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