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Site Collection for Root Explicit Inclusion / Wildcard Inclusion Managed Path

Posted By:Sagar Pardeshi       Posted Date: January 12, 2014    Points: 200    Category: SharePoint    URL: http://www.dotnetspark.com  

Site Collection for Root Explicit Inclusion / Wildcard Inclusion Managed Path


When we create Site Collections in SharePoint web applications, they are created with URL as


To have a specific URL other than /site we would have to create a Managed Path.

When we create a Managed Path, we have two options:   Explicit Inclusion

                                                                              Wildcard Inclusion                                                                                                                 

So what is the difference? I am going to guide you on what exactly is a managed path. Be with me.

1) Browse to Central Administration -> Applications Management -> Manage Web Application

2) Choose the web application where you want to implement managed paths.

3) I am adding two new paths      - hr (for type Explicit inclusion)

                                                 - admin (for type Wildcard inclusion)

4) Now browse back to Application Management -> Create Site Collections.

5) You would see your custom Managed paths there.

Explicit Inclusion:

When we are not planning to create further site collections under a specified managed path, then we use this option. Explicit Inclusion Managed paths allows in creation of only one site collection at the exact given URL.

In our case hr  would be the only site collection that can be created. SharePoint will allow creating only one site collection within this Managed Path.

Wildcard Inclusion:

When we want to create more than one site collection under a specific managed path, we use this option. Wildcard Inclusion Managed Paths allow unlimited site collection to be created under a given URL.

In our case under admin, we can create any number of site collections.

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