Quickly Migrate SharePoint Path-based to Host-named Site Collections

The February 2015 Public Update introduced a change to quickly allow you to migrate a Path-based Site Collection to a Host-named Site Collection. Here is how you would use this feature.

And that’s it! You’ve migrated http://siteUrl to http://host.example.com.


  1. Super awesome post Trevor! Thanks man, appreciate all you do for us!!!

  2. Can this be used to rename the Path of a Site collection instead of having to Backup-SPSite then Restore?

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  4. Whats the best process to go back the way, HNSC back to managed paths?

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