Hello All-

Every time I setup a new SharePoint 2010 portal, I hit the same problem when I go to create sub-sites…  I have no templates!  Where are my options for creating a Document Center, Search Center, Record Center, or Blog?

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Fortunately, the fix is very simple.  The other templates are just not enabled by default.  I suppose it helps reign in users from going buck-wild on a brand new portal, but annoying for a power user like me (that wants to go buck-wild).  Just click on Site Actions –> Site Settings, and then “Page layouts and site templates”.


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On the resulting screen, you can add additional templates to the right, or just click the radio button that says “Subsites can use any site template”

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Voila!  Now you can create sub-sites based off of any template you want.

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