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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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Running Visual Studio 2015 on a SharePoint 2016 dev server.  I want to create an event receiver.  I create a SharePoint 2016 empty project (Farm) and then click add new item.  I select event receiver and the drop down to select the event source does not show any of my lists or libraries.

I have run as on the Visual Studio 2015 IDE as farm admin and still not luck.

Is this a broken VS or is there a rights issue or...?

Please advise.
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I am looking for information on managing documentation in SharePoint (on Office 365).

I am looking at building a system for a client that indexes and categorizes files.

We have recently implemented a Sharepoint 2016 On premise environment, split across 3 servers. A front end, back end and a SQL database. Everything was working okay until a couple of days ago, when now if we attempt to get to any default.aspx page we get a 'Sorry, something went wrong' error message. We get no errors when we go directly to any list or document library, just purely the main default.aspx page.

If you do an IISRESET on the web front end it will let you onto the page for a few seconds, refresh and you get the error message again.
SharePoint add members
I have a set of screens in PowerApps, the first of which is my custom form for users to enter information for new items in a SharePoint list.  That list has a lookup column and two people picker columns (submitted by as a user defined field and manager).  On a second screen, I added a form control that points to the list with New as the mode.


For all of the fields on the form save those three, I have been able to set the default value to eitther the label value (calcuated items, e.g.) or the entered value for text input fields.  I have been unable to get a default value on the lookup or people picker fields.


For submitted by, I used

I tried this for first the entire card, then the card value default and then for the default selected items.  No combination I could find caused the value to be displayed (assuming it is the logged on user).   for the manager field,



I have a workaround on the lookup field (created a hidden gallery that filters to one item).  I …
Hi Guys,
I got sharepoint in office365.
got multiple folders in a site.
users got one drive client and everything syncs to it.
all folders works fine. except one folder. whenever i try to open a file from that folder it keeps on saying. the "file is open in another program" or the "directory name is invalid". but it works fine when i open in webbrowser. and its the same problem for all users. so its not a local computer issue.

I also tried syncing to a new computer and still same issue with that particular folder.
things i have tried.
1.synched to new computer- same issue
2 tried resynching. reinstalled one drive. re synched same issue
3. tried renaming the folder in the cloud console and tried resynching- same issue.

not sure what else to do. any ideas would be great.
please have a look for the error messages.
I need to create a public web form where users can upload a file to a folder on our organization's MS Sharepoint system.

Our website is running on the DNN 9 CMS (DotNetNuke) , so I would ideally like to be able to use their web form plugin (DNN Sharp Action Form) to make the form, but it could also be a .net web form, or a web page. I'm told that Sharepoint has an API called REST which I might use to upload files to a Sharepoint folder.

Does anyone have experience with this type of thing, I'm not yet familiar with Sharepoint.

Thanks for any info you might be able to share.

This problem used to happen once or twice a year, but it's happening with higher frequency now, and I'm at a loss how to troubleshoot it - because the normal troubleshooting method I'd use is the temporary and unintended "fix" itself.

I have an SSRS 2012 report deployed in SharePoint (2013) mode on a Windows Server 2012. The report is configured to use a dynamic data source, such that it can be run against 1 of 5 similar sites (databases). When the problem arises, whether I run the report from IE or within SSDT itself, I get this red-herring message:

The error message
Here are some important outcomes from my troubleshooting so far:
  • My normal troubleshooting strategy is to gather the list of inputs the SP behind the report would use, and run the SP manually from SSMS. As soon as I run this query, the problem disappears
  • The date range on the report makes no difference. Even if the report ran last week on last week's data, setting the date range to last week when the problem arises this week still results in this message
  • The problem typically happens on 1 or 2 sites at any given time, but not all sites. The "fix" is to connect to each site's DB and run the query once in SSMS
  • I use the term "red-herring" because if it were a data issue, the problem wouldn't disappear simply by running the query in SSMS. One would expect to find a bad piece of data that would require correction
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
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)

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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. …
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:
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 Workflow Process Task action always redirects to the Tasks List.  Who wants that and how can I choose an alternate URL?
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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 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.
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"/>

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.