Tuesday, September 13, 2011

[SP2010] Upgrade to SP2010 issue with missing content types

During a database upgrade from SP2007 to SP2010 I encountered an issue, which blocked a succesful upgrade. Several features could not be upgraded because of an issue with content types.

[powershell] [SPSiteWssSequence2] [ERROR] [7/15/2011 1:14:56 PM]: Feature upgrade incomplete for Feature 'PublishingSite' (Id: 'f6924d36-2fa8-4f0b-b16d-06b7250180fa') in Site 'http://www.domain.com/sites/sitecollectionname'. Exception: The parent content type specified by content type identifier 0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF39 does not exist.

This issue is caused by the fact that:
- The publishing features (“SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure” and the features it is depending on) have been enabled and disabled in the past
- Content types have been deleted the incorrect way: Deleted while other components were still using them.

The mentioned content type ID is the ID of the content type “Page”, which does not exist anymore in the Site Content Types. To recreate these, run the following stsadm commands for each site collection that is experiencing the issue (retrieve the list from the upgrade log file):

stsadm -o activatefeature -name PublishingSite -url <url> -force
stsadm -o activatefeature -name PublishingResources -url <url> -force

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