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Create Root Web for Wildcard exclusion Managed path in SharePoint 2013 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have some hundreds of site collections in a web application under a managed path which is wildcard inclusion.

    For ex :  https://demo2013.com/sites/siteA, https://demo2013.com/sites/siteB, https://demo2013.com/sites/siteC and so on.

    In SharePoint we cant create root web for the wildcard inclusion Managed path. But i need to create a site collection at the root for the managed path sites.

    Is there any other way to create that?

    Any help is highly appreciated.


    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 7:39 PM

Answers

  • so you're generally aware of a very NECESSARY technical requirement.

    You cannot have a managed path that is both explicit (and allows a site collection to exist at the path) AND wildcard (allowing site collections at child URLs).

    It's a performance issue... when the URL is detected, it needs to either check the site collections (wildcard), or find the parent site collection and dig into sites/subsites (explicit).

    Additionally, there would be HUGE concerns if you create similarly URL'ed subsites.

    Accept the technical restriction, and design an Information Architecture that is not hampered by said restrictions.


    Scott Brickey
    MCTS, MCPD, MCITP
    www.sbrickey.com
    Strategic Data Systems - for all your SharePoint needs

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 1:36 PM

All replies

  • create an explicit managed path for '/', then create the site collection.

    Scott Brickey
    MCTS, MCPD, MCITP
    www.sbrickey.com
    Strategic Data Systems - for all your SharePoint needs

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 7:43 PM
  • given the wildcard path, you are not allowed to have a site at demo2013.com/sites

    period.


    Scott Brickey
    MCTS, MCPD, MCITP
    www.sbrickey.com
    Strategic Data Systems - for all your SharePoint needs

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 7:44 PM
  • Hi Scott,

    Thanks for your reply.

    If i create explicit managed path, i cant create multiple site collections under that.

    Actually what i need is the combination of wildcard and explicit

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 7:47 PM
  • so you're generally aware of a very NECESSARY technical requirement.

    You cannot have a managed path that is both explicit (and allows a site collection to exist at the path) AND wildcard (allowing site collections at child URLs).

    It's a performance issue... when the URL is detected, it needs to either check the site collections (wildcard), or find the parent site collection and dig into sites/subsites (explicit).

    Additionally, there would be HUGE concerns if you create similarly URL'ed subsites.

    Accept the technical restriction, and design an Information Architecture that is not hampered by said restrictions.


    Scott Brickey
    MCTS, MCPD, MCITP
    www.sbrickey.com
    Strategic Data Systems - for all your SharePoint needs

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015 1:36 PM