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How to upgrade MOSS 2007 custom site definitions to SharePoint 2010?

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I would like to know how to upgrade custom site definitions of MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010 in detail?

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How to upgrade MOSS 2007 custom site definitions to SharePoint 2010?

I would like to know how to upgrade custom site definitions of MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010 in detail?

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With our 2007 site(s) we had a custom module (we developed) to swap out the application.master with our own master page which resembled the site default.master.  This worked great.

After the upgrade, out site's main pages looked fine however when navigating to the admin type pages (settings/viewlists etc.) pages the module stopped working.

1.) I have figured out something things with respect to what is going on but am still at a loss to how best resolve.  We want the layouts/admin pages to have the same master page as the main user pages.   I have read in 2010 this is now possible.  How can I achieve this?


2.) Currently, when navigating to the sites/settings page the site is using template/layouts/layoutsv3.master as the master page.  The settings.aspx page has DynamicMasterPageFile="~masterurl/default.master" .  It was my understanding that when DynamicMasterPageFile was set to default.master it would use the master page from the site.  So, with that said I am confused why it is using layoutsv3.master

any help would be appreciated



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Reg: Does Custom site definition created in SharePoint 2007 works in Sharepoint 2010



If one has created a custom site definition in sharepoint 2007, Once the whole site is migrated to sharePoint 2010 will that "custom site definition" created in 2007 will work without breaking in SharePoint 2010?

If No, what has to be done to make it work on 2010.






MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010 Upgrade Fails - Object with Id 57bdacb5-31fe-4f4c-bdb3-3caf048474bd and


Ok apart from deleting these Classes and Objects what else can be done. Any one know a way around. Just to help you find them if you have a similar error look in the Classes and Objects Tables in the Offending database listed in the error message. In this error message below it is SharePoint_Config. How I found them,  yes its like looking for a needle in a hey stack see this post, very handly sql query.

I have a copy of a VM I can create again so I am going to try deleting these and if this works I will Answer my own post. This of course is unsupported and purely a hack hence why I am posting searching for enlightenment. Of course I have other errors so this may merely negate the first one.



[psconfigui] [SPConfigurationDatabaseSequence2] [INFO] [9/30/2010 3:44:42 PM]: SPConfigurationDatabase Name=SharePoint_Config
[psconfigui] [SPConfigurationDatabaseSequence2] [WARNING] [9/30/2010 3:44:42 PM]: Object with Id 57bdacb5-31fe-4f4c-bdb3-3caf048474bd and class id 92e1ba91-03dc-4d85-8978-8c6224d84d5e could not be deserialized. Most likely its type is no longer a sub class of SPPersistedObject.
[OWSTIMER] [UserProfileApplicationSequence] [INFO] [9/30/20

MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010 Upgrade Fails - Exception: The user or group 'wsaarole:wsaa administra


Ok the top part of the error I have tracked down to some entries in the SharePoint_Config database (Classes, Objects, TimerRunningJobs) and since I have a VM I am going to study them and try deleting them probably, if it dies I will delete this VM and roll up another VM in my case its a timer job that I am guessing the farm can live without.

The other error further down is more of a concern to me which is the one I listed above. The Group exists and it is in the farm and appears to be healthy no errors in preugrade check or the like or in the Farm. When upgrading the show stopper for me is that the content databases will not upgrade (assuming they upgrade FBA I can configure) the chicken and egg issue for me is this is an FBA farm, so is it the case that b/c FBA is missing not configured yet on the other side of the upgrade in 2010 that these content dbs connected to FBA (by FBA users in the content dbs) will upgrade affter FBA is configured ( I haven't tried this yet sorting my error log one error at a time). The Particular content dbs with an issue are shared services and the main site collection db which includes my sites site collections also.

[psconfigui] [SPConfigurationDatabaseSequence2] [INFO] [9/30/2010 3:44:42 PM]: SPConfigurationDatabase Name=SharePoint_Config
[psconfigui] [SPConfigurationDatabaseSequence2] [WARNING] [9/

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I am now investigating the migration to SharePoint 2010, I've used the database attach method to copy across our Intranet site collection to a development SharePoint 2010 install (this includes our Wiki).


This works except for an error under the "Recent Changes" heading and the new 2010 Enterprise Wiki features are not available.


What I'm trying to find out is if there is a way to either upgrade the Wiki sub-site or migrate the Wiki data into a new 2010 Wiki sub-site that I can swap for the live one.


I've tried to just copy the items from the "Wiki Pages" list of the imported sub-site to the "Pages" list of a new 2010 Wiki sub-site, but they then just appear as "ASP.Net pages" and don't display the Wiki content.

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Having successfully run through stsadm -o preupgradecheck without having any issues highlighted to me, I believed I was now in a position to upgrade my Development Farm (single server Farm)......WRONG! From blogging, I have seen others suffer the same fate as me, has anyone got any advice/fixes for the following error log:


[psconfigui] [SPConfigurationDatabaseSequence2] [INFO] [8/4/2010 12:29:23 PM]: SPConfigurationDatabase Name=SP2010_SharePoint_Config
[psconfigui] [SPConfigurationDatabaseSequence2] [WARNING] [8/4/2010 12:29:23 PM]: Object with Id 873adcc7-97b6-4f40-a2d6-25e7ab360a53 and class id 92e1ba91-03dc-4d85-8978-8c6224d84d5e could not be deserialized. Most likely its type is no longer a sub class of SPPersistedObject.
[psconfigui] [SPConfigurationDatabaseSequence2] [INFO] [8/4/2010 12:29:26 PM]: SPConfigurationDatabase Name=SP2010_SharePoint_Config
[psconfigui] [SPConfigurationDatabaseSequence2] [WARNING] [8/4/2010 12:29:26 PM]: Object with Id 524b79a8-8e70-4066-9975-2a94617dda64 and class id 92e1ba91-03dc-4d85-8978-8c6224d84d5e could not be deserialized. Most likely its type is no longer a sub class of SPPersistedObject.
[psconfigui] [SPConfigurationDatabaseSequence2] [INFO] [8/4/2010 12:29:51 PM]: SPConfigurationDatabase Name=SP2010_SharePoint_Config
[psconfigui] [SPConfigurationDatabaseSequence2] [WARNING] [8/4/201

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