MOSS 2007 Beta 2 Upgrade Warning - Publishing Sites

A warning to creators of Publishing sites in MOSS 2007 Beta 2: an upgrade to B2TR will break the site, requiring deletion and recreation.

If you’ve created any Publishing sites (WCM sites) in MOSS 2007 Beta 2, you need to be aware of something. There is a known issue that after you upgrade to B2TR, your Publishing Sites won’t work. Here’s the issue you’ll see when browsing your site:

An error occurred during the processing of /_catalogs/masterpage/TopNavFlyouts.master. Type “Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.Navigation.PortalSiteMapDataSource’ does not have a public property named ‘TrimNonCurrentHeadings’.

The easy fix (if you’ve just been playing around with WCM), is to delete your site and recreate it.

However, some customers have obviously been actively building real sites… and deleting their work just isn’t an option. For these people, a workaround is coming, which you’ll have to do to get your B2 sites to work in B2TR.

A workaround will be available very soon… I’ll make sure to post it once its available. I wanted to get this out before those who have created WCM sites in B2 that can’t be deleted tried to upgrade to B2TR and freaked out.

Here’s the fix for the issue mentioned above: MOSS 2007 Beta 2 WCM/Publishing sites break when upgrading to Beta 2 Technical Refresh… and a fix!

Andrew Connell
Developer & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web & cloud developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to helping you be the best Microsoft 365 web & cloud developer. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.

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