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Server Admin Templates as STP Files

  Asked By: Lacy    Date: Aug 23    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1306

I would like to use a few of the last 20 of the "Fabulous 40" - The
Server Admin Templates. Unfortunately, these templates were deployed
as site definitions instead of site templates, so mere mortals cannot
install them. My server adminstrator is out of pocket right now, so
I'm in a holding pattern on getting these templates to my users. Does
anyone know of a way to get these templates as STP files instead of
site definitions?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Alisha Itagi     Answered On: Aug 23

An .stp file is basically a macro that is based on a site  definition.
So, without a site definition, the .stp is worthless. If you were to
move an .stp, for example, to a farm that didn't have the original site
definition the .stp was based on, the template would fail.

Answer #2    Answered By: Gretchen Stokes     Answered On: Aug 23

Site definitions  are typically better than custom site
templates. However, you can easily create an custom site  template STP
from these site definitions. Simply create a site based on the
definition, navigate to Site Settings from the Site Actions menu of that
site, choose Save site as template, fill out the fields and click Save.
Once saved, you can navigate to the Site Template Gallery (also from the
Site Settings page or directly from /_catalogs/wt/Forms/Common.aspx of
the current site) and click on the name of the custom site template to
save it to the file system.

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