I have the following Problem: I want to build a SharePoint based Intranet for a company, so how can I import the Sites, Workflows etc, that I build in my "IDE" into the Company's SharePoint installation? I can not work on the live System i need to test before publishing.

  • do you want to move the whole site collection from IDE to Live farm or few Subsites?
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Dec 9, 2014 at 14:19
  • In example I want to move just one Website
    – Zion
    Dec 9, 2014 at 15:04
  • if you move whole site then backup and restore will copy the workflows but if you want wubsite then import & export will not move the workflows. how you created your workflows?
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Dec 9, 2014 at 15:12
  • I use SharepointDesigner 2013 what do u mean with if you move whole site then backup and restore?
    – Zion
    Dec 9, 2014 at 15:24
  • I mean backup-spsite & restore-Spsite(technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607901(v=office.15).aspx ). this will move a site collection
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Dec 9, 2014 at 15:28

1 Answer 1


First export the site with Export-SPWeb cmdlet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607895(v=office.15).aspx.

You can then use Import-SPWeb cmdlet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607613(v=office.15).aspx.

  • Thx, does this also Copy the Workflows on a list?
    – Zion
    Dec 9, 2014 at 10:36
  • AFAIK it copies the entire site. It doesn't include custom WSPs, you have to deploy these manually, but from your post I think you don't have these. Dec 9, 2014 at 10:42
  • I dont know what u mean with WSP. And i dont have these but i need to Export/Import a Site with Workflows
    – Zion
    Dec 9, 2014 at 10:50
  • According to sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/74783/…, workflows are not exported, but I would give it a try because workflows 2013 are declarative now, i.e. they do not include custom code. Dec 9, 2014 at 11:21

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