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Creating a site collection in root RRS feed

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  • No, you cannot create site collections under the root without using a managed path.

    However, there are two types of managed paths - wild card inclusion and explicit inclusion.

    Wild card inclusion managed paths are the type you are familiar with where all site collections reside under the manged path: /manged_path/site_collection

    Explicit inclusion managed paths are a point to mount a single site collection in the way you wish: /site_collection. You will need to create an explicit inclusion managed path for each site collection that you want at this "top level" before you create the site collection and there is a limit of 20 managed paths per web application so if you have more than 20 site collections this will not be suitable.

    You add explicit inclusion managed paths just as you do with wild card managed paths, see Define managed paths (SharePoint Foundation 2010)


    Jason Warren
    Infrastructure Architect

    Monday, October 29, 2012 2:02 PM

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  • Hi Jakob,

    Presuming you've already created a root site collection and this is an additional request, take a look at this blog post by Corey Roth.  The same should apply to 2010.


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    Monday, October 29, 2012 2:01 PM
  • No, you cannot create site collections under the root without using a managed path.

    However, there are two types of managed paths - wild card inclusion and explicit inclusion.

    Wild card inclusion managed paths are the type you are familiar with where all site collections reside under the manged path: /manged_path/site_collection

    Explicit inclusion managed paths are a point to mount a single site collection in the way you wish: /site_collection. You will need to create an explicit inclusion managed path for each site collection that you want at this "top level" before you create the site collection and there is a limit of 20 managed paths per web application so if you have more than 20 site collections this will not be suitable.

    You add explicit inclusion managed paths just as you do with wild card managed paths, see Define managed paths (SharePoint Foundation 2010)


    Jason Warren
    Infrastructure Architect

    Monday, October 29, 2012 2:02 PM