I have a new installation of SharePoint server 2016, I have setup a new web application and now trying to create a new site collection and I am getting the error :

There is no file with URL '_catalogs/wp/DocumentSetProperties.dwp' in this Web.

I redid the web application a few times without any success. thanks for any help

Edit: With poweershell I get the error

New-SPSite -Url $Site -OwnerAlias $Owner -Template STS#2

New-SPSite : There is no file with URL '_catalogs/masterpage/v4.master' in this Web

Here is the full powershell script:

Add-PSSnapin "Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell"
$siteURL = "http://somewebapp.com/sites/test2"
$sitePrimaryOwner = "domain\secretusername"
$siteSecondaryOwner = "domain\secretusername"
$siteName = "Test Site"
$siteTemplate = "STS#0"
$siteDescription = "This is a test site"

New-SPSite -Url $siteURL -OwnerAlias $sitePrimaryOwner -SecondaryOwnerAlias 
$siteSecondaryOwner -Name $siteName -Template $siteTemplate -Description 
  • Where did you define $site? Please post this code also here.
    – MHeld
    Feb 11, 2019 at 10:48
  • I up[dated the post with the script they are just variable defined in the powershell script
    – Breau
    Feb 11, 2019 at 21:11
  • 1
    I fix my issue by upgrading to sharepoint 2019 clean install. no idea what happened to the 2016 install.
    – Breau
    Mar 28, 2019 at 21:37

1 Answer 1


Install the security update KB4011244

You can download From https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4011244/descriptionofthesecurityupdateforsharepointserver2016november14-2017

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