“There has been an error creating the personal site. Contact your site administrator for more information” – SharePoint My Site Creation Error

When end-user tries to create My sites by clicking the “My Content” link for the first time, They encountered this error message: “There has been an error creating the personal site. Contact your site administrator for more information” Troubleshooting: 1. Make sure User Profile Service Application & My Sites configuration is proper….

Read more

Create or Delete Managed Path in SharePoint using PowerShell

Managed paths in SharePoint enables us to create a uniform navigational structure to group multiple site collections together. SharePoint Managed Paths can be defined using PowerShell or STSADM command-line tool. Managed paths are explained in my other article: Managed path in SharePoint Create Managed Path in SharePoint using PowerShell: Use New-SPManagedPath cmdlet…

Read more

SharePoint Managed Paths Explained

Let me document the Frequently Asked Questions on SharePoint Managed Paths during my training sessions: What is Managed Path in SharePoint? A managed path is a location within a web application in which you can have site collections. When you create a web application, there are two managed paths created with it….

Read more

Move Site Collection to a Different Managed Path

Created a Site Collection under wrong Managed Path? Now want to move the site collection to another managed path? Unfortunately there is no way, other than: Backup your source site collection Delete the source site collection Restore the site collection with the desired target URL! There is no other way to change…

Read more

Managed Paths Can’t be used in List/Library/SubSite Names

We can not use Managed paths in SharePoint List or Library. E.g. “Sites” is a built-in Managed path. So you can’t name any list/library/sub-sites as “Sites”. This behavior is in SharePoint 2010 only and Not in MOSS 2007.  But you can use the managed paths in your Site collections. E.g. http://sharepoint.company.com/sites/sites

Read more

Managed Path Not available in Create Site Collection Page, After Deleting a Root Site collection

Problem Background: Created a new Site collection called “Integration” of collaboration portal template in a New Managed Path. After a while received a mail saying the site should be of Team Site template instead of collaboration portal! Huh.. There is no way to change the site collection template without deleting and re-creating…

Read more

How to Change Site Collection URL in SharePoint?

How to change SharePoint site URL? At times, we get requests to change the Site collection URLs. While it’s relatively straightforward and easy by going to Site Actions >> Site Settings >> Title, description, and icon under Look and Feel to change the sub-site’s URL, changing the site collection URL is not…

Read more

Host Named Site Collections in SharePoint

What is Host Named Site collection? Host-named site collections are the best option if you want to create multiple root-level site collections within a web application. (Or Unique URL for each site collection). SharePoint supports both path-based & host-named site collections. The primary difference is: All path-based site collections in a Web…

Read more