| Posted: Fri, Apr 13th '12 |
Sharepoint 2007 – Updating Child Content Types problem|
Ricardo Magalh . Page Views: 8
There are still a lot of implementations of Sharepoint 2007, and I still work with some. This week we came across a problem updating content types across a site collection using the User Interface and I didn’t find any reference to this problem or solutions. So because I had to figure it out on my one, here it is my contribution on this issue. It is a long post, but I am trying to detail as much as I can.
Actually we had two different problems that resulted in the same behavior [read more].
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