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How to revert custom WSS 2.0 Site Definitions for WSS 3.0?

  Asked By: Charmaine    Date: Mar 26    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1465

Currently I am testing the upgrade process from WSS 2.0 to WSS 3.0 in
regards to custom site definitions.

I have created a custom site definition by creating the appropriate
webtemp.xml file for my site definition and made a copy of the STS
folder and called it "TEST". I then edited the default.aspx file for
the TEST site definition to include the words "THIS IS A TEST" at the
top of the screen.

After upgrading to WSS 3.0 it does not upgrade this site definition.

Goal: I would like to just revert this custom site definition back to
the WSS 3.0 team site and we can make our edits through master pages
instead of custom site definitions.

I am not seeing how to do this however, and so far Microsoft hasn't
gotten back to me (have had a case open for about 7 business days now).

Does anyone know how to do this? To give you an idea of what I am
seeing after upgrading to WSS 3.0 on a site that is using this custom
site definition see below (Clicking on Site Settings, and then clicking
reset to site definition does nothing)



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Cory Brooks     Answered On: Mar 26

As always, once a site  definition is chosen you cannot change it to
another - even during upgrade  (I think). Not only that, it is still a
good idea  to create your own site definitions, especially if you are
going to use a custom  Master Page. That said, Feature stapeling can be a
God sent when you must use out of the box site definitions.

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