Wednesday, February 26, 2014

How to change the Root Site template in SharePoint

How to change the Root Site template in SharePoint
            


Many times SharePoint administrators face an issue that they need to change the root site template once created. For Example, Root site is created with 
search Template and they want to change it to Team site template, How?

Solution: Follow the below steps to make it possible.

·        Login with your Administrator credential on the root site that you want to change
·        Go to Site Settings --> Site Action --> Delete this site             

·        Click on OK
·        Login with your Administrator credential on Central Administration
·        Go to Application Management --> Create Site Collection
·        You can find the new "/" on Web Site Address
·        create the site with desired template

Note: There is no issue If any packages are already deployed under Root site



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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Service Applications in SharePoint

Service Applications in SharePoint


I am trying to explain the service applications definitions in this article. Please make a comment if you feel any incorrect.

Access Services — This service application enables you to create, view, edit, and interact using either the access 2013 office client or in the browser.

Access Services 2010 — This service application enables continued maintenance of SharePoint 2010 Access service applications by using Access 2010 and 2013 Office clients. It does not enable users to create new applications.

App Management Service — The App Management Service enables you to install apps from the internal App Catalog or the public SharePoint store.

Business Data Connectivity Service — The Business Connectivity Service (BCS) enables you to upload data (BDC) models that define interfaces of other enterprise line-of-business (LOB) systems and enables connectivity to those systems.

Excel Services — This service application enables viewing and interacting with Excel files from within the browser.

Machine Translation Services — This service provides automatic machine translation of files and sites.

Managed Metadata Service — This service application enables you to manage taxonomy hierarchies, keywords, and social tagging features of SharePoint 2013. This service application also handles content-type publishing across site collections.

Performance Point — This service application supports configuration and monitoring of Performance Point as a business intelligence (BI) product integrated with the Enterprise edition of SharePoint 2013.

PowerPoint Automation Service — This service application enables server-side presentation conversions to and from a variety of file formats.

 Search Service — As its name implies, this service application (which comes with its own topology management configuration) is used to index content and serves search queries performed by users or custom code.

Secure Store Service — This is a credential mapping service to access other enterprise-level service applications or back-end enterprise systems.

State Service — The State Service provides temporary storage of any data that deals with a user session.

 Usage and Health Data Collection — This service application provides storage usage and health information at the farm level, and provides various reporting functionality on such data.

User Profile — This user profile service application is one of the core service applications in SharePoint 2013. This service application supports features such as My Sites, My links, Colleague tracker, profile pages, personal tags and notes, and other social features.

Visio Graphics Service — This service application enables viewing, interacting, and refreshing of Visio diagrams within a browser.

Word Automation Services — This service application enables you to view and edit Word documents in a web browser. It can also be used for document conversions.

Work Management Service — This Work Management Service enables key user-related information to be aggregated to a central location. The service supports a provider model to enable other systems to leverage this service.

Subscription Setting Service — This is the key enabling component of the Multitenancy features provided by the SharePoint 2013 platform

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Monday, February 24, 2014

WHAT’S NEW In SharePoint 2013

WHAT’S NEW In SharePoint 2013

SQL improvements and shredded storage — A number of improvements have been made at the database layer to reduce the impact of scenarios that might invoke full table scans, improve usage of advanced indexing features in SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2012,and incorporate a new feature called shredded storage that changes the way SharePoint stores and updates files in SQL. Files are now shredded, and only the changed pieces are updated at the database layer. This reduces the impact caused by document updates.

Distributed cache service — A new cache service, based on Windows Server AppFabricDistributed Caching, has been implemented in SharePoint 2013. By default it is enabled on all web front ends and application servers. It improves performance by caching information
such as social data authentication tokens.

Unified search architecture — SharePoint 2013 unifies the search offerings available in SharePoint 2010. SharePoint 2013 search provides numerous improvements to content crawling, content processing, analytics processing, indexing, query processing, and search administration components.

 Integrated Request Management (RM) — Request Management provides SharePoint more knowledge and control over incoming requests. This includes throttling and routing requests to appropriate web front ends, prioritization and filtering of requests, and load balancing based on weighting schemes.

New service applications — New service applications include the App Management Service to support and manage apps in SharePoint 2013, the Machine Translation Service that supports automated language translation of files, and the Work Management Service that provides task aggregation functionality.

 Office Web Applications is now a separate product — Office Web Applications have been split into a dedicated product to provide a uniform application for viewing and editing files, including files not necessarily in SharePoint. The Office Web Apps Server supports the Web application Open Platform Interface (WOPI) that SharePoint implements to support office files hosted in SharePoint.

 Web analytics platform — The web analytics platform replaces the web analytics service application that was in SharePoint 2010. It has been completely redesigned and integrated into the search service application of SharePoint 2013.

 Windows Azure — Windows Azure Workflow are now supported for on-premise and hosted deployments in SharePoint 2013.

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Error while deploying solutions in Multi server farm

Error while deploying solutions in Multi server farm

Background: Farm consists of 8-10 servers for Example and doing Installation of Solutions by using the script. In All the servers Solution deployed successfully Except one server, when we check in Manage farm Solutions under system settings showing error.

Error: deployed successfully Except one server. Error shows, Its already deployed in server, You should force to deploy again.
Central admin->system settings->manage farm solutions->specific WSP(shows error)

Solution: Go to the specific server that shows error in manage farm solutions  And run the below command in SharePoint management shell to install solution on specific server.

      Install-spsolution –gacdeployment -force
                        


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Monday, February 17, 2014

Cannot complete this action as the secures store shared service is not responding

Cannot complete this action as the secures store shared service is not responding
                    
 At the time we create Secure store service application and click on we get the above error.


Cause: The secure store service  is in stopped state.

Solution: Ensure that the secure store service  is started.
Central Administration->Application Management->manage services on server



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Update Farm Credentials in SharePoint 2010,2013

Update Farm Credentials in SharePoint 2010,2013

A common task that every time A SharePoint Administrator need to do is to update the SharePoint Farm credentials  when the password changes.  may be able to do this automatically by using the new SharePoint 2010 feature to plan automatic password change.

No Command in  Power Shell to update the farm account, you have to switch to the tool “STSADM” only.

Since its SharePoint 2010,go to the path now the c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\Bin folder and type the below STSADM to update.

Since its SharePoint 2013 go to the path now the c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\15\Bin folder and type the below STSADM to update
stsadm –o updatefarmcredentials –userlogin DOMAIN\username –password $password$
                                           


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Friday, February 14, 2014

Explanation of Zones in Alternate Access Mappings


Zones represent different logical paths (URLs) of gaining access to the same Web application. You can use zones to enforce different access and policy conditions for group of users.    
                                  

Each Web application can have a maximum of 5 zones. The 5 possible zones are:
·        Default:
·        Intranet
·        Internet
·        Custom
·        Extranet

When you create a Web application, the Default zone is created. You can then extend the Web application to create other zones.
Each zone can only be selected once per Web application. For example, you can only have one Default zone in a Web application.
Each zone is represented by a different Web site in IIS.

Configuration of AAM:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263208.aspx

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

February cumulative update package (SharePoint server-package): February 11, 2014

February cumulative update package (SharePoint server-package): February 11, 2014

Be aware that the February Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 is a Post-SP2 hot fix. It is recommended to have SP2 installed before installing the February CU.

The KB articles for February CU are available at the following locations:

·         KB 2863938 - SharePoint Foundation 2010
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2863938
·         KB 2863913 - SharePoint Server 2010
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2863913
·         KB 2863917 - SharePoint Server 2010 with Project Server
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2863917

The Full Server Packages for February 2014 CU are available through the following links:

·         Download SharePoint Foundation 2010 February 2014 CU
http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbln=en-us&kbnum=2863938
·         Download SharePoint Server 2010 February 2014 CU
http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbln=en-us&kbnum=2863913
·         Download SharePoint Server 2010 with Project Server February 2014 CU

After installing the fixes you need to run the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard on each machine in the farm.Be aware that the SharePoint Server 2010 CU contains the SharePoint Foundation CU. And the SharePoint Server 2010 with Project Server CU contains Project Server CU, SharePoint Server CU and SharePoint Foundation CU.That means only one package has to be installed for the SharePoint 2010 product family.

You can download all the latest Updated from below link

SharePoint 2010: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/sharepoint/ff800847

See More details of Updates at: http://expertsharepoint.blogspot.de/2013/10/follow-below-links-to-get-latest.html

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Performance of SharePoint Servers

Performance of SharePoint Servers                
Performance issues is all common in SharePoint. Many times it’s a big complainant from users that sites are very slow and not able to do work on SharePoint as expected. Here are some of the STRONGLY recommended methods that should be followed as base on my Experience.

SQL Maxdop setting should NOT be 0
Set max degree of parallelism (MAXDOP) to 1 for SQL Server instances that host SharePoint Server 2010 databases to ensure that each request is served by a single SQL Server process 

Anti-Virus check.
Certain folders may have to be excluded from antivirus scanning when you use a file-level antivirus program in SharePoint

SQL TempDB configuration and Optimization.

Database maintenance for SharePoint 2010 Products

Disable Certification Revocation checking.

SQL Deadlock errors. Event ID 10016 in logs.
We need to disable following settings on ALL the SharePoint Servers and also SQL Servers. If SQL Server is in Cluster, all the nodes in the cluster also needs to be changed. After making the Changes, Reboot of all the Servers including SQL servers is Mandatory.

TCP Chimney Offload 
 By Default in Wind 2008 Servers, this setting is "Automatic", we need to Disable it. "netsh int tcp set global chimney=disabled"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951037.

 IP Task Offload. by Default in Wind 2008 Servers, this setting is "Enabled", we need to disable it. "netsh int ip set global taskoffload=disabled". This is also applicable for Fast for SharePoint Server issues.


NIC settings should be Disabled.
IPv4 Checksum Offload”, “Large Send Offload” and “TCP Checksum offload” [ note: this may require a hard reboot of the servers ]

 Use of Disable TCP Chimney on SQL Servers

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SharePoint Standard and Enterprise Features

SharePoint Standard and Enterprise Features
A default, out-of-the-box Team Site with “SharePoint Server Standard Site Collection Features” contains the following activated Site-scoped features:
Display Name
Id
DocumentRoutingResources
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EnhancedTheming
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Ratings
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WebPartAdderGroups
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PremiumSite
8581a8a7-cf16-4770-ac54-260265ddb0b2
CTypes
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SocialSite
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ExpirationWorkflow
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ShareWithEveryone
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ItemFormRecommendations
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FastEndUserHelpCollection
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Fields
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SearchDrivenContent
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VisioWebAccess
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MediaWebPart
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OffWFCommon
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BizAppsSiteTemplates
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BaseSite
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PortalLayouts
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IssueTrackingWorkflow
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ProjectBasedPolicy
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ExcelServerWebPart
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SearchWebParts
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BizAppsCTypes
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LocationBasedPolicy
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RecordResources
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BasicWebParts
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VideoAndRichMedia
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IPFSSiteFeatures
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BizAppsFields
5a979115-6b71-45a5-9881-cdc872051a69
MobileExcelWebAccess
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MossChart
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LocalSiteDirectoryControl
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ExcelServerSite
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AccSrvSolutionGallery
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AssetLibrary
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TaxonomyFieldAdded
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SearchExtensions
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SearchTemplatesandResources
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Document Set
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Reporting
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The following Web-scoped features are active in that same Team Site with “SharePoint Server Standard Site Features” activated:
Display Name
Id
WikiPageHomePage
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WebPageLibrary
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BizAppsListTemplates
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IssuesList
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PremiumWeb
0806d127-06e6-447a-980e-2e90b03101b8
WorkflowHistoryList
00bfea71-4ea5-48d4-a4ad-305cf7030140
ReportListTemplate
2510d73f-7109-4ccc-8a1c-314894deeb3a
MBrowserRedirect
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PromotedLinksList
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NoCodeWorkflowLibrary
00bfea71-f600-43f6-a895-40c0de7b0117
FollowingContent
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MySiteMicroBlog
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SurveysList
00bfea71-eb8a-40b1-80c7-506be7590102
GridList
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GanttTasksList
00bfea71-513d-4ca0-96c2-6a47775c0119
LinksList
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MobilityRedirect
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workflowProcessList
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TasksList
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TeamCollab
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AccSvcAddAccessApp
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BaseWeb
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SiteFeedController
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WorkflowTask
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HierarchyTasksList
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MDSFeature
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TaskListNewsFeed
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AnnouncementsList
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PictureLibrary
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GettingStarted
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WorkflowServiceStore
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SiteFeed
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ContactsList
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CustomList
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DocumentLibrary
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DiscussionsList
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DataSourceLibrary
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DataConnectionLibrary
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ExternalList
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EventsList
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XmlFormLibrary
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IPFSWebFeatures
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Now, manually activating the “SharePoint Server Enterprise Site Collection Features” from the “Site Settings > Site Collection Features” results in the following additional features being activated at the Site scope:
Display Name
Id
PremiumSite
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FastEndUserHelpCollection
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SearchDrivenContent
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VisioWebAccess
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BizAppsSiteTemplates
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BizAppsCTypes
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BizAppsFields
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MossChart
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SearchExtensions
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Activating the “SharePoint Server Enterprise Site Features” from “Site Settings > Site Features” results in the following additional features being activated at the Web scope:
Display Name
Id
BizAppsListTemplates
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PremiumWeb
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ReportListTemplate
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Additional Site-scoped Features
Display Name
Id
PublishingPrerequisites
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PublishingSite
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SignaturesWorkflowSPD
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InPlaceRecords
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SearchEngineOptimization
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SignaturesWorkflowSPD1033
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Navigation
89e0306d-453b-4ec5-8d68-42067cdbf98e
PublishingMobile
57cc6207-aebf-426e-9ece-45946ea82e4
SignaturesWorkflow
6c09612b-46af-4b2f-8dfc-59185c962a29
SearchTaxonomyRefinementWebPartsHtml
8c34f59f-8dfb-4a39-9a08-7497237e3dc4
ViewFormPagesLockDown
7c637b23-06c4-472d-9a9a-7c175762c5c4
ReviewWorkflowsSPD
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PublishingLayouts
d3f51be2-38a8-4e44-ba84-940d35be1566
PublishingResources
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ReviewWorkflowsSPD1033
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HtmlDesign
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Translation
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SearchTaxonomyRefinementWebParts
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EnterpriseWikiLayouts
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DocId
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ReviewWorkflows
02464c6a-9d07-4f30-ba04-e9035cf5439
TranslationWorkflow
c6561405-ea03-40a9-a57f-f25472942a22
Additional Web-scoped Features
DisplayName
Id
TransMgmtLib
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MetaDataNav
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RollupPages
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Hold
9e56487c-795a-4077-9425-54a1ecb84282
Publishing
22a9ef51-737b-4ff2-9346-694633fe4416
ObaSimpleSolution
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EMailRouting
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DocumentRouting
7ad5272a-2694-4349-953e-ea5ef290e97c


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