STS#0 Template Not Creating Membership Groups with AutoSPInstaller

Topics: General Questions, Support
Jan 7, 2014 at 7:28 PM
Edited Jan 7, 2014 at 8:26 PM
With my XML for AutoSPInstaller I create 6 Web Applications - 4 of these are created using the STS#0 template. Each has XML like this:
<WebApplication type="Other" name="Site Name" applicationPool="ConnectApplication Pool" url="" port="443" UseHostHeader="true" AddURLToLocalIntranetZone="true" GrantCurrentUserFullControl="false" useClaims="true" useBasicAuthentication="false" useOnlineWebPartCatalog="false">
        <DBServer />
        <DBAlias Create="false" DBInstance="SERVER\INSTANCE" DBPort="" />
      <ManagedPaths />
        <SiteCollection siteUrl="" HostNamedSiteCollection="false" Owner="Company\james" Name="SiteName" Description="Site Name" SearchUrl="" CustomTemplate="false" Template="STS#0" LCID="1033" Locale="en-us" Time24="false" />
I'll also Clarify and say that all 4 other sites are categorized as WebApplication type "Other" - not sure if that has any bearing.

Under Site Settings > People and Groups - None of the site Have the usual SharePoint security groups created for them.
  • SiteName Owners
  • SiteName Members
  • SiteName Visitors
Instead There is only one security group listed - Excel Services Viewers - Why it picked this I have no idea

After AutoSPInstaller is done If I create a Site Collection manually using STS#0 (Team Site) It does get the security groups. Also, if I delete the site collection and recreate it, it gets the expected groups.

I can supply the complete XML config file if it helps.