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Problems Creating a new site collection

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 16, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Hi all,

I am attemping to create a new site collection in code. This works fine on my test box, but when I moved it to production I keep getting access denied. Here is some of the code I am using:

Protected Sub btnCreate_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles btnCreate.Click

        'Create the new site collection
        Dim elevatedCode As New SPSecurity.CodeToRunElevated(AddressOf CreateSite)

  End Sub ' End btnCreate_Click
''' <summary>
  ''' Create the new site collection
  ''' </summar

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