I made several site templates, which can be found in Solutions. enter image description here

I want to deactivate one(Green Grass Template), but I get this error: enter image description here

Which is strange because I made the template myself, I am in the site Owners group, which should give me the correct roles.

I can deactivate all of the other templates, without getting this error.

Any clues?

Edit (answer): There was a site created from this template. After deleting that site, I could deactivate the template.

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You must be a site collection administrator to do this. Add yourself to the site administrators group, and the rest shall be done as expected.

  • I can deactivate all of them except for 1. I am in the default "Site Owners" (full control) group for that site. I'm guessing it has something to do with the template itself? Commented Nov 14, 2016 at 10:13
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    I guess there must be an existing sub site that is created using the template. If that's the case then I believe it will not allow you deactivate it. Am assuming.. so give it a try
    – noah_dvlpr
    Commented Nov 14, 2016 at 10:21
  • That's it! There was still an existing sub site made from that template. I deleted the site and then could deactivate the template. Thanks! Commented Nov 14, 2016 at 10:24
  • My pleasure, glad that the solution worked out !
    – noah_dvlpr
    Commented Nov 14, 2016 at 11:41

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