Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
To change the site collection you want to manage, you can use the Site Collection menu to
select the correct web application (if necessary) and site collection.
V I E W A L L S I T E C O L L E C T I O N S
The Site Collection List page simply lists all the site collections for a particular web application
(Figure 11.20). This information is handy when you’re troubleshooting why users can no
longer access a site collection. If you come here and find that a site collection is gone, you’ll know
what the problem is. Ironically, considering it’s one of the last settings in this subcategory, if you
come to this setting first and select a site collection from the list, that site collection will be the
default site collection selected in the Site Collection menu of most of the pages in this category.
Coincidentally, this page’s content is identical to the Select Site Collection box used to select a
site collection to delete.
The Site Collection
C O N F I G U R E S E L F -S E R V I C E S I T E C R E A T I O N
This setting is also available from the Manage Web Applications page, under the Self-Service
Site Creation button.
The name is a bit of a misnomer. This option does not allow users to create their own sites, as
in their own subsites in a site collection. When enabled for the selected web application, it allows
users to create their own site collections. Thus, the user becomes the site collection
administrator. So if you set security so that scriptable web parts won’t be available for average users to use,
forget about it. Users will be able to put those buggy, security-endangering, resource-hogging
scripted web parts all over their site collections, for example, because they are administrators.
Also, when you enable self-service site collection, you can’t limit the number of site collections
a user can create (Figure 11.21). It’s either enable it or not; after that, you have to hope (unrealisti-
cally) that users make only one. This is why Site Use Confirmation And Deletion is available, so