I've created a managed path for my team sites - called "workspaces". All team sites Have been created under the same managed path.


How can I list all team sites under a managed path?

What I want is to delete all site collection under a specific managed path. (remove site collection and DB-entry)

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To list them, this actually gives you all sites under the path though:

Get-SPSite "http://awesome.com/workspaces*" -Limit ALL

To delete you should be able to use

Get-SPSite "http://awesome.com/workspaces*" -Limit ALL | Remove-SPSite -Confirm:$false

You can use

Remove-SPContentDatabase -Identity {GUID}

to remove a content database

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    ty, do this code delete the team-site-db?
    – Plexus81
    Commented Aug 8, 2014 at 8:24
  • No it does not, it just removes the site collections from the database. Commented Aug 8, 2014 at 8:25
  • Updated with how you can remove a content database if needed Commented Aug 8, 2014 at 8:30

You can delete site collection using powershell by using following command

$tmpRoot = Get-SPWebApplication -Identity http://SP:2000
#Enumerate through each site collection
for ($index=$tmpRootColl.Count-1 ; $index-ge 0 ; $index–-)
  Remove-SPSite -Identity $tmpRootColl.Item($index) -GradualDelete -Confirm:$false
Get-SPDeletedSite | Remove-SPDeletedSite

Where $tmpRoot is Web Application and $tmpRootColl is collection of sites under web application

Find full code with explanation from this blog CodePlayAndLearn

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