Friday, August 23, 2013

SharePoint 2010: Create new Site Collection

Quick run through on how to create a Site Collection on SharePoint 2010 for future reference.

For more details check out:
  1. Access Central Administration site
    • Typically server name on port 9999 but will vary with installation.  On server shortcut located at: Start > All Programs > Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products > SharePoint 2010 Central Administration
  2. Application Management > Create site collections
  3. Complete following:
    1. Web Application
      1. Select Web Application from drop down
      2. Ex: Test
    2. Title and Description
      1. Title: What you want displayed above Ribbon
      2. Description: Describe the site for future reference 
        • **DO NOT LEAVE BLANK** future admins will HATE you
    3. Web Site Address
      1. Select if Root (/) or Sites (/sites/) address
    4. Template Selection
      1. Select desired Template: 
    5. Primary Site Collection Administrator
      1. Enter User Name:
        • I define Farm Admin as primary
    6. Secondary Site Collection Administrator
      1. Enter User Name
        • Define my privileged account as secondary
        • Can add more SC admins later if needed
    7. Quota Template
      1. Define quota if required
    8. Click OK; Wait for processing
  4. Completed screen provides hyperlink to new site collection 
Check out the How-To on Spiceworks: 

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