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Is there a way to have MOSS 2007 display the sites page in the

  Asked By: Cedric    Date: Nov 06    Category: MOSS    Views: 1182

We would like the sites page in MOSS 2007 to display all the sites in
an "All items" view similar to SharePoint 2003. Is this possible?
Right now, it looks like MOSS 2007 will only show the sites page
grouped by departments for example, but we would like the page to
display all the existing team sites listed alphabetically.



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Gopal Jamakhandi     Answered On: Nov 06

I don't understand your question.

Are you asking how to modify the view in the Sites Directory?

If so, the default page  is just using a Web part to display  a list.

Create a new view in the list and modify the Web part or use another Web
part to display the new view.

Answer #2    Answered By: Chantal Rosa     Answered On: Nov 06

We would like to get more info on what webpart we should use to
alter the view.

One of our requirements is to show the all child sites  under the
project directory site, listed alphabetically including the sites
that the user doesn't have permissions to.

In Sharepoint 2003, by default it showed all sites but in MOSS 2007,
it seems to only show the sites that you have access to.

Is there any out-of-the-box webpart that can do this?

We have tried to create a custom webpart but get access denied
prompts for a user when we tried to show all sites even with
elevated privileges.

Answer #3    Answered By: Kyla Eckert     Answered On: Nov 06

I don't know if the way I did this was the "right" way to do it, but
I was struggling with the OOB site directory web parts in that they
don't create a complete list across site collections, and the got too
granular in showing the default library, list, etc from the top level

We require all our top-level site admins to register any new subsites
they create in a list. They're pretty good about doing it, and it
allows me to have a fairly good quick look at all the sites  exist (I
control all top-level site creation). So I moved that list to the
site directory site, popped a title-linked-to-URL view of the list
onto a page  in the site's pages library, and edited the OOB site
directory tab to point to that page. I think because the list is a
manually created link list, security trimming does not seem to apply
(not an especially good thing in my case, but I just put text at the
top of the page explaining that some sites may have restricted

The down side is that it does rely on manually entered data--
something that may not work in very large environments (we have fewer
than 100 team sites).