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New Site https://sitemaster-<guid> after creation of mysite

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  • Hi Everyone

    We have enabled MySites in existing web application in SharePoint server 2016. After this, we saw this site also got created:

    https://sitemaster-b3d0da0f-760a-489f-8208-6b82637c7998

    PS C:\Windows\system32> $web = get-spweb https://sitemaster-b3d0da0f-760a-489f-8208-6b82637c7998
    PS C:\Windows\system32> $web.WebTemplate
    SPSPERS
    PS C:\Windows\system32> $web.WebTemplateid
    21

    Can someone please advise what is the utility of this site?


    Thanks
    Mohit


    • Edited by mohit.goyal Tuesday, October 25, 2016 4:30 AM
    Tuesday, October 25, 2016 4:12 AM

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  • Hi mohit,

    SharePoint 2016 introduces a new feature called Fast Site Creation, which allows SharePoint administrators to quickly create site collections based on an existing template. A SiteMaster is like a empty site collection that preserves the settings (from the template it was created with), that will be needed for the new Site Collection to be created. It preserves the Features to activate on copy of the site collection, template setting etc.

    More information, you can refer to:

    http://blog.kuppens-switsers.net/sharepoint/sharepoint-2016-fast-site-creation-vs-traditional-site-creation/

    Thanks,

    Wendy


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    • Marked as answer by mohit.goyal Wednesday, October 26, 2016 4:04 AM
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 2:15 AM
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  • Hi mohit,

    SharePoint 2016 introduces a new feature called Fast Site Creation, which allows SharePoint administrators to quickly create site collections based on an existing template. A SiteMaster is like a empty site collection that preserves the settings (from the template it was created with), that will be needed for the new Site Collection to be created. It preserves the Features to activate on copy of the site collection, template setting etc.

    More information, you can refer to:

    http://blog.kuppens-switsers.net/sharepoint/sharepoint-2016-fast-site-creation-vs-traditional-site-creation/

    Thanks,

    Wendy


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    • Marked as answer by mohit.goyal Wednesday, October 26, 2016 4:04 AM
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 2:15 AM
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  • Hi,

    we have a problem with backing up this sitecollection with the error message "https://mysite.customerdomain.orghttps://sitemaster-1e0cd765-7ea0-40c1-8ac7-b8c1fa9e833c FAILED The specified user DOMAIN\USERNAME could not be found."  We use comvault simpana with an agent client server architecture. What do wee need to do to backup such a site?!?

    Are there any documentations to this new feature?

    Every useful comment would be highly appreciated.

    Greeting Andre

    Thursday, September 07, 2017 11:51 AM
  • Backup of the Site Masters isn't terribly important, but you should go to your vendor to ask them about this.

    Trevor Seward

    Office Servers and Services MVP



    Author, Deploying SharePoint 2016

    This post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.

    Thursday, September 07, 2017 3:31 PM
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