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  1. SharePoint Management Shell/Central Administration Auditing

    Currently, when an administrator performs an action in the Management Shell/Central Administration, most of the data regarding who and what action took place is not recorded. This makes auditing impossible when there are multiple administrators managing the farm. I would propose putting auditing controls in for the SharePoint Management Shell and Central Administration, to record who and what changes were made.

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      18 comments  ·  on-premise Central Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for your feedback! Your idea sounds interesting, but we need more information to understand. Can you tell us more about how you would like to use this feature?

      Is your primary intent to use these logs for reporting and for troubleshooting? Will collection and centralization of these logs in a DB, such as the usage DB, provide the functionality that you seek (if these logs contain data of who performed the action, what the action is, what the target of the action, and when the timestamp of the action is)? How important is having a UX, in addition to the centralized log location, on a scale from 1-5 (1 being least important, 2 being somewhat important, 3 being neutral, 4 being important, 5 being not important)?

    • add clean-SPcontendatbase to remove orphane objet site and feature

      add-cmlet to help Administrator to clean missing objet or missing feature into content database some after test-spcontentdabase

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      • Add a "Show PowerShell" button to each wizard/dialog in SharePoint Central Admin.

        In SharePoint Central Administration, it's common knowledge that nearly everything you can do has a PowerShell counterpart. Thus, each wizard / dialog in SharePoint ought to show the equivalent PowerShell command / technique, so the administrator could save some steps in the future. It is also a handy way to learn how to use the cmdlets.

        I have seen this capability in other Microsoft products, such as SQL Server Management Studio and the Windows 2012 Server Manager. SP 2016 could definitely benefit from this as well.

        129 votes
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          3 comments  ·  on-premise Central Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide ability to create HNSC via Central Admin

          Please add the ability to create Host Named Site Collections (with full Content Database selection support) via Central Administration.

          Without this ability the adoption of a single web app and HNSC will remain almost non existent within enterprise customers. The only way to do this in a manageable fashion is via the deployment of a custom site provisioning provider - which is a FTS!

          121 votes
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            3 comments  ·  on-premise Central Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Sharepoint Monitoring( Database) from Central admin

            I would like MSFT give us the ability to see the following things/ reports either from Central Admin or Powershell.

            Content Database Size( free space, data space etc)
            Site collections in the Database
            Site collections Size per database / per web app.
            Disk space on the SQL Server
            Manage the Permission on DB from SharePoint.

            This will help administrators to managed the Content DB and plan the storage space effciently. in the orgnization where SP admin dont have access to SQL server, these reports really help.

            73 votes
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              2 comments  ·  on-premise Central Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make the Default sent from SharePoint Emails (like Quota limit and Access request) fully configurable in Central Admin

              This would allow (without hacking at the default files) to set branding on the Emails in a HTML based format to make the emails more meaningful to users.

              Also the Quota limit email should be more meaningful and a developed solution I have seen was to disable the timer job that actually runs with a custom version and then send out a mail with a more visual representation of the Storage being used ( Simple bar showing total amount of storage allocated to the site with the amount used and how much was in the recycle bin.)

              Also I would…

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              • Easier ULS retrival for specified set of users set within CA

                When SharePoint throws an error we get a correlation ID that can then be pulled from the ULS logs to provide the detailed information about the issue.

                Instead of having to request this via the Farm Admins i would propose that with Central Admin there be a section that specifies which user groups can request the logs directly from the error page its self as a simple text file which can then be imported into ULS viewer on their machine or just opened in Notepad.

                This would help reduce wait times on any dev work that needs to review all…

                11 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  on-premise Central Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Have a second textbox to set the URL for Lists and Columns to avoid the %20 issue

                  Just like the TextBox for the URL when creating a new site, have one for the creation of Lists, Libraries and Columns that will become the Internal SharePoint names.

                  9 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  on-premise Central Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • As a SharePoint Administrator, I want MS to fix Event ID 1309 so that this event doesn't show up in the logs.

                    Every time a user open a Visio diagram in the browser the following error message is logged int he event logs:

                    Event message: An error occurred processing a web or script resource request. The requested resource 'fMicrosoft.Office.Visio.Server,15.0.0.0,,71e9bce111e9429c|Microsoft.Office.Visio.Server.WebControls15.Images.CloseButton.png' does not exist or there was a problem loading it.

                    8 votes
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                    • When invited to external users by mistake, before the user access to the site, I want to invite to cancel the function.

                      When invited to external users by mistake, before the user access to the site, I want to invite to cancel the function.
                      It is approved that, regardless of the external users on the site, so that users can confirm the information immediately.

                      4 votes
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                      • Provide ability to change (at the farm or web app level) the "From" for any type of sharing email (i.e. providing or requesting access)

                        Currently, SharePoint Server 2016 sends the email on behalf of the user. This is "spoofing" and is blocked by our network. No sharing-type emails are being received by anyone in the company. If we had the option in Central Admin to switch it back to the generic SharePoint address (the one used by Alerts, for example), this would fix the issue.

                        4 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  on-premise Central Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Consistent navigation in CA

                          Central Administration lacks consistent navigation.
                          Examples:
                          - editing user profile details we cannot go back easily to main page of service application.
                          - error page in Sync connection leads to main CA page.

                          There should one consistent and intuitive navigation because back buton is not always a good option.

                          4 votes
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                          • Add Support for PowerPivot and SSRS Integrated to SharePoint 2019

                            I'm trying to make the argument to migrate to SharePoint 2019 within my company. The company consists of over 50,000 internal employees and 25,000+ external users. Both PowerPivot and SSRS Integrated aren't being supported in a SharePoint 2019/SQL 2016 architecture. However, both are still supported in a SharePoint 2016/SQL 2016 architecture. Microsoft has already announced that SQL 2016 will be the last version to support both features. Microsoft, how about you also include support for both features as long as we use SQL 2016. :)

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  on-premise Central Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enable digital signature to SharePoint outgoing emails.

                              My idea is to enable digital signature on SharePoint Out Of The Box outgoing emails such as alerts, tasks, etc. for on-premise SharePoint. This is important for corporates because of the number of phishing emails sent to the corporate users. Digitally signing the emails sent to Corporate users by SharePoint increases the security, authenticity and reliability of the out going email. I suggest to have this functionality and an option in SharePoint Central Administration.

                              3 votes
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                              • As a SharePoint Administrator, I want MS to fix Event ID 1357 so that the Full Search does not run infinitely.

                                Re-provisioning the Search Service Application is not a solution.

                                A database error occurred. Source: .Net SqlClient Data Provider Code: 220 occurred 0 time(s) Description: Error ordinal: 1 Message: Arithmetic overflow error for data type smallint, value = 32768., Class: 16, Number: 220, State: 1 at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection.OnError(SqlException exception, Boolean breakConnection, Action`1 wrapCloseInAction)
                                at System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.ThrowExceptionAndWarning(TdsParserStateObject stateObj, Boolean callerHasConnectionLock, Boolean asyncClose)
                                at System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.TryRun(RunBehavior runBehavior, SqlCommand cmdHandler, SqlDataReader dataStream, BulkCopySimpleResultSet bulkCopyHandler, TdsParserStateObject stateObj, Boolean& dataReady)
                                at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand.FinishExecuteReader(SqlDataReader ds, RunBehavior runBehavior, String resetOptionsString)
                                at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand.RunExecuteReaderTds(CommandBehavior cmdBehavior, RunBehavior runBehavior, Boolean returnStream, Boolean async, Int32 timeout, Task& task, Boolean asyncWrite, SqlDataReader ds)
                                at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand.RunExecuteReader(CommandBehavior cmdBehavior, RunBehavior runBehavior,…

                                3 votes
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                                • Manage request management, distruibuited cache and topology direct from the central admin

                                  Request management and distruibuited cache have been a great change on sharepoint 2013 and it would be good if we could manage them from the central admin. Also it would be a good idea to manage the topology from the central admin like we have it on sharepoint 2010

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                                  • Can we have OOB maintenance information enabled?

                                    Every month we have prod deployment to our sharepoint on premises environment and it require downtime of minimum 5 hrs(not because of sharepoint due to some other integration with Microsoft product).
                                    And this downtime will be always surprise for end customer who are accessing the site(we can do some customization to handle to inform the end user upfront by showing message in the page), and this will be common scenario for all admin/dev team. Here I am suggesting sharepoint team to have one OOB feature which will help us to show the proposed down time for the end user by…

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                                    • User Interface or Broader Documentation of Multi-tenant Deployment

                                      Currently, Multi-tenancy concept of SharePoint lacks on solid documentation and UI. if this can be improved it will be great to have.

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                                      • Disable access apps 2013 on prem just like Online

                                        Give users the ability to disable site owners from creating new Access apps in SharePoint 2013. Don't kill existing ones running but prevent users from creating new ones

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                                        • Provide us with a "Add current user" to primary/secondary site collection administrator upon creation

                                          Most of the time when I create a site collection I add my current account to the primary site collection admin. Would be usefull to have a "Add current user" to save me from typing my user name. Somehing similar to SQL server setup.

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