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Configure a connection to a portal site (SharePoint Server 2010)

Published: May 12, 2010

A portal site connection can be used to link one site collection to another site collection. For example, if you have a main site collection that you want to provide a link to, you can configure a portal site connection that points to the main site collection. The portal site is added to the global breadcrumb navigation for the current site collection. When site collection users click the up folder, the portal site is listed as the parent of the site collection. This enables users to navigate to the portal site more easily.

Configure a connection to a portal site

A portal site connection can help site collection users navigate to the portal site more easily. Users will see the portal site when they click the up folder.

To configure a connection to a portal site

  1. Verify that you meet the following minimum requirements:

    • You must be the site collection administrator.

  2. Browse to the site collection where you want to create a connection to a portal site.

  3. On the Site Actions menu, click Site Settings.

  4. On the Site Settings page, in the Site Collection Administration section, click Portal Site Connection.

  5. On the Portal Site Connection page, select Connect to portal site.

  6. In the Portal Web Address box, type the URL for the portal site.

    Tip Tip:

    The portal site is the site collection that you want to create a link to. The portal site will be added to the global breadcrumb navigation for the current site collection.

  7. In the Portal Name box, type the name of the portal site.

  8. Click OK.

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