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Is there a way to redirect the root of a SharePoint application to a sub-site? RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    For this to work it is better to have SharePoint do the redirection and not IIS.

    On the root site collection in SharePoint, create a redirect page to redirect to widget-a subsite. To create the redirect page you will need to:

    A. access the root site collection. So if you previously did not create is, create it first

    B. Enable publishing features ( Site Actions - Site Settings - Site Collection Features - Enterprise Publishing features)

        activate SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure

    Site Actions - Site Settings - Manage Site Features

        activate SharePoint Server Publishing

    C. Create the redirect page:

       Go to the Pages document Library in the site collection

       Create a new page - and select the redirect page layout

       Edit the new page and specify the Redirect URL. Save the document and publish it.

    D. Set the created page as the welcome page  ( Site Actions - Site Settings - Look and Feel - Welcome Page)

    Just a amall remark. Once in place if you access the site as a site collection administrator, you will see the redirect page for 5 seconds. This will not be the case for your normal users


    Dirk Van den Berghe


    Friday, April 27, 2012 8:59 AM

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  • Hi,

    I would have tried what you already tried.

    Other solutions may involve other agencies of your organization. Did you talk to your network/ dns team if they can do a redirection. Or do you use any load balancer which can reroute such traffic for the time being.

    If you have UAG security, I think an UAG administrator can also do a similar redirect. But that needs to be verified.


    Thanks, Soumya | MCITP, SharePoint 2010

    Thursday, April 26, 2012 8:25 PM
  • Hi,

    For this to work it is better to have SharePoint do the redirection and not IIS.

    On the root site collection in SharePoint, create a redirect page to redirect to widget-a subsite. To create the redirect page you will need to:

    A. access the root site collection. So if you previously did not create is, create it first

    B. Enable publishing features ( Site Actions - Site Settings - Site Collection Features - Enterprise Publishing features)

        activate SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure

    Site Actions - Site Settings - Manage Site Features

        activate SharePoint Server Publishing

    C. Create the redirect page:

       Go to the Pages document Library in the site collection

       Create a new page - and select the redirect page layout

       Edit the new page and specify the Redirect URL. Save the document and publish it.

    D. Set the created page as the welcome page  ( Site Actions - Site Settings - Look and Feel - Welcome Page)

    Just a amall remark. Once in place if you access the site as a site collection administrator, you will see the redirect page for 5 seconds. This will not be the case for your normal users


    Dirk Van den Berghe


    Friday, April 27, 2012 8:59 AM
  • Thank you - Very helpful
    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 5:40 AM