Enforcing Consistent Workspaces with Preferred Templates and Page Layouts

This is a topic I have not seen a lot of discussion on so perhaps it could fall under a “did you know” category.

In Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, you can specify preferred templates, and page layouts.  Basically what this means is you can tell your site to allow only specific site templates, and page layouts, when creating new sub-sites, or pages.

This is a great way to enforce consistent workspaces in an otherwise free-for-all situation. 

You can configure the site templates, and page layouts to use by visiting: Site Actions -> Site Settings -> View all Site Settings -> Page Layouts and Site Templates.

The rest is very intuitive.  Good Luck!

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One Response to Enforcing Consistent Workspaces with Preferred Templates and Page Layouts

  1. Dino says:

    I created a custom site template that i wanted to add to my prefered templates but every time i select the custom site template it lets me save it but it does not show up in the available template in the create site. When i go back to the “page layout and site template” section i see that my custom sites are note there.. i added them 2-3 times and even rebooted the MOSS server with no luck. Do you have any sugestions on how to get this to work?