Clear Maintenance Mode to Unlock a Site Collection in SharePoint

Problem: Another fine morning, SharePoint 2013 sites started displaying a message: “We apologize for any inconvenience, but we’ve made the site read only while we’re making some improvements.”. Same time, noticed a backup failure E-mail from the backup software! Root Cause:Since the Backup failure occurred, SharePoint placed the site in read-only mode….

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How to Delete a Document Library in SharePoint using PowerShell?

Task: Delete document library in SharePoint with PowerShell How to Delete a Document Library in SharePoint? Document Libraries are used to store and manage Microsoft Office documents, PDF files, and other types of files within SharePoint. To delete a document library in SharePoint, follow these steps: Browse to your SharePoint Site Click…

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How to Delete a Permission Level in SharePoint using PowerShell?

Requirement: PowerShell to remove a permission level in SharePoint How to remove a permission level in SharePoint? To delete a permission level in SharePoint, follow these steps: Login to your SharePoint site as Farm/Site collection administrator.  Navigate to Site Settings >> Site Permissions  Click on the “Permission Level” button from the ribbon. …

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How to Save List as a Template using PowerShell in SharePoint?

Requirement: Save SharePoint list as a template using PowerShell How to Save List as a template in SharePoint? List templates in SharePoint provide great re-usability without having to recreate every single column. Say for e.g. you may have created a custom list (say: Projects) in a SharePoint site collection with all relevant…

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Custom 404 Page Not Found Error page for SharePoint 2013 Site Collection

SharePoint 2013 is shipped with a default “Page not found” Error page in “Pages” library in publishing Sites (http://intranet.crescent.com/Pages/PageNotFoundError.aspx) which works automatically when a user hits a non-existent URL. We can either customize this page or create our own page and set it as a page not found error page. Here are…

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SharePoint Online: Add Site Collection Administrator using PowerShell

Requirement: Add Site Collection Administrator in SharePoint Online. Site Collection Administrator in SharePoint Online SharePoint site collection administrators have full access rights to manage all sites under a site collection. When creating a site collection, a Global Administrator or SharePoint Online Administrator will automatically become the primary site collection admin. A SharePoint…

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