MOSS 2007: Unable to change view in Site Content and Structure


In a publishing site from Site Content and Structure if you try to change Default View to any other view like "All Drafts Document" or "Pending Approval" it does not change. It just refreshes the page and comes back to Default View.


This issue may happen if the Publishing Resources Feature activation has not happened completed without error causing problem for the ‘Content and Structure Reports' list. This is the list which contains the views available in Site Content and Structure.

Steps to rectify the issue

1. As we will be deleting the 'Content and Structure Reports' list, take backup of the site collection to be on safer side, so that in the worst case scenario it can be restored if required.

2. Deactivate features in following order:

stsadm -o deactivatefeature -filename publishingresources\feature.xml -url http://URL -force

stsadm -o deactivatefeature -filename publishingweb\feature.xml -url http://URL -force

stsadm -o deactivatefeature -filename publishingSite\feature.xml -url http://URL -force

stsadm -o deactivatefeature -filename PublishingPrerequisites\feature.xml -url http://url -force

2. Delete the 'Content and Structure Reports' list

3. Activate features in following order:

stsadm -o activatefeature -filename PublishingPrerequisites\feature.xml -url http://url -force

stsadm -o activatefeature -filename publishingSite\feature.xml -url http://URL -force

stsadm -o activatefeature -filename publishingweb\feature.xml -url http://URL -force

stsadm -o activatefeature -filename publishingresources\feature.xml -url http://URL -force

4. Check if the 'Content and Structure Reports' list got re-created

5. Now check if you are able to change the view, you should ideally be able to change it

NOTE: Gather verbose ULS logs during this activity from Step 2 to Step 5 to check what’s happening in the background in case the steps do not help.


Post By : Paresh Gandhi [MSFT]