peterng

Problem with creating a site collection from a site template.

It doesnt allow me to choose a custom site template when I create a site collection. How do i add the site template to the list of available templates to choose from



Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Problem with creating a site collection from a site template.

Curtis Ruppe (MicroStaff IT)

You can't without using something like SharePoint Solution Designer.

A custom site template created using the Save as site template option only works for subwebs of the current site collection. Site collections can only use site definitions, which are persisted in the folder structure of your web front-end servers.





Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Problem with creating a site collection from a site template.

peterng

are you refering to sharepoint designer or the solution generator that comes with vs extensions for wss

Can i create a site definition from the site template with the solution generator





Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Problem with creating a site collection from a site template.

Curtis Ruppe (MicroStaff IT)

I'm refering to the VS Extensions for WSS. You must create a site from your site template, then use the Solution Generator to package that live site as a site definition, and then deploy that site definition (Open the project created in VS 2005, and right-click the solution -> Deploy).