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.

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I had this question after viewing "Error: Access Denied" Page Appears When Some Users Attempt to Access SharePoint Tasks.

Okay, I believe I finally figured out the problem myself.  I had to delete all of the workflow created task aspx pages that were automatically created, open up the workflow again, and then save the workflow and let it recreate the aspx pages again.  That seemed to do the trick.

I am getting error access denied in a workflow by the system ID
I am getting a SP 2010 workflow to cancel with error access denied by the system ID. Users have correct permission, I am a site collection admin and it does not happen to me but to the users who submit a request by a custom InfoPath form to a list with 2 custom workflows attached. The first workflow is the one that is not being triggered but instead is cancelled. When I manually run the item, the 2 workflows complete.
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I have this sharepoint link: on which there is an entry for each server.
Hostname  Function
Server01  Exchange server
Server02  Database

Each hostname is a link which gives full details when you click on it.
Now I would like to be able to look for Server01 via Powershell and show the output in a webbrowser.
Tried via
$webclient = New-Object
$content = $webclient.DownloadString("")
Idea was then to find the link in the $content then make Powershell look for link and show it, but get an access denied on the downloadstring.

Please advise howto achieve this.

I am stuck where I am trying to enforce unique values within a folder rather than library. If any solution is available to this problem, it is much appreciated.

There are bunch of unique deliverables available on a drop down menu.

There are monthly folders inside a library. Every deliverable is due every month. But the 'enforce unique value' settings won't let me choose them again in a separate folder. What is the work-around or out of the box solution for this? Thanks a bunch for your time!
Greetings experts.  I have a service that is causing problems and while I research the underlying issue, I need to have the service (s[tracev4) restart every morning around 5am.  The script will check to see if the service is running, if it is, it will stop it, then start it.  If the service isn't running when the script checks it, it will start it.

Please write this in powershell as I've begun the task of moving everything from batch to PS.  Thanks in advance.
We attempted a migration from SP2010 to SP2016 this weekend and much of our custom list applications failed.  I have found a lot of hits on migration information but not much on custom list apps and how to prep them to work under sp2016...

Several Webparts no longer work, fields that were listed as People/Group previously on the form showed a Check/Verify icon and a address book nows they have blue boxes around them, When you click the address book rather than getting a pop-up your get a JSON error. Just a lot of things no longer work in our list applications and I need to go back to the drawing board quickly and determine what changes I can make under 2010 in SPD on the code to prep it for another attempt at a migration to 2016. –

Does anyone have any good doc they can share on this topic.

I am building a SharePoint site and need some reporting/charting capabilities.  I have activated MS Chart which seems ok, and may be usable.  But it as many options and I have not found anything but the simplest of examples and no complete User Guide.

Any suggested (shareware preferably) alternatives would be greatly appreciated.
I need to download a sharepoint file to Android.  I know how to easily download files to android from repositories which does not need any kind of authentication.

But Sharepoint being an authenticated system, I need to understand how I can achieve this programmatically.

I know about jshare which is a paid solution. I do not want to go for a paid solution. But I would like to have a free program solution for this.

Any help is much appreciated.
Is there an option by which I can create a Sharepoint 2003 account (preferably online)?

I have attached my Sharepoint List structure and I would like to know if someone can help me build charts using SP javascript object model and a javascript library such as D3 or any other graphical library.

I would like to build a Graph that will help me derive insights for each product line. I would like to filter data by product line. the values entered by each user is a rating between (1-5) for each of the questions:

-Likelihood of success in business
-Right Primary Strategy
-differentiated product in the market
-Invest (here the rating is (same/ more / less)

Note: We can call SharePoint data using REST url and data is returned in JSON format.

Please help,
I have Full Rights within SharePoint & SharePoint Designer and have opened sites in the recent past in Design View using SharePoint Designer.

Now I am unable to view any sites using Design View in SharePoint Designer despite having Full Rights.

When I try, I receive "You do not have permission to do this operation" error message.

Any ideas on how to resolve this?
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We have an access database that produces multiple reports - how can I link my Access database to SharePoint to display the Access report buttons and reports?

Can I update the database by just replacing the whole Access database file? (due to the database will reside on a remote server with limited access)
I have a website and intranet hosted on the same farm and recently it has been going through a number of down timSystem Eventes. Two servers are involved, the application server and the database server - both servers are on one server cluster under the same domain. Initially we had rectified the downtime by synchronizing dates and times on the cluster.

Below are the recurring errors from windows event logs:

Log Name:      Application
Source:        System.ServiceModel
Date:          8/11/2017 10:09:07 AM
Event ID:      3
Task Category: WebHost
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic

WebHost failed to process a request.
 Sender Information: System.ServiceModel.ServiceHostingEnvironment+HostingManager/6044116
 Exception: System.ServiceModel.ServiceActivationException: The service '/SecurityTokenServiceApplication/securitytoken.svc' cannot be activated due to an exception during compilation.  The exception message is: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.. ---> System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> System.InvalidOperationException: The farm is unavailable.
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.Claims.SPSecurityTokenServiceManager.get_Local()
   at Microsoft.SharePoint.IdentityModel.SPSecurityTokenServiceConfiguration..ctor()
   --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
I have VS2015 Pro on a development SP machine and on a production SP Machine.  On the development machine, I can build, debug and deploy SharePoint projects with no issues.  On my production SP Machine,  when I attempt to do so,  I get a message from VS that such projects can only be built on machines with SP running on them.  Well, that's the wrong answer as the machine does have SP 2013 running on it.

Additionally,  I took an event receiver project that runs fine on the dev box and copied it to the production box and when I attempt to load the project it eventually tells me that I need to update my version of Visual Tools for Office, which I do and it just keeps repeating that same error.

Any ideas / advice on this would be greatly appreciated.
In previous versions of Windows Server, I would install the desktop experience which would let me browse to a Sharepoint UNC path such as \\sharepoint\sites\it in file explorer.

In 2016, Desktop experience is installed by default when you install the GUI.  I read somewhere that I needed to install the WebDAV feature and then enable the Web Client service which I did.  That hasn't worked though.  I cannot get to \\sharepoint\sites\it in file explorer.

Is there something else I need to do?

Thanks in advance!

So here is the situation,

I had some issues with some old business partners and I had to dissolve my company. I am reopening as a new entity and a new name.

I have the old email domain and SharePoint site up and working fine, I would like to create a new mailbox on the new domain name, migrate my mailbox to the new domain, move my SharePoint online site and all the content to a new site.

I have already paid for the year for my Office 365 E3 licenses. I would like to just migrate and not have to pay again for the license on the new domain if possible.

I already added the new domain to my O365 portal and verified it (Pointed DNS to O365 from Go-Daddy)

Can someone give me a suggestion on the best method to migrate?
Can you run Visual Studio Reports from Sharepoint?

We now need to create a web based solution where our employees can view and share documents. We currently do this through our file server but this is not the best solution as files get moved, deleted or renamed by accident. It would also be helpful to be able to share some documents with our customers. Documents such as current insurance details, certifications etc.

The business also has a set of Management Reports that users use Microsoft Access to run. Again I want to the users to be able to access these reports via a web based solution.

So what I am looking for is a web based solution that lets you share documents and also run Visual Studio/SSRS reports. Is there such a product?
I have an excel file in which i would like to connect it to an excel file that is saved in our sharepoint document library.  I would like to be able to either pull all the data from the excel file in Sharepoint into my local excel file, or just create some formulas on my local excel file that will pull data from the sharepoint file.
I have a document library of about 200 folders, with multiple subfolders and files (25.000 elements in total). Each folder is a document repository for a project.
The document library has a couple of columns containing metadata such as project responsible, type and status, which are only applied to the 200 top folders. These metadata change once i a while and is governed on a separate SharePoint List.

I would like to set up a workflow that, on changes to metadata on the sharepoint list, automagically finds the related project folder in the document library and changes the relevant metadata, however the "Find the list item" search in the workflow fails due to the large list size.

How do i limit the lookup to only include the 200 top folders and thereby get around the large items limit? I can create filtered views of course, but how do i use that in workflow designer?
I am trying to find out how to add images, ppt decks, videos to SharePoint Online and have the images auto resize when the monitor/screen width changes for the user.  Can this be done out of the box or is custom code needed?
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I am trying to configure a workflow for users that need manager approval for requesting software install.

If a user is not a manager I want their manager to be emailed with them cc'ed for approval.
If the user making the request is a manager, I want them to be sent a confirmation email, not emailing the an executive member for approval.

I have created a group in sharepoint called managers (workflow) which contains the AD security group for all the managers in the organisation.

I have attached what I thought would be the workflow but I am having no luck.

I would think it would go

find manager of user, output as a variable

if user is not a manager, email the outputted manager variable

else if user is a manager, email the current user.


Hello guys,

I am migrating from India to US and i have  a lot of queries and confusions about SharePoint, first of all I don’t have a domain name. How do I signup for any such services ? I use plenty of devices for my daily purposes so even would like to know how many devices can I sync with one mail box? and is there a message size limit? please help me through this.
In share point online, I created a test communication site that's not published. And for the life of me i can't figure out how to delete the site. Site settings does not give me the option to delete,  "sites and work" tells me that there is no site, but the URL to the site is

We are looking for the best registration process for internal employees to register for Company Trainings, whether in-classroom trainings with limited seats or online webinars.

We are looking to integrate a Registration Calendar with Outlook to be able to track registration requests and send out invites.

Thank you.
Looking for a freebie addin/addon to SharePoint 2013 or 16 that helps with Document Review/Feedback and Approval...

Anyone seen anything
Hi Experts,

We have a process that tries to pull a list (50k rows), from sharepoint with the help of a web inquiry file.
When it tries to open the .iqy file with excel, we get below error dialog titled "microsoft office":

"you do not have permission to view the entire list because it is larger than the list view threshold enforced by the administrator"..

We tried reaching out to the sharepoint admin but  they are strict with the already set limit for the list.

Is there any way we may resolve this?

Please help.

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.