Workspace templates missing

In a previous post I explained how to enable meeting workspaces in SharePoint 2013. After installing and activating the solution, it is possible, however, that your meeting workspace templates are not available. In which case your screen will look something like this.

No workspace templates

This is because the webtemp_SapiensMPS.xml file is missing from the respective folder for the language you are using. The solution only contains the templates for en-US (1033) and de-DE (1031).

To solve this you need to copy the webtemp_SapiensMPS.xml file from one of the existing language packs, and paste it into the folder for the language(s) you require.

 File directory

The file can be found in the following folders:

English – C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\15\TEMPLATE\1033\XML

German – C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Web Server Extensions\15\TEMPLATE\1031\XML

You can then translate the file so that it is in the language(s) you require.

Now you need to recycle the SharePoint application pool(s) or do an IISRESET.

The screen should then look something like this once you have translated it into another language.

Russian workspace templates

I hope you found this guide useful. If you have any problems or any other questions, please send an e-mail to or post a comment.