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I am trying to delete few sites that have loads of sub-sites but its taking way too much time,

I tried to delete sites using "Content Structure" & tried to use this tool as well,

Tool for deleting sites

both option do work , but take too much time, is there alternative or quickest way of doing it.

Cheers

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You can use the stsadm deletesite option or do it within central administration for faster site collection removal. Do you have access to either of those?

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+1 Deletion operation via GUI can also causes timeouts some times. So best is stsadm –  Geek Jun 25 '12 at 13:12
    
Depending on how much content resides in the site, that is a valid point. –  PirateEric Jun 26 '12 at 17:31

The faster method to delete site is through STSADM for MOSS 2007 and SharePoint 2010 Management Shell for SharePoint 2010.

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