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Automating Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010 Administration with Windows PowerShell® 2.0 by Shannon Bray, Gary Lapointe

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Understand Site Collections and Sites

Prior to digging into how to manage Site Collections and Sites in SharePoint 2010, it is important to understand the difference between these two terms. When the end user navigates through the SharePoint environment, they are often oblivious to how the Sites they are using are organized and stored. For the average end user, this is okay. However, for a Site Collection administrator or an information architect, it is critical that the differences between the two are understood.

A Site Collection is a container of Sites that provides a layer of separation from one set of Sites to another. In other words, a Site Collection has a root Site that can contain zero or more sub-Sites; each sub-Site can also have zero ...

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