Get SharePoint Site Collection Created Date using PowerShell

Requirement: I had to generate a report for management review on list of site collections created in the past one Month. 

How to Get the Site created date using PowerShell?

To get the SharePoint Site Collection Created Date we can use PowerShell as there is no UI to view the site creation date in SharePoint! But you can get site creation date in SharePoint using PowerShell as:

Write-host (Get-SPSite "http://sharepointsite.com").RootWeb.created

Let’s get all sites created in the past one month based on SharePoint site created date using PowerShell:

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

#Get all site collections
$SitesColl = Get-SPSite -Limit All

#Get start date of Last Last Month
$LastMonth= (Get-Date).AddMonths(-1)

#Loop through all sites
ForEach($Site in $SitesColl)
{
    #Check site creation date
    if($Site.RootWeb.created -gt $LastMonth)
    {
        $CreatedDate = $Site.RootWeb.created.toShortDateString()
        Write-Host "$($Site.RootWeb.url) was created on $($CreatedDate)"
    }
}

Find all Site collections created today:

Unlike above code, lets use one-liner to find all site collections created today:

Get-SPSite -Limit All | ? { $_.RootWeb.Created -eq[DateTime]::Today} | select Url, @{Name="Created";Expression={$_.RootWeb.Created}}

Find the Created date of a Subsite:

How to tell when a SharePoint site was created? Well, a similar code applies for finding a subsite’s created date.

Get-SPweb "http://portal.crescent.com/credit" | Select @{Name="Created";Expression={$_.Created}}

Salaudeen Rajack

Information Technology Professional with Two decades of SharePoint Experience.

5 thoughts on “Get SharePoint Site Collection Created Date using PowerShell

  • November 25, 2020 at 8:26 PM

    How would you edit the script to include subsites and their creation date?

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    • November 28, 2020 at 8:15 PM

      Here you go: Get-SPWebApplication | Get-SPSite | Get-SPWeb -Limit All | ForEach-Object { write-host Site Name: $_.Created }

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  • July 8, 2020 at 4:55 PM

    I have the exact opposite requirement. I need to find all locked sites (not a problem) and the date they were locked for a data retention policy review. I can’t find anything on the web that will give me the date a site was locked. Any ideas?

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  • August 31, 2018 at 11:31 AM

    Similar requirement to achieve in SharePoint Online??

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