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Configure self-service site creation

Updated: January 17, 2008

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

Updated: 2008-01-17

Before you perform this procedure, confirm that:

Enable self-service site creation

Use the following procedures to enable self-service site creation.

ImportantImportant:

At the minimum, you must be a member of the Farm Administrators SharePoint group to complete this procedure using the user interface.

Enable self-service site creation by using Central Administration

  1. On the top link bar of the Central Administration site, click Application Management.

  2. On the Application Management page, in the Application Security section, click Self-service site management.

  3. On the Self-Service Site Management page, verify that the Web application you want is selected. If it is not, in the Web Application section, on the Web Application menu, click Change Web Application. Next, on the Select Web Application page, click the Web application for which you want to enable self-service site creation.

  4. After the correct Web application is selected, in the Enable Self-Service Site Creation section, select On.

    NoteNote:

    When you turn on self-service site creation, an announcement is added to the Announcements list on the home page of the top-level Web site in the root site collection for the Web application. The announcement provides a link to the site creation page, which is scsignup.aspx in the _layouts directory, for example, http://server name/_layouts/scsignup.aspx.

  5. To require users to supply a secondary contact name for sites that they create when using the Create Site Collection page, select the Require secondary contact check box.

  6. Click OK.

ImportantImportant:

The account that you use to run the Stsadm command-line tool must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer.

Enable self-service site creation by using the Stsadm command-line tool

  1. On the drive where SharePoint Products and Technologies is installed, open a command-line window and type the following command:

    cd %CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\bin

  2. To enable self-service site creation, use the following command:

    stsadm.exe -o enablessc -url <url> -requiresecondarycontact

For more information, see Enablessc: Stsadm operation (Office SharePoint Server).

Disable self-service site creation

Use the following procedures to disable self-service site creation.

ImportantImportant:

At the minimum, you must be a member of the Farm Administrators SharePoint group to complete this procedure using the user interface.

Disable self-service site creation by using the user interface

  1. On the top link bar of the Central Administration site, click Application Management.

  2. On the Application Management page, in the Application Security section, click Self-service site management.

  3. On the Self-Service Site Management page, verify that the Web application you want is selected. If it is not, in the Web Application section, on the Web Application menu, click Change Web Application.

  4. On the Select Web Application page, click the Web application for which you want to enable self-service site creation.

  5. After the correct Web application is selected, in the Enable Self-Service Site Creation section, select Off.

  6. Click OK.

ImportantImportant:

The account that you use to run the Stsadm command-line tool must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer.

Disable self-service site creation by using the command line

  1. On the drive where SharePoint Products and Technologies is installed, open a command-line window and type the following command:

    cd %CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\bin

  2. To disable self-service site creation, use the following command, including any options that apply to your environment:

    stsadm -o disablessc -url <url>

For more information, see Disablessc: Stsadm operation (Office SharePoint Server).

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