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Create Site Collection in a Specific Content Database

In real world scenarios you will have to store or create sitecollection into a separate content Database. For example if you have a large number of team sites which may increase in numbers and leads to the size in future to 500GB to 1TB or even more. So you need to create additional content databases for a particular web application. Example: If you are building portal for a customer and his company have different departments like Finance, marketing, Sales etc. Where you need to store more amount data, in those cases you need to create multiple content databases in a single web application. Try to use below naming conventions to maintain the databases in a long term prospective for SQL guys who are maintaining your SharePoint databases. For finance team "Finance_Team_site_Content_Database" , for marketing "Marketing_Team_site_Content_Database" and for Sales "Sales_Team_site_Content_Database" etc. To achieve our goal perform below steps. Step 1: Add content Da…

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Missing Site Pages and Site Assets libraries in SharePoint 2010

Ever wonder why sometimes when you create a site in SharePoint 2010, 
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The answer lies in a feature called Wiki Page Home Page,
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If you need them, you have a few options:

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If you only need the libraries and don’t want your home page changed,
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