Or, what happens when you stuffed up and need to clean up a lot of sites created by accident.
- I have a feature receiver stapled to my site template, it checks a few conditions, does a few things, then creates 1 subsite and stops
- The new subsite is created, and runs the same receiver, it checks a few more conditions, does a few things. It shouldn't create any subsites.
- This afternoon, it did. The process did not stop.
- You can't delete the higher level web object when it has subsites. You can't follow the subsites because the path has gone way deep.
- Sounds like time for a good PowerShell script
$web = get-spweb http://dev/ourprojects/nsw/1000
function CleanSite( $w )
$ws = $w.Webs;
foreach( $w1 in $ws)
My initial fears were that the feature receivers has gone berserk and I'd have hundreds of subsites to clean up. This turned out to be not the case - I only had about 12 subsites. I'm wondering if there was a SharePoint error that prevented deeper subsites from being created. So the disaster really wasn't that bad. 12 subsites I can manage.