SharePoint admin center: Replace root site is now available to all customers

Replacing (swapping) the root site is now available to all customers from the SharePoint admin center.

  • Previously, customers with more than 10k users had to use PowerShell to replace their root site.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 72224.

When this will happen

Targeted release (entire org): We will begin and complete rolling this out in early June.

Standard release: We will begin rolling this out in early June and expect to complete rollout late July.

How this will affect your organization

Global and SharePoint admins can perform this action from the SharePoint admin center.

Instructions: Start by selecting the current root site in the Active Sites Page of the SharePoint admin center, and then selecting Replacein the command bar.

Note: To quickly find your root site, sort the URL column from A to Z.

  • When you replace your root site, you’ll be guided through running page diagnostics to verify the health of the site.
  • It is recommended replacing the root site at a time when site usage is low.

What you need to do to prepare

No actions are required to prepare for this change. When you replace your root site, you’ll be guided through running page diagnostics to verify the health of the site. You might want to update your training and documentation as appropriate.

Learn how to replace the root site Using the new SharePoint admin center.

Message ID: MC258225


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