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  Asked By: Aurelio    Date: Nov 01    Category: MOSS    Views: 735

We are planning on deploying a MOSS site collection companywide.
Currently, we only have one site collection, but plan on using MOSS
for our intranet and many other areas of business. We are unsure of
how to set this first one up.

We can either create a new web application and use the default site
collection. (ex: http://ProjectA). This is good because the url
makes sense, but we are worried that if we ever move servers we will
lose the name of the site collection. It looks like the default site
collection name is simply "/".


We can create a site collection under
http://something/sites/ProjectA/. This is good becuase we can always
move the site collection easily, but for this first project the url
is long and no site exists at "something".

If we went with the first option, is it possible to rename a site
collection when we move it, or will the links and everything break?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Katy Patton     Answered On: Nov 01

You can rename  a site  collection when you move  it and everything should be fine.
Remember, you can also create  a managed path embedded site collection, like:


Where MPESC is the site collection. Just create a managed path with the type
'Explicit inclusion', then create the site collection  in the path.

Of course, everything under MPSESC will be a subsite. You also must create a
MPESC from Central Admin.

Answer #2    Answered By: Ana Payne     Answered On: Nov 01

I ended up creating the managed path. I was concerned
that if I changed the name of a site  collection I would break  the
links. We tried this in beta 2 with a publishing site (our corporate
website in production) and the links  remained absolute. We had to go
in and fix a ton of links by hand. I figured this would be fixed in
the release version, but I don't want to gamble on it.

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