Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Page Settings: More Bad Paths - MOSS Restore Issues continued

It happens when you restore WCM (publishing) sites to another location. The Page Layout source URL is not updated to reflect the new location.

There are several painful options I tried before finally coming across this solution:

There’s also a standalone executable and source code available here (the script often requires tweaking and recompiling to work, so having the source is a terrific help):

One or the other usually provides the fix required.


if you're still having problems, there are a few things to watch for.

  • Firstly, checkout-out pages (and quite possibly drafts) will not be affected by these commands, so make sure you approve and check in all pages first.
  • If you're still getting the mysterious 'Unknown User' error on some pages chances are that the person who originally created your master/layout pages (or even site template!) no longer exists in the current site/collection. In this case you will have to temporarily add that user back, run the command again, and hopefully all will be good.

Good luck and please add a comment if you've found anything else or are still having problems.

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