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Confirm that site is still in use - alert

  Asked By: Dana    Date: Sep 15    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1810

We have some users on WSS sites who complain that they are receiving a message asking them to confirm whether or not they are still using the site. These users are in constant use of their site so the alert is being generated incorrectly. Do you have any ideas where we might start to troubleshoot this issue?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Dameon Dejesus     Answered On: Sep 15

Go to Central Administration and click on Configure virtual server settings, select the virtual server, then click on Configure site  collection use confirmation and deletion

Answer #2    Answered By: Tejaswani Barve     Answered On: Sep 15

Dead Web cleanup is broken in SPPT 2003. It asks every N days (90 by default) if
you want to continue used every top-level Web in the Virtual Server. Even if it
was just used yesterday or an hour ago.

You configure it from the Configure site  Collection Use Confirmation and
Deletion link on the Virtual Server Settings page. Here is a blurb from the
SharePoint Resource Kit:

Configure Site Collection Use Confirmation and Deletion
To help mitigate the loss of disk and database space as a result of unused site
collections, this option allows the administrator to set time limits that define
how long to wait to delete unused site collections. There are also parameters
that allow the administrator to define how many times to e-mail the owners of
these unused sites  to warn them of the deletion. If activity on the site is
detected or if the owner of the site responds to the e-mailed warning, the site
will not be deleted. Keep in mind that this feature will work only if the usage
analysis processing is turned on at the portal site level.

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