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Hello all,

Following scenario: Let’s assume we have a MOSS 2007 site containing some pages. Furthermore, let’s assume we want to create a site template out of this exisiting site. In fact, it is possible to save it, but the option is a bit hidden.

Assuming, we have the following site:


And we want to save this site as a template (.stp) for reuse, then, unfortunately, there is no link or option in the “Site Settings” for fulfilling this need. But we can do the following:

Append “_layouts/savetmpl.aspx” to the URL of our site, and voilà: The Save template page will open, giving us the opportunity to save the current site as a template.  In the above case, this means the URL would have to look like:


Which brings us to the following mask:


Figure 1: The “Save Site as Template” mask

After that, you can comfortably access the newly created site template under

Site Settings –> Modify All Site Settings –> (Column: Galleries:) Site Templates.

If the latter menu point doesn’t show up, be sure you are in the top level site settings (otherwise go there using “Go to top level site settings”)

Best regards,


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