I am trying to create a new site collection with powershell in the root path http://mysite/search/

    $siteName = "Search";
    $webAppUrl = "http://sharepoint";
    $siteUrl = "$webAppUrl/$siteUrl";

    New-SPSite -Url $siteUrl -OwnerAlias $ownerAlias -SecondaryOwnerAlias $secondaryOwnerAlias -ContentDatabase $databaseName -Template $template -Name $siteName;

I get the error below:

New-SPSite : A site collection could not be created as the provided managed path does not exist.

  • 1. Is that really the full path in the webAppUrl variable? 2. Why do you wanna create a search site in the mysites webapplication? Jan 20 '16 at 13:49
  • @user19952 it is not the mysite web application. I want to create it in the root of the deafult web application. sharepoint/<here>
    – Citizen SP
    Jan 20 '16 at 13:51

If you are looking to create an site collection, you need to create an explicit managed path for "/search". In central administration, under the manage web applications screen, highlight the web application, then select managed path.

Create an explicit managed path called "/search" and try your powershell script again.

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