How To View All Site Collections In SharePoint 2013 Central Administration

In this article, we will see how to view all the site collections in SharePoint 2013 Central Admin. Here, you can view all the site collections present under the Web Application.

This will allow you to have a view of all the site collections on the Web.

How to view?

Let’s open Central Admin of SharePoint on your machine. On your Windows desktop screen, click Start >> Administrative Tools >> SharePoint 2013 Central Administration.

  • Run it as an administrator to have the elevated privileges.
  • You will see the screenshot given below.

  • Central Admin is configured under the categories given below.
  • Click Application Management.

  • Go to Site Collections.

  • Click View all site collections.
  • You will see the screen given below.


  • Web Application
    Select the Web Application, where you want to see all the sites.

Once you select the Web Application, all the site collections will populate on the left. You can select them and it will populate the details given below on the summary deck, as shown below.

  1. URL
  2. Title
  3. Description
  4. Primary Administrator
  5. E-mail Address
  6. Database Name

This setting allows you to view all the site collections on Central Admin under the chosen Web Application.

Here, in this article, we saw how to view all site collections on Central Administration. There are more to come on Central Administration. Until then, keep reading and keep learning.

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