Microsoft Office Sharepoint

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Page not found 404 on Default.aspx

Why do you receive a 404 when trying to visit Default.aspx on your SharePoint Site ( among other multiple reasons) ?

Answer ( among other potential answers ) 🙂

The site might reside at the root of a Wildcard inclusion managed path.


Webapplication             http://SharePoint

Managed Path at          /ManPath/

The Default page at     http://SharePoint/ManPath/Default.aspx

When you try to access the site, you receive a 404 (Page not found)



By design


Remove the managed path through UI or powershell


$wa = Get-SPWebApplication -identity http://SharePoint





How do you end-up in this ?

Well, by creating a managed path at the same URL as your newly created TeamSite