Sunday, January 08, 2006

How to delete your WSS sites completely ?

It seems to be easy, but to delete WSS sites you have to do 3 things:

1. Remove the physical path
Go to your WSS site > Site Settings > Go To Site Administration > Management and Statistics > Delete Site

2. Remove the link to the WSS site
Go to SiteDirectory (http://server/SiteDirectory/Lists/Sites/Summary.aspx) > Manage Sites

3. Exclude the site of the search results
Portal > Site Settings > Configure search and indexing > View sites pending approval for indexing

Your WSS site has been deleted successfully!


Anonymous said...

Can we monitor the deletion of the site ie. is the deletion logged somewhere?

Kristof De Causemaeker said...

I know that you can track IIS requests by using the IIS log files. I am not quit sure if you can monitor the deletion of the site. Perhaps a logfile in sharepoint which keep track of those modifications...