I am trying to create a site collection using powershell script but keep getting error even though I already created Managed Path I am referencing in cmdlet,

PS C:\Users\svc_spadmin> New-SPManagedPath "Teams" -WebApplication "http://share

Name                           Type
----                           ----
teams                          WildcardInclusion

PS C:\Users\svc_spadmin> New-SPSite -URL "http://sharepoint2010/teams" -ownerAli
as "sp\svc_spadmin" -Template "STS#0"

New-SPSite : A site collection could not be created as the provided managed pat h does not exist. Change the URL to use an existing managed path or create the missing managed path prior to calling this command. At line:1 char:11 + New-SPSite <<<< -URL "http://sharepoint2010/Teams" -ownerAlias "sp\svc_spadm in" -Template "STS#0" + CategoryInfo : InvalidData: (Microsoft.Share...SPCmdletNewSite: SPCmdletNewSite) [New-SPSite], SPCmdletException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPCmdletNewSite


PS C:\Users\svc_spadmin> New-SpManagedPath -RelativeURL "MPOne" -WebApplication

Name                           Type
----                           ----
mpone                          WildcardInclusion

PS C:\Users\svc_spadmin> New-SPSite -URL "http://sharepoint2010/mpone/testsite"
-ownerAli "sp\svc_spadmin" -Template "STS#0"

New-SPSite : The URL '/mpone/testsite' is invalid. It may refer to a nonexiste nt file or folder, or refer to a valid file or folder that is not in the curren t Web. At line:1 char:11 + New-SPSite <<<< -URL "http://sharepoint2010/mpone/testsite" -ownerAli "sp\sv c_spadmin" -Template "STS#0" + CategoryInfo : InvalidData: (Microsoft.Share...SPCmdletNewSite: SPCmdletNewSite) [New-SPSite], SPException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPCmdletNewSite

1 Answer 1


You have created a managed path named teams, now you actually need to create a site collection under this managed path. So you should name the site collection url something like "http://sharepoint2010/teams/testsite.Follwoing should be the PS command:

New-SPSite -URL "http://sharepoint2010/teams/testsite" -ownerAli
as "sp\svc_spadmin" -Template "STS#0"

Moreover, the correct way of creating the managed path is

New-SPManagedPath –RelativeURL "Teams" -WebApplication "http://share

The above script will create wild card inclusion, If you want explicit inclusion just add

  • Thanks, I tried it before and again now but it didn't worked Jan 23, 2013 at 11:15
  • I just checked it on my VM and a site collection is created successfully. Can you see the managed path being created in the UI. Can you try creating a new webapplication and see if the script works there. Jan 23, 2013 at 11:28
  • It worked on new web application but I am still confused why it didn't worked on default one created by SharePoint while farm wizard tho Jan 23, 2013 at 11:43

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