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How to create blank Site Collection in SharePoint 2016? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have configured SP2016 and created everything successful. Now i want to create black Site Collection in SharePoint 2016 like SP2013. How to create?

    I did not see any "Blank Site" under "Collaboration" tab.

    Thanks & Regards

    Poomani Sankaran

    Monday, June 20, 2016 2:42 PM

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  • hope you have heard of Fast Site Creation capability in SP2016. you can define the template name in the PowerShell and get it created rapidly.

    here is a good reference - http://nikcharlebois.com/sharepoint-2016-fast-site-creation/


    Monday, June 20, 2016 3:04 PM
  • Please refer to below references might helps you to get this job done:

    SharePoint 2016 and Fast Site Creation

    SharePoint 2016 Create web application and Site collection using PowerShell:
    http://www.enjoysharepoint.com/Articles/Details/sharepoint-2016-create-web-application-and-site-collection-using-powershell-21439.aspx

    Fast Site Creation in SharePoint 2016

    Hope this helps!


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    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 6:28 AM
  • it is hidden by default.

    • Yo can enable it by going to 16 hive folder.
    • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\15\TEMPLATE\1033\XML
    • Open the webtemp.xml file""
    • Now change the hidden value to False on the following code
    <Configuration ID="1" Title="Blank Site" Hidden="TRUE" ImageUrl="/_layouts/15/images/stbs.png?rev=40" Description="A blank site for you to customize based on your requirements." DisplayCategory="Collaboration" AllowGlobalFeatureAssociations="False" >    </Configuration>
    • now reset IIS

    here is reference for the same.http://www.sharepointpals.com/post/How-to-Create-a-Blank-Site-Collection-and-a-Blank-Sub-Site-on-SharePoint-2013

    Or use powershell to create the site collection and template ID should be STS#1


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    Friday, June 24, 2016 6:59 PM