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Questions about the ways Sitecore is configured, including .config files, patching, available settings, etc.

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Prevent Item Duplication in Sitecore

I want to prevent user from creating item with duplicate name. I've referenced Sitecore Climber's Prevent Duplicates approach with slight modification to prevent item duplication due to rename, copy, ...
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“Type exists in multiple assemblies” with Glass and fluent config

I'm trying to set up fluent configuration for my project; it's non-Helix and the models and maps right now are in the web project. In the GlassMapperScCustom.cs, I've added this script (that's similar ...
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Entity Framework Code First - Sitecore Databases

I want to use entity framework to extend the functionality of Sitecore's membership. As you know, you can't query data efficiently like you can with an SQL database. I am trying to setup a context ...
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Search results error on single server setup

We have a client site that is spread across 2 cd's and 1 cm which we have migrated to a single server instance for QA purposes. The production site has a public address for the cd's and a private ...
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Disable __UpgradeHistory rollback (.rlb) creation temporarily

For upgrades, Sitecore stores summary info and a rollback (.rlb) file in Website/temp/__UpgradeHistory for each upgrade that is done to provide a way to undo the package installation. This occurs for ...
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Antivirus policy exclusion for Sitecore

I've a Sitecore 7.5 with Lucene in a server that uses an antivirus which has Real Time Protecion enabled, and NO policies for exclusion. My idea was to add in the exclusion list the IIS Process (w3wp....
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Sitecore Content Search Exception: Entry point was not found

I'm having an issue taking an older version of our site running under Sitecore 7.2 (with some older dll's such as glass mapper) and switching over from Lucene to Solr (6.6.2). I've followed the steps ...
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Server role config with ContentManagement,Processing,Reporting not working

We wanted to setup a server as ContentManagement,Processing and Reporting instance. As we can combine roles, we changed the config accordingly. <add key="role:define" value="ContentManagement,...
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All Users are not being tracked in Sitecore Analytics

In my project on Sitecore 8.2, I am using Contact Facet to identify users. Problem Definition: All users are not being tracked, seems some of them are missing in xDB. Seems xDB and Experience ...
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Disable EXM and remove connection strings

I've disabled EXM (in Sitecore 9.0.1): <setting name="EXM.Enabled" value="false" /> I've also removed the exm.master, EXM.CryptographicKey and EXM.AuthenticationKey connection strings. I'm ...
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SXA 1.6 Creative Exchange Import error after upgrade

I recently upgraded from 8.2u4 to 8.2u6 and SXA 1.4 to SXA 1.6 and ran into some issues found here. SXA 1.6 Creative Exchange Import Export options grayed out. After resolving this issue, I thought ...
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Nested sc.variables in Unicorn configuration

I have some Unicorn configuration files which use a specific $variable for the physicalRootPath: physicalRootPath="$(sourceFolder)\foundation\Serialization\Serialization" Now I would like to have ...
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Solr 6.6 / Sitecore 8.2 Content editor - Value cannot be null

I have read every post on here and every post I can find on this subject on google and I've tried all the tips / suggestions, but no joy. I'm attempting to setup a SOLR 6.6.0 with multiple cores / ...
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Is there a list of external domains that Sitecore calls as part of normal operating?

I'm looking to get a complete list of the URLs that Sitecore calls during normal functionality of the base product. We have a client's IT group that needs to whitelist the outbound external calls to ...
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How to make calls to sdn.sitecore.net startpage.aspx over HTTPS?

I noticed that when I access the login page, the Edge browser logs that HTTPS security is compromised. Is there a way to change the url to HTTPS?
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Filter standard Sitecore log messages into separate logs

We would like to make the main Sitecore log file more clean,and filter away all the unnecessary information that makes finding errors and other relevant information harder. After upgrading to Sitecore ...
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Custom Validator - Updated Error Message is not Displayed

I created a custom validator for a multi-list field which checks the number of selected items based on the min and max count set in a configuration item. On debug mode, the validator is being called ...
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Configuration error in JSS Sitecore Quick start for development

Configuration error while browsing Sitecore basic jss app after performing deployment steps mentioned in below link: https://jss.sitecore.net/#/setup/app-deployment?id=app-deployment
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MediaRequestHandler for missing images causes errors on Content Authoring

We've implemented error handling for missing images in Sitecore like so: https://nourestani.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/error-executing-child-request-sitecore-for-404-useserversideredirect-...
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Is there a way to downgrade Sitecore 8.2 update 5 to Sitecore 8.2 update 2?

I need to downgrade from Sitecore 8.2 update 5 to Sitecore 8.2 update 2 due issues in a specific package on my solution as it seems it does not support Sitecore 8.2 update 5 yet. Is there any path ...
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System.EntryPointNotFoundException when loading Sitecore 9.0

On Sitecore 9.0, when I attempt to load any URL, I get an Owin startup exception with the following details: System.EntryPointNotFoundException: The following errors occurred while attempting to load ...
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Patching xConnect, AutomationEngine, IndexWorker configuration

Is there a way to patch xConnect, AutomationEngine, IndexWorker configuration in a way we do it for sitecore instance? I.e. configuration that resides in xConnect instance folders: \App_data\config\...
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NullReferenceException when executing pathAnalyzer/newMapAgent

I'm a new maintainer for an instance of Sitecore 8.2. I'm seeing this error a lot in the logs: 1664 16:28:00 WARN Could not find constructor in ReflectionUtil.CreateObject: Sitecore.PathAnalyzer....
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Performance counters created even if disabled?

On my site I discovered that performance counter files are still being created (all 8kb in length with 0 for the values) even though they are disabled, is this normal? showconfig.aspx shows they are ...
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Getting Required license is missing: Runtime

I am setting up sitecore on Azure Web app PaaS. I am using the official sitecore packages to deploy a CD and CM role to azure. These have been deployed as vanilla sitecore instances with no ...
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Item preview fails with “Section or group name 'system.web.webPages.razor' is already defined”

I've created a Coveo search page using the reference here: https://developers.coveo.com/display/public/SitecoreV4/Inserting+and+Customizing+a+Search+Interface+Component. When I try to preview it, I ...
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Setting up excludedIPAddresses in robot detection

I'm setting up th excludedIPAddresses section of the Sitecore.Analytics.ExcludeRobots.config file, and I had one question on format. In the file, it shows for "supported values and formats" having ...
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Patching custom pipeline parameters in project level config file

I have created a custom pipeline in a Foundation level Helix module. At the moment it has a single processor which can have multiple parameter configuration elements. In my project layer, I want to ...
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Sitecore picking wrong site context

when I try to load my sitecore website homepage it shows me following error, where i see the default site context being picked is "scheduler" not "Website" which should be the default. <sites> ...
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How can I patch Icons.config file?

I need to add some custom icons to Icons.config, but I would like to do it through a patch. Is there any way to do so? <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?> <configuration> <...
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Why CleanUp doesn't work for the Blobs Table?

We have a Sitecore 8.1.1 with Sharepoint Connector 2.1. the connector imports 4000 documents from the Sharepoint (max 10 GB). The problem is that the Blob Tables last time were more than 80 Gb on ...
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How do I remove the root directory from a subdomain url

I am trying to create a subdomain for my current site in Sitecore that is simply a mirror or my primary site. The reason for this is that our partner CDN provider is requiring us to host a copy of our ...
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How point SolrCloud in Sitecore configuration?

I'm working on a new project with Sitecore 8.2 update 2 and SolrCloud to provide high availability for Solr. For SolrCloud, I'll have 3 Zookeepers and 2 Solrs but every solution will run on its own ...
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WFFM: How to move uploaded files from Web to Master database

We are using Sitecore 8.1 update-1 with WFFM 8.1. We are using 2 CD servers and both servers we have given the msterdatabase as below in Sitecore.Forms.config <setting name="WFM....
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What is Sitecore.Tasks.CleanupFDAObsoleteMediaData in SwitchMasterToWeb.config?

I've asked a question about WebDAV being disabled on Content Delivery servers but Sitecore Diagnostics Tool keeps showing that I was still missing something. At that time the answer showed what ...
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How to read sc.variable programmatically

I have added a new sc.variable (just like dataFolder, tempFolder). We see the setting in showconfig.aspx but it returns an empty string when getting it with Sitecore.Configuration.Settings.GetSetting("...
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Sitecore 6.5 - Clean Up Databases option nothing happen / shows when I click on it

I've a Sitecore 6.5 installed and the databases are huge - Core & Master have 14GB each - and I was looking to get them cleaned up. After sign-in Sitecore 6.5 Desktop, here are the steps ...
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Sitecore Diagnostics Tool shows WebDAV must be disabled on CD but it is already

I'm installing a Content Delivery (Sitecore 8.2 update 3) node and also running Sitecore Diagnostics Tool to validate it. In addition to my other question, I'm also seeing a warning that says ...
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Sitecore Diagnostics Tool shows a lot of warnings for Configuration Pipelines consistency for CD role

I'm installing a Content Delivery node, and accordingly, to Sitecore guidelines says that some CONFIG files must be disabled. As I've done it manually, I was expecting that Sitecore Diagnostics Tool ...
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Understanding Analytics settings

I've seen a world of different documentation on analytics settings, including Sitecore's docs and this StackExchange question. So I'm trying to get the best answer to this scenario. We have a CM and ...
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What webServer handlers does a sitecore CD instance need?

Security Bulletin SC2017-001-170504 asks us to remove some handlers from CD, but looking at them I'm not sure if any of the others are actually needed. SC V8.2.1 <handlers> <add name="...
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Sitecore images served as ashx when Media.RequestionExtension setting is blank

We've just deployed to a new environment and expected images from the Media library to be referenced with their original file extensions e.g. .jpg as Media.RequestionExtension setting is "". They are ...
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How to fix “Could not decrypt” errors in log files

My Sitecore version is 7.2 (150408). I am getting a lot of "Could not decrypt" errors in log files. ERROR Could not decrypt ...
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Could not find configuration node: settings/setting[@name='MediaFolder']/@value

We are upgrading from sitecore 7.2 website to the latest 8.2 update 3. and the website is giving this error - Could not find configuration node: settings/setting[@name='MediaFolder']/@value. Is there ...
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Configuring Sitecore to display PDFs in browser

Currently, when a user clicks on a PDF link on my site (served from the Media Library), the browser will download the PDF file. I'd like to change the behavior from downloading to opening in browser (...
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How to configure Sitecore to work with HTTPS

I'm getting ready to move my Sitecore 8.1 instance from HTTP to HTTPS. Since we have a distributed environment, my networking team has the idea of just using the Load Balancer to serve HTTPS content ...
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Client caching and gzip settings not working

I am trying to optimize image, js, and css delivery by enabling gzip compression and setting the client cache policy. The issue is, it doesn't seem like any of the settings are being used. Here is the ...
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How to configure caching for static resources in Sitecore

How can I enable caching for static resources such as CSS and JavaScript files in a Sitecore solution? I need these resources to have the following response header present: Cache-Control:public, max-...
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Does it matter that sc.include elements display in the admin showconfig page?

We're currently in the process of upgrading to Sitecore 8.2 Update-3, and as part of this are finally moving customizations out of the Sitecore.config into patch files. One of our needs is to define ...
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How to setup sitecore site from existing database and website folder?

I have a database and website folder backup provided by the client. How can I configure a sitecore site manually or by using the Sitecore Instance Manager?