Plan for site creation and maintenance (Windows SharePoint Services)
Applies To: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
If you plan on having more than a few site collections in your Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 environment, you need to be sure that you have a plan for site creation and maintenance. Without such a plan, it is difficult to control or track when SharePoint sites are created, whether sites are still active, and when you can safely remove inactive sites. Before you deploy and make sites available to users, you need to answer questions such as:
Do you want to tightly control site creation or to allow many users to create sites?
At which level in the site hierarchy should additional sites be created?
How do you find and remove unused sites in your environment?
The articles and worksheets in this chapter help you design and record a plan for site creation and maintenance. This will help you be prepared to manage growth in your environment.
Plan for site creation and maintenance by using the following articles:
Plan process for creating sites (Windows SharePoint Services) helps you determine which type of site creation process will fit your organization, and which method to use to implement that process.
Plan for site maintenance and management (Windows SharePoint Services) helps you to plan for maintaining your SharePoint sites from the beginning to ensure your sites stay current, useful, and usable.