Migration Assessment Scan: Unsupported Site Templates

Learn how to fix issues with Unsupported Site Templates during migration.

Overview

Every SharePoint site is based on a site template. In the SharePoint source environment, it was possible to create site collections using a variety of default templates as well as templates deployed via Full Trust Code (FTC). However, site collections that are supported for migration are the Team Site and Personal Site templates. The Personal Site Template is used for creating OneDrive for Business sites.

Supported Site Templates:

Template Friendly Name

Template

ID

TeamSite

STS

1

Personal Site

SPSPERS

21

Data Migration

Any site that is not using a Team Site or Personal Site template should be mapped to the Team Site template during migration. The content from the source environment is then copied into the new Team Site on the target.

Important: Any site that is configured as “No Access” (locked), in SharePoint would be skipped. To see a list of locked site collections see the Locked Sites scan output.

Preparing for Migration

Leverage the scan report for Unsupported Site Templates to identify site collections that are impacted. The impacted site’s content will be copied into a Team Site template during migration, but it is possible the Team Site template does not include the features/functionality of the source site.

Post Migration

Validate that your sites work post migration.

Scan Result Reports

UnsupportedWebTemplate-detail.csv    This scan report contains a list of sites that are currently using a site template that is not supported on the target platform.

Column

Description

SiteId

Unique identifier of the impacted site collection.

SiteURL

URL to the impacted site collection.

SiteOwner

Owner of the site collection.

SiteAdmins

List of people listed as site collection administrators.

SiteSizeInMB

Size of the size collection in megabytes [MB]

NumOfWebs

Number of webs that exist in the site collection.

ContentDBName

Name of the content database hosting the site collection.

ContentDBServerName

SQL Server hosting the content database.

ContentDBSizeInMB

Size of the content database hosting the site collection.

LastContentModifiedDate

Date/Time the site collection had content modified.

TotalItemCount

Total number of items found in the site collection.

Hits

Number of requests logged for the site collection. Relies on data from the usage logging service. If the usage logging service is disabled this row will show N/A.

DistinctUsers

Number of distinct users that have accessed the site collection. Relies on data from the usage logging service. If the usage logging service is disabled this row will show N/A.

DaysOfUsageData

Number of days the usage logging service retains data. This provides context for Hits and DistinctUsers. For example, if this is 14 days, the Hits and DistinctUsers data is for the last 14 days.

FullURL

URL to the impacted site.

WebID

ID for the site that is linked to the invalid site template.

WebTitle

Title for the impacted site.

WebTemplateID

ID for the site template that is not supported in the source environment.

WebTemplate

Friendly name for the site template. If this is empty, it indicates that the site template is no longer registered on the source environment.

ScanID

Unique identifier assigned to a specific execution of the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool.

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