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Paul Lee Sharepoint bumps and bruises

If you use:

     stsadm -o createsite [required fields] -sitetemplate STS#0

to create your site collections, the default groups are missing (Owners, Visitors, Members). 

If you create your site collections without the -sitetemplate option, when you first visit the site, you get a page to choose a site template followed by a page to to setup the default groups for the site.  Nice.

If you're like me, you create 50 sites with the -sitetemplate option before figuring out there are no default groups.... 

So what I figured out was that you can paste this to your groupless site collection url:


This will get you to the default group creation page.  Just click OK.  Hopes this helps someone.

My environment: MOSS with Feb CU on server 2003.

Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 5:11 PM Sharepoint Administration | Back to top

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