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  Asked By: Rico    Date: Mar 23    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2101

I had a User that created a site in SPS.

When the user created the site, they did not check the box "List this
site in the site directory" and now no one knows what they named the
site or the URL to the site.

Is there a way to locate the site? I have checked around and haven't
found a log file or anything that would reference the site.

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7 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Irvin Foley     Answered On: Mar 23

If you have sufficient rights, I looked with a similar
problem in the _SITE database and in the Webs table.
You can detect there the GUID of the parent and
returning to the ID field check  underneath which site
it's hanging.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Deonte Stein     Answered On: Mar 23

You can use STSADM to create a listing of all Top Level Sites on a virtual server. Then you'll just have to compare the list  with what is in your site  directory.

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Stephon Valentine     Answered On: Mar 23

You could also search for the name of the site  and find it that way.

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Leif Cardenas     Answered On: Mar 23

It likely would not show up in a search either if it wasn't added to the Sites Directory, as it wouldn't be added to the Sites Directory Content Source.

 
Answer #5    Answered By: Jasper Hatfield     Answered On: Mar 23

Microsoft documents several of the database tables. Since you know
WHO created  it, you could query each of your content databases for
any sites  that person authored... that could help you find the
misssing site.

I think the query would be:

select
w.FUllUrl,
u.tp_login,
u.tp_title,
u.tp_email
from webs w, userinfo u
where
w.siteid = u.tp_siteId
and w.Author = U.tp_id
order by tp_title

 
Answer #6    Answered By: Rashawn Hopper     Answered On: Mar 23

In addition to the STSADM tool, you could use the SharePoint
Explorer tool (it's free)
www.ontolica.com/.../SharePointExplore
rHome.html

 
Answer #7    Answered By: Horace Coffey     Answered On: Mar 23

If you ahve sufficient rights on the server,you can go to manage my
virtula server from the sharepoint central administration and click on
show all servers.This would give you a list  of all the servers.

 
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