Move a Site Collection to a Subsite in SharePoint 2010


SharePoint 2010

New post over at on moving a Site Collection to a Subsite, check it out:


During an upgrade and reorganization, we had a customer with a requirement to move a Site Collection to be a subsite of another Site Collection. Thankfully, with the new PowerShell capabilities with SharePoint 2010, this task was rather simple.

High-Level Steps

  • Export the Site Collection
  • Create the New Subsite
  • Import the Exported Site Collection
  • Delete the Old Site Collection


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One Comment on “Move a Site Collection to a Subsite in SharePoint 2010”

  1. Dawn Says:

    Followed this for a publishing site and gets errors – any ideas on that one?


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