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You create a new subsite in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 by using a template other than one of the templates on the Publishing tab of the New SharePoint Site page. For example, you create a subsite that is based on the Team site template. When you view the Site Master Page Settings page of the subsite, you experience the following symptoms:
This behavior occurs if the following conditions are true:
To work around this behavior, use one of the following procedures:
You can create a stapling feature to staple the Office SharePoint Server Publishing feature to specific site templates. For example, see the Feature.xml file in the "Drive:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\12\Template\Features\PublishingStapling" folder. To staple the Office SharePoint Server Publishing feature to all site templates, use the TemplateName="GLOBAL" property. This property staples a particular feature to a site definition if the site definition does not specify the AllowGlobalFeatureAssociations property. (Only the Shared Services Provider site template and the Blank Site site template use the AllowGlobalFeatureAssociations="FALSE" property.)
For example, when you use the TemplateName="GLOBAL" property to staple the Office SharePoint Server Publishing feature, a site that is based on the Team site template uses the system master page that is configured for the root site of the site collection.
For more information about the AllowGlobalFeatureAssociations property, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.sharepoint.spwebtemplate.allowglobalfeatureassociations.aspxFor more information about features and about site templates, visit the following Microsoft Web site: