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 have an Office 365 enterprise account.  I have sharepoint, email, the whole thing.

I'd like to point my domain ( to a site in my sharepoint collection and have content publicly available without a username/password requirement.

It that doable?  Can I spin up a site in there and point my domain name to it?


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Unable to change sharepoint 2016 .cs file with Visual Studio 2017 Pro.  (Version 15.7.1)
Error: "Update required" Wants to install Office Developer Tools for SP2015.
When I try and install it: Says I need to install VS 2017 Community edition.

Here's what's installed now.
Any ideas?

Hi experts, I have a custom list with a column that has a look-up field. I want to populate dynamically some values from another list to a column of the current list on the basis of  what is chosen in the look-up field.

For example if i choose "F.Sc Pre Eng. Part 01" in Program Name the related courses should be displayed dynamically in Course column.

Note: Currenltly i'm using Set field action in my workflow. But it set value after the list item is created and i want run time dynamic values in Course column.

Dear Folks,

I am looking for document Repository free open source like Share Point. FYI, currently, we have all documents available in Share Point and don't want to renew license.
I need to move all documentation from Share Point to other free open source.

Do you have any thoughts on it? Can I use NuGet (Private) to store as documents, along with approval process for each document upload and versioning? Any other options?

Best Regards
SharePoint 2016 and Business Intelligence - We are trying to setup a separate farm with SharePoint 2016 with SQL 2014 SP2. We already have a SharePoint 2013 farm with SQL 2014 SP2.  New SP 2016 farm will be a single web server using the same SQL on a separate named instance as of existing SP 2013 farm. I have some questions,

1. I read that SQL 2016 works better with SP 2016, but we have to use our current SQL 2014 SP2 server. Will there be any issues setting SP2016 with SQL 2014 SP2?
2. New SP 2016 farm will be used for BI only. Power Pivot, Power View, Power BI , SSRS etc. Can I achieve this with SQL 2014 SP2?
3. Do I really need to use Kerberos auth? Since I am going to use existing SQL server currently used by SP 2013 farm, Can the same SQL server (different named instance of course) work with NTLM for SP2013 farm and Kerberos for SP2016 farm??
4. Do I really need to have separate server for Office Online Server? (Office web apps-previously called)
Dear EE experts,

We would like to ask for tech support on regarding the data location of the files (images) that we uploaded from SharePoint 2013.
Here's the case, we have SharePoint 2013 and SQL Server 2008, we uploaded our product photos from our SharePoint 2013, and the data were stored in our SQL Server.
However, we got a problem that's why our SharePoint can't be use at this moment, in short it is down temporarily, but we need some of our images urgently, so our question is where to locate the images that we uploaded from our SQL Server? We checked it, it is all encrypted, how to do to pull out the photos from it?

Thank you & hope to hear soon...
We are using SharePoint foundation 2013 and when originally installed it I just followed the wizard so it used sql express 2008

My problem now is that the content database has reached 10gb

We do have a core license for sql standard 2012 but this is on a different server and I have looked at various blogs and cannot seem to get this working now

Am I correct that with foundation the sql server must be on the same server as SharePoint ?

If this is the case then is there an easy way to move SharePoint and all its bits onto the sql server so that everything still works ?

If it doesn’t have to be on the same server (SharePoint and the sql database) then has anyone moved the database to another server and another sql installation ie. from express to standard ?

Any help would be greatly appreciated ... this has been down for 4 days now and I am getting stressed

Does anyone know of a way to setup Word so that when a user clicks on "Save" it brings up some type of profile form (which matches the columns in the SP Document Library, where the user can enter some data about the document by selecting data from drop down menus. Once the profile form gets filled out, the document saves to a SharePoint document library, unless they click "cancel" or something like that and then would have the option to save to a different file location. For example:

1) User types document in Word and clicks "Save"
2) Word comes up with a profile form; user fills in the profile questions by selecting items from the drop downs. (Such as "Attorney on Record", "Client", "Matter" etc.)
3) The user clicks on "OK" and the document saves to a SharePoint document library with the columns populated by data from step 2.
If on step 2 they decide they want to save it locally, they can just click "cancel" and get the normal save routine.

I realize this is basically a document management system, but am hoping to do it as cheaply as possible, if not no cost at all if there's some OOB method I could use.

What we would like to do is this:

Company A has an existing AD domain with a 365 tenant with email and SharePoint.
Company B has an existing AD domain with a 365 tenant with email and SharePoint.

We would like to move email from the Company B tenant into Company A tenant, and leave the SharePoint alone for now. The basic question is whether we can sync 2 AD domains into 1 Tenant using AAD Connect? I believe we can from what I have read.

Does anyone have experience with this scenario? Does this seem reasonable? Ideas on how to proceed?
Hello Everyone.

We are trying to customize sharepoint search results. The requirement is to showcase to whom the document/item is shared with.When the users see the search result he/she can know that the document/item is either public/restricted.

I assume sharepoint search schema might have a managed property which can hold the ACL of the documents/items. I have tried using "docacl" managed property. But this is not having any value to it.

Can anyone suggest

Is there any managed property available which can have the ACL?

Is there any other alternative to fulfil the requirement.?

Please let me know in case any other queries.


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Yesterday I unlinked OneDrive Personal to link up my OneDrive Business. I normally don't use OneDrive Personal but when my new computer was setup my personal account was linked (desktop, docs and pics). It synced alle my files and said it was full, I continued work on it since I thought it was stored locally on the computer.

I did a lot of work on a file stored at my desktop, which I saved multiple times during last week. Yesterday I unlinked the OneDrive Personal and linked up OneDrive for Business. Today I was going to edit the file again, everything was lost and it shows only the content of the file at the beginning (before edit started)

How can this be? Somebody else heard of this, found a solution?
I am using chrome and pdf files is always open with chrome.
I am new to SharePoint workflows and have started learning how they work. My first project is when a document is uploaded to a document library, a list item is created. When the list item is created, an approval process starts. The approval piece is working, but now I'm tweaking the information that is stored and shared.

Document Library = Purchase-Requests
List = Purchase-Approvals

In the list, Purchase-Approvals, I have created a custom lookup column where the user should be able to select the document from Purchase-Requests that is related to the list entry.

Here is how I set up the custom field in the list:
How I set up the custom field for the document link
This shows that there is a document uploaded to this library.
There is a document in this library
This is the list item where the user should be able to select the document to link to this request.
The list selection is empty
How can I either get the documents list to show up in the dropdown on the list or is there another way to link a document to a specific list item?
What Microsoft software or utilities can be used for syncing with Office 365 SharePoint?
Hi everyone,
  I have one question about share ms access tables, which platform is best to share my tables into the cloud? Also, after share my tables I want to use anywhere also by using any pc which I mean using the same database with various pc! if you know the best platform please give me information also about cost if cheaper that will be better.
SharePoint 2013 security token. On our SharePoint Web front end we are getting a notification "The Security Token Services is not available " for the SPSecurityTokenService  service.
The Security Token Service is not issuing tokens. "The service could be malfunctioning or in a bad state"
it does not appear to be impacting anything. What is this and what do we need to do to resolve it?
Dear EE experts,

Kindly see the attached screenshot for the error result that we received while we reconfigure our SP 2013. We changed the IP's of our whole company, and our SP2013 got disconnected. So we need to reconfigure it, every time we try our SP talk to our SQL db server to retrieve database names, it shows the db names, but when we try to connect on it, this error is always what we get: "Failed to connect to the existing server farm located at the specified database server and database name. The database name is not a valid configuration database."

Kindly advise what we must do with our SharePoint &/or SQL Server...

Thank you & hope to hear soon...
Can a OneDrive for Business Deployment be "pre-configured" for win10 users?  

On our win10 clients, OneDrive is in the system tray as a white cloud "OneDrive not signed in".

We want to "auto-configure" it as much as possible.

The extent of what I've been able to accomplish is pre-filling the email address on the "Setup OneDrive" screen via a URL where the email address is the parameter.

I keep seeing references to the same KB article:

It mentions the pre-filling email address thing and also auto-syncing a sharepoint library but we don't have a sharepoint library.

We simply want to deploy onedrive as seamlessly as possible so we can do away with "U:" personal file server space and let people store their personal files in OneDrive.

Any help or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Problem:  Sharepoint 2013 server needs to be rebooted multiple times a week due to site availability and functionality issues.  Sometimes it's search using too much ram and other times it's one or more site collections in IIS.

Proposed resolution:  Upgrade to Sharepoint 2016 and split out indexing and SQL to their own servers.  Current deployment is a single server.

Question:  What is the recommended procedure for upgrading sharepoint and splitting services or is this seperate unique tasks?  What is the recommended CPU/RAM for each server type?

Current environment:  Sharepoint 2013 SP1
Server 1:  Web/Administration/Index/database server
-Windows Server 2008 R2 SPI
-SQL server 2012 SP1
-4 CPU and 14gb RAM
Server 2:  Office Apps
-4 CPU and 8gb RAM

Planned environment:  Sharepoint 2016
-Windows Server 2012 R2
-SQL Server 2014 SP2
-1 Web server
-1 administration server
-1 database server
-1 Office apps server
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Dear EE experts,

We would like to ask on how to resolve this technical issue that we're facing right now, we have SharePoint running, then just last week we changed IP, our whole company, system's IP were all changed to our new IP range, then our SharePoint site can't be access now...
If this problem is because of Database connection, because our SQL Server is located on the other server, its IP address has been changed too, if this is the case, how can we access the site of the localhost, as we even can't access the localhost site of SharePoint...

Kindly advise what went wrong and how to fix this problem...

Thank you and hope to hear soon...
anyone know there's a way to parse text file using MS Flow? I'm trying to populate a SharePoint list using Excel but I can't get it to recognize it as a table so I'm hoping maybe I can use a flat file instead.
In our Sharepoint site, we have 2 lists.
One we'll call list A (which is the master list) and list B (which is almost the same list, but with less fields).

  • List A is only accessible by a small group of persons (let's call the group G).
  • List B is accessible to everybody.

Our workflow is structured in such way that when you create an element in List B, it gets copied in List A and deleted from List B. The goal is to enable anyone to create entries in List A, but with limited access to certain fields.
If a user of group G creates an element in List B, the workflow works perfect (since the user has "contribute" access on List A, being member of group G).
But if any user NOT member of group G creates an element in List B, the workflow doesn't work, because it uses the same credentials as the user logged in who doesn't have "contribute" access on List A.

My question is :
Can we and how easy is it to impersonnate another users account in Sharepoint in a workflow process? The goal would be to impersonnate a generic user account that would have "contribute" access on List A and use that account just to make the copy on List A.

My second question is :
If it's not possible to impersonnate (or if it's not a good practice for security matters), how could I manage such a situation?

On SharePoint 2013, I am looking to create a process where users must certify that they read a document (best practices).  I want to be able to get an alert that 10 out 30 users have certified as example.

Not sure how I can build this.  The document is in PowerPoint right now that they must read and some how certify.

Any suggestions on how to do this?
My company is looking into adopting 'OneDrive for Business' and 'Sharepoint online' as cloud storage solutions and while I can find info on other standards like HIPAA on Microsoft's website, information on PCI is conflicting.

My question to you: can documents that fall under the PCI compliance umbrella be stored in ODfB and Sharepoint?

Thank you for your help!
I need to modify the permissions of one specific page within a SharePoint site or I guess it is called a "list". I do know some basics about SharePoint 2013 permissions and Site Setting/Users and Permissions and I have created AD security groups before and added them under People and Groups but that has been for the entire site . Now a specific page has been created and needs to be limited to a number of users I have added to a new active directory SharePoint group. I keep reading about going to Site Contents, find the page or List and go into it but when I do I see nothing but the same options when I click on the gear in the upper left and I am afraid I will break the entire site if I start modifying Site Permissions even if it is from the specific page I want to limit. When I am in the Site Content page I do see a SETTINGS option but it appears to take me right back to SITE SETTINGS, which is what I want to avoid. Can someone direct me as to where I can go? Can someone give me some direction?

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.