Team Site template option appearing twice in SharePoint 2013

This SharePoint 2013 tutorial, we will discuss how to fix the issue, Team site template option appearing two times in SharePoint 2013 while creating a subsite.

Recently while creating a subsite I saw the SharePoint Team Site template was appearing two times in the Collaboration tab in Select a template. It was appearing like below:

team site template appearing twice in sharepoint

These sites we have migrated from Moss 2007 to SharePoint 2013 using database upgrade approach, first from moss 2007 to SharePoint 2010 and then from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013.

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

team site template appearing twice in sharepoint 2013

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>
Team Site template option appearing two times in SharePoint 2013

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.

Team Site template option appearing two times in SharePoint

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Bijay Kumar

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 SPGuides.com

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