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Set Default Site Collection for Root Wildcard Inclusion Managed Path RRS feed

  • Question

  • We want to create multiple site collections under the root of our web application so we setup the (root) managed path as a wildcard inclusion. Under the root we set a site collection as Home (http://sharepoint.domain.com/home) which we would like to be the default site collection if a users navigates to the root directory (http://sharepoint.domain.com). Is this possible or to be able to redirect to sharepoint.domain.com/home if a user navigates to sharepoint.domain.com? I know there are ways to use a webpart on the root site collection to redirect to a site collection but since we are using a wildcard inclusion managed path for the root we are not able to create a root site collection. Any ideas?
    Wednesday, June 5, 2013 7:55 PM

Answers

  • You shouldn't change the root managed path to a wildcard.  There is some built-in functionality that doesn't work right if the root site collection is a wildcard site collection.  As you've already seen there is also no way to specify what comes up if you navigate to the root address without a site collection name.

    In short, don't change the root managed path to a wild card managed path its an unsupported configuration.  It also wasn't supported in SharePoint 2010.  Here's the official statement:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2590492?wa=wsignin1.0


    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    Principal Architect: Blue Chip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as "answered" if this solves your problem.


    Wednesday, June 5, 2013 8:04 PM

All replies

  • You shouldn't change the root managed path to a wildcard.  There is some built-in functionality that doesn't work right if the root site collection is a wildcard site collection.  As you've already seen there is also no way to specify what comes up if you navigate to the root address without a site collection name.

    In short, don't change the root managed path to a wild card managed path its an unsupported configuration.  It also wasn't supported in SharePoint 2010.  Here's the official statement:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2590492?wa=wsignin1.0


    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    Principal Architect: Blue Chip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as "answered" if this solves your problem.


    Wednesday, June 5, 2013 8:04 PM
  • Thank you for the info
    Thursday, June 6, 2013 2:21 PM