SharePoint Provisioning did not succeed. Details: The site template was not provisioned successfully

This SharePoint tutorial, we will discuss how to resolve the error: Provisioning did not succeed. Details: The site template was not provisioned successfully. OriginalException: File or arguments not valid for site template ‘BLANKINTERNET#0’.

I faced this issue while trying to create a new site collection in SharePoint 2019. Below is the screenshot of the issue while creating a site collection.

Provisioning did not succeed. Details: The site template was not provisioned successfully
Provisioning did not succeed. Details: The site template was not provisioned successfully

Provisioning did not succeed

Now, we will see how to fix error, Provisioning did not succeed or The site template was not provisioned successfully error in SharePoint.

The workaround of the issue is creating an empty site collection using STSADM command next choose the template to create a SharePoint site.

Syntax 

STSADM.EXE -o createsite -url <url-to-site-collection> -ownerlogindomain\user -owneremail <email-address>

Example 

STSADM.EXE -o createsite -url http://servername:80/sites/RajSitecollection-ownerloginmydomain\rswain-owneremail [email protected] -sitetemplate CMSPUBLISHING#0

Remember, using the “Blank Site” template does NOT create a completely empty site collection.

The site collection created by the Blank Site template creates some content for the default website.

You can see the difference if you create a site collection using both methods and then inspect the content of the created sites using SharePoint designer 2013.

Then go to http://servername:80/sites/RajSitecollection, it will ask you to choose a site template. After select “Collaboration Portal”, the site is created without error.

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I hope this tutorial will help to resolve Provisioning did not succeed. Details: The site template was not provisioned successfully error in SharePoint.

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