A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013

A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013
A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013 - Book by Saifullah Shafiq

Monday, September 3, 2012

Delete site with threshold error



If you get following error when trying to delete a site, try deleting the site from “Manage Content and Structure” link instead.





The attempted operation is prohibited because it exceeds the list view threshold enforced by the
administrator.

You can get this error in different scenarios. This can be resolved by going to Central Admin site and increasing the list threshold value. If you need exact steps, there are many articles on the net, here is one of them (very detailed):


If you just want to delete the site and  you get this error, go to “Manage Content and Structure” under
“Site Actions” and delete the site from there. You won’t get this error there.