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After you change the content type of the Default.aspx page used as a variation hierarchy on an Office SharePoint Server 2007 site, you add a new variation label and try to create the hierarchy. However, you cannot create the hierarchy. Also, the following error message is logged in the Variation logs:
The variation system failed to pair up pages http://<Server>/en-US/web/Pages/default.aspx and /ja-JP/web/Pages/default.aspx because their Content Types do not match.
Workaround 1If you have already created your variations hierarchy, work around this problem by following these steps:
Workaround 2If you have not already created your variations hierarchy, work around this problem by following this best practice. Before create the variations hierarchy, change the content type of the Default.aspx page. Then, you can create your variations hierarchy and add new labels without any issues.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.