Sunday, June 29, 2008

Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 - Saving a Site as a Site Template

There's a page in SharePoint that allows you to save a Site directly as a Site Template to the Site Templates Gallery. The URL is http://(sharepoint site)/_layouts/savetmpl.aspx

Apparently, there is no link in the settings page to this url in SharePoint.

With this, you can customise a site, and then save it as a template for future use. This serves as an alternative to using the stsadm backup and restore command.

Here's a screenshot of what the page looks like.

1 comment:

Anders Kjellerup Jacobsen said...

When you enable the publishing feature this options will go away. You can, as you have noticed, atill access the Application Page. The saved site will however be broken in some places (e.g. exisitng Pages will have somewhat broken Page Layouts attached). It is therefore _not_ supported to access the URL you provide if you can not see it in the Site Settings menu.