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Create a New Site Collection

Solution: Use the New-SPSite cmdlet from the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell.

To add a new site collection, use the New-SPSite cmdlet, as follows:

New-SPSite –url <full url of new site collection>
-name <name of new site collection>
-owneralias <site collection administrator>
-template <site collection template to use>

A sample command-line entry for creating the root site collection using the Team Site template is shown in Listing 3.6.

Listing 3.6. Creating the Root Top-level Site Collection

New-SPSite –url http://sp2010/ -name Home -owneralias SP\SiteAdmin
-template STS#0

The site template names can be found using Get-SPWebTemplates. If no template is provided, the site collection will still be created. In this case, once the site is accessed via the browser, SharePoint will prompt for a site collection template to be selected.

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