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Change or rename the subsite URL

I can’t rename a URL of a site (using the Site Settings>Title,Description and Icon) I received an error “The attempted operation is prohibited because it exceeds the list view threshold enforced by the administrator”

None of the lists in the subsite exceeds the list view threshold item limits.  But when the same operation is attempted with farm admin account is succeeded as that account default is 20000 anyway. So it seems the total items in that site is adding up for this action and not allowing the rename of url.

Two options :

  • Find and increase the LVT.
  • Alternatively use ‘farm account’ to rename on site or use powershell to update (Get-SPWeb http://portal/subsite | Set-SPWeb -RelativeUrl newsubsitename)  in either case the underlying account uses List View Threshold for auditors and administrators which has higher limits of LVT so it could succeed.

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