Friday, June 15, 2012

Site collection basics SharePoint 2010

Every single min we talks about site collections as they are the heart core section of SharePoint. There are so many things that we usually do on site collections that consist of changing of site collection name, creation, deletion, change site quota, activating some features…… n so many things



How to delete a site collection in SharePoint 2010?
§ Open the Central Administration
§ Application Management
§ Site collections
§ Delete a site collection
§ Select the appropriate site link
§ Click OK

How to create a site collection in SharePoint 2010?
§ Open the Central Administration
§ Application Management
§ Site collections
§ Create site collections
§ Select the web application on which you wants to create a site collection
§ Enter the name of the site and URL as per your requirements
§ Select the template
§ Enter the primary and secondary admins
§ Select the storage quota that you want to assign
§ Click Create

How to Change site collection administrators?
§ Open the Central Administration
§ Application Management
§ Site collections
§ Change site collection administrators
§ Select the site collection from the dropdown list for which you want to change the admins
§ Change the admins as per their ID's
§ Click OK

How to change the quota for site collection?
§ Open the Central Administration
§ Application Management
§ Site collections
§ Configure quotas and locks
§ Select the appropriate site collection from the dropdown
§ Assign a new quota as per your requirements
§ Click ok

How to View all site collections?
§ Open the Central Administration
§ Application Management
§ Site collections
§ Open the Central Administration
§ Application Management
§ View all site collections
§ Select the correct web applications from the dropdown
§ You will see the list of site collections underneath

How to change the name of the site collection?
§ Open the site collection on which you are working
§ Site actions
§ Site settings
§ Under Look and Feel
§ You will see a link named as "Title, description, and icon"
§ Change the name in the title field
§ Click OK

How to add a link in quick launch?
§ Open the site collection on which you are working
§ Site actions
§ Site settings
§ Under Look and Feel
§ Navigation
§ You will see two sections here i.e. Global and Current navigation
§ If you want to add a link in quick launch then we need to select "Current Navigation"
§ Add Link
§ Enter the title and specific URL
§ Click OK twice

Note: If you want to add the site link in the top navigation section then you need to refer the Global navigation section.