Enablessc: Stsadm operation (Office SharePoint Server)

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Operation name: Enablessc


Enables self-service site creation for the specified Web application.

This operation is equivalent to the Enable Self-Service Site Creation user interface setting that is located on the Self-Service Site Management page of the SharePoint Central Administration Web site.


If there is a site collection at the root of the specified Web application with a Team Site template when self-service site creation is enabled, a list item is added to the Announcements list. The list item provides users with an URL they can use to create their own site collection.


stsadm -o enablessc

**   -url <URL name>**



Parameter name Value Required? Description


A valid URL name, such as http://server_name


The name of the Web application for which you want to enable self-service creation.




Use only if you want to require users to create a secondary contact name on the sign-up page.

The secondary contact also becomes a site collection administrator.


Members of the Administrator site group can create subsites off their Web sites using Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. These subsites can be fully functioning Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 sites, complete with a home page, document libraries, and so on, and they can even have their own unique permissions. Self-service site creation is a feature that is enabled by administrators and allows users to create their own top-level Web sites. The user does not need administrator permissions on the server or Web application, only permissions on the Web site where self-service site creation is hosted. The user simply enters some basic information and the new top-level Web site is created with the user as the owner and administrator. When you enable self-service site creation, you free yourself from having to create top-level Web sites on demand for your users as they are able to perform this operation themselves.


To enable self-service site creation for a server called MyServer and require two contact names for each site, use the following syntax:

stsadm -o enablessc -url http://MyServer -requiresecondarycontact

See Also


Configure self-service site creation