The access control list on 12templatelayoutsweb.config could not be modified when installing 941422

We ran across this while installing the KB941422 hotfix on a brand new farm :   [SPManager] [ERROR] []: The access control list on C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\template\layouts\web.config could not be modified because the path could not be located in the file system.[SPManager] [ERROR] []:    at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPProvisioningAssistant.ResetAcl(FileSystemInfo fi, Boolean append)   at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPServer.ResetAcl(FileSystemInfo fi,…

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Missing Content Types association with variations – an STSADM extension solution

I ran into an issue the other day where all content for most pages where missing when viewing a “target variation” (I define a variation as “target” when it’s not the source variation).  After taking a closer look, we could see the titles and description, but any custom fields were missing unless the page was…

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Programmatically create a site lookup column in SharePoint

We have automated almost everything about creating a “blank” publishing web site with landing pages, navigation parameters, even content pages.  One thing we found out with Features or even code is that you cannot create a list with its GUID; it will be provided to you after creation.  Obviously, if you have a Feature with…

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Invalid date showing when using a FieldValue instead of a DateTimeField

We came across this bug lately where we had a EditModePanel in Display using a FieldValue to show the value of a DateTimeField and the time was always incorrect : it was off 4 hours (could be the GMT time but our Regional Settings are set to -5 with DST and I think that would…

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(Updated) Visio Stencils for Sharepoint 2007 Site Structures documentation. Version 0.2.

I’ve worked a bit on the Visio Stencils I’m using for documenting Site Structures and I fixed the way “text” works with the Site Structure stencil.  You can now simply double-click on it and the text will be correctly modified (not added over it) (note: The icon “Text Block Tool” in Visio is your friend…

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Breadcrumbs and Web Content Management

There’s a common misconception where some believes that a web site’s breadcrumbs are supposed to show how the user got to a page (well the term “breadcrumb” could indeed misleading).  Unfortunately, that can prove to be difficult in lots of cases such as search or cross-linking.   I often had that discussion in design sessions…

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Error after KB941422 : The specified SPContentDatabase has been upgraded to a newer version of SharePoint. Please upgrade this SharePoint application server before attempting to access this object.

After running the KB941422 on my personal MOSS Virtual Machine, I was getting this error in the Upgrade.log : The specified SPContentDatabase Name=SharePoint_AdminContent_a3efdc71-2455-4b12-8d44-6395d42c9070 Parent=SPDatabaseServiceInstance has been upgraded to a newer version of SharePoint. Please upgrade this SharePoint application server before attempting to access this object.at Microsoft.SharePoint.Upgrade.SPSequence.get_CanUpgrade()   Running the setup (GUI) again would result in…

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Visio Stencils for SharePoint 2007 sites and servers

I’ve put up together a Visio 2007 stencil that I use for creating SharePoint Site Structures and architecture.      Update : You can find an updated post with more pictures and updated stencils at http://blogs.msdn.com/maximeb/archive/2007/10/27/updated-visio-stencils-for-sharepoint-2007-site-structures-documentation-version-0-2.aspx.   This is a complement to the architecture/server one available on this blog address : http://blogs.tamtam.nl/mart/MOSSArchitectureDiagramsVisioServerStencils.aspx.  This stencil is…

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Content Deployment : The URL "Style Library/en-us" is invalid

I came across this error yesterday while testing a Content Deployment for a customer and had this error “The URL “Style Library/en-US” is invalid …” with the stack trace mentioning that it was updating a File or Folder.  The kind of message where you say “yeah I know, I’m deploying this so you should bring…

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