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Error message when you try to install a feature in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: "The 'UserSelectionMode' attribute is not allowed"
Article ID: 934613 - View products that this article applies to.
You try to install a feature in a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Web site that uses the UserSelectionMode attribute or the UserSelectionScope attribute for a column that has the "User" type. When you do this, you receive an error message that resembles the following error message:
Feature definition with Id 50af2204-cb5a-46e2-abe0-73735129d1fc failed validation, file 'columns.xml', line 8, character 3: The 'UserSelectionMode' attribute is not allowed.
How to obtain the hotfixThis issue is fixed in the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Hotfix Package that is dated April 12, 2007. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/934790/ )Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 hotfix package: April 12, 2007
How to enable the hotfixTo enable this hotfix, modify the Columns.xml file to add the values for the UserSelectionMode attribute and for the UserSelectionScope attribute. The following table lists the valid values for these attributes.
Note The following code is an example of the Columns.xml file.
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.