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Did you know a Blank Site created using STSADM is different than via the browser?

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By shane.perran in : SharePoint 2007 // Oct 31 2006

Ted Pattison pointed this out a few days ago and I’ve been meaning to mention it ever since as I was fairly suprised by the news.

Try these two things…

1) Go to the WSS Central Admin application and create a new Blank Site

2) Run STSADM -o CreateSite -url http://MyServer/sites/Site2

ownerlogin: your choice
owneremail: your choice
sitetemplate: STS#1

The one created through the WSS Central Admin application has the 3 standard groups for Owners, Members and Visitors. However the site created with STSADM has no groups at all.

The thought runs that since it’s possible to create groups via stsadm, e.g.,

stsadm.exe –o creategroup –url -name -description -ownerlogin -type

It’s preferable to give more flexibility and let the admin create their own custom groups.

I can’t help but hear, “The more you know …”

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One Response to "Did you know a Blank Site created using STSADM is different than via the browser?"

  1. David Yardy November 5, 2008 3:41 pm

    Great. Thanks for this information. I was surprised to see GUI do something different than stsadm.
    I was looking for confirmation of this just to ensure I was doing things correctly.

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