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If you wish to connect directly to your on-premises Farm (SharePoint 2007, 2010 or 2013), follow these steps:
1.Start by selecting the SharePoint option under the Connect To tab in the Ribbon.
2.A window similar to the one shown below will be generated. In the Name field, enter a folder name. In the Type field, select On-Premises Farm (Central Administration required) as your Type. You have the following options when completing the URL portion of this screen, continue to step 5 if you know the URL of your Central Admin site. If you choose to use the Discover Site Collections button, then continue to step 3.
3.If you do not know the URL but have access to Central Administrator for your SharePoint Farm, you can view and select from a listing of all available site collections by pressing the Discover Site Collections button. In the presented window enter the URL for Central Administrator portal (and if necessary the credentials) and click Connect. Once you are successfully Connected to Central Admin URL, select the appropriate Site Collection and Click Next to continue.
4.Select the Site Collection which you wish to connect to, and click Ok.
4.Click Finish to connect to the specified SharePoint Site or Site Collection.
5.The operation will start to run, connecting to the SharePoint Site or Site Collections which you specified. You will be notified once it has completed, click Ok.
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If you wish to connect to one drive, then follow these steps:
1.Start by selecting the OneDrive option in the Connect To section under the Drives tab.
2.A window similar to the one shown below will be generated. In the Name field, enter a folder name. In the Type field, Office 365 Tenant (Tenant Administration Required) is automatically selected as the Type of connection you will be making. Enter the URL of your Office 365 tenant.
3.You have the following two additional options on this screen:
oLoad Entire Sub-Site Structure - Will load the entire sub-site hierarchy below the current site. To expedite the loading process, no additional objects will be loaded into the sub-site. You may double-click on any sub-site to load its objects individually.
oLoad Entire Sub-Site Structure and Objects - Will load the entire sub-site hierarchy below the current site along with all their objects.
4.Click Finish. The Essentials software will automatically detect the SharePoint authentication mechanism and your client environment. Depending on your configuration, you may be connected automatically or prompted for your credentials. Here are some of the possible scenarios:
·Option 1: If your SharePoint environment is using Integrated Windows Authentication and you are accessing this environment from a computer that is logged into the same domain, then no user/password information is necessary. Press the Next button and you will automatically log in using the credentials of the currently logged in user.
NOTE: If you do not wish to use the credentials of the currently logged in user, set the "Use local system credentials" (located in Help>Profile Manager>Global Variables) to false.
·Option 2: If your SharePoint environment is using Integrated Windows Authentication and you are accessing this environment from a computer that is NOT logged into the same domain then enter your user name, password and Domain in the provided fields and click Next.
·Option 3: If your SharePoint environment is using Form Based Authentication then enter your user name, password and Domain in the provided fields and click Next.
·Option 4: If your SharePoint environment is using Kerberos Authentication please refer to our FAQ area. Detailed configuration instructions are available there.
·Option 5: If your SharePoint environment is Hosted, such as (Office 365, BPOS, FPWeb, etc.) you should be able to connect by entering your user account and password, no differently than any other SharePoint environment.
·Option 6: Password Manager can store account credentials in protected storage to connect to SharePoint. For more information on setting up Password Manager, please refer to our FAQ area.
·The domain name may also be entered as a part of the user field in either the domain user or the user@domain syntax.
·If you have Digest Authentication enabled, please disable it. It can interfere with the tools ability to connect to SharePoint using Windows Authentication.
·If your SharePoint environment is accessed through a Proxy connection, then it must be configured prior to establishing a connection. To use a Proxy connection, check the Use Proxy check box. If you need to verify or modify the Proxy Configuration click on the Proxy Configuration button (see the appendix Configuring a Proxy Server section for additional information).
A window requesting a user, password, and domain will pop up. Provide the requested information and click Connect.
4.The select Web Application window will appear, select the web applications you wish to connect to. Click Ok.
5.The Select OneDrive window will appear, select the OneDrive acounts you would like to connect to. Click Ok.
6.The operation will start to run, connecting to the OneDrive accounts you specified. You will be notified once it has completed, click Ok.
Columns are SharePoint containers for metadata and they can be created directly inside a content type or a column group. There are several ways to create columns.
The simplest method to create a new column is the following:
1.Click on the column you need to create in the Palette area.
2.Click on where the content type needs to be located within the Diagram area. You will be prompted to enter a name (which cannot be identical to any other column inside this content type).
NOTE: The new column will also be created inside the Custom Column Group within this site.
An alternative method is to create a new column inside a column group and then use that column in the content type. The method to do this is similar to the previous method, except the new column should be dropped inside a column group rather than a content type. Once the column is created you can drag and drop it from the diagram or the navigator into the destination content type.
A final option is to drag an existing column from any other content type or column group into the new content type. If a column already exists, this is not only the preferred method but the recommended one. This will reduce the number of similar columns that need to be maintained.
After creating the column, navigate to the Properties Tab in the Properties and Information area to add or change individual properties. These will vary based on the column type.
Content Types are used by SharePoint to organize and group metadata. They are associated with Lists and Libraries to categorize and tag content stored there.
1.A new content type in SharePoint must be inherited from an existing one. Using the navigation pane, locate the content type that will serve as a parent and navigate to it in the diagram. SharePoint is delivered with many out of the box pre-built content types.
NOTE: If they are not visible in your diagram, enable Inherited Content Types in the View menu.
2.Select "Type" from the Entities section of the palette and click on the diagram (near the parent type) to create the content type.
3.Enter a unique name and refer to the properties tab for additional settings.
4.Select "Inheritance" from the Entities section of the palette.
5.Click the mouse on the new content type and without releasing, drag the arrow to the parent type to create an association.
6.You may add new columns directly to the content type (refer to the Creating Columns section) or drag and drop existing columns from any other object located in the diagram or navigation pane (including content types, lists or column groups).