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SharePoint Foundation failed to create a site - Event 6141 (SharePoint 2010 Products)

SharePoint 2010
 

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2010-03-09

Alert Name:   SharePoint Foundation failed to create a site

Event ID:   6141

Summary:   In Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010, administrators can create new SharePoint sites. Site owners and — depending on the site settings — site visitors can create subsites. This alert indicates that an attempt to create a new SharePoint site has failed.

Symptoms:   This event might appear in the event log: Event ID: 6141 Description: The site <Site Name> could not be created. The following exception occurred: <Exception Details>.

Cause:   One or more of the following could cause this:.

  • A configuration error.

  • The user does not have sufficient permission to create the site.

  • The user attempted to create a site with a non-valid character in the site name, such as '+'.

To determine the specific error, see the exception text in the event description.

Resolution:   User must request access
  • If Event 6141 has the description of: 'The site %SiteURL% could not be created. The following exception occurred: Access denied.' This means the user does not have permission to create a SharePoint site. Users will need to request access to the SharePoint site so that a SharePoint Administrator can update their permissions.

    Instruct the user to follow these steps:

  • On the home page of the site, in the upper right corner of the page, click next to “Welcome, <user name>”.

  • Click Request Access.

  • On the Request Access page, type a deception of your request, if needed, and click Send Request.

Resolution:   User must use a different URL
  • If Event 6141 has the description of: 'The site %SiteURL% could not be created. The following exception occurred: Invalid character in Web name %SiteName%.' This means the user attempted to create the site using an invalid character. Instruct the user to recreate the site without the special character such as '+' in the site name.

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