Today I received the question if it is possible to script the actions of the DCA when changing the MCMS database. This can be extremly useful in developer environments where users develop against different databases. Actually the DCA cannot be scripted but it is possible to backup and restore the configuration settings the DCA does […]

Clearing Hyperlinks does not work after installing SP2 Before installing SP2 it was possible to clear a hyperlink by selecting the hyperlink text, clicking on the hyperlink button and clearing the URL part. After installing SP2 the hyperlink is not cleared. The product team is currently building a fix for this. Workaround: remove the whole […]

Site Deployment export does not work on databases created before SP2 and moved to SQL Server 2005 This problem will occur with all databases which have been migrated from MCMS 2002 SP1a and then moved to SQL Server 2005. If you are affected by this issue please open a support case with Microsoft Support Services. […]

[Via Spencer Harbar] A number of people have requested information regarding upgrading the WoodgroveNet Sample Site to an MCMS SP2 application which uses ASP.NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005. Whilst the WoodgroveNet sample is not considered best practice in many areas and certainly does not demonstrate any SP2 concepts, it can be useful in assessing […]

A couple of customers reported problems when using the menu control with ASP.NET 2.0 and MCMS. After analyzing one of the affected projects I identified that the reason for the problem is that the menu control seems to have a bug. It does not work correct if the following tag is included in the web.config: […]

[via Web Content Management in Office “12”] By now many people have heard that the upcoming version of MCMS 2002 (which I’ll refer to as ‘CMS’ for the sake of this post) will be built entirely on the Windows SharePoint Services architecture (with SharePoint Portal integrating the new CMS publishing features). Gerhard Schobbe, Group Program […]

DCA complains about missing priviledges when selecting a database when SQL authentication is being used Our current findings show that this issue is caused by the fact that the DCA now always verifies if the MCMS system account has db_datareader, db_datawriter and db_ddladmin priviledges on the SQL server – even if SQL authentication is used. […]