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I am creating Site Collections for Testing SharePoint. I am using Host Named Site Collection to do that instead of the path based site collection addressing.

For that

  1. Got a reference to the HNSC web application which I created before using web application management.
  2. created a non-templated site at the root of the web applications for workflow to connect.

    New-SPSite -Name "Root HNSC Site Collection" -Url "http://vspserver -HostHeaderWebApplication $hnscWebApp -OwnerAlias "vspserver \Administrator"
  3. but when I try to create a Team site by using the following scrpit:

    New-SPSite -Name "VSPServer Intranet" -Url "http://intranet.vspserver" –HostHeaderWebApplication $hnscWebApp -Template "STS#0" -OwnerAlias "vspserver\Administrator"

I get this error message:

    New-SPSite : Cannot find an SPWebApplication object that contains the
    following Name, Id, or Url: http://intranet.vspserver.test-lab.local.
    At line:1 char:1
    + New-SPSite -Name "SPServer Intranet" -Url
    "http://intranet.vspserver.test-lab.lo ...
    +         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : InvalidData: (Microsoft.Share...SPCmdletNewSite:
       SPCmdletNewSite) [New-SPSite], SPCmdletPipeBindException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPCmdletNewSite

Any idea would be appreciated.

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What does the URL say? Post full stack trace please – Anders Rask Dec 11 '12 at 20:25
ULS log, not url – Anders Rask Dec 11 '12 at 20:26
@ Anders Rask, I don't get what you mean. where can I get that from? – user1847609 Dec 12 '12 at 10:27
@user1847609 You can find exceptions in the ULS log. Here is a guide: View diagnostic logs in SharePoint 2013 – Benny Skogberg Dec 12 '12 at 19:55

I think you need to use a template variable and use Get-SPWebTemplate instead. Begin with asigning your $template variable by this script:

$template = Get-SPWebTemplate "STS#0"

Then use the $template variable in your creation script:

New-SPSite -Name "VSPServer Intranet" -Url "http://intranet.vspserver" 
–HostHeaderWebApplication $hnscWebApp -Template $template 
-OwnerAlias "vspserver\Administrator"

Reference: Create a site collection in SharePoint 2013

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I tried that but getting the same Error message. – user1847609 Dec 12 '12 at 10:19
The point is I cannot create a team site. I though I create a new URL but it seems from the Error that it cannot be found, so is it something that I create beforehand? – user1847609 Dec 12 '12 at 10:21
This does not resolve the issue. – NotVonKaiser Jun 30 '15 at 17:15

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