changing url for /teams to /sites

Copper Contributor


I have many /sites which uses the URL I now require for many communication sites. I am struggling how I can use the URL as its currently being used for a team site.


i.e /sites/IT - I want to change that to /teams/IT so that I can have a communication site addressed /sites/IT.


Any ideas how I can do this ?

6 Replies
You can change that in the SharePoint admin center under Settings and Site creation, if that's what you're asking.



I am aware of the setting under site creation but that is for new sites.

I have 120 existing sites which have the managed path /sites and they should be /teams how can I change this ?


Any help would be greatly appreciated. 


I have set up under site creating for new sites to be set up as /teams and for comms sites to be /sites.





Anyone able to offer help on this Priya's question? I have the same question.

I have this use case as well, where I would like to change existing sites connected to Teams (O365 Group-connected)  to use the /teams/ prefix.

@priya216 @Star-D @MaximillianC @ChristianJBergstrom 

Hey, i am trying to change my SharePoint-URLs in a migration project as well. I don't think that you can use the SharePoint Admin Center to change single /sites/ -sites to /teams/ -sites and vice versa but as always PowerShell is the answer.



1. open PowerShell or ISE on your desktop.

2. install the module "Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.PowerShell"

3. connect to your SharePoint Admin-URL with PowerShell "https://[orgname]"

4. Login with a Tenant/Global- or SharePoint-Admin

5. get the URL of you current site you want to change "https://[orgname]"

6. change the url with the PowerShell-Command

7. Disconnect



# optional
Install-Module -Name Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.PowerShell

# import module
Import-Module -Name Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.PowerShell

# connect to SPOService
Connect-SPOService -Url https://[orgname]

# Change URL
Start-SPOSiteRename -Identity https://[orgname] -NewSiteUrl https://[orgname] 

# disconnect SPOService

 To change /teams to /sites just change the URLs.


To validate a change you can add -ValidateOnly to the Start-SPOSiteRenam Cmdlet.

# validate Cmdlet
Start-SPOSiteRename -Identity https://[orgname] -NewSiteUrl https://[orgname] -ValidateOnly


Hope i could help.



Communicate the Change with the users of the site and try to avoid changing URLs in business hours.


  • When the change will happen
  • What the new URL will be
  • Users should close their files and not make edits during the address change
  • Users should check the site recycle bin to make sure it contains no files they want to keep
  • File permissions and sharing won't change


Best Regards

Hi, I tried these steps for resolution, but these steps are not working for content site, i tried to chnage content site URL but unable to that, please provide any alternate solution for this.