SharePoint 2013 Issue Team Site appearing two times in Collaboration tab while creating sub site

SharePoint 2013 Issue Team Site appearing two times in Collaboration tab while creating sub site

In this post, we will discuss how to resolve the issue which comes while creating a subsite in the SharePoint 2013 site. Recently while creating a subsite I saw Team Site template was appearing two times in the Collaboration tab in Select a template. It was appearing like below:

SharePoint 2013 Issue Team Site appearing two times in Collaboration tab while creating sub site
SharePoint 2013 Issue Team Site appearing two times in Collaboration tab while creating sub site

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When I see the view source of the page I saw the extra Team Site template was coming like below, Here the it was coming as “STS#101”.

 SharePoint 2013 Issue Team Site appearing two times in Collaboration tab while creating sub site
SharePoint 2013 Issue Team Site appearing two times in Collaboration tab while creating sub site

Now when I go to the below folder:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\15\TEMPLATE\1033\XML

I saw two files are there one is: WEBTEMP.xml which has no issue, it was looking perfect.

But I saw one more file name was: WEBTEMPSTS.xml which has one template with ID=101. Here I changed the attribute Hidden=”FALSE” to Hidden=”TRUE” like below:

<Template Name=”STS” ID=”1″>
<Configuration ID=”101″ Title=”Team Site” Hidden=”TRUE” ImageUrl=”/_layouts/15/images/stts.png?rev=23″ Description=”A place to work together with a group of people.” DisplayCategory=”Collaboration” > </Configuration>

 SharePoint 2013 Issue Team Site appearing two times in Collaboration tab while creating sub site
SharePoint 2013 Issue Team Site appearing two times in Collaboration tab while creating sub site

So here we have to do it all the front end servers if you have more than one presented there.

Then after doing this make sure to do an IISRESET without that it might not appear.


Now if you will open it will look like below, only one Team Site template.

 SharePoint 2013 Issue Team Site appearing two times in Collaboration tab while creating sub site
SharePoint 2013 Issue Team Site appearing two times in Collaboration tab while creating sub site

Hope this will be helpful.


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I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SharePointSky.com

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