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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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We are currently using SharePoint 2013 on premise.
We have set it up so its a document library.
Then we have created a new web application and site collection for the My Site area. As per recommended by MS. This site works as expected.

However we cant get the newsfeed to work. I believe this is due to the Distributed Cache will not start every time we start it, we get this error: cacheHostInfo is null
The service is running from the SharePoint server.
I have tried to do the following in Powershell - Get-Cache but I get the following error: No valid cluster settings were provided with Use-CacheCluster.
When we use "Use-CacheCluster" we get the following error: Error in reading provider and connection string values. I have checked the registry and it appears the two keys (Connection String and Provider I think the other was called) are both blank, I think this is the route cause of my issue but I am unsure.

If I run this: Get-SPServiceInstance | ? {($_.service.tostring()) -eq "SPDistributedCacheService Name=AppFabricCachingService" -and ($ -eq $env:computername}

I get the following information back

TypeName                    : Distributed Cache
DisplayName                 : Distributed Cache Service Instance
Description                 : Distributed cache service to store the cached items in memory.
Server                      : SPServer Name=SP
Service                     : SPDistributedCacheService Name=AppFabricCachingService
I have a SharePoint 2010 InfoPath Project.   I have InfoPath forms tied to a SharePoint list and workflows.   The form’s purpose is to allow a Manager to select products to be installed at a client location. The combination of the projects selected will drive a list of supplies needed for the installation of the products.

I have 5 SharePoint look up columns which are multi choice check boxes.  They all use the same SharePoint list (Product)  as their source. That list has three fields.  ID, category and Product.    Each of the 5 is filtered to display a subset of products based on the category field in the list.   The user selects any combination of products from the 5 multiple choice text boxes.

 I need to figure out how to generate a supply list from the choices in the 5 multiple choice check boxes.  Ideally I would like to save the resulting supply list as a part of the form but I could also make it a separate page web part page linked to the original form. I could also concatenate the results of all 5 check box fields and use that as a single filter.   I basically need to figure out how to use a multiple choice check box as a filter for displaying data.

My check box output is the id such as #3;#3;#2;#2;#14;#14  etc  I need to filter a list from these IDS.

Here is a simplified example for data.
Product List.
ID        Category       Product.
1      Category A      Product 1
2      Category A      Product 21
3      Category A      Product 3
4      Category B      Product 19
5      Category B      Product 16
6      …
Hi Experts,

I have main site and 5 different sub sites. I've created a link list in the main site contains URL, Description and Department Code columns.
I named each sub site by department code. so the sub-sute links looks like that:


12345 is a department code and i want to get this code from the above URL and filter the view by current department code.

please not that i don't have Visual studio or SharePoint designer

kind regards,
Hello We are running sharepoint foundation 2013 on 2012 r2 server.

I built out the app site and the sharepoint site, I downloaded an app from microsoft online sharepoint store and it did not install correctly, cannot get it working so i am trying to uninstall it. Can someone point me in the right direction?

Error message that I am getting now is "We're removing your app.." but it never goes away and I cannot see anything in the event logs.

I have a SharePoint list with a choice column labeled "Status" with three values: Pending, Approved and Rejected.
But while in Standard View, when one wants to filter by Status column, the drop down shows Approved, then Pending twice. And the selection of one Pending gives different results of the other. Please help I can't figure out why I have two Pendings with different results.
I get the following error when ever I do a search for anything other that other that this site, that is people, conversations and everything I get this error  Sorry, something went wrong
The specified user or domain group was not found. I also get this error if I try to browse to the search site collection. I though I would start fresh with a new site collection for search but when I try and create a new collection I also get that error and here is what shoes up in event viewer
Event log message was: 'Failed to initialize some site properties for Web at Url: '''. Exception was: 'Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException: The specified user or domain group was not found. ---> System.Security.Principal.IdentityNotMappedException: Some or all identity references could not be translated

any ideas
All my web application are SSL enabled. Search crawls for all web application but fails for one web application with "Access is denied. Verify that either the Default Content Access Account has access to this repository, or add a crawl rule to crawl this repository. If the repository being crawled is a SharePoint repository, verify that the account you are using has "Full Read" permissions on the SharePoint Web Application being crawled." message.
Solution Tried
Disable Loopback is already in
The search account has permission to web application and DB as well
Created crawl rule.

But the crawl is successful even with same error message, if i select Ignore SSL warning and increase time to 120 in farm search configuration, but i cant do the same in prod environment.

Kindly help how can i identify the root cause or inner error actual message.
I am looking for resources how to add custom columns to the enterprise wiki page layout on SharePoint 2013? Also is it possible to add comments on the wiki page? How?

Everyone could help me?
I have faced an issues with the crawling contínuos, It's always showing in stopping and never stop.
In  Search Administration is appear an issue:
       Could not connect to the search administration Web service on server because the web server is not running.
In Search Topology is appear an issue:
       Unable to retrieve topology component health states. This may be because the admin component is not up and running
Hi Experts,

In SharePoint 2013, how do I best make use of the knowledge management features?

I've 2000 over articles with 50 categories.

What's the best way to reduce the number of clicks/scrolls for find these information. How do I use metadata service, termstore for this?

I need to change the link (see highlight in attached image) without changing the page title itself. We want to retain the page title but shorten the link because it takes up too much room. I know how to change other links on the page, I have Site Collection Administrator privileges and can change the page title but want to keep it as is. Is there a way to do this?
Best practices states in installing SharePoint to create 6 or 7 NPSA (Non-person Security Accts) for SharePoint to use.  Do not use individual developer logins for SharePoint services.

•SQL_Service, for the SQL Server service.
•SQL_Admin, for the SQL Server administrator.
•SP_Admin, for the SharePoint administrator and setup user.
•SP_Farm, for the SharePoint farm service.
•SP_WebApps, for the user-facing web application app pool.
•SP_ServiceApps, for the service application app pool.
•SP_Crawl, default content access account.
•SP_UserSync, user profile synchronization account.
•SP_EnterpriseAdmin, powerful account for handling all kinds of high privileg operations.
•Farm administrators, normal admin user accounts are used as SharePoint Farm Administrators.

Well (1) the SP_Admin acct is used to setup SharePoint which means the SP_Admin user must RDP into Windows to create a user profile and install the application. (2) From time to time, developers who create projects with Visual Studio can't deploy their code in SharePoint unless they are the spAdmin.

Is there a way, to NOT give the NPSA account (spAdmin) Remote Desktop rights (RDP)?  It is a huge security risk to allow this.

I have created a task list in SharePoint 2013 that contains five numeric columns.  The 5th column is a formula that sums the first 4 columns.  The formula works but I cannot sort the list by this column.  It clearly treats the value as text when sorting despite the "number" field type.  I have tried the following:

Use the Sum(col1, col2, col3, col4) and Col1+Col2+Col3+Col4 formulas - no difference
Add a "+0" to the end of the formula - no difference
Create different task lists with different data but the same result
Create Custom (standard) lists using the same formulas - these work as expected

I find posts on Technet and other sites about this, but do not find anyone with a solution.  (Many suggestions to add the "+0" to the end, but that does not solve the issue for me or many others.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions or confirmation this is a known bug!
I am not able to apply item level permission in SharePoint 2013 List Item. It works fine for document library items. i am not able to seee the advance link in the "Shared with" And that animated icon keep circling all the time. Also the window and button are off. Any suggestion?
We have created a workflow in SP designer to send emails to the user with a certain condition. Somehow "user profile" datasource is not visible in SharePoint designer and returns an error saying Could not retrieve profile schema from server. Make sure profile store is configured properly.
User profile service is running fine and also tried with incremental and full crawl. App pool account and search service account both are same and has necessary permissions.

Appreciate your help.

I have a task list and Issues List. I have a related Task look up column in Issues List. The Lookup column points to the task name in the Task list. However, I want to show additional column in issue list that will show summary task (parent) of the task that is related to the issue. Is this possible? If so, how?

Please help!
We are in the process of Migrating our documents from MOSS 2007 to MS365's SharePoint Online.  We have thousands of documents with embedded URLs.   I need a way to mass change these urls because I believe a DNS aliasing will not work.   An example is below.

Embedded url in a work or excel spreadsheet:   http://PHQ327/stores/DeptDoc/Pages/EmergencyProcedures.docx 

What it needs to be corrected to:
I have a library in sharepoint that does use folders.  Each regional office has their own folder with a subfolder for properties they manage.  In the property subfolder I created a grouping level based upon document type that is assigned to the documents as they are added by the user.  I want that groping to be applied to only the items in the subfolder NOT the entire library.  Right now I can only make it work one way or the other.
The check in option is missing for a contribute user on a document she checked out.

When I search sharepointlogviewer for the Correlation ID I find these entry's.

03/13/2015 16:00:01.57      w3wp.exe (0x1E90)      0x2FF0      SharePoint Foundation      Logging Correlation Data      xmnv      Medium      Name=Request (POST:      5b6ef29c-4242-20f2-1844-8f76a0badf69      
03/13/2015 16:00:01.57      w3wp.exe (0x1E90)      0x2FF0      SharePoint Foundation      Authentication Authorization      agb9s      Medium      Non-OAuth request. IsAuthenticated=True, UserIdentityName=0#.w|dfvpa\abelkin, ClaimsCount=28      5b6ef29c-4242-20f2-1844-8f76a0badf69      
03/13/2015 16:00:01.77      w3wp.exe (0x1E90)      0x2FF0      SharePoint Foundation      General      6t8h      High      [Forced due to logging gap, cached @ 03/13/2015 16:00:01.57, Original Level: Verbose] {0}      5b6ef29c-4242-20f2-1844-8f76a0badf69      
I have created a web part, which shows the summary of information in a list.

Using create list in SharePoint designer workflow, is it possible to create an item in the list taking the information from the web part.

Can i give the look up field to a web part?
In SharePoint 2013 when in the calendar view ( clicking on the ribbon (Events or Calendar) makes the ribbon tabs disappear.  All that remains after clicking is the Browse tab.  The ribbon does attempt to pull down but then suddenly disappears.  Also, clicking on the date heading in this view does not bring up the add event window.  The ribbon does work for any other item in SharePoint.  Also, I can add an event and work with the ribbon if I go to a different view manually (
Yes, I know there are lots of posts on sharepoint.

Here is my situation.

Our database, file storage, active directory is on premise.

We access the files shares mainly by drive letters, but also by UNC from our own apps.

We have lots of larges files, and due to the integration with our own apps, we don't want to use a browser to access our files.

We are on Office365 and would like to able to have some access / sync  to the files shares on our server when users are remote.  Some of the tasks are CAD and Photoshop, so VDI, remote desktop can be not nice for that.  So real local usage.

More details
example of server share.
\\serverA\shares\Projects aka q:

This share is only about 1G, so it is not huge.  There are about 25 users, most of whom will not access files remotely.


Where should we sync FROM?  The server?  A particular user?  Setup an Office365 "shareUser" to run on server?

If all that data ends up synced to sharepoint, will that make the local cache for the other users bloat and use up 1GB on their machines??

Will this really work with office365?
We had a consulting firm set up our SharePoint 2013 infrastructure but they are too expensive to use on a long-term basis. Our content is basically an Intranet governed by Active Directory accounts but we now need to expose some but not all of that content to the public using Anonymous Access. I'm thinking that one way to achieve this might be to extend the current web application into the Internet Zone using a different URL? I realise that there's nothing particular about the name "Internet" in the zone context but it seems the most logical to use? Under our current site collection we have a number of sites and sub-sites and more than one of those sites/sub-sites needs to be exposed to the public. For example under our Team site we have an Education site and a sub-site for Pre-Edition Training with a URL like this --> I only want to make the Pre-Edition Training site available to the public with anonymous access. I also have another site under the Team site called Chronicle. I want to make this site available to the public with anonymous access.

Can I put each of these into their respective Internet zones, give them a different URL and assign them anonymous access? I've read some articles but am struggling to understand exactly what to do here and whether I can do all this through Central Administration or whether I need to use PowerShell to achieve any of it. I'd prefer to use a SharePoint interface …
We have a document library where we upload all the minutes. When I click Edit Properties of one document and Submit changes document disappears from that library.
There is an error message:
Sorry, something went wrong    File Not Found.
Under Technical details get:
Troubleshoot issues with Microsoft SharePoint Foundation.
Correlation ID: 9ac1e89c-351a-3020-96a2-6a723bf387f0
Date and Time: 11.2.2015 19:35:37
When I go back to the library the document is not there anymore. I checked Drop of library, Recycle bin and Recycle bin in Central Administration. I was searching in Windows Explorer on the server for this file and it couldn't find anything.

In the Site content" view the document count was showing that the library contained more documents than in the view.

Versioning is disabled.

Can you please help me getting this file back and how should I fix this problem.

Thank you.
I am looking for a way to display a linked list of all calendars in a SharePoint site.  Can the content query web part be configured to do that?

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.