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  • Question

  • Environment: SharePoint 2013 (Farm)

    Issue: Creation of Subsites

    Steps preformed as experienced by multiple users of the system:

    Navigate to site > Site Contents > *under sub sites* Select "New Subsite" I filled out the title, description,  template, permissions etc... selected the site categories available , Click "Create"

    Page reloads and I have the following message in (red) Select a value from at least one category.

    Does anyone know how I can correct this behavior?

    Self Site Creation is enabled for the Farm and Permissions are site on the main site to allow for site creation

    Thanks,

    Jermal M. Smith

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 4:20 PM

Answers

  • Hi Jermal,

    Whether you customized the newsbweb.aspx for the Site Categories section. The file is located at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS.

    If yes, please check your custom code, and make sure it is correct.

    Thanks,

    Wendy


    Wendy Li
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by JasonGuo Monday, May 26, 2014 1:04 AM
    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 8:34 AM

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  • Environment: SharePoint 2013 (Farm)
    Issue: Creation of Subsites
    Error: Select a value from at least one category

    I have encountered this issue where users (including myself) have attempted to created sub sites and are giving a response message of  Select a value from at least one category.

    Here are steps I followed

    Navigate to site, in my case any of them.
    Site Contents > *under sub sites* select “new subsite”
    I filled out the title, description, template, permissions etc… and selected the site categories available ,  then clicked “Create”

    Page reloads and I have the following message in (red) “Select a value from at least one category.”

    Does anyone know how I can correct this behavior?

    Self Site Creation is enabled for the Farm and Permissions are site on the main site to allow for site creation.

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 4:33 PM
  • Hi Jermal,

    Firstly, let us verify the followings:

    1. What site is the parent site?
    2. Which template did you use for the subsite?
    3. What permission did you use for the user who created the subsite?

    Please grant the user full control on the parent site, then create a subsite, compare the result.

    In addition, please check the log file to find more information about this issue. The path of the log file is C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\15\LOGS.

    I hope this helps.

    Thanks,

    Wendy

    Forum Support

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.


    Wendy Li
    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 3:22 AM
  • Thank You Wendy for your response.

    I can provide you an example of >
    The site is a few sites below the parent site; where http://<parentsite>/department/team1/default.aspx

    I am attempting to create a site here following the steps I provided previously.

    The site template I am attempting is "Team Site"  | Using the space permission as parent site (I've attempted using unique and get the same end results).

    Next is Navigation Inheritance.  Here I have attempted both options 'yes' and 'no' same end results

    Then I have my site categories:

    I have attempted choosing a single, even multiple  and yet I have the same end results.

    Attaching images below and looking into the log shortly 

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 3:34 PM
  • I noticed the following in the log - Unable to write SPDistributedCache call usage entry.  However this may be completely unrelated as many users are accessing this system while I am investigating.

    One thing I did notice was the following:

    05/07/2014 11:30:22.70 w3wp.exe (0x2C50)                       0x0898 SharePoint Foundation         Request Management             adc7u Medium   Mapping URI from 'http://<parentsite>:80/departments/team1/_layouts/15/newsbweb.aspx' to 'http://<server's hostname>/departments/team1/_layouts/15/newsbweb.aspx'

    I took notice of this because we are using an internal FQDN alternate access mapping to the server and had removed the servers <HOSTNAME> leaving the FQDN as the default.  

    I don't see how this would come to play for my issue but the logs show it so there is something happening here...

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 3:57 PM
  • Hi Jermal,

    Please check whether the cache accounts were not setup correctly. And Please try to set the cache accounts using the PowerShell script.

    More information, please refer to the links:

    http://www.sharepointfire.com/MyBlog/2013/11/the-specified-user-or-domain-group-was-not-found/

    http://www.sharepointfire.com/MyBlog/2014/03/set-sharepoint-cache-accounts-with-powershell/

    I hope this helps.

    Thanks,

    Wendy

    Forum Support
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.


    Wendy Li
    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, May 8, 2014 1:44 AM
  • I verified this via central administration -

    application management > manage web application > selected web app, then user policy and all seems correct.  (( I'm still stumped on this issue ))

    Thursday, May 8, 2014 3:14 PM
  • Hi Jermal,

    Whether you customized the newsbweb.aspx for the Site Categories section. The file is located at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS.

    If yes, please check your custom code, and make sure it is correct.

    Thanks,

    Wendy


    Wendy Li
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by JasonGuo Monday, May 26, 2014 1:04 AM
    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 8:34 AM
  • Hello Wendy,

    i've the same issue on my sharepoint 2013 website. I've tried to analyze the Servername-Date-Time.log Logfile but i cannot find error messages. Can you please tell me wich are the relevant logfiles there?

    The User Policy seems to be correct and the Files are not customized.

    Regards

    Thursday, September 18, 2014 6:53 AM