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Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Unleashed by Kathy Hughes

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Deleting a Team Site’s Home Page

Any user with design privileges and accessing a site with SharePoint Designer can potentially delete content pages, including a site’s Home page. Thankfully, by default SharePoint Designer 2010 restricts deletion of the page currently set as the site’s Home page in a SharePoint Server 2010 deployment.

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In testing I found that in a SharePoint Server 2010 deployment, the page set as the Home page could not be deleted and the user was challenged at the time of attempted deletion. This included SharePoint Server 2010 enterprise environments irrespective of whether the publishing Feature was activated. This is the same behavior experienced when trying to delete the Home page via the Web interface.

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