive).

We are wanting to migrate over to O365 and I've had conflicting advice on weather to move to Onedrive for Business or Sharepoint.

My first question would be which one would you guys recommend ? And are there any reasonably priced tools to assist.

The ultimate goal as our users are not technically minded would be the ability to re-map the network drives to the new Sharepoint / Onedrive for each of the 'drives' so the end users doesn't really notice too much difference.

I know there are companies out there who charge thousands to manage the process but having done the migration thus far from Exchange / AD to O365 I'd like to tackle this myself.

Many thanks,
Shaun Okeefe
I created an InfoPath 2013 Form and it is located in a SharePoint 2013 Document Library. This is an HR form for employee change request. The idea is to have the employee go to the doc library and select new document, then complete the form, but instead of submitting the form to the same library, which is the way it is setup right now, rather I need to configure this form to submit to a different document library. The other library will be secure, so that an employee cannot view sensitive data. I looked at other knowledge based articles but could not find a solution for particular for this issue, unless I missed something.

The first document library is open to all employees, but the submit to document library is secure, only for HR use. Is it possible to accomplish this type of configuration in either InfoPath or Sharepoint?

FYI - I'm a beginner with InfoPath and SharePoint.
I want to give a developer access to one site on my SharePoint Online (Office 365 Enterprise E3) tenet. What is the current best practice way to do this? The developer will need to upload documents to the Site Assets folder and add/edit pages within the site.
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Hi Experts,

In Windows 10 and Excel 2016. using a Sharepoint 2013 site with a New Team Site and Logged in as a user or even the Site collection owner (global admin) when attempting to create a new list via the SharePoint app "Import from Spreadsheet" we get the error message "An unexpected error has occurred"

This only appears to happen in Window 10 not Windows 7, although on our Windows 7 computer we are using Excel 2013 so not sure if the issue is related to the version of Excel or not.

Steps to reproduce:
1) Create an Excel spreadsheet (using Excel 2016 in our case) with a single worksheet & basic data. Save and exit Excel.
2) Login to SharePoint online team site as site collection owner.
3) Site Contents-->Add an app-->Import Spreadsheet
4) Enter List name, then click "Browse" button to open .xlsx file location
5) Click "Import"

Result: we get the error message "An unexpected error has occurred" See attached screenshot

Have tried to add the sharepoint URL to the list of Internet explorers trusted sites and see the same result. Regardless where the excel file is saved (ie local or a network location) we see the same issue and seems to affect all users

Any ideas what's causing this or how to resolve?
Our internal sharepoint site prompts all users for a username and password when clicking on a link to open a publisher document. Any other document types open fine so it is not a trusted site issue nor is it saved passwords or anything like that.
This affects both Windows 7 and Windows 10 users using IE11. SharePoint 2013 Enterprise on premise.
Hi All,
I am working in SharePoint 2013 server. I have an .xlsm file that is filled out as a work request and submitted to the SharePoint site. The Excel file is then reviewed and eventually approved through the Item Approval process. I am looking for a way to use a workflow that once the file is approved that the file is removed from the SharePoint site and archived in my network folder //borg/usershar/MCL/datasources/XH-707/
The excel files are up to 6 MB in size so I do not want to consume the SharePoint site capacity and store offline from that server.
The second part to my question, is there a way to generate a pdf automatically through a workflow once the Excel file is Approved? If this is possible, I could maintain the pdf and delete the excel file after approval. Thanks for any help.
I was deploy web part using powershell, but still showing in the central admin following message
(system Setting->farm managemet-> Manage farm solution)
Status -   "Deploying(scheduled at 6/20/2017 3:19 PM )".

use following command to deploy
Add-SPSolution -LiteralPath D:\ERP\test.wsp
Then click on the Deploy

After i checked the webpart ,it's looks deployed success, but in the status still deploying

Any idea what is going on ,how to handle this .
Many thanks
hello, I  need to know if it is possible to unlock a subsite while the parent site is in ReadOnly Mode. If it is , how?  ----> Locked (ReadOnly)> unlocked
Is it posible , and how

please advise
Sharepoint does not always have the best interface to do quick copy pastes from one field to another.

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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.