Find the GUIDs of SharePoint Web Application, Site Collection, Site, List, View and Columns

We may have to find the GUID of SharePoint objects such as web application, site collection, web, list, view, or column at times. Here are some nifty techniques: Get web application GUID in SharePoint Let’s find the web application GUID in SharePoint 2010. Go to Central Admin >> System Settings >> Click…

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Find Active Inactive Site Collections in SharePoint

Some time back, wrote a PowerShell script to find Most active sites(sub-sites) in SharePoint: Find Most Active SharePoint Sites of a Web Application. Now have a similar requirement, but for SharePoint Site collection! Find Active and Inactive SharePoint site collections of a project collaboration environment. How to find Most Active SharePoint Site…

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Set SharePoint Web Application or Farm to Read Only Mode

During maintenance/migrations, its inevitable to set the entire SharePoint Farm or at least Web Applications to read-only mode for some time. SharePoint doesn’t provide any direct ways to set the entire web application or Farm to Read-only mode, but we’ve these options available to set read only access to either SharePoint Web…

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Check Lock Status for All Site Collections in SharePoint

End user came with a compliant: “I’m receiving ‘HTTP 403: The Website declined to Show this webpage’ in some sites”, in an intranet collaboration environment. Ah! This is because: site is locked with “No Access”. How to Check Site Lock Status? You can navigate to: Central Administration > Application Management > Configure…

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Move Site Collection to a Different Managed Path

Created a Site Collection under wrong Managed Path? Now want to move the site collection to another managed path? Unfortunately there is no way, other than: Backup your source site collection Delete the source site collection Restore the site collection with the desired target URL! There is no other way to change…

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How to Restore Deleted Site Collection or Subsite in SharePoint 2010?

In SharePoint 2007, There was a wonderful tool from Codeplex: Site Delete Capture http://governance.codeplex.com/ to back up sites automatically when they gets deleted, So that we can restore a deleted site collection in SharePoint 2007. In SharePoint 2010 SP1 and later, Microsoft added native support to capture/restore site collections or Sub-sites in…

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Convert Subsite to Site Collection and Site Collection to Subsite in SharePoint

During the migration of MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010, wanted to convert some of the large subsites into site collection in a separate content databases. How to convert a subsite to a site collection in SharePoint? sure, Its possible to promote subsite to site collection in SharePoint. Follow these Steps to Convert…

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